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Beyond HOA Basics: 5 Topics Board Members Should Know

Posted on Thursday February 22, 2018

A well-informed and engaged HOA can help elevate your resident experience and improve property values. Learn what five topics you should know to boost your association’s reputation now and in the future.
 

Six Ways to Have a Better Board Meeting

Posted on Friday January 26, 2018

Improved board meetings play a crucial role in building up your association’s reputation and relevance in the market, which ultimately helps improve property values. Learn the six principles for better board meetings.

Battling HOA Board Blunders: What NOT to Do

Posted on Friday January 19, 2018

To help you avoid the most common board blunders, we’ve identified four mistakes and some practical ways to avoid them. By preventing blunders, you can help steer your board in the right direction, which can ultimately help improve your overall community.

What to Expect From Your Community Management Company

Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018

What do board members really want from their HOA management company? As it turns out, the answers are pretty universal.

Effective HOA Communications: Why the Right Technology Matters

Posted on Monday January 15, 2018

Be honest: How good are the communication tools that your homeowners association (HOA) uses? Can residents and board members readily contact each other and your management company? Does your method of exchanging information ensure safety, privacy and compliance with Nevada HOA laws?

Resolving Community Conflict: 4 Principles for Board Members

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017

Think about the last conflict you experienced on your board or in your community. Who was at fault? It can be easy to point fingers or immediately ignore a “disagreeable” person’s opinion, but as a board member, there are many factors you should take into account.

7 Qualities of a Great Community Manager

Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

You probably know what a good community manager looks like. They work well with people and are familiar with the ins and outs of HOAs. But a great community manager is the foundation to a thriving community.

Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part Three: Your 4-Step Action Plan

Posted on Friday October 27, 2017

Technology has come a long way over the past decade. Mobile devices now let you pay credit card bills, order takeout, make doctor’s appointments and store personal information in “the cloud” with the touch of a button or a tap on your phone. Nevada homeowners associations are utilizing the latest digital technologies in a big way.

A Smooth HOA Management Transition Starts With Good Communication

Posted on Tuesday October 03, 2017

Most homeowners associations (HOAs) in Nevada are managed by a community management company. So hiring a new management company is a pretty common occurrence in our state.

What the New Marijuana Law Could Mean for Your HOA

Posted on Friday September 01, 2017

As of January 1, 2018, marijuana sale for recreational use will be legal in Nevada. And with the “early start” program that went into effect on July 1, 2017. What, exactly, does the new law mean for your HOA?

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