Homeowners associations are run and managed by volunteers who are also members of the same community. As such, they may not always be on top of things and situations where their HOA and community are concerned because they have other responsibilities as well. For this, most associations hire the services of an HOA property management company to assist the Board of Directors and Board Members with their HOA duties and responsibilities.
If you and the Board are struggling to keep up with HOA responsibilities as well as the various demands of your community members, it might be time to consider hiring a management company. However, it’s important that your choice be the right fit for your association if you are to achieve your goal of improving HOA services to your community. Remember that not every HOA property management company within your vicinity has what you need and require. Proximity alone, while it does help, isn’t enough of a solid criterion to hire the management company you have been eyeing.
On that note, here are a few tips that might be able to help you find the right HOA property manager for your association and community:
1. Discuss with the Board the HOA’s needs
Before you start your search, it’s important to identify the needs of the HOA, what responsibilities aren’t being fulfilled? What areas are lacking certain expertise, i.e., Finance and Accounting, Emergency Response, etc. It’s important to identify the reasons why you require the services of an HOA property manager.
2. Check the HOA management company’s experience and expertise
The right HOA property management company will have the experience and expertise that you need. It’s not enough that they can fill in the role of an accountant or finance manager, or whatever else that your HOA needs. The right one will have the experience and expertise necessary to perform their duties exceptionally well. In other words, they can fulfill their duties to the Board and the HOA, and subsequently the community, efficiently, effectively, and with utmost professionalism.
Last but not the least, you’d want an HOA property management company that you can reach anytime of the day or night. You’d want a management company that can provide you with a team of experts who will be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. While they won’t necessarily need to be in touch with the Board 24/7, they do need to be available for emergencies and situations where their troubleshooting expertise is needed.
Also, make sure that the HOA property manager that will be assigned to you has excellent communication skills. Communication is a top priority in any business endeavor or partnership undertaking, which of course includes outsourcing services like HOA management.
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