I MUST CONFESS
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published March 23, 2020
I can’t hold it in any longer. I must tell someone. I have
been less than honest with the readers of this blog and the
listeners to the Condo Craze and HOAs Radio Show. I’m a fake
and a fraud.
The truth is…………despite the fact that I urge all of you out
there to get involved in your community, to run for the Board,
scrutinize the finances and stay on top of everything…I MUST
CONFESS. I live in my homeowner’s association for 18 years and
I have never been to a single board of directors meeting. I
never submitted my name to be a candidate for the board and I
may have sent in my proxy once or twice.
Now that I have come clean….I feel better. Do as I say, not as
I am lucky. I live in an HOA that truly has a hands off
policy. Keep your house looking decent, remember to
occasionally take in your garbage cans timely, and we’ll stay
off your back. In the interim, as a Board we will continue to
keep the community looking great and we won’t raise your monthly
assessments. In fact, they were raised once in 18 years.
I think that’s the way it works in most communities. Board
members get upset when members of the community don’t show up
for meetings. They shouldn’t. It really is a vote of
confidence when owners don’t show up for a meeting. What Boards
don’t like is when a unit owner who never attended a meeting
suddenly shows up to their first meeting, second guessing
everything the Board has ever done. That is clearly
understandable. Don’t be a Monday morning quarterback.
Besides loving the community that I live in, and being truly
appreciative that there are members in my community that serve
on the Board without complaint or compensation there’s an even
more important, philosophical, concerning and deep seeded reason
why I haven’t become a member of my own board, and it even
concerns my physical safety. In a word, MY WIFE WOULD KILL
HOA & Condo Blog
Eric Glazer graduated from
the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for more than 2
decades and is the owner of Glazer
and Sachs, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in
Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples,
Fort Myers and Tampa.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host
of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs
at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
He is the first attorney in the
State of Florida that designed a course that certifies
condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium
Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000
Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit
Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated
dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric
also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the
best interest of Florida community association members.