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Community Association Management: Working With Association Managers

System - Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Did you know that a record number of people live in Home Owner Association (HOA) communities as of the 2020s? First-time HOA residents can find the process daunting. Working with a community association management team or manager can make this process far smoother. 

Community association management companies are designed to work with your HOA Board. Many communities are choosing to create their own HOA management systems. Whether you're a homeowner or board member, having a community association management company isn't as complicated as you think. 

Why Have an HOA?

HOA and other community associations are like having a mini-government in your neighborhood. The purpose of an HOA is to regulate what can be done in your community. Maintaining neighborhood standards is why so many people are choosing to invest in Vancouver, Washington.

Some of the most beautiful landscapes in North America have been scourged by short-term rental housing. Short-term rentals have pros and cons, but they do not create community. Given the mass exodus from America's cities to smaller, rural communities, HOAs have become vital to maintaining a sense of "home."

HOAs can limit short-term rentals in their communities through creating documents that preserve a sense of community. Many other nuance issues go through HOAs. Community aesthetic is another important factor to maintain housing prices. 

Community Association Management

Maintaining your board can be complicated. The members are neighbors first, so emotion can play into decision-making. To separate personal feelings from management, community association managers work through communication processes. 

Communication is key is maintaining a happy community. Instead of having your neighbor tell you how to live, a community manager can work with individual homeowners to resolve any issues. 

The purpose of the community manager is to carry out the directive of the board. The board is always made up of people who live in your community. The job of the manager is to undertake the day-to-day operations the board has delegated.

Overall, the community managers want to positively enhance the quality of life in any community they serve. For example, they may help you and your neighbors maintain your properties efficiently. With an owner portal, the HOA management services can increase the value of your home.

If you're new to an HOA, creating the governing documentation can feel like a complicated process. These documents establish the nature and types of rules the HOA board of managers can make. 

Your Home Is The Most Precious Resource

Whether or not you have an HOA at present, we can help. You set the rules, and it is the job of your community association management team to ensure they're carried out. 

Your HOA cannot enforce any rules that go against your governing documents. Setting these up correctly is key. You'll need to make sure your documents align with local ordinances, state, and federal law. These common interest statutes are what protect you and your home. Get in touch to learn more! 

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