By Darlys Walker

Published August 1, 2018  


I happen to live in an HOA with very strict covenants. This is fine by me, I want my investment to be maximized. One covenant states, “No commercial vehicles may be parked on the property”! Having owned our home for twelve years, and my husband being a police officer with a take home patrol car, no one had ever complained or mentioned his patrol car was considered a commercial vehicle.


Fast forward, a new Board is elected. One of whom, had several run-ins with law enforcement. The Board decided to add a new Rule and Regulation stating that law enforcement vehicles were deemed to be commercial vehicles and thus prohibited him from parking in our driveway! We received notice that the vehicle was to be removed or it would be towed!


Needless to say, the entire neighborhood was up in arms! After all, who wouldn’t want a police presence in their neighborhood? Okay, well maybe not in today’s world, but years ago it was welcomed.


After much protest from the unit owners, the Board reversed their decision and removed the new Rule/Regulation. I would like to be able to say that we lived happily ever after. However, weeks later, the patrol car was egged and toilet papered!


Remember, when making Rules and Regulations, it has to be what is in the best interest of the community as a whole!

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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.  


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