STAYING ON TOP OF YOUR
Published August 2, 2023
As dedicated Board Members responsible for
steering the ship of your community association, it is paramount
that you acknowledge and champion the pivotal role you play in
ensuring the success and prosperity of your community association.
One of the most fundamental aspects of your responsibilities lies in
staying on top of association dues – the lifeblood that sustains and
empowers you community to thrive.
Stability: Staying vigilant in
collecting dues ensures a consistent inflow of funds indispensable
to maintaining and enhancing your community's amenities and
services. These financial resources create a strong foundation for
long-term stability and continuous improvement.
Values: As board members, your
decisions significantly impact property values within the community.
By diligently collecting dues, you safeguard property investments
and uphold the desirability of your neighborhood to potential
Planning for the Future: A
well-managed association ensures you have adequate reserves to
prepare for unforeseen emergencies and undertake long-term projects.
Staying on top of dues lays the groundwork for your community's
secure and prosperous future.
Transparent Governance: As
board members, you are entrusted with the responsibility of
transparent and accountable governance. Adhering to a strict dues
collection process reinforces our commitment to upholding the
highest standards of financial integrity.
Member Satisfaction: When
our community's finances are managed effectively, residents
experience the benefits firsthand. Satisfied members are more likely
to engage in community activities, volunteer, and contribute
positively to the neighborhood's growth.
In conclusion, as board members, you hold the
keys to unlocking the full potential of our community. Staying
vigilant in managing association dues is an act of stewardship and
dedication that sets the tone for a prosperous and harmonious living
environment. Let us lead by example and collaborate to ensure the
financial well-being of our association, thereby paving the way for
a vibrant and inclusive community in which we can all take pride.
As the Co-Founder and CEO
of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to
redefine excellence. They serve community associations
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
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
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.
For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity
Management Services please visit
www.ManagedByAffinity.com or call 1-800-977-6279
Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST
Doral, FL 33166
Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300
Plantation, FL 33324
O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053