Last time, we discussed the major concerns about HOA transitions.
This time, we want to show you how a good builder can help you navigate that first transition of power.
It’s a lot easier than you might have thought.
Before the actual HOA Turnover:
Anxious homeowners aside, the days leading up to a transition of power can be fun.
When I say fun, I’m mostly mean A LOT OF FUN! Okay, so maybe that’s a stretch, but let’s look at it this way. Just as everybody has an opinion, everybody had a realm of interests.
Some get kicks out of landscaping, others from leading, and don’t forget the party pushers.
That’s why we’ve developed our system for HOA governing. We build on peoples strengths and interests. Before we turn the HOA over, we form HOA committees. We have a landscape committee, and an activities committee, and more.
Basically, you get to play and set the culture for your community before we are even ready to leave.
The biggest problem with HOA’s are the involvement of its members. I’ve lived in the dreaded HOA where less than 5% of residents ever showed up for voting or meetings. That kind of involvement is what breeds rumors and HOA horror stories. In the end, we had some serious fixing to do.
Just imagine how much better your community is going to be when you have likeminded friends who meet often to enjoy doing what they like best.
In the communities we build, when we finish, we often have daily activities in our clubhouses, the landscaping is beautiful, and everybody knows and interacts with everybody.
Governing an HOA that pretty well runs itself is a lot better experience than running one where nobody knows what’s really going on.
Do forget financials.
Aside from committees, we’re a big fan of keeping everything open and available. It shouldn’t be hard to know how the HOA money is being spent.
This information should be provided to anyone who wants to see it. Since we have a full-time sales staff in the clubhouse leading up to the turn-over, it’s an easy matter to review. Suspicion is a poison that HOA’s should avoid at all costs. The more transparent you can be, the better.
HOA’s don’t have to be boring.
Leisure Villas is lifestyle provider. Our goal is to improve your quality of life. We just happen to build homes. Our communities are for the empty nester crowd, people 55+ who are active and looking to live better.
So while we do things better here, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do the same for your community. You might just have to be a little more proactive than your current builder.
The more community involvement that we can encourage, the more likely your HOA turnover will be a positive, even enjoyable experience. So even if you’re not in a senior community like the ones we build, try to make a little time for fun. Build on the strength of your neighbors.
If you have to, try talking with your builder so that they can help support you as you build the community that you would love to live in.
More on the actual transaction in the next post.