Three Tasks HOA Managers Should Avoid This Spring

Spring is in full swing and the weather is becoming increasingly pleasant. Now is a wonderful time to get outdoors and be active. Here are some fun and fulfilling springtime activities you can pursue in the coming months:

Join a recreational sports team: Softball. Basketball. Soccer. Kickball. These are just a few of the recreational sports that are surely available in your community. Joining a recreational sports team will give you good exercise, time outdoors, and a chance to blow off some steam after work.
Visit local, state or national parks: Clean air and light exercise does the body good. Hiking is a good cardio workout and can be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Even taking a short stroll around your neighborhood park will get your heart pumping and lift your mood.
Join a community garden: A decade ago, community gardens were unknown to most Americans. Now, community gardens with lengthy wait lists can be found across the country. It?s no surprise community gardens have become so popular; experts believe they are good for gardeners? wallets, health and even their happiness.

Of course, the average homeowner association board member has a number of distractions that tend to keep them away from enjoying the outdoors and being active with friends and family during this time of the year. Here are some headache-inducing association management tasks you should avoid this spring so you can focus on what really matters instead:

Maintenance (and dues collections): What spring cleaning is to homeowners, spring maintenance is to homeowner associations. With the difficult process of identifying and then scheduling necessary repairs comes the equally-difficult process of collecting dues from homeowners. Spare yourself the trouble of doing both those unpleasant and time-intensive tasks by having a professional property manager be your maintenance mogul and dues wrangler.
Answering homeowner questions and requests: Failing to respond to inquiries and requests in a timely manner is the primary complaint about most ineffective and unpopular HOA managers. Keep your fellow homeowners happy and your time free to enjoy all the wondrous things that spring has to offer by delegating this time-consuming task to a property manager who will be more than happy to do it.
Preparing for and attending board meetings without help: There?s little worse in the HOA world than being stuck inside a stuffy meeting room on a pleasant spring evening. In addition to identifying the items that need discussion and preparing materials to distribute amongst homeowner association members, property managers can use the wealth of information they?ve accumulated to expertly address questions and concerns raised at board meetings, not to mention keep them on track so that they end on time!

Don?t let spring slip through your fingers.

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