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Homeowners Associations in Marietta and Woodstock, GA


Atlanta at Night

Real estate developers usually create a homeowners association to control the appearance and managing of common areas in the land being developed. Upon selling a preset number of homes in the developed residential subdivision, it is turned over to the homeowners of the subdivision. There comes a time though that this association would need some form of help from experts to make sure that the subdivision will be a great place to live in.

This is where HOA managers come in. If you are living in Georgia and you think that your homeowners association is in need of professional guidance, you are in luck as there are good HOA managers in the city.  When searching you might want to consider this helpful website.  Before you work with one though, make sure that they offer plenty of services that will satisfy the needs of the association and that you have a good understanding of what your associations needs are so you can communicate those clearly to the community association management company.

Common features include HOA managers attending annual board meetings. This way, they would be able to gauge properly the progress of the association in terms of obtaining its goals. It would also enable them to see in what facet is the association lacking in terms of focus. This would allow them to be able to provide enough input that the whole association would benefit from.

The annual budget of the homeowners association is a delicate matter and it needs to be properly managed. Thus, it would be a good thing to have an HOA management company that would be able to provide professional guidance to the board of directors in formulating the annual budget. This way, the association would be able to make the most out of its budget. With that in mind, all residents of the subdivision would be able to benefit greatly from the money they have put in the association.

On the meeting that HOA managers would attend, they also have to be able to present a recap of the past year’s budget and its appropriations. This would allow the members of the association to see where the money went. This would provide transparency which is a very important thing especially with money involved.

These are the most common things that you should look for in an HOA manager or HOA management company. They would be handling very vital functions and thus should have the right background for the job. Apart from having these most common features as part of their service, they should be able to provide you with enough proof that they have extensive experience in such endeavors.  Also ask them to show you the certifications the staff has from the industry educational organizations.  This educational experience will allow you to understand the time and energy the HOA property management company has invested to prepare to help your Homeowner Association or Condominium Association.

Call (678) 866-1436 for more information!  www.riversidepropertymgt.com

Riverside Property Management in Kennesaw works with homeowner and condo associations providing a variety of management, code enforcement, consulting and educational services, reserve studies, budgeting assistance and maintenance planning expertise.

 

Homeowners Associations in Marietta and Woodstock, GA


Atlanta at Night

Real estate developers usually create a homeowners association to control the appearance and managing of common areas in the land being developed. Upon selling a preset number of homes in the developed residential subdivision, it is turned over to the homeowners of the subdivision. There comes a time though that this association would need some form of help from experts to make sure that the subdivision will be a great place to live in.

This is where HOA managers come in. If you are living in Georgia and you think that your homeowners association is in need of professional guidance, you are in luck as there are good HOA managers in the city.  When searching you might want to consider this helpful website.  Before you work with one though, make sure that they offer plenty of services that will satisfy the needs of the association and that you have a good understanding of what your associations needs are so you can communicate those clearly to the community association management company.

Common features include HOA managers attending annual board meetings. This way, they would be able to gauge properly the progress of the association in terms of obtaining its goals. It would also enable them to see in what facet is the association lacking in terms of focus. This would allow them to be able to provide enough input that the whole association would benefit from.

The annual budget of the homeowners association is a delicate matter and it needs to be properly managed. Thus, it would be a good thing to have an HOA management company that would be able to provide professional guidance to the board of directors in formulating the annual budget. This way, the association would be able to make the most out of its budget. With that in mind, all residents of the subdivision would be able to benefit greatly from the money they have put in the association.

On the meeting that HOA managers would attend, they also have to be able to present a recap of the past year’s budget and its appropriations. This would allow the members of the association to see where the money went. This would provide transparency which is a very important thing especially with money involved.

These are the most common things that you should look for in an HOA manager or HOA management company. They would be handling very vital functions and thus should have the right background for the job. Apart from having these most common features as part of their service, they should be able to provide you with enough proof that they have extensive experience in such endeavors.  Also ask them to show you the certifications the staff has from the industry educational organizations.  This educational experience will allow you to understand the time and energy the HOA property management company has invested to prepare to help your Homeowner Association or Condominium Association.

Call (678) 866-1436 for more information!  www.riversidepropertymgt.com

Riverside Property Management in Kennesaw works with homeowner and condo associations providing a variety of management, code enforcement, consulting and educational services, reserve studies, budgeting assistance and maintenance planning expertise.

Homeowners Associations in Cobb and Cherokee County, GA


Atlanta at Night

Real estate developers usually create a homeowners association to control the appearance and managing of common areas in the land being developed. Upon selling a preset number of homes in the developed residential subdivision, it is turned over to the homeowners of the subdivision. There comes a time though that this association would need some form of help from experts to make sure that the subdivision will be a great place to live in.

This is where HOA managers come in. If you are living in Georgia and you think that your homeowners association is in need of professional guidance, you are in luck as there are good HOA managers in the city.  When searching you might want to consider this helpful website.  Before you work with one though, make sure that they offer plenty of services that will satisfy the needs of the association and that you have a good understanding of what your associations needs are so you can communicate those clearly to the community association management company.

Common features include HOA managers attending annual board meetings. This way, they would be able to gauge properly the progress of the association in terms of obtaining its goals. It would also enable them to see in what facet is the association lacking in terms of focus. This would allow them to be able to provide enough input that the whole association would benefit from.

The annual budget of the homeowners association is a delicate matter and it needs to be properly managed. Thus, it would be a good thing to have an HOA management company that would be able to provide professional guidance to the board of directors in formulating the annual budget. This way, the association would be able to make the most out of its budget. With that in mind, all residents of the subdivision would be able to benefit greatly from the money they have put in the association.

On the meeting that HOA managers would attend, they also have to be able to present a recap of the past year’s budget and its appropriations. This would allow the members of the association to see where the money went. This would provide transparency which is a very important thing especially with money involved.

These are the most common things that you should look for in an HOA manager or HOA management company. They would be handling very vital functions and thus should have the right background for the job. Apart from having these most common features as part of their service, they should be able to provide you with enough proof that they have extensive experience in such endeavors.  Also ask them to show you the certifications the staff has from the industry educational organizations.  This educational experience will allow you to understand the time and energy the HOA property management company has invested to prepare to help your Homeowner Association or Condominium Association.

What are Some Ideas of Social Activities Grow Community Spirit?


Just little things that can be organized on a budget that people might be interested in participating in… Any thoughts?

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A few things you can do…

Games Night

Get some board games (Clue, Monopoly, cards, UNO, etc.) and pizza and soda (or not, your choice) and play games!  I’ve found that people  really like games more than you would ever realize.  Get some interaction games (like charades or taboo) that really get people talking to each other.

Scavenger Hunt (FAVORITE!)

Encourage them to make teams and join a HUGE scavenger hunt.  Scavenger hunts are a. free and b. lots of fun.  You can also use them to get the acquainted with the town or neighborhood better.  It doesn’t have to be a crazy big hunt, but those tend to be really wild and fun.

Movie Night

At my school, showing a movie in a dorm was considered a private viewing so we didn’t have to buy the rights. This is key because it means you can show a popular movie.  Eat popcorn or pizza, show a great movie, and maybe chat about it after.  Bonus points if your school has a projector and screen you can borrow to put it on a bigger screen than a TV.

Cookie Decoration

Get a ton of sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies and have vats of icing and candy for decoration.  You can get or make cookies really cheaply. Icing and decoaration stuff can be cheap too.  Then invite everyone to come decorate and eat cookies.  Again, the idea is that they’ll start to chat.

Group Dance Lessons – swing dancing is best

Dancing is social.  Swing dancing is fun and easy to teach.  You can usually get a fairly inexpensive group rate if you are near the college.

Pot Luck dinner

If they do have the ability to cook – hold a pot luck dinner.  One, the cost is all on the homeowners to bring the food.  Two, dinner is always social.

Go trick or treating.

Find an area that is good for trick or treating, get them to dress up kind of early in the evening (before the big parties) and go trick or treating.  One: free.  Two: candy.  Three: walking around and being social.

Have a craft night!

Do some crafts while watching a movie or chatting.  Better yet, do crafts to donate (like making Christmas ornaments for kids in the hospital or scarves for the poor or something).  Get some fun, cheap craft supplies and let people go wild.  Encourage them to bring other stuff like knitting to do while they chat or watch a movie.

OH, and Movie Night!!

If the weather permits, set up an outdoor movie theater and show some fun film!  You can have people bring blankets or low chairs, make popcorn, have candy available.

Foods of the World.

Or, have a “Foods of the World” night, with different foods in each neighbor’s home.  Mexican, Chinese, Italian, etc.

Bonfire.

A bonfire is always fun, if you can do it.  Don’t forget the s’mores!

That’s all I have for now.

Community Associations and Social Media


Community Associations and Social Media

Get Plugged In

Social Networking concepts and sites have become increasingly popular among condominium and homeowner residents as a medium to:
Share news, documents and ideas:

  • Organize activities and events
  • Enhance owner participation, communication and feedback
  • Gauge the pulse and public opinion of the community
  • Improve delivery of services, and
  • Strengthen the bonds of their communities

Unlike websites that are updated weekly or monthly–at best–Social Networking sites offer up-to-the-second information; thus, increasing exponentially the level of interaction and information exchange between homeowners.  I believe the most popular sites are: Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.

There is an explosion in the use of Social Networking concepts and sites for business and personal use.  It’s only a matter of time before these tools are used by homeowner associations.  Be on the forefront of this technological wave by jumping in today and creating association-specific groups on one or more of these sites to enhance communication and community.

Wonderful post by our partners at HOAManagement.com.