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11 Critical Questions to Ask About Your HOA’s Maintenance Plan

Posted on Wednesday May 30, 2018

Is your preventative maintenance plan in need of a check-up? Read on to learn the 11 questions you should ask to assess your HOA’s maintenance health.
 

How to Prepare for HOA Maintenance, Capital Improvements and Useful Life

Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

Is your maintenance job turning into a capital improvement? Is it possible to extend the “useful life” of a component? Learn more about maintenance, capital improvements and useful life.

Does Your HOA React, Outsource, or Prevent? Find Your Maintenance Style

Posted on Thursday April 26, 2018

HOA management companies and boards typically adhere to one of three maintenance styles, which can make or break your community’s budget. What’s your association’s maintenance management style?
 

How to Transform From Board Volunteer to Community Leader

Posted on Friday April 13, 2018

What steps do you need to take to go from volunteer to community leader? Start with these five tactics, which can make a big impact on how you fulfill your duties and affect how residents and other board members perceive you.

Three Ways HOAs Can Resolve Community Conflict and Disputes

Posted on Tuesday March 20, 2018

How do you resolve community conflict, prevent costly and time-consuming litigation and maintain a great reputation in the Nevada marketplace? Consider these three methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Four Elements of Great Community Landscaping

Posted on Tuesday March 13, 2018

Without a doubt, beautiful landscaping makes life in your community more enjoyable. But did you also know that it can play a crucial role in boosting your community’s reputation in the marketplace, and consequently enhancing property values?

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.

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