Plastic Surgery

By Darlys Walker

Published November 28, 2012

Americans are obsessed with their appearance. Each year we spend billions to be tucked, sucked, tightened, brightened, whitened, cut, colored and tanned. WHEW! Makes me tired just talking about it.

I know you must be thinking WHAT does this silliness have to do with our topic this week, "Should We Fund Reserves or Waive Them?"

Well, there really is a good comparison here. Just as our body begins to show wear and tear and our appearance ages, so do our communities. Roofs begin to leak, chimney caps fade, siding becomes worn and moldy, trees become overgrown, stucco becomes faded, elevators break, carpeting becomes outdated and on and on. ………………

Typically, our homes are our most valuable single investment. So why, would we not want to take a proactive approach in maintaining its physical integrity and enhance our investment values???

Adequately funding reserves is without a doubt the best way to protect your long term investment and ensure you don’t get hit with a large special assessment down the road.

By voting to wave reserves you are simply dealing with the devil and eventually you will have to pay.

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Darlys Walker

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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