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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...

Three Signs of Condo Association Board Member Burnout


Burnout is inevitable.  Even the most disciplined, hardest-working individuals will find themselves growing fatigued over time.  Too much fatigue – whether from an apathetic Board or a broken Board – will in turn develop into burnout.  This is why new blood on a Board is so important.  Nonetheless, you may find yourself falling into the ultimate burnout stage.  Here are three signs of Condo...

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...

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...

Four Signs of a Bad Condo Association


One of the focuses of Better Condo Life is exactly what the name says – living a better Condo life.  This site believes in giving you the tools to succeed and flourish in community Associations of all types.  While it is important to keep a positive attitude, the reality is that there are bad Condo Associations out there, and bad Boards.  An informed Owner needs to be able to read the signs...

January 2016 Condo Association News Roundup


Time for a review of the most interesting, depressing, and just plain odd condo association news.  2016 is off to a predictable start from an Association perspective – we’ve got new laws around accountability, arrests for embezzlement, and sharks.  Not loan sharks, real sharks.     Mandatory Training for Community Association Board Members – source: JDSupra A county in Maryland has...

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