How to Improve a Homeowner Association’s Reputation
Depending on how it operates, a neighborhood homeowners’ association can quickly make friends or enemies. Whether you need to clear up misconceptions, stand up for your bylaws or simply unite your community to work together to maintain home values, follow these simple steps to improve your HOA’s communications and reputation for good.
Most of us take our speaking and listening skills for granted, assuming that we are doing a pretty good job of communicating with others. Nothing, however, separates the person of authority from the amateur as quickly as the ability to speak clearly, persuasively, and empathetically. Board members, managers, and business people can all benefit by learning to use the spoken word as a powerful tool for gaining and using personal power.
Can your community association reach members quickly with accurate information? Is an information exchange loop in place between the board and the community? Does the board know whet association members think about the job it’s doing?
A proactive member relations program can meet all of these communications challenges. Being proactive means being ready. It means knowing what you will do and how you will do it, before you need to do it. It means having the staff, equipment, and programs in place before you need them. It means communicating with members, not to them.Many community association members are apathetic about association affairs because they don’t see their association as significant to their lives—that nothing the association does or doesn’t do will have a serious effect on them. This attitude often arises from the perception that a sale of their...Read more
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Quite impressed with the eManageSuite system!!S. Reavis; Charlotte, NCImpressive!
Our Community has found so many benefits from eManageSuite. I find that the financial reporting and record keeping especially thorough and helpful. Our Homeowners love that they have choices on how to receive information and submit payments. I could never go back to operating without these tools and the professional guidance from Community Association Management. I wouldn’t even want to try.Gina R., Boone, NCWe Could Never Go Back....
6 yrs ago Community Association Management helped bail us out from insolvency to today’s successful surplus balance ! Community Association Management took the legal actions required to resolve our long uncollected debts – and acquire paying owners. Resolution of financial disputes required a professional mediator – and the prior management company not only failed at that task – they gave other “bad” advice that resulted in deficit budgets. Community Association Management has given “good” advic…D. GarrettPresidentBraxton Estates
I would like to thank Community Association Management for the fine job this past year. We had our annual meeting and our Property Manager did an excellent job covering the meeting. As I told the new board and the members present, I feel my finest achievement this past year was to bring your organization on board to be our management partner. Thank you again for making my second year as president easier and more rewarding.Rich, Kannapolis NCThank You!
“I would like to thank Community Association Management for the fine job this past year. We had our annual meeting and our Property Manager did an excellent job covering the meeting. As I told the new board and the members present, I feel my finest achievement this past year was to bring your organization on board to be our management partner. Thank you again for making my second year as president easier and more rewarding.”Thank You!Rich, Kannapolis NC
I wanted to thank you for doing such a good job taking care of the property. I just wish I had the time to promote your company but due to my work load I haven’t been able to (but will when time permits) because you do such a great job. I can’t tell you how much this has meant to us for you to handle yourself so professional way with our owners.R. Poore Charlotte, NCVery Professional...
“Community Association Management is extremely thorough and knowledgeable in their approach to business. They are also very timely in their communications. They have saved our community a lot of money. When they first approached us and told us how much we could save by working with them, we thought the promise was ‘too good to be true’. They have more than delivered on that promise and more.”Significant Cost SavingsBob A., Raleigh, NC
We needed structure and guidance and we are so appreciative to get that from this company.R. BellTreasurerHope Crossing
Community Association Management has been a godsend to our association. They are available 24/7 and they have all the answers we need. They cover the full gamut of services and have allowed us to consolidate several vendors into one source saving us countless dollars and hours. They have helped us change our operations from reactive decisions to informed proactive planning.Dennis W., Greenville, SC"...a Godsend"
I like the professionalism of Community Association Management and the reporting. our Portfolio Manager is great! Good to work with and responsive. I also like Community Association Management being involved with legislative issues.M. EdgerPresidentColony Crossing