The number of homeowner associations in the U.S. is on the rise, and more and more of them are seeking professional community association managers to help them handle the issues that can arise – expected and unexpected. Here are some of the things a homeowners association management company can do to help your association:
- Send out custom mailings at the right time, including notices of annual and monthly meetings.
- Provide 24-hour maintenance and emergency repair services.
- Assist with screening and selecting vendors.
- Provide training and education for both board members and unit owners.
- Budget preparation and financial reporting.
- Get your association online, so unit owners can access association documents (such as covenants) and also track and pay their dues.
- Monitor and inspect for CCR violations, to make sure violations are handled in a timely manner.
- Supervise the maintenance of common areas and facilities.
- Maintain association records and files.
- Handle delinquent accounts.
- Attend association meetings.
The administrative burden of running a homeowners association can be pretty heavy, and boards of directors are often not compensated for their efforts, and also have day jobs and families to take care of. It makes sense then, that more associations are hiring management companies to make the day to day running of the association a smooth one.