CategoryTips for Owners

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Four Traits of the Apathetic Condo Association Board Member


Board members come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life.  Some are good, and others are bad.  But there’s another flavor that often isn’t talked about – the apathetic Condo Association Board member.  Neither good nor bad, the apathetic Board member chugs along.  While they are not actively selfish or subversive, they’re also not particularly useful.  Here are four traits you can expect...

Five Condo Association Owner Bad Behaviors


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


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...

Why are Condo Associations Difficult to Work With?


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...

What Keeps Better Condo Life Going


Over two years of Better Condo Life.  It is hard to believe that it has been that long already.  The first post went out into the world off a Twitter account with no followers.  Since then, this blog has built a solid following.  More importantly, it has kept being a Board member interesting for me.  I have been a Board member for a very long time.  I have considered quitting on two separate...

Highlight on the Involved Condo Association Owner


Being involved and invested in your Condo Association is something that every Owner should strive for. Whether big or small, Condo Associations thrive from the contributions of the involved Condo Association Owner.  You do not need to be a Board member (link reasons to join a Board) to make a difference.  The involved Condo Association Owner is someone who finds a way to contribute some of their...

Tips for a Great Condo Association Newsletter


Having good communications is one of the keys to a successful community Association.  There are a variety of ways you can engage with your Owners – whether it is short-form social media or longer-form newsletter.  Here are some tips for a great Condo Association newsletter. Get Your Newsletter Professionally Designed Visual appeal can be the difference between an Owner picking up your...

Three Bad Reasons to Join a Condo Board


The job of Condo Association Board member is not an easy one.  You’re faced with a wide variety of different challenges, and the job is completely unpaid.  Most people join Boards for the right reasons – namely to make their community a better place.  Unfortunately, there is ample evidence in the news that some people join with malicious intent.  Here are three bad reasons to join a Condo...

Condo Association Board Scenarios New Members Encounter


There are many good reasons for you to join your Association’s Condo Board.  Some are purely selfish, others are for your community.  One of the greatest challenges when you join a Condo Board is learning how to be an effective Board member.  While there are certain steps you want to take no matter what, another important issue for you to consider is the situation you are diving into.  Here are...

The Condo Association Board Socialite Profile


The word “community” is prominent in community Associations.  This implies more than just a Condo Association where bills are paid on time and reserve studies are built.  While those are necessities, they are not enough.  A Condo Association should thrive as well.  That is where the Condo Association Board Socialite comes in.  Their goal is to enhance the community they live in. The Condo...

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