By Bob Gourley Since I work closely with management professionals, one of the more difficult questions I routinely face from community association leaders is how the community should go about the process of selecting a new community association manager. It … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Communications within a condominium or homeowners association are vital to the community’s success. In most states, timely communication is a right to the association member that is granted in the governing documents and guaranteed by law. Along … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley This issue of CondoManagement magazine features many articles on physical security. Fences, security cameras, guards, and gates can go a long way towards bringing condominium owners peace of mind when it comes to their physical safety. But … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Is there any time more critical to keep residents informed than when a new construction or maintenance project is about to get under way? Contractors are on site, residents can be confused and chaos is often the … Continue reading
By Bob Gourley Have you ever wondered where unit owners and residents turn to get advice on things they can and cannot do in their condo or HOA? In a perfect world, they would open their carefully constructed package of … Continue reading
Include a sample proxy ballot in your condominium newsletter or HOA newsletter.
The Story of Democracy in Action in Your Community Association
By Bob Gourley Whether it takes the form of well written letters, memos, emails, or even an old-fashioned conversation, the ability to communicate effectively is often the difference between having an impact on your audience and having your message simply … Continue reading
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.