By Darlys Walker  

Published September 6, 2017  


My guess is for most of you hard working, dedicated, community focused, board members, the answer is YES! Unfortunately, there are always those individuals who are self-centered, egotistical, dictatorial, that want what they want and don’t care about the effect on others. Sound familiar? Are there are signs that one should look for when assessing the candidates running for board seats? Absolutely!

Here are just a few…..


The “Labor of Love Directors” phrase things using “WE”, “US”, “THE COMMUNITY”!! They seek input. What is your opinion? What would you like to see happen? Their goals are usually to better the community, enhance the lifestyle and increase property values. OH, and they don’t simply sign an affidavit to become certified. They realize knowledge is power, so they actually attend a board certification seminar!


Those “Other Board Members” conversations and actions center on “I”, “ME”, and “MINE”! They make decisions without discussions. They never ask for input. They talk over you and only take on tasks that directly impact them! For example, “I hate dogs”, so let’s become a community of “No Pets Allowed” or “We need to lower fees because mine are too high. Let’s self-manage”


For all of you hardworking Board Members who give 100% to the betterment of all, I wish you a quiet, enjoyable, drama free Labor Day! You deserve it!

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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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