A professional community management company does more than enforce CC&Rs. To get the best partner possible, HOA boards should ask the following six questions during the selection process:
- What’s your vision for the neighborhood?
For every neighborhood to succeed, a clear vision is needed. And, the community manager’s vision must be consistent with the HOA boards.
- How do you encourage interaction among neighbors?
Across the country, statistics show a disconnect between what neighbors want from their neighborhoods and what currently exists.
- How do you keep neighbors in the loop?
Strong communities require neighbors to be engaged. But, to get people to participate, community managers must first raise awareness and maintain interest.
- How do you promote support among neighbors?
Creating a neighborhood in which neighbors can rely on each other is an important goal. Most people considering HOA communities want this type of relationship with their neighbors.
- How do you enhance neighborhood safety and build a sense of stability?
Neighbors must feel safe and stable for a sense of community to develop. A community manager and do things like help establish block watches, raise safety awareness and provide information resources.
- How do you help nurture leadership within the HOA?
HOAs need a regular supply of leaders to participate in community activities. By getting people involved in the HOA, a strong community manager can help hone leadership skills of members.
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