I Pay Your Salary!

By Darlys Walker

Published May 8, 2013


Volunteering to serve on an Association Board certainly qualifies as a good deed! With the privilege of representing all of the Homeowners or Condo Owners, Board Members are charged with the task of making all operational and financial decisions affecting the community. It is, without a doubt, a thankless job. Board Members often suffer relentless bickering from the Homeowners, tireless hours of property inspections, financial reviews, vendor supervision and so forth. But should they get paid for their time and effort?


Allowing for compensation could open the door to entice more individuals to run for the Board. In some cases, although I think very few, we might see more qualified candidates running. Many of the individuals who choose to run will simply see it as an income generating venture.


Can you imagine the level of complaining Board Members would receive if the Homeowners were paying them to serve? I venture to say the most common spoken phrase would be "I pay your salary". Homeowners would feel a deeper level of entitlement. I would further guess, Board meetings would be less productive and more volatile as Homeowners never like to be told "No", especially by an employee. After all, isn't that what a paid Board Member would essentially do? What do you think?

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Darlys Walker

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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