Have you ever thought about becoming an HOA Board member, but then worried that you might not have what it takes?

Have you thought about how nice it would be to make a difference in your community, but feared that you may not have the right skills for the job?

Here’s a secret: Even wanting to serve on the HOA Board is a pretty good indicator that you’ve got potential! A passion to serve is critical to Board success! And if a current Board member has encouraged you to step up and lend a hand, well: That’s even more promising!

But for those who need further affirmation, consider our list of desirable Board member traits. Great HOA Board members have…

  1. Commitment to really taking the time to understand the community and its issues, and to make well-informed decisions about community finances and governance.
  2. The ability to be steady and consistent, and not to show favoritism in enforcing the rules and regulations.
  3. A strong sense of honesty, and the ability to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
  4. A willingness to admit when you have a problem, to seek out additional education, and to ask for help when you run into a problem!
  5. The ability to be a true team player, to delegate when needed and to serve as a committee member from time to time.
  6. A drive toward conflict resolution, compromise, and finding common ground.
  7. The ability to take criticism well; a thick skin!
  8. A passion for community, and for fostering positive relations between neighbors.
  9. The ability to adapt, change, and evolve as circumstances in the community change.
  10. A zeal for making a difference in your community.

How many of those things describe you? If you can boast even a few of them, then you may very well be a great applicant for HOA service! Talk to a current Board member about how you can get involved.

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