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The Condo Association Board Prosecutor Profile

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Is your community lawless?  Are your rules out of date and unenforced?  If so, that means you probably don’t have a Condo Association Board Prosecutor.  This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Prosecutor.  The Prosecutor wants to live in an ordered and well-behaved community.  They will keep everyone on the straight and narrow, but make sure they don’t take it too far...

The Condo Association Board Executive Profile

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This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Condo Association Board Executive.  The Condo Association Board Executive takes their job on the Board very seriously, and approaches running the Association as a business.  Open-minded and professional, the Executive also can have an ego to match their talents. The Condo Association Board Executive Mantra: “I’ve weighed all of the...

The Condo Association Board Engineer Profile

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This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Condo Association Board Engineer.  The Condo Association Board Engineer may not ACTUALLY be an engineer – but they think like one.  Everything can be broken down into a solvable puzzle – whether the challenge is related to building systems or Owners.   The Condo Association Board Engineer Mantra – “If everyone...

The Condo Association Board Accountant Profile

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This week’s Condo Association Board personality is on the Condo Association Board Accountant.  The Accountant loves numbers and money, specifically making sure your Association has plenty of it.  This is an important consideration for most Associations, as money makes the world go ‘round!  Having an Accountant will make sure you’ve got the green, but don’t let them forget about the human element...

The Condo Association Board Advocate Profile

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The Condo Association Board Advocate is the first of the Condo Association Board personality series.  The Condo Association Board Advocate is a valuable member of your Condo Board.  In short, they’re looking out for the little guy.  This is usually a great thing for the Owners.  But is it great for the Association?   The Condo Association Board Advocate’s Mantra: “How can we minimize the impact...

New Series: Condo Association Board Personalities

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Condo Boards are made up of all sorts of people.  They come from different backgrounds and may be great at their jobs – or really bad.  Board members tend to have several different types of personalities, which strongly influence how they govern.  These styles are typically influenced by their personal backgrounds, professional backgrounds, and life experiences.  This new series will focus...

The First Steps to Learn to be a Condo Board Member

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New Board members are are a key to fighting apathy.  They come in full of energy, ready to change the Association for the better.  They know what they’re getting into, but how do you get to work?  This article is the first in a series targeted at helping Owners learn to be a Condo Board Member.   Figure Out What the Association is Really Doing You likely joined your Condo Association Board...

Finding your Specialty on a Condo Association Board

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Once you join a Condo Association Board, you’ll have your hands full with a variety of different tasks and activities.  Preserving the big three – finances, safety, and transparency – is the job of all Board members.  The challenges of day-to-day governing are also a core part of how you will spend your time.  But beyond that, you likely joined a Board to make a difference in your...

Fighting Apathy: New Members on Condo Association Boards

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The goal of every Association is to provide a safe, secure, and financially solvent community for its Owners.  The vast majority of Associations succeed in this endeavor.  This makes it all the more disappointing when Boards break bad and you end up with horror stories in the news.  There are many drivers of what makes Boards break bad, and today we’ll touch on one of the greatest remedies: new...

Overreaction in a Condo Association

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One of my favorite sayings about Condo Associations is “the emotions are so high because the stakes are so low.”  Now that’s not to say that serious things can’t happen.  Sometimes you’re dealing with major projects or special assessments that have huge impacts on your Owners’ quality of life and personal finances.  On the other hand, sometimes you’re dealing...

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