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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...

Five Condo Association Board Member Bad Behaviors

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The goal of this blog is to help you lead a better Condo life.  Primarily, we focus upon the positive – how to be a better Owner, better Board member or better Manager.  The reality is that even the most saintly of people can’t always be positive.  Humans are flawed, and it often seems that Condo Associations bring out the worst in people.  In this new series, we will be highlighting irritating...

How to Kill a Zombie Condo Association Issue

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Condo Associations face a big range of issues – both those important and unimportant.  One particular type of issue which can haunt you is the Zombie Condo Association issue.  These challenges are mindless, unkillable, and a frustrating aspect of Condo life.  However, with these steps, you can make sure that you effectively end the zombie issues and make sure they don’t eat your brains...

Responding to Unimportant Condo Association Challenges

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In Monday’s post we covered the issue with important Condo Association challenges.  However, not every challenge you face will be important.  Many will be trivial, perhaps laughably so – that’s just part of the job.  This doesn’t mean that you won’t respond to such issues; in some ways, responses to these issues are harder as you must maintain professionalism as you do so.  Equally...

Responding to Important Condo Association Challenges

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Being involved in a Condo Association is a constant stream of work.  It is a marathon, not a sprint, and if you are constantly running at high speed, you’ll burn out.  One of the keys to success is learning how to manage your workload and the pace of Condo life.  There is a fine line between managing pace and slacking.  Ultimately what drives your pace of response is the importance and urgency of...

The Importance of Using Technology In Condo Associations

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Technology has been transforming our society and an incredibly rapid pace.  A smartphone has comparable computing power than all of the NASA computers that sent a man to the moon.  And smart phones are now used by over 200 million people.  Despite this rapid adoption in nearly every aspect of our life, for some reason community Associations struggle with technology.  Oddly, you just don’t...

The Better Condo Life Principles

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This post is long overdue.  This blog was started to help everyone involved in a Condo Association – Owners, Board, and Management – lead a better Condo life.  But what does that really mean?  After seeing the Condo Association ecosystem in action, I have a good grasp of the Better Condo Life Principles.  They’re not for everyone, but if you like what you see – then this blog is...

A Bad Condo Association Board Habit to Avoid

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Grumpy and petulant Condo Association Board members are devastating in a Condo Association.  Whether you are in a well run – or poorly run – Condo Association can be revealed by many signs.  If your goal is to run your Condo Board more effectively, there are a number of things you can do.  Today is focused on one bad Condo Association Board habit that can easily be broken.   The “I...

Fundamentals of Good Condo Association Management

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Running a Condo Association is no simple task.  You must manage a budget, keep a building in good repair, fix issues for Owners, deal with unexpected disasters, manage crazy Board members, and more.  Although this can be daunting, there are certain Condo Association management basics which will help guide you towards success.  For today’s article, Better Condo Life is teaming up with The FolSon...

Four Tips for a Productive Condo Association Committee

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Condo Association Committees can be a powerful force within a Condo Association.  As Associations are volunteer entities, they are only as strong (or weak) as the level of Owner engagement.  Boards typically have their hands full with things like major projects , Special Assessments  and hearings.  When you add in jobs, kids, and school, this leaves most Boards with little bandwidth.  This is...

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