By Rafael Aquino

Published January 25, 2023  


As an owner of a community association management company, I can attest to the importance of having a positive attitude on the board. A positive attitude sets the tone for the community and helps foster a sense of unity and cooperation among residents.


One of the main benefits of having a positive attitude on the board is that it promotes a sense of community among residents. When the board members are approachable and friendly, residents are more likely to feel comfortable approaching them with concerns or ideas. This open communication can lead to more effective problem-solving and a greater sense of community engagement.


Another benefit of having a positive attitude on the board is that it helps to reduce conflict. When board members approach issues with a positive attitude, they are more likely to find common ground and find solutions that work for everyone. This helps prevent conflicts from escalating and leads to more effective decision-making.


In addition, a positive attitude on the board can also help to attract new residents to the community. When potential residents see that the board members are approachable and friendly, they are more likely to feel comfortable moving into the community. This can lead to a more diverse and dynamic community and increase property values.


Overall, having a positive attitude on the board is essential for creating a strong and vibrant community. It promotes open communication, reduces conflict, and helps to attract new residents. I strongly encourage all community association board members to strive to maintain a positive attitude to create a better community for everyone.

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.


Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity Management Services please visit or call 1-800-977-6279

Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST

Suite 200

Doral, FL 33166

Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300

Plantation, FL 33324

O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053

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