75%? NO WAY, NO HOW!

By Darlys Walker

Published April 11, 2018  


We all know just how hard it is to get people involved with the associationís affairs. Sure, there are those who love to complain about everything, but never volunteer for anything. Then there are those who will volunteer, but their only real agenda is how something effects them personally. Lastly, there are those die hard, tireless individuals who are proud to serve, want what is best for the community and tolerate the ridicule and abuse from complainers. Letís be real, getting 75% of owners to agree to anything is nearly impossible, especially for a large community.


Letís say a tile roof is in disrepair and must be replaced. The association has no money, the board has looked at the less expensive option of replacing it with shingles roofing. The majority of the unit owners are out of the country most of the time and very few ever take the time to vote on anything. If you are a board member, my question is, do you think 75% is too high of a requirement?


Now let me say from a management point of view, 75% seems like a great number, but sometimes unachievable. It is important when making material changes that everyoneís opinion be considered and all options weighed.

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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.

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