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Kuester Management Group Shares Desirable Traits for HOA Board Members
Kuester Management Group details positive qualities that can help members be more successful on the board.
By: Kuester Management Group
"A major quality for board members to have is an open mind," says Bryan Kuester, President of Kuester Management Group. "They should be willing to listen to and consider perspectives that differ from their own and recognize that there is more than one way to achieve results. There is a give and take often requiring compromise. The board must work together and not have one person dominating every decision."
Another desirable trait is passion for the community, says Kuester. Board members should be invested in the neighborhood and the people who live there. They should have a desire to make positive changes and create a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable environment. They should have the best interest of members in mind and be fair and ethical in their decision making.
Reliability is also important. Board members are expected to show up to meetings and be involved in the community. If a board member is frequently unavailable or absent, it can keep the association from moving forward with plans and voting on changes.
"A willingness to learn is also key," says Kuester. "You don't have to know everything about running an association, but you should be open to learning from others, taking classes, and partnering with a community manager so that you can be the best board member you can be and make sound decisions."
Having some management skills can also be beneficial when it comes to staying organized, running meetings, managing committees, resolving conflicts, and developing short- and long-term plans and goals. Kuester Management Group supports HOA board members in effectively running associations and improving their leadership and management skills. 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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