ARCHIVES 2013

BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR!

By Darlys Walker

Published December 30, 2013

Happy 2014! With the New Year at hand and new Board Members preparing to fulfill their positions, it's time to set the goals and expectations for the next 12 ...

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How Involved is Your Community

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 27, 2013

How involved is your community?  Many disgruntled unit owners feel as though there is a lack of board transparency.  Granted some unit owners are just ...

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Bringing Peace to the Community

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 25, 2013

One of the most common complaints a board will hear during annual meeting season is the lack of communication between the board and the members ...

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LET THERE BE PEACE

By Darlys Walker

Published December 23, 2013

During the holiday season we often hear "Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men". Oh, if the sentiment carried throughout the year into the hearts and ...

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Christmas Decorations; Where's the Line?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 20, 2013

Whether you are in a condo or homeowner's association, most boards eventually have a discussion Christmas or holiday decorations.  There are a few questions...

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WHAT HAPPENS IF NO ONE RUNS FOR THE BOARD?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 18, 2013

Not only is it the holiday season, but it is also the annual meeting season for community associations across Georgia.  The annual meeting is a time for the ...

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IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?

By Darlys Walker

Published December 16, 2013

Annual Meetings. Most Associations cringe at the mere thought of hosting yet another Annual Meeting, where no on will come and no one will run for the ...

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No One to Fill the Position

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 13, 2013

This is regularly a common issue.  I know my own association has a problem with getting owners to run for a board seat and serve their community...

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Decorating For The Holidays-What is Allowed?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 11, 2013

During the holidays, residents often decorate their property with things such as wreaths, flags and lights. However, the holidays hold different meanings and ...

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DECK THE HALLS

By Darlys Walker

Published December 9, 2013

Are you a "Deck the Halls" kind of person or a "Bah Humbugger"? The holiday season, while typically a time of Peace, Love and Joy, often pits neighbors ...

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Do Employee Bonus' Effect Insurance?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 6, 2013 

The short answer: no.  However, I think a bonus could go a long way for morale and could indirectly improve your insurance or maintain a clean claim record....

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SHOULD EMPLOYEES GET HOLIDAY BONUSES PAID BY THE ASSOCIATION?

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published December 4, 2013

Whether or not an association should pay a bonus to a vendor or employee greatly depends on the actual working relationship between the association and ...

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HOLIDAY BONUSES FOR STAFF MEMBERS

By Darlys Walker

Published December 2, 2013

This time of year, many Homeowners and Boards want to show their appreciation to their site staff members through bonuses. There are often ...

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Board Member Compensation?  How Much is Too Much?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 29, 2013

Most board members probably deserve some form of compensation for the time and effort they invest.  Yet very few association declarations  allow board ...

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CAN BOARD MEMBERS GET PAID OR HOLIDAY BONUSES FOR SERVING ON THE BOARD

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 27, 2013  

It is officially the holiday season! The year is coming to and, and for many boards of directors, it marks the end of a long, busy year.  Too often homeowners ...

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BONUSES FOR BOARD MEMBERS

By Darlys Walker

Published November 25, 2013

As the gift giving season arrives, discussion turns to presenting the Board Members with a "Holiday Bonus" or "Holiday Gift" for their service during the...

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Hazards of the Holidays

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published November 22, 2013

Holidays are a happy time for family and friends.  Let's do our best to make sure our holidays, as well as the unit owners around us, are safe. A National Fire ...

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Protecting Your Association From Holiday Mishaps

By Lanier Coulter, Esq.

Published November 20, 2013

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come holiday parties.  Associations may already be in the midst of planning a community party of its ...

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Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  

 

   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.

  

   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  

 

   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  

 

   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.

  

   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

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G. Lanier Coulter, Jr. -- owner/founder of the firm.  He is a 1998 graduate of Oglethorpe University and a 2001 graduate of Emory University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the

Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Award. 

  

Lanier is a member of the state Bar of Georgia and the DeKalb County Bar Association.  He is the author of "Don't Wait Until it's Too Late, Statutes of Limitation and How They Can Affect Your Association's Rights" which appeared in Georgia Commons, a Publication of Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc.  

 

Lanier practices primarily in the area of community association law.  Lanier assists associations in interpretation and enforcement of their governing documents (covenant enforcement and collection of assessments) and in the negotiation, financing and execution of major renovation and rehabilitation projects.  He is an instructor of continuing education courses for community association managers and attorneys, including, "Dealing With Difficult People," "Problem Solving for Planned Communities," and "Condominium Law." 

 

Currently Lanier serves as a member of the Amicus Committee the Community Association Institute and a member of the Legislative Action Committee for the Georgia for Chapter of the Community Association Institute.  He was the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star Award in the CAI-Georgia Chapter.

Contact Lanier at: glc@coulterlawfirm.net


Buddy Whitaker truly enjoys being an insurance professional. His condominium association client's appreciate his attention to detail. The fact that he has practically committed

the Georgia Condominium Act to memory helps.

 

In his words, "My objective is to be the resource and trusted advisor that my clients want to turn to for guidance. I strive to either know the answer or to know where to find it."

Creative Solutions: As a student of condo association (COA) insurance, Buddy has forged specialized programs that address the unique exposures of multi-family residential structures.

His solutions juggle the need to keep overall costs down, both for the unit owner and the association, while making sure that coverage remains as broad as possible.

COA Focused: He's leveraged his 6 years in the insurance industry through his position as director of Continuing education for Metro Alliance of Independent Insurance Agents and seat on the board of his own condo association. This transitioned into understanding of the COA world the nature of the claims, methods of managing the risk, and the complex relationhips among board members, unit owners, and property managers.

Insurance isn't just a job for Buddy, it is a passion. That said, he also enjoys a round of golf, experimenting in the kitchen, and DIY projects around his home. He's also a loving husband and a proud father of a brand new baby girl. 
  

Contact Buddy at: buddy@hains.com

or visit the Hamby & Aloisio, Inc. website at:

http://www.hains.com