Your HOA, led by your board of directors, is the decision-making body of your community. Active participation in your HOA is the only way to guarantee that you’re informed about all the issues facing your community and are able to voice your opinions about them.
By definition, a well-functioning HOA is one that considers all of its members’ diverse needs whenever making decisions, and this requires you and your neighbors getting involved.
Responsibilities of a well-functioning HOA
A well-functioning HOA understands the needs of the community and constantly acts in the best interest of the community as a whole. HOA property management in Chandler, AZ can be slightly more complicated than in other places in the country because of the diversity of needs of the members in the community. Communities are often made up of part-time and full-time residents, some younger couples on their “starter homes,” as well as retired residents. This diversity is part of what makes these communities such enjoyable vibrant places to live, but it also can make the decisions facing your HOA’s board of directors slightly more complicated.
How your board of directors makes decisions
The two most important factors in the board of directors’ decision-making process are your community’s financial roadmap and the contents of HOA meetings, where members of the community make their opinions known so that the board may competently represent them and their interests. In a very real way, your HOA needs your involvement to achieve optimal efficiency.
Your role as a member of the community
At minimum, your role is paying your HOA dues and electing your community’s board of directors. But there are so many more ways to get involved. It is prudent for every member of a community to attend HOA board meetings to know what’s going on. It’s also useful to get to know the other members in your community so you cast your vote for worthy board members who will have your community’s best interest at heart and who will also know how to achieve your community’s goals.
Have a specific project in mind for your community?
As part of its property management duties, the board sets the financial priorities for your community, so if there is some project you feel passionate about––resurfacing the pool or adding extra security, for example––making your case to the board at your next HOA board meeting should be your first step.
Opportunities for better living
The whole point of living in a HOA-managed community is to live better. Living in such a community, you know that your community will be well maintained, that your property values won’t be diminished by deteriorating infrastructure, or because your neighbor’s home goes into disrepair. You have access to amenities you might not enjoy elsewhere, and if you’re one of the many part-time residents of Chandler, AZ, you can rest assured that your property is safe even during the part of the year you live elsewhere. Becoming active in your HOA is a great way to give back to your community.
HOA property management in Chandler, AZ
We’ve worked with some great boards of directors as part of our work in HOA property management in Chandler, AZ. When you have a good board of directors receiving the proper information and advice—which is where we come in—everyone in your community wins.
About Tru-Star Management Solutions
Tru-Star Management Solutions is a full-service, boutique HOA management firm specializing in providing high level, personal service to Arizona’s beautiful community associations. The company’s personal approach to superior management, as well as the years of experience of their talented community management team are key differentiators for the firm. For more information, visit www.trustarmgmt.com.