By Rafael Aquino

Published April 3, 2024  


In today's world, everyone needs to be able to see what's going on, especially in Homeowners Associations (HOAs). Let's discuss a new rule in Florida that shows why keeping things clear and open for everyone is essential.


Why Online Records are a Great Idea


Putting these records online is a great idea for a few reasons:


Easy to Find: It's more accessible for everyone, including the police, to       find the information they need quickly.


Trust: When associations share their records online, it helps build trust.   Everyone can see what's happening and that nothing is being hidden.


Following the Rules: With the new rule, having records online helps associations ensure they're doing what the law says.


Keeping It Simple


The main point is that sharing records and information openly makes things better for everyone. It helps build trust and ensures that associations are doing the right things. In Florida, the new rule is a step toward making sure that happens, showing us the importance of being open and transparent, especially when it comes to the places we call home.

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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.

For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity Management Services please visit or call 1-800-977-6279

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