By Bob Gourley “The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they’ll sleep at night.” – widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck, German aristocrat and statesman “Decisions are made by those who show up.” – … Continue reading
If you think it is simply enough to “do your best” while serving on the Board, you may be in for a rude awakening.
By Bob Gourley According to Merriam-Webster, the word “politician” is defined as follows: 1: a person experienced in the art or science of government ; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government 2 a: a … Continue reading
Dedicate a portion of your condominium or HOA newsletter and website to education on a regular basis.
By Bob Gourley Maintain – Protect – Enhance. This is the prime directive for Boards of Directors of Homeowner Associations across the country. By maintaining, protecting, and enhancing the assets of the association, the Board ensures that property values are … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley I am often asked about the difference between a fact and a benefit as it pertains to preparing a community association newsletter to tell the story of a community enhancement, such as a new roof. Community association … Continue reading
Using your condominium newsletter or HOA newsletter to your fellow homeowners so that they accept the need as well.
By Bob Gourley Have you ever had to foreclose on a neighbor? The word “foreclosure” strikes a note of fear and panic in most people. Typically, foreclosure is only considered when all other possibilities have been considered and no other … Continue reading
I suggest that you use your condominium newsletter, HOA newsletter, bulletin board, and/or website to tell the story.
Beauty isn’t just in the eye of the beholder, it’s also good business.