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Six Prospective Changes Affecting Nevada HOAs

Posted on Tuesday June 21, 2016

HOAs in Nevada are evolving every day. While focusing on current or short-term needs might be practical, it’s important to plan for the future management of your homeowners’ association, too. In order to account for these changes, you must look at trends and data surrounding key topics and analyze how this may affect the operation of your HOA in the future.

Community Swimming Pool Safety: Six Things Your Association Should Remember

Posted on Friday June 17, 2016

With temperatures breaking into triple digits, we know one of the best ways to cool off is to visit your community pool. Kids love them, and adults do too – but how do you ensure safety when they are trying to combat the sun?

Three Tips to Transform from Board Volunteer to Community Leader

Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2016

So you’ve chosen to volunteer for your homeowners’ association. And you’ve managed to get elected to the board. Mission accomplished, right?
 
Not so fast.

Taking Action: Understanding the Nevada Legislature and How it Affects Your Community

Posted on Friday June 03, 2016

If you’re a board member or resident in a condo or homeowners’ association (HOA) in Nevada, we have good news for you: Carson City is listening.
 
Your state legislators have a big impact on the rules that affect HOAs, and we’re fortunate to live in a state with a responsive legislature. And with big initiatives on the table nationwide, now is the time to speak up.

Nine Ways Your Association Can Build Community Spirit

Posted on Tuesday May 24, 2016

As a board member or resident you want your homeowners’ association to be more than just a group of houses in close proximity to each other – you want a community.  You want your residents to feel like they belong to something bigger than just their living space. But, how do you foster this community type feeling? Where does this sense of community spirit and pride come from?

18 Ways to Get the Most from Your Contractor

Posted on Monday May 23, 2016

If you’ve ever worked with a contractor, you know it can go one of two ways: either really well, or like a total disaster. If it’s the former, the contractor will deliver work on time and on budget (and hopefully, beyond expectations). If it’s the latter, you were probably faced with delays, unexpected change orders, and worst of all, substandard workmanship.

Five Things to Know About Adequate Staffing

Posted on Friday May 20, 2016

What makes a community? It’s a lot more than just the amenities you offer. It also comes down to lifestyle – and often that’s powered by the staff you have on hand.

How Community Management Can Increase Personal Service with Software

Posted on Thursday May 19, 2016

Community management is in the business to improve lifestyles. To do that, it takes a personal touch – knowing a community, being familiar with residents, and having a clear understanding of the association’s vision - and technology plays a critical role.

12 Tips for Efficient Community Construction Project Management

Posted on Wednesday May 18, 2016

When you’re undergoing a construction or improvement project in your community, there’s one thing you don’t want to build: frustration. And yet that’s so often the result – a large construction initiative comprises many different moving parts, with multiple pitfalls and opportunities for things to go wrong. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Talking the Talk: Communication Between Communities and Community Management Companies

Posted on Friday May 13, 2016

The success of any relationship depends on one thing: communication. Same goes for the relationship between homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and their community management company.

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