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Running an association like a business is worth the effort. Operating a successful business is easier said than done, especially a business that is run primarily by volunteer homeowners, who may have the passion, but may not have the experience or skill set to bring to the table. But association board members benefit from engaging…

2017 new legislative changes Yeah. This a bit tongue and cheek, but the fact of the matter is that Florida law governing condominiums has changed. Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade Grand Jury filed a report about the status of condominium association governance and the ability of the Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes to…

5 ingredients for a more efficient community association board meeting Let’s face it: community association board meetings can be difficult to get through. Bring a room full of volunteers together and you’re likely to get as many opinions as occupants in the room. It’s usually not a recipe for a quick and efficient board meeting….

 Be sure you’re protected before you make that purchase. The Sunshine State has a booming real estate market, and why not? Sun, sand, and surf are big sellers, and we have plenty of each. It’s tempting to hop into a purchase fast so you don’t miss out, but whether you’re buying residential or commercial property,…

The association board members themselves can be named in lawsuits. A Homeowner’s Association (HOA) is made up of a group of volunteer homeowners. It’s often a thankless task, where the only guaranteed reward is knowing they’ve helped maintain and improve the value of their neighborhood. The last thing your volunteer board members deserve is a…

You can buy a condo, but you will never own your coop. Everybody wants to live in Florida, and who can blame them? It’s gorgeous here! Pleasant weather all year long tops the list. Most housing is affordable, too. But not all real estate is created equal. It’s important to know the difference between a…

Non-board members at an HOA board meeting bring several benefits Any member of your association can attend board meetings except when the board adjourns for an executive meeting. So when your board members seem less than enthused about those non-members’ attendance, remind them of the benefits. You develop stronger communities When non-board members attend a…

You’ve filled the position for a community association manager…now what can you expect? “A community association manager has the opportunity to create a sense of community that people really love and that enriches the community living experience,” writes PeytonBolin’s founder, Jane Bolin, in her book, Mastering the Business of Your Association: No More Condo Commando….

Successful CEOs and association presidents have a lot more in common than you may think To be an association president who inspires and leads a board, you must approach your responsibilities with professionalism. The role shouldn’t be something to be half-heartedly filled or the last item on your daily to-do list. Being association president is…

Think ahead, plan strategically, and get everyone on board for a bright future.   Many association boards have no real vision for their community or any goals that they are working toward. Essentially, they operate in a month-to-month mentality, addressing issues as they arise and focusing on homeowners and property values. Although that’s understandable, the…

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