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  • 5 Effective ways of communication for your Community Association 5 Effective ways of communication for your Community Association on peytionbolin.comHow Community Associations Keep in Touch with Residents with effective ways of communication. Every community association, no matter how large or small, needs clear, concise, and consistent communication with its residents. Good communication helps board members and community leaders explain decisions, distribute information, and develop a solid relationship with everyone in the community. It is absolutely vital that you communicate with your residents, but what’s the best way? The truth is, if ... Read more...
  • Do You Need a Security Guard at Your Gate? Do You Need a Security Guard at Your Gate? on peytonbolin.comFor some communities one of the top responsibilities of community associations, if not the #1 priority, is maintaining a safe, secure environment. Taking the right steps to prevent theft, vandalism, and violent crimes is essential for community leaders, and one of these potential measures is hiring a security guard for the gate. Before deciding whether or not to hire a security guard, take a look at some important factors. Give all of ... Read more...
  • Creating a Great Community Association: Rights and Responsibilities of Community Association Leaders Creating a Great Community Association: Rights and Responsibilities of Community Association Leaders on peytonbolin.comBeing a community leader with an association can be a very rewarding job. Leaders help the community thrive through events, communication, and activities, allowing you to be a part of something special for many years to come. Community Association Institute  put together Principles for Community Association Success. We’ve highlighted some key information from that resource guide in this article which is part 2 of a 3 part series. Part 1 covered Rights and Responsibilities of Homeowners which ... Read more...
  • Risks of Buying a Preconstruction Condo Risks of Buying a Preconstruction Condo on peytonbolin.comBuying Preconstruction Condos Have you ever wondered if buying a preconstruction condo at preconstruction prices is a smart move?  What happens if there are delays or changes in design?  Or worse, what happens if all the units don’t get sold? MarketWatch writer Dan Barnabic tackles this topic as part of his series 10 condominium golden rules for buyers, where he cites one of the cases being handled by our team at PeytonBolin lead by founding ... Read more...
  • Creating a Great Community Association: Rights and Responsibilities of Homeowners Creating a Great Community Association: Rights and Responsibilities of Homeowners on Peytonbolin.comAs a homeowner in a community association, there is much that you can do to ensure everyone in your community enjoys a great neighborhood. Community Association Institute  put together a great resource guide on Principles for Community Association Success. We’ve highlighted some key information from that resource guide in this article which will be part of a 3 part series.  To see original document click here. By understanding your rights and responsibilities, you will help maintain property ... Read more...
  • Strategies for Dealing with Noise Problems Strategies for Dealing with Noise Problems on peytonbolin.comNoise Problems in your community? Let’s go over strategies on how to deal with them. When people are relaxing in their homes, the last thing that they want to deal with is loud noises coming from a stereo blaring in a neighbor’s apartment, people yelling in the common areas, or someone revving their motorcycle engine in the parking lot at three o’clock in the morning. People want peace and quiet, and ... Read more...
  • Running an Effective Monthly Meeting at Your HOA or Condo Association Running an Effective Monthly Meeting at Your HOA or Condo Association on peytonbolin.comTips to Run an Effective Monthly HOA or Condo Association Meeting All homeowner’s associations have meetings, but often those in charge do not take the meetings quite as seriously as they should. It’s not to say there can’t be some casual elements and some fun to the meetings. However, it’s important to remember that running a quality condo or HOA is akin to running a business. Once you understand this, you ... Read more...
  • Benefits of Using a Property Management Company Benefits of Using a Property Management Company on peytonbolin.comAre you involved with a condominium association or a homeowner’s association (HOA)? If so, then you might be wondering about the benefits of using a property management company. A great property management company can help to improve the quality of a community, and can help with a host of various elements, such as collection of dues. These types of management companies are helpful for individual homeowners as well, and can offer a wealth ... Read more...
  • How to Get Residents More Involved in Your Community Association How to Get Residents More Involved in Your Community Association on peytonbolin.comTips for community associations to get more residents involved In order for a homeowner’s association to work to its full potential, it needs to have the help of the entire community. However, that can be very difficult for a large number of the HOAs out there to get residents more involved in your community association. Often, the homeowners in the community have very little if anything to do with the association, ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Receives Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services PeytonBolin Receives Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services on peytonbolin.comLeading Real Estate Law Firm PeytonBolin Honored with Platinum Level Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services from the Florida Community Association Journal For the second consecutive year, the PeytonBolin law firm has received a Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services from the Florida Community Association Journal (FLCAJ). PeytonBolin was also the only firm to receive the top distinction of a Platinum Level award at the ceremony on January 15. PeytonBolin was the ... Read more...
  • Professional Community Association Organizations in Florida Professional Community Association Organizations in Florida on peytonbolin.comWe’ve put together a resource guide of professional associations that serve community associations in the state of Florida.  Each of these organizations offer ways to stay informed about critical issues in your city and county and also opportunities to interact with others. The Broward Coalition: Time of Service: Over 25 years Members: 200+ Organizations and Individuals Serving county Broward County Meeting details 2nd Friday of the Month at 11:00 A.M. At Florida Medical Center Dues $10 – Organizations / $15 – ... Read more...
  • Bridging the New and Old Brigade of Association Residents Bridging the New and Old Brigade of Association Residents on peytonbolin.comHow to keep your condo rules in line with your residents and avoid condo association problems When the demographics of your condo or homeowner association start to change with an influx of younger residents  problems can and often will arise.  Is it possible to keep your longtime, solid, stable (and barely breathing)) residents content while welcoming the new brigade? Can you strike a happy medium while keeping with the times and ... Read more...
  • Why You Need to Match Security with Tenants Why You Need to Match Security with Tenants on peytonbolin.com3 Ways to Match Security with Tenants In this day and age, private communities are continuously evolving and rules are changing- and our ultimate goal is to make our tenants feel safe at all times. You may think it doesn’t matter what security guard you have in your community, but it does. Your security guard interacts with your residents and guests each and every day, so they must feel comfortable with ... Read more...
  • How to Throw a Great Community Mixer Party Planning Words Showing Birthday Or Anniversary Celebration Organization on Peytonbolin.com5 Steps to Throwing a Great Community Mixer We’ve spoken about the importance of turning homeowners into neighbors and how one of the best ways to do this is through mixers and community events, but what you may not know is how to throw a great community mixer. Mixers can be tough- so many people are afraid to branch out and speak to their neighbors, they are often boring and generally ... Read more...
  • Forming Positive Relationships with Volunteers volunteer group raising hands on peytonbolin.com4 Tips for Forming Positive Relationships with Volunteers As a property manager or community association, you’ve probably had to form and manage relationships with volunteers- and this can either work really well or it can be a struggle. On one side, having volunteers brings extra hands to the table, as well as new ideas. On the other side of things, it takes time to get volunteers up to speed and it ... Read more...