WHY NOT SERVE?
Doing something primarily for the benefit and goodwill of another person or group of people. When we serve, we look outside of ourselves, beyond our own problems, and seek to bring value to others. None is more apparent than o the HOA Boards and Committees, don't let your Board take it all on alone.
As a homeowner, you have a big stake in the safety and cleanliness of your neighborhood. Perhaps you own a home or condo that’s part of a community and that shares common areas(entrance, monument), or amenities, such as a clubhouse, pool, sidewalks, utilities, and more.
How can you ensure that your community will be properly maintained and cared for? The best way is to volunteer with your homeowner’s association. HOA committee positions are unpaid, however, the satisfaction of knowing your community is being well taken care of often outweighs any monetary compensation.
Perhaps this list of 10 Reasons to Serve on an HOA Board or Committee will compel you to get involved with your association, You are Needed
1. Protect Your Property
One of the top priorities of every homeowner is to protect the value of his or her home. Being involved with an HOA, whether Board or Committee, will put you in a better position to make and implement rules in your community. Some of these regulations will directly affect property value, especially if they require decisions about the association’s budget or routine maintenance.
2. Correct Problems
Are you noticing problems in your community, such as a lack of maintenance? Maybe there’s a problem with unruly neighbors or issues within the neighborhood? You can take charge, or become involved in that area and now and help to correct them by being a part of the board.
3. Come to the meetings
Attending the Board meetings will help you not just to find out what is wrong but to stay in the loop so you can help when needed. You can achieve your expectations of a more perfect community much sooner by working with your neighbors.
4. Gain a Better Understanding of the Laws
Volunteering as an HOA, whether Board or Committee member will make you well-versed in laws and regulations related to community associations and maintenance. It will also give you a good grasp of finances and budgeting.
5. Create Fun Experiences
Taking on some of your association’s tasks does not have to be boring. It can be fun, especially when you get to socialize, work with your neighbors and come up with creative ideas on how to make your community run better.
6. Learn Life Lessons
As an HOA Board or Committee member, you can learn valuable life lessons about working as a team. You learn to share your interests and responsibilities with others, and at the same time, you understand the importance of valuing others’ opinions before making decisions.
7. Help Build a Resume
Did you know volunteering with a homeowner’s association can help build your resume and perhaps help advance your career? Any kind of community volunteer service is favorable in the eyes of future employers.
8. Learn Leadership Skills
Serving on an HOA, whether on Board or Committee, can teach you more than you imagine. It gives you a chance to hone, your leadership skills, take charge of issues and work with others to fix them.
9. Give Back to the Community
One way to give back to your neighbors and community is to serve on your association’s board or committee which allows the opportunity to make good decisions to have a POSITIVE impact on everyone.
10. Meet Neighbors
An HOA meeting could be a great place to meet your neighbors and to know more about them. It gives you a chance to socialize and make friends with others living in your neighborhood. You and your neighbors have at least one thing in common; You both decided to live in the same community.
Not getting involved may cost you more than you are willing to pay. Get involved today!