Category: Board Operations

Board Operations
2013 October All in a Day's Work

Property management, in the broadest of terms, is defined as the operation, control and oversight of real estate. Most property managers would agree that this particular definition is just a starting point. There are many facets to t…

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Board Operations
2013 October Just a Minute!

In Bolton, Massachusetts, a condo resident owned a truck with commercial license plates and, when it wasn’t in use, he wanted to park it on the property. The previous board gave him approval to do so, but when it came time to produce proof…

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Board Operations
2013 October Just One Big, Happy Family...?

Finding the right balance of involvement between HOAs and condo boards and residents can be like maintaining a healthy relationship with a significant other—you want to be compassionate, responsive and attentive, but not too needy, nosy or…

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Board Operations
2013 October High & Mighty

There’s nothing worse than being a unit owner in a building and seeing someone on your board breaking a rule and seemingly getting away with it. Some board members or trustees believe that they are “above the law” so to speak, and se…

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Board Operations
2013 September Electric Revolution?

Whether condo associations will buy into the so-called “electric highway” has become the perennial $64,000 question. And the answer? Maybe — eventually. The demand isn’t there yet, but just how fast this wave of the future is t…

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Board Operations
2013 September When Snowbirds Fly

The carefree lifestyle of condominium residents may make an owner feel as though taking off for a winter in Florida is a simple as removing the trash and locking the unit doors. Managers will explain that it’s not so simple. Jeff Mar…

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Board Operations
2013 August Round 'Em Up!

Freelance photographer Jocelyn A. lives in a charming, post-war brick townhouse community of over 1,600 units and a $3 million annual budget. She receives a monthly newsletter with over 20 pages of everything to keep residents i…

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Board Operations
2013 May Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

 Read any of the major business publications or websites and you’re bound to find articles on the importance of delegating. It’s one of the most fundamental skills for a successful business owner to have. A  simple Internet search finds sc…

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Board Operations
2013 April Knowledge is Power

 While essential to the successful operation of all cooperatives or condominiums,  governing documents are often only glossed over by otherwise well-intentioned  board members, residents and property managers leading to potential pitfalls.…

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Board Operations
2013 January Limits of Board Power

 Everybody sometimes disagrees with the decisions of the condo or HOA board.  Maybe the choice to rearrange the garbage receptacles out front seems  ridiculous, or the ongoing clattering of machinery on the roof is driving the  top-floor r…

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