Q: Does my neighborhood have a homes association?

A: Not all neighborhoods have a homeowner association.  If you are required to pay monthly or annual dues, then you likely have some sort of homeowner association.  You also should have received documents outlining your Association's requirements when you purchased your home.

If you are getting ready to purchase a home, ask your realtor.  Or, contact us and we will be happy to help.

Q: How does my Association decide on a management partner?

A: Typically, your Association's Board of Directors has the responsibility of choosing an association management partner.  They should review things such as the management fee, the services being provided and the needs of your Association.  

If you are unsure of who your Board of Directors is, or if you are interested in joining your Association's Board of Directors, contact us and we can help!

Q: Does my Association have a contract with our current management company?

A: It is likely that your Association has a 1-year contract with your current management company that renews automatically every year.  Your Association's Board of Directors should have a copy of this contract and should make it readily available to residents upon their request.  Property management contracts tend to expire/renew on January 1, but yours may differ depending on when control of your association was turned over to the homeowners by the developer.

Q: How often should our Board of Directors take quotes on our association management services?

A: Requesting and reviewing bids for management services can be time consuming and stressful, but is an important part of making sure your Association dollars are being spent in the right place and will help you make sure your neighborhood is receiving the services it requires.  We recommend requesting proposals for management services every 2 years and would suggest obtaining at least 3 different bids during this time.

Q: Our Association has increased our annual dues.  Why is this necessary?

A: There are many reasons that an Association's Board of Directors may decide to increase annual dues, but the decision is most likely due to increased costs to maintain your neighborhood.  The cost of services such as grounds maintenance and landscaping increases by about 5% annually.  Other costs, such as additional water used for irrigation, may impact the dues you pay as well.  This is why it is important to obtain annual bids for your maintenance services.  Also keep in mind that your association management fees may increase every year and can account for a large part of your annual budget, which is why it is important to choose your association management company carefully and take bids for management services every 2 years.

Q: What services does our Association need from a management company?

A: Every neighborhood is unique.  Contact us to discuss your association management needs.


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