the holiday season we often hear "Peace on Earth, Goodwill
toward Men". Oh, if the sentiment carried throughout the
year into the hearts and minds of all of our Boards. Many Boards
lose sight of the small things they can do throughout the year
to bring peace and harmony to their community, Among these are
simple acts such as:
1.Open Communication- regular communication and open
Board meetings make informed Homeowners and informed Homeowners
are happy Homeowners.
2.Regular community functions. Getting Homeowners
together for social events is a time to create a sense of
community, If your Association is short on funds, you can host
events such as "Pot-luck dinners", "Bridge
Night", "Pet parties", "Yard sales"
etc. Often you can get vendors to sponsor events at no cost to
3.Using care in all your decision making. Remember
it's not what meets your needs but that of the community as a
4.Listen, paying attention to the feedback from the
Homeowners is a valuable tool in making the right decisions and
meeting and exceeding the Homeowners expectations.
can't always make everyone happy, but following these tips you
can please most!
Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts
Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight
talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights
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,
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.