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10 Things Your Homeowners Wish Your HOA Board Knew

Homeowners choose to buy a home in a managed association for a combination of reasons. They like the standards that maintain property appearance and values. They have access to amenities they might not be able to afford on their own. They lack either the time or skill...

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Core Values and Expectations for HOA Board Members

Board members come together from vastly different backgrounds to focus on the common goal of serving their community. Some are inclined to research the smallest decision while others make decisions based on experience. This diversity helps bring different perspectives...

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Board Members

This video will provide the necessary information needed when preparing to be on the board for your HOA. It not only covers the basics involved, but also includes different ways to be a successful board member.  For example, your role on the board is to "Preserve,...

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Legal Obligations for HOA Board Members

Many HOA Board members don’t fully understand the legal obligations that come with serving their community. You rarely see one document that completely lists all responsibilities. State law may determine some. Governing documents outline others. And other regulations...

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Onboarding Techniques for HOA Boards

A new HOA Board member’s effectiveness directly relates to your onboarding techniques. It’s much more than an introduction and welcome. Starting your new HOA Board members off on the right foot sets them—and the entire Board— up for success. Here are some ways to...

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Structuring Your HOA Board

Successful homeowner associations need a strong Board of Directors. Members understand their role and responsibilities. They have a roadmap. They work individually and as a team to manage association business as set forth in the governing documents. Does your HOA...

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5 Tips for Effective HOA Meetings

Are your HOA meetings running long? Is your Board chasing rabbits more than accomplishing community goals? If this sounds like your Board meetings, you’re not alone. In fact, almost every HOA Board has found itself in this situation at some point. Implementing these...

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Watch Your Body Language in HOA Communications

Many HOA Board members present information at annual meetings, committee gatherings and other HOA events. Do you know that verbal communications only account for about 35% of how the audience perceives your message (words, tone, inflection, etc.)? The remaining 65%...

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Role of Good Conflict in HOA Decisions

Chances are that the word “conflict” carries a negative connation that makes you cringe. But, don’t be put off by conflict among your HOA Board members. If you allow conflict to reign, it can be a source of destruction. Managed effectively, conflict can bring about...

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Rate Your HOA Board’s Strategic Leadership Skills

HOA Board members possess a wide variety of talents and skills. Each person brings a different perspective based on his/her experiences and knowledge. Although your Board members may be quite diverse, you can still have knowledge gaps. How does your Board rate in...

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Make HOA New Year’s Resolutions Stick

As one year ends and a new year begins, almost 40 percent of Americans will make resolutions. However, just 8 percent of these people achieve their goals according to University of Scranton research. The New Year is a perfect time for positive changes in your...

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Rule Violation Creates Community Conflict

Rules are rules in a homeowner association. Whether an infraction is minor or a flagrant violation, consistent enforcement among homeowners is a must. Rules should be written so that violations aren’t left up to interpretation. If your HOA Board is letting some...

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Holiday Decorations Regulations

This video will provide the necessary information needed when budgeting for your HOA. It not only covers the basics involved, but also includes different types of budgeting methods.  For example, "Historic Trend Budgeting" builds financial plans by identifying and...

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HOA Committees Need Leadership

HOA Board members cannot maintain everything in the community by themselves. Committees are a Board’s best friend and an important part of running a successful association. Ad-hoc and standing committees provide opportunities for residents to get involved. They also...

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