Serving on the Board: It’s About Team Building and Leadership

Published in the ECHO Journal, May 2013 Whether you are a newly elected board member or one who has served for several years, you should come to the table with […]

When Good Intentions Go Bad

Published in the ECHO Journal, November 2013 This article addresses ten real-life examples of situations faced by boards of directors. Not all decisions are easy. Be careful not to ignore […]

The Value of Consensus and Respect in an HOA Board

Published in the ECHO Journal, July 2013 Do you think you can put a price tag on respect among board members? On the value of striving for consensus when unanimous […]

The Painful Death of Volunteerism

Many communities, if not most communities, suffer from a lack of volunteers. People are busier than ever, and their time is precious. After a full day’s work, it seems like […]

Small Association – The Big Picture – Compliance: Part II

Published in the ECHO Journal, October 2013 Are You Slowly Sinking In The Sea Of California Compliance Requirements? After Bailing, It is Get Your Coxswain and Crew in Place and […]

Your Time Is Up! Time Restrictions during Homeowners’ Forum

Published in the ECHO Journal, September 2013 Meetings of the Board of Directors are always important to the function of a homeowners association. Board meetings not only provide an opportunity […]

Instilling Respect and Consensus among Board Members

The success of a board depends on the effort members make to work together, no matter how wide the chasm of differences. Every difficult decision a board has to make […]

How to be a Savvy Board Member

The board is a team of volunteers who have decided, for whatever reason, that they want to be a part of the decision-making process for their community. Serving on the […]

Addressing Absentee Property Ownership Issues

Why Do Rental Units Become a Problem for Associations? Boards of directors frequently deal with issues surrounding absentee property ownership. In response, some associations have amended their governing documents to […]

4 Ways to Avoid Problems with Renters

In order to avoid problems with renters, associations should employ education and enlistment techniques. Make sure all your residents (both tenants and owners) are educated about the rules and what […]