Resources and training play a key role in leading a successful homeowner or condo association. HOA management tactics evolve over time—new technology, revised laws, trends, etc. Board members can’t be experts in every subject. Turning to the right resources for training and guidance is critical to keeping your community at its best. Explore these industry resources to find out if they are a good fit for your Board.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) offers a variety of resources for association Board members and leaders. CAI resources include pdfs, brochures and an online reading room filled with articles on managing community associations. They also feature an online bookstore and development topics for homeowners in association leadership roles.

HOAleader.com provides short “how to” articles about association leadership best practices. Basics are free, and they offer a free trial membership that includes more in-depth research articles and association leadership tools. The goal of this online community is to help provide information that HOA leaders need to make wise choices for their association.

Many property management companies offer professional training on how Board members can run their community more effectively and efficiently.  At Wise Property Solutions, we offer group-training meetings, blogs about everyday HOA management issues, newsletters featuring best practices and training tailored for your Board.

Homeowner associations require a host of professional services, such as insurance, account, legal advice, reserve study analysis and more.  When your Board members need to brush up on these topics, turn to the professional serving your association. Ask him/her to talk to your Board about new trends and changes that may affect your community. Providing specific questions and topics that you would like addressed during the discussion is helpful and keeps your meeting running on time.

Whether you have new or seasoned Board members, everyone can benefit from resources and update meetings.  Explore online resources and reach out to your professional service providers. You’ll find a lot of information to help you create a successful community.

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Wise Property Solutions is a property management company serving East Tennessee with offices in Knoxville, TN and the Tri-Cities, TN-VA. Specializing in Condominium Association Management, Home Owners Association Management, HOA Management and Gated Community Association Management.  The firm is East Tennessee’s only Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®).

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