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How to Improve a Homeowner Association’s Reputation

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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.

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Improving Speaking and Listening Skills

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.

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Getting the Message

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.

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Why HOA Members don’t care..

dontcareMany 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...
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