By Jan Bergemann

Published November 11, 2016

Remember, for most of you buying a home is the biggest investment in your life. Shouldnít you know how to protect your investment by knowing the laws and rules governing the community you invest in?

I think that many owners still think that only board members should attend these seminars. I think thatís absolutely wrong. How can you protect your investment if you donít know whatís right or wrong Ė or how the board should manage your association?

Each year many associations waste a lot of funds caused by the incompetence of board member and management. An association is a business Ė and it has to be run as such. If the board mismanages the business, all owners have to pay for the mistakes.

In order to prevent the board and management to make costly mistakes, all owners should monitor their actions. But how can you monitor the association business if you donít have a basic idea how the association should be managed?

Knowledge is power Ė and attending these seminars gives you the knowledge to watch out for your investment.

Seminars are free Ė and itís fun. If you havenít registered for the Condo Craze Board Certification Class on November 15th, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Check-in at 6:00pm) at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, please click on the link below and register. There are still a few seats available.


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Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues for his own purposes. End of retirement!


CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.


The organization has two websites to inform interested Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website:

Educational Website:

We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all service providers surely have a different interest! We are trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking in Florida !

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