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Communications

  • Reaching Others When Disasters Strike April 18, 2017 The first thing many of us do during or immediately following a natural disaster is to call family and friends. Unfortunately, in the minutes and hours after a disaster, overloaded cell phone networks can make it difficult—if not impossible—to reach others. While there is no guarantee, the following tips can increase your chances of getting through when it matters most.   Read the article…………….
  • Communication Impacts Every Part of Your Community: Do You Have a Plan? April 14, 2017 Is your community always aware of upcoming events, scheduled construction projects and upcoming board meetings? Do they understand their responsibilities and the policies they need to comply with? Clear, effective communication from the board to the residents makes a difference in the overall well-being of any community. Poor communication, on the other hand, is a real problem that can negatively impact your community’s reputation and even your operating budget and property values.    Read the article……………
  • Millennial Takeover: the Changing HOA Demographic April 12, 2017 Okay, so it’s not really a takeover. But chances are, you’re starting to see signs of this changing HOA demographic with more and more millennials moving into your HOA.  Millennials are sometimes called Generation Y: those who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century. Millennials will represent the largest group of American home buyers in 2017, at 33%, and many will turn to HOAs to make home ownership a better fit for their lifestyle. This is a good ...
  • How To Write Emails That Get The Job Done March 22, 2017 How many times have you ask yourself “Why doesn’t she get back to me?” I mean, seriously, how long does it take for someone to reply to an email. It only takes a few minutes but why does it take so long. Getting someone to do something is hard, it’s even harder when you’re asking your customers (a.k.a. the board members) via email. The importance of writing a good email cannot be overemphasized. Things need to get done and your ...
  • Building Bridges Through Better Communication March 2, 2017 HOA communication is one of the biggest challenges of any community association. If you ask 20 HOA professionals where the biggest gap in communication exists, 19 of them will tell you that it’s between the Board of Directors and the residents of the community.  How can that be, you might ask, these are neighbors who are working toward the same goals, right? In theory yes, but in reality, there is usually a large chasm between how a Board of Directors ...

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Newsletters & the Internet

  • How To Create an Effective Newsletter for your HOA February 24, 2017 In today’s hectic world, very few find the time to seek out information concerning news and events in their community; this can sometimes lead to apathy among homeowners. One way to prevent this is to make it easy for homeowners to stay informed, and one of the most productive ways to distribute information is through a community newsletter.  Creating an effective newsletter can be time-consuming work, and that’s why it’s a good idea to utilize the talents of board members ...
  • No News is Bad News in Your HOA May 17, 2016 Homeowner association newsletters are a great way to enlighten, inform, remind and encourage. Inviting the membership to HOA events and meetings helps neighbors meet neighbors. Frequent reminders of important rules or architectural policies helps build a friendlier and more harmonious community. Recognizing volunteer efforts encourages others to step up. Newsletters needn’t be long and involved, just relevant. The more you do it, the easier it gets.    Read the article………….
  • Increase HOA Communication With a Great Newsletter May 16, 2016 Newsletters are one of the least expensive—and most effective—public relations tools that exist for drawing attention to a business or website. Sending out a quality newsletter on a regular basis can help you can keep clients, potential clients, the media, and other important sources updated about your business.     Read the article………
  • 5 Things That Make Your Condo Newsletter Effective April 18, 2016 A condominium newsletter serves more than one purpose, as established in our 3 benefits of condo newsletter blog. We’ve recognized that a newsletter can act as a resource to update tenants and owners of news, establish financial transparency, and create a sense of community within a condominium building.     Read the article………..
  • Tips for Creating a Timely and Informative Community Newsletter January 13, 2016 Congratulations! You’ve been elected to the Board of your community association. You and your fellow members have some exciting ideas about ways to improve your community. And part of that is keeping your residents informed. It should be easy for you to write and distribute a newsletter, right?  Read the article…………..

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Communications With Owners

  • Condo Association Special Assessment Preparation for Owners April 18, 2017 One of the scariest and impactful things that can happen to a Condo Association Owner is the dreaded Special Assessment. Special Assessments are caused by a number of things – poor budgeting, unexpected repairs or perhaps deferred maintenance from a Condo conversion. This can be a very disruptive time, but as an Owner, you have some options. Here are steps to help you with Condo Association Special Assessment preparation.    Read the article…………….
  • Millennial Takeover: the Changing HOA Demographic April 12, 2017 Okay, so it’s not really a takeover. But chances are, you’re starting to see signs of this changing HOA demographic with more and more millennials moving into your HOA.  Millennials are sometimes called Generation Y: those who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century. Millennials will represent the largest group of American home buyers in 2017, at 33%, and many will turn to HOAs to make home ownership a better fit for their lifestyle. This is a good ...
  • How To Write Emails That Get The Job Done March 22, 2017 How many times have you ask yourself “Why doesn’t she get back to me?” I mean, seriously, how long does it take for someone to reply to an email. It only takes a few minutes but why does it take so long. Getting someone to do something is hard, it’s even harder when you’re asking your customers (a.k.a. the board members) via email. The importance of writing a good email cannot be overemphasized. Things need to get done and your ...
  • How Should Boards Handle the Reporting of a Crime? March 15, 2017 A burglar slipped into a Hudson Heights co-op as a shareholder was leaving the building, then proceeded to steal a laundry cart and some packages. The theft was reported to police, but it took the co-op board almost two weeks to notify shareholders, and the notice downplayed the event and failed to give a full accounting of it. What is a board’s responsibility in reporting security breaches and crimes in their building?    Read the article…………….
  • Five Common Emails from Condo Owners March 6, 2017 A big part of leading a Condo Association is communicating with Owners. Unfortunately, as many veterans know, most interactions are not Owners telling you how awesome you are and what a great job you’re doing. Typically their engagement with the Board will be based around two things – Owners wanting something, or Owners providing feedback on current policies. Here are some typical types of emails from Condo Owners and tips on how to respond.    Read the article……….

Communications With Owners