Is Protecting Your Lifestyle Possible?

By Darlys Walker

Published November 15, 2017  


Purchasing what is likely the most expensive investment you will make during your lifetime is becoming a roll of the dice. There seems to be an abundance of “Community Residential Homes” popping up everywhere. Florida is not the only state to be experiencing this trend. It seems everywhere there are unit owners turning their homes into facilities for the mentally challenged, alcohol & drug addicted, child predators, the elderly, etc.


Is it just me or does it seem the government is freely allowing this without consideration of those who live in the surrounding homes? Who is supervising these facilities? Who is protecting these individuals from themselves? Who is protecting the neighbors? Has anyone given thought to the changes or cost an owner must face when one of these facilities moves next door? Most importantly, are their guidelines for Boards and CAM’s to handle situations that arise or to file complaints? Make no mistake, tragedy will occur and when it does, who will be held responsible? Do we all need to purchase a home in the middle of nowhere to protect our way of life?

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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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