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Good Board Members Are Hard to Find

Filling association board positions is a real challenge at times. The first step is to take a look around and pinpoint the possibilities. Maybe a new owner wants to get involved; another feels they can make a difference.   In my opinion, when trying to fill vacant board seats, the key to persuading one to […]

Wake Up Call for Maintenance

If you didn’t jump into action or at least start the conversation about the condition of your complex after the recent tragedy in Sunrise, Florida, you are not realizing that this could happen at any one of our aging buildings in Los Angeles County, whether close to the ocean or not. Are you spending the […]

New Owner Orientation

Welcoming a new owner into the community is a key element in creating a harmonious atmosphere. If a new owner realizes that they have just moved into a “community” where people care about each other, they will be more likely to follow the rules out of respect for their neighbors. Many realtors do not take […]

Welcoming a New Tenant

Welcoming a new tenant into the community is just as important as welcoming a new homeowner.  Just like a new owner, if a tenant realizes that they have just moved into a “community” where people care about each other, they will be more likely to follow the rules out of respect for their neighbors. Although […]

About Joan


Joan Urbaniak is an author, blogger, educator, nonprofit management expert and Executive Director of Community Associations Institute-Greater Los Angeles Chapter. For more than 25 years she has provided resources and education to countless homeowners association boards of directors and their professional managers. Joan created this blog to share industry best practice tips she has learned over the years.

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