PMI Shield Property Management Blog

Soup’s on! Try one of these fall recipes

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It’s Fall, and that means soup is officially on the menu! There’s nothing quite like coming indoors after being in the chilly October air and warming your hands around a fresh bowl of hot, steaming soup. And with the many fresh ingredients, you can find at the Dallas area’s amazing farmers’ markets this month, you ...

Delegating done right

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Delegate: “to assign responsibility or authority.”There are only so many hours in the day and a limited number of people to help lighten the load. That’s why delegating is one of the important skills HOA board members need to have. But delegating successfully can take some know-how and experience flexing that proverbial ...

Fall adventure awaits: Things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth

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We typically think of spring as the time of new beginnings. But this time of year is also full of fresh starts and opportunities for adventure right where we live. As September’s temperatures start to cool down from summer’s heat, it’s a great time to enjoy what’s waiting right outside your door. Take a look at jus...

The best process for an HOA to handle disputes between residents

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Homeowners associations exist for the principal purpose of protecting property values within a community. Obviously there are a multitude of components that go into accomplishing that goal, with some being significantly more important than others. From ensuring that the exterior of homes are not painted a color not approved by the board, ...

The benefits of showing appreciation

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Providing feedback is routine in most organizations, but all too often, the focus is on what others can improve on rather than taking time to thank them for what they’re already doing well. If there’s a chance you might be guilty of not showing enough appreciation toward your Dallas HOA board members and community volunteers, ...

Brainstorming sessions done right

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Communities have problems. Boards help solve them. That’s why creative thinking and brainstorming are so important to effective HOA management.When was the last time your Dallas HOA board had a successful brainstorming session? By “successful,” we don’t mean you were able to get side work done while everyone else t...

Does your HOA have an emergency preparedness plan?

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Disasters strike suddenly, and often, without warning. They are usually unexpected and seem to come at the worst possible time. How prepared is your community for either a natural or man-made disaster? What steps have you taken as a homeowners association to ensure the safety and security of your residents and their property?Have you been...

How to create a more collaborative HOA board

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Successful HOA management is about more than just delegating, budgets, and status updates. One of the biggest challenges Dallas HOA boards face is in creating cohesion among unpaid board members, and enabling and empowering them to do their best work.Here are some of the best ways to help build a more collaborative HOA team.Make communica...

Tips from PMI Alliance to help effectively manage outside vendors in a home owners association

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Communities have home owners associations (HOA) for a myriad of reasons. One of the principal reasons is to safeguard the property values within the community. This is accomplished by keeping the neighborhood clean, ensuring properties are well kept and follow the neighborhood rules and covenants, and ensuring that landscaping is not only...

11 attributes of a good HOA board member

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A Dallas homeowners association is only as good as its board. When leadership is poor, tasks fall through the cracks or are completely overlooked.When leadership is constantly squabbling among itself, little to nothing gets done. But how does one collect the right individuals to make a solid Dallas homeowners association board?F...

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