By Darlys Walker

Published August 15, 2018  


Time and time again we receive complaints from purchasers stating, “My sales agent said I could lease my unit” or “My sales agent said I could rent on VRBO or AIRBNB”. In several cases the seller or developer will put various approvals in the purchase and sale agreement that are in direct violation of the community declaration!


If it is in writing, as part of the sales and purchase agreement, purchasers believe they are protected! NOPE, you are not. If a sales person is granting you something, remember they do not sit on the board, they do not speak for the board and they have no authority to make decisions for the association.


If the seller or developer, put approval in the purchase contract, that contract is between the buyer and seller, and not the association. The developer is acting for the benefit of himself and not as a board member. Of course I am not an attorney, so before closing on a purchase where one of the aforementioned actions has taken place, please call your attorney and read your declaration!

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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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