By Rafael Aquino

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.


 Financial 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.


Maintaining Property 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 buyers.


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.

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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

Doral Office: 8200 NW 41st ST

Suite 200

Doral, FL 33166

Broward Office: 150 S Pine Island RD Suite 300

Plantation, FL 33324

O: 800-977-6279 ● F: 305-325-4053

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