YOUíRE IN CONTROL, NOW WHAT?

By Darlys Walker

Published June 13, 2018  

 

Turn over has occurred, the owner board is in place and all the associations records have been turned over. Now what? 

 

A transition board may be overwhelmed at the magnitude of the task they have generously volunteered for. The first step is to take a deep breath and remember Rome wasnít built in a day! The next step should be to register for a board certification seminar. The FREE seminars are offered by Condo Craze. For a list of upcoming events, please visit www.condocrazeandhoas.com

 

You will want to hold a meeting to discuss what the goals and objectives of this board will be over the next year. It is suggested that the board establish regular meeting dates, such as the 3rd Tuesday of every month. This enables everyone to preplan their schedules. It is important to remember, as a transition board, you are establishing the protocol for all future boards! 

 

Next, you will want to ensure you are fully up to date on the community such as litigation, construction defects, contract expirations and financial status. 

 

Closing advice is to fully understand the property, itís needs and the Declaration.  Consider not organizing committees for the first 6 months, as this will allow you to focus on the items above. 


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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.  

  

  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.


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