WHY I CREATED 'Understanding Your HOA The Easy Way©'
Building Community, Satisfaction and Participation with Understanding and Awareness
During 10 years as Director of Homeowner Associations (HOAs) for Pardee Homes, the largest of five Weyerhaeuser Corporation Real Estate companies, I was the developer appointed President of scores of HOAs in the new communities we developed. I was a member of seven development teams throughout California and Nevada. In this capacity I was directly involved in nearly every HOA related issue imaginable.
Professionals in many fields who work with people in customer service or areas where stress or conflict are present often say among themselves "We should write a book about this." Those of us working with HOAs definitely say this. I didn't write a book but I did create the 15-minute program, 'Understanding Your HOA The Easy Way©', here's why.
I observed that up to 90% of people buying a home in an HOA do not read the governing documents or attend the business meetings of the Board of Directors. They do not know what they are getting into when they move into an HOA governed community. They do not understand the purpose, operation and limitations of the HOA and how it affects them. This is a certain recipe for confusion, conflict and unhappy homeowners! Providing the governing documents of the HOA upon close of escrow with a few comments, often inaccurate, from sales people and others adds to the confusion.
People are visual and generally do not have the time, interest or attention span to read stacks of boring HOA documents. I knew there was a better way to provide must-have HOA information in an easily accessible format. I set a firm time limit of 15-minutes running time for the program. We achieved our goal as the Testimonials from HOA Managers, Homebuilders and Attorneys confirm.
Drawing on over 10 years experience plus input from many HOA Managers, Attorneys and others we created the one-of-a-kind 15-Minute orientation and education program 'Understanding Your HOA The Easy Way©'. Then we added Spanish Second Audio and Subtitles in 7 languages to the DVD. We are grateful for the generous assistance of many HOA professionals.
Testimonials from Homeowners, Homebuilders, Management Company Owners, HOA Managers, Boards of Directors and Attorneys proves that 'Understanding Your HOA The Easy Way©' remains the most effective HOA Orientation and Education program. It is still the only one of its kind!
"If you came from Mars and never heard of HOAs in just 15 minutes viewing time you'd understand and be ready to live in one!"
Fast-paced, informative and engaging 'Understanding Your HOA The Easy Way©' presents essential information in JUST 15-MINUTES VIEWING TIME! We say, "If you came from Mars and never heard of HOAs in just 15 minutes viewing time you'd understand and be ready to live in one!
You can't reduce HOA issues that arise time after time due to a lack of awareness and understanding using the methods of the past. Join Managers, HOA Directors and Home Builders leveraging 'Understanding Your HOA The Easy Way©' to build community and participation and make Community Association living all it can and should be!
Take action today and move forward!
Sincerely, Alan Schantz, HOA DVD CEO