Although we live in a tech-dependent world, personal interaction is critical to running your Charlotte area HOA well. Here’s why.

When neighbors know each another, they’re much less likely to project their frustrations onto fellow homeowners and board members.

More often than not, it’s a situation causing people to pull their hair out – not so much individuals (although that does happen).

Now, before you hit the back button on your browser or assume we sit around in a circle singing kumbaya at Kuester Management Group – hear us out.   

This makes a lot of sense, and it could be what your community’s missing.

Not every member of your Charlotte area HOA needs to be the best of friends, but putting faces and personalities with the names of your neighbors and board members definitely makes a difference.  It helps everyone focus on resolving the issue at hand.  Instead of playing the blame game.  Attacking a neighbor or board member’s personal character is probably the least effective way for anyone to be heard, taken seriously, or have their legitimate concerns addressed.

Members of a well-connected, socially active community have a better understanding of the personalities involved with their community’s leadership and the governance decisions being made.

Remember – Condo owners, townhome owners, homeowners, and board members in your community all have something in common. We’re all human. Even the support team at your management company!  We promise.

Many of the Charlotte area HOA communities we work with have their own social committees.  Not only do they know how to throw a party for adults and memorable events for little ones, they tend to work a lot better as a team when it’s time to make major decisions.

We don’t think that’s a coincidence.

Thinking about forming a social committee or looking for ways to get more of your neighbors involved?

Keep an eye out for our next post with engagement tips and event suggestions for your community.

 

Jen Sonshine is a communications strategist in Charlotte, NC. More.

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