ArchiveFebruary 2018

Five Condo Association Owner Bad Behaviors

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Continuing our bad behavior series, in this post we turn to Owners.  While Owners can often be the victims of bad Boards , they also can have their own flavor of bratty behavior.  In today’s post, we look at Condo Association Owner bad behaviors that can end up rubbing everyone the wrong way. #1: Showing Up to a Board Meeting Just to Complain – At the End! There are many different Owners you can...

Three Signs of a Zombie Condo Association Board

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There is an old saying about Condo Association business – that the emotions are so high because the stakes are so low.  In reality, the stakes are quite high.  A Community Association is responsible for the administration of big budgets and have a significant role in the quality of life of Owners within the community.  A major threat to this quality of life is the dreaded zombie Condo Association...

Tips to Maintain Condo Association Momentum

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Keeping Condo Association business moving is a significant challenge communities face.  There are numerous legitimate reasons that Condos can move slowly.  As volunteers with a fiduciary duty towards the Association, Board members must take responsibility and ensure that progress is made.  Despite positive intentions, however, sometimes Boards struggle to move the ball forward.  It might be...

Why are Condo Associations Difficult to Work With?

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Many Condo Owners have bad experiences with their Association.  These interactions are driven by a variety of factors.  There might be a bad Board filled with individuals who want to cause trouble.  Often, however, the issue isn’t so straightforward.  The reality is that a Condo Board’s job is complex.  Their job is not to look out for the Owner – they must look out for the Association...

Three Condo Association Finance Committee Project Ideas

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Condo Committees are a critical ingredient to a great Condo Association.  Finance committees are often considered one of the less exciting committees.  They don’t throw awesome parties or improve your facilities.  But they can, however, improve your favorite resource: money.  These three Condo Association finance committee project ideas will help your community save money or use the money you...

The Most Common New Condo Association Board Member Mistake

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New blood on a Condo Association Board is critical to the long-term success of a community.  It helps prevent a Condo Board from breaking bad, it invigorates veterans, and it helps promote an active community.  However, with the zeal of service comes the most common new Condo Association Board member mistake that should be avoided at all costs:  jumping to conclusions without any research.  ...

Using Technology to Improve Condo Association Communications

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Communications is a core function of a Condo Association.  Technology has made communications even easier.  Everyone is connected, and there are numerous ways a Condo Association can tap into the opportunities.  Despite this advantage, often there is a struggle when it comes to using technology to improve Condo Association communications.   For our final installment of this series, we are yet...

January 2018 Condo Association News Roundup

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We are now a full month into 2018, and 2017 is fading deep into the rear view mirror.  January brought bitter cold to much of the U.S., but that cold didn’t keep the Condo news from being interesting.  As we launch into the new year, we see a number of familiar stories surfacing.  Drama at the San Francisco Millennium tower continues – this time over a fire violation notice.  Short-term...

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