THERE THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published November 24, 2014
three days from now we sit around the table stuffing turkey down
our throats while we simultaneously reflect on all the things we
should be thankful for, other than the great tasting turkey. The
easy ones are family and good health.
Some might also be thankful for a new job, new car or
good grades by your kids. How
many of you however would be thankful for the community and home
you live in?
after week, throughout the year, everyone writes in complaining
that in order to find their community association on a map, you
would have to search somewhere between hell and the town that
those who actually live in hell call “the bad neighborhood.”
week is somewhat of a social experiment.
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, you are
required to dig down, way down.
Keep going. A
little more…….and find something to be thankful for in your
you’re only thankful that someone other than yourself is crazy
enough to serve on your Board.
Then simply say you’re thankful for them.
Maybe you’re thankful for a wonderful neighbor you
you’re thankful about the wonderful amenities your association
has to offer, like the clubhouse and the swimming pool.
it’s like we’re in a therapy session and the therapist is
asking you to say something nice about your spouse,
even though you may want to tear his or her head off and
you haven’s actually said something nice in years..
You’re under the gun.
You must come up with something nice to say.
And…….if you’re a fan of the blog, you can’t just
ignore it this week. It’s
too easy to participate when the topic allows you to chew out
the place. Today, I
need you to work harder with me at making this blog a great
place to share ideas, vent and hopefully say a few nice words
about your community, your neighbors or dare I say it…….your
all of you and your families, I wish a happy and healthy
Thanksgiving holiday. Now…..what
are you thankful about in your community?
HOA & Condo Blog
Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of
Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has
law for more than 2
and is the owner of Glazer and Associates, P.A. a seven eight
attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and
firm also has satellite offices in Tampa and Fort Myers.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and
HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show on 850 WFTL.
is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a
course that certifies condominium residents as eligible to serve
on a condominium Board of Directors and has now certified more
than 8,000 Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a
Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has
mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit
owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing
legislation in the best interest of Florida community