By Rafael Aquino

Published March 25, 2020  


Eric's Blog on Monday made many, if not most, laugh. While most members do participate in that same fashion and probably have a similar experience, I still believe that you should, at a minimum, ask these few questions once per year. 


  1. Reserves - Does your association have any? If not, how strong is your operating cash position? 

  2. Budget - Is the board spending according to the budget?  

  3. Maintenance - What are the general conditions of the associations' property/equipment?


If you don’t feel comfortable with your discovery of the above questions, you may need to dig in a bit more.  If you do, then you are one of those lucky residents that moved into the right association because of great leadership and management support.


Associations come in many sizes, and what fits one doesn't fit all. In addition to that, you involve volunteers in the mix, and it can get hairy quickly. It's better to know a little something than nothing at all. 

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.


Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

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