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  • Tech Trends Your HOA Board Should Follow

    Tech Trends and More Your HOA Should Follow in 2019

    2019 is going to be a great year for introducing new members to your Community Association. However, everyone knows that sometimes ‘keeping up with the Joneses” is essential for drawing in new members and interest. Make sure that your Board puts its focus on the right aspect of the community to improve, in order to ensure that your neighborhood stands out to 2019 house hunters! Prepare to Welcome the Millenials The next wave of homeowners and Association members will inevitably be the

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  • Responsibilities of Your HOA Board Members

    Titles and Responsibilities of Your HOA Board Members

    New Association Board members may have an idea of what their responsibilities entail, but sometimes need a more in-depth example of their duties and authority that they hold over a community. The Community Association is in place to maintain order throughout a neighborhood and ensure that it remains a great place to live for current and future tenants. With the help of a hands-on association management team, an Association Board can go on to make a positive difference in a neighborhood. While

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  • Creating Perfect Vendor Contracts in 2019

    Your community is only as great as the vendors that keep it running. From landscaping and irrigation to general maintenance on your shared community centers, hiring the right vendors for your neighborhood is important. Even though a vendor may have a great reputation, sealing the deal with a solid vendor agreement contract will ensure that your Association’s needs are met and your community will continue to thrive. As spring begins to blossom and summer looms in the distance, now is the

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  • Association Management Spring Cleaning List

    Create The Ultimate Community Spring Cleaning Plan

    Your Community Association should be ready to get over the winter weather and start prepping for the sun of spring. One of the top priorities of the season is spring cleaning. While most of your community members will be focused on their personal living quarters, now is a great time for your Board and association management team to take a look at what can be spruced up for the neighborhood as a whole. Inspect the Buildings of Your Community Your community most likely utilizes common areas

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  • Man Using a Clock to Time Association Meeting

    5 Steps for Keeping Association Meetings A Reasonable Length

    Association meetings are crucial events that help a Board make important community decisions while also keeping the public in the know. However, sometimes these meetings can last three hours or more if the agenda is long enough and community involvement is free-range. Just because a meeting is lengthy, doesn’t mean that it is effective. Take some of these tips to heart before this year’s meetings and find out how your association management team can help you keep your meetings short and

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  • Tips for Recruiting HOA Board Members in 2019

    4 Tips for Recruiting HOA Board Members in 2019

    At Excel Association Management, we have a lot of respect for board members. Not only is the Community Association board comprised of volunteers, but they are volunteers that care about your community. Your board is a community pillar that has the power to enhance your neighborhood and make living in your area the best that it can be. When it comes time to recruit new board members, selecting the right ones is crucial. Here are four steps that your board can do in order to help make the best

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  • Community Pool Management

    5 Steps Towards Excellent Community Pool Management During the Off-Season

    Even though it’s definitely not pool season in Dallas, your community pool should always be a priority of the Board. Take advantage of the cooler weather and handle some of the interior needs of your pool so that by the time spring rolls around, your pool will be properly prepared for guests. By following these five steps from local HOA management professionals, your Board will be able to rest easy, knowing that one of the biggest amenities in the community is well-maintained. Double Check

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  • Steps to Get Association Winter Ready

    5 Tips for Getting Your Association Winter-Ready

    An Association board member’s job is a year-round commitment. While this responsibility is an honor, board members are volunteers who also have lives to live outside of community decisions. This issue especially comes up as the winter season approaches a community. With the help of an association management team, your board can comfortably get your community winter-ready and ensure that no issues arise during a frigid Dallas winter. Make Sure your Furnaces Are Prepped for Winter Winter can

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  • Association Management Tips for Following HOA Guidelines

    Association Management Tips to Keep Homeowners Obeying the Rules

    Ensuring that your community follows the Association rules is one of your main jobs as a Board Member for your Community Association. Sometimes, rules may be broken, or a member of the Board may fail to follow up with a community member. Excel Association Management has seen small mistakes regarding Association rules add up to large problems for the Board. Here are some tips from the professionals that will help keep your community rules at the forefront of your homeowners’ minds. Rules Need

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  • Avoid Association Board Mistakes With Professional Management

    5 Mistakes Your Association Board Can Avoid with Professional Management

    Your Community Association Board is the entity that absolutely always needs to have its act together. In order for your community to run smoothly, working with professional management to avoid common mistakes should be top priority. Here are five mistakes that we see Board Members make and how Excel Association Management can help your Board avoid them. Not Reading Governing Documentation A Blasé Attitude for Community Rules Not Collecting Overdue Fees in a Timely Fashion Not Reviewing

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