Starting a career in property management can be a daunting task. Finding the balance between representing homeowners and meeting the needs of tenants is a big responsibility that you will have to learn to navigate effectively. While there is a lot that you will learn only through experience, here is a list of tips that any beginner property manager can benefit from keeping in mind.
Is using social media making your community less safe? Before you dismiss the question, consider just how much your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites actually reveal. By revealing so many details of our personal lives and locations where we have limited control over who can see them, it is possible that you are putting your security at risk.
Building a green community is a group effort, one that requires action and attention from everyone. What can be done to help make the community more sustainable? There are many things that can be done to make the neighborhood more environmentally friendly, but it’s important to know where to start. Here’s a how-to guide on making the community green, and how to encourage others to do the same.
Amenities that add to the value and quality of life for residents can be a very important feature for communities. But, maintaining them is a responsibility that can overwhelm an HOA’s resources, and failing to do so properly can even damage a community’s reputation. How amenities are managed and maintained is a decision that all community managers need to consider very seriously.
Pet policies are an important HOA issue, but one that can be very troublesome to deal with. Pet ownership can be a sensitive topic owners and residents alike, which adding an additional level of stress for an HOA when it comes time to enforce rules regarding animals.
A question that all HOA boards should be asking themselves is whether or not they are making ethical decisions. It’s not just a question of doing the right thing. A board that is seen as being engaged in questionable behavior is one that risks losing the trust of its residents.
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