You are the most important part of your HOA

Posted: 4/15/2014

Protecting property value is the most important duty of your Association, and YOU are the most important asset within your community. You, the homeowner/resident are the key to bring life to your community and build a good HOA. 

Diversity plays a big role by bringing the need for commonly accepted guidelines rules and regulations, architectural guidelines and the need for a Board of Directors made up of a cross-section of homeowners in order to represent the full spectrum of individual tastes and concerns. Without that understanding it is easy to become distracted and concern yourself with the loss of individual freedoms and distaste of conformity that some associate with association living.

In order for your community to develop to its fullest potential, each and every resident must develop an appreciation of the others who make up the community, along with that appreciation will come a desire to contribute to each other's well-being within the community. You can choose to embrace the potential of your association and work within its framework to create an atmosphere of peaceful, harmonious living, or you can choose to ignore that potential and view your association as a hindrance in our own pursuit of unbridled happiness. If you don't appreciate the benefits created by your community guidelines, then those guidelines will never be respected. 

The key to successful association living is to recognize the benefits provided by living within an association and accept that certain behaviors and actions detract from those benefits. By doing so, you are able to contribute to the success of the Association, your community and ultimately the investment you have made in your property. 

Likewise, successful association living also relies heavily upon recognizing those behaviors and actions that enhance the benefits of living within an association. Conforming to community guidelines, active participation in association activities such as committees and the board of directors, and choosing to attend board meetings in order to understand the issues that face the association are perfect examples of how each and every resident can contribute to the betterment of your community. 

In order to protect, preserve and enhance the common assets of the association, it is crucial that everyone recognizes the importance of all residents as the most valuable asset. Without your cooperation, support and involvement, your HOA cannot succeed. This is why your active participation is the key to good, peaceful and harmonious community living.