Kuester Management Group Highlights Storm Preparation Tips for HOAs
Kuester Management Group shares steps HOA communities can take to gear up for hurricane season and other severe storms.
By: Kuester Management Group
"One way that the HOA can be proactive is to review its insurance policies and ensure that they are current and provide appropriate coverage," says Bryan Kuester, President of Kuester Management Group. "Remember that flood insurance is often a separate policy that needs to be purchased."
Make sure that all essential documents are backed up as well, says Kuester. Secure files in a safe place, but also have another copy stored on a remote server in case anything should happen to the HOA office. Verify that records include all current assets, especially if the association has made upgrades or renovations.
Have an emergency plan in place for the association, and encourage homeowners to do the same. Where should they go? What should they bring? What steps can be taken to protect buildings and homes? Know who is responsible for what to help maintain order, ensure important tasks are not overlooked, and stay in communication with members.
"The association should also speak with its vendors to see what their policies are regarding storms or natural disasters," says Kuester. "What services do they provide? How quickly do they respond? How do they prioritize requests? Know what to expect once the storm is over and cleanup is beginning."
Kuester Management Group partners with communities to help them put appropriate plans in place, negotiate contracts, coordinate with vendors, communicate with homeowners, and support HOA operations. Learn more by visiting www.kuester.com.
Kuester Management Group, a division of Kuester Companies, works to protect property values and enhance the quality of life in each of its managed communities. Providing a full range of association management services, Kuester Management Group has worked to foster strong, resilient, and unified communities across North and South Carolina. The company is proud to offer on-site property managers, all zealous for building strong communities meant to stand the test of time. More information is available at www.kuester.com or @KuesterCompany.
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