BELIEVE IT OR NOT

By Darlys Walker

Published July 23, 2014

It seems like everywhere you go, people are taking their so called “service dogs” with them. They are in the airports, restaurants, malls, casinos ...

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SERVICE ANIMALS AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 21, 2014

It seems like the biggest issue today for community associations is whether or not “no-pet” communities have the authority to question individuals...

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OCCUPANCY RULES

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 18, 2014

In the past many kids moved out of their parents’ homes to make their own living in the whole wide world. But nowadays many of these kids ...

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Who’s Who

By Darlys Walker

Published July 16, 2014

Over the past few years we have seen many communities aggressively attempt to manage their percentages of leased units. Boards have come up ...

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RETURNING HOME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 14, 2014

There was lots of news last week about Lebron James coming back home to Cleveland .  Well….Lebron isn’t the only person coming back ...

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“BUSYBODIES” RUNNING THE SHOW!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 11, 2014

Caused by the apathy of owners, I know a lot of community associations that are being ruled by “BUSYBODIES,” meaning board members ...

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MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY

By Darlys Walker

Published July 9, 2014

There has to be a happy medium between the Board Members and the Homeowners who simply don’t care and don’t get involved, and...

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RULES, RULES, RULES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 7, 2014

Last week we blogged about how apathy can harm a community in many different ways.  Everyone’s comments were great.  This week I ...

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APATHY – THE LIFEBLOOD OF DICTATORSHIPS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 4, 2014

Apathy is clearly the biggest enemy of the system called “community associations.” The statutes regulating community associations are ...

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“IF YOU DIDN’T VOTE, DON’T BITCH!”

By Darlys Walker

Published July 2, 2014

I saw this bumper sticker a few days ago while stuck in traffic and it made me think of just how many of our Homeowners don’t participate in ...

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APATHY CAN BE MORE DANGEROUS TO A COMMUNITY THAN YOU THINK

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published June 30, 2014

We always talk about apathy in community associations.  Nobody wants to run for the Board.  Nobody wants to serve on a committee.  Nobody ...

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SIGNING CONTRACTS WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION?

By Jan Bergemann

Published June 27, 2014

We always hear the stories about board members signing contracts without having been authorized by the vote of the full board in a public ...

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CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE

By Darlys Walker

Published June 25, 2014

Far too often Board members and CAM’s find themselves caught in the middle of disputes arising between a “Renegade” Board Member and a ...

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About HOA & Condo Blog

Eric Glazer Eric Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He is currently entering his 20th year as a Florida lawyer practicing

community association law and is the owner of Glazer and Associates, P.A. an eight attorney law firm in Orlando and Hollywood. For the past two years Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show on 850 WFTL.

See: www.condocrazeandhoas.com.

  

He 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 7,500 Floridians. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Finally, he recently argued the Cohn v. Grand Condominium case before The Florida Supreme Court, which is perhaps the single most important association law case decided by the court in a decade. 


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.  

  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.

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: http://www.ccfj.net/.

Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.

   
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 !