For property managers, being “HOA-alicious” means staying positive in the face of challenging situations.
Sometimes residents and even board members can react in a less than professional way. For our own professional state-of-mind, it’s better to rise above the situation. Having a positive attitude is fundamental to being engaged at your job and making you more effective with your homeowner associations. While you can’t control how others act, (wouldn’t that be nice) but you can choose how you react to negativity and to bring a positive attitude when dealing with the more challenging players in your HOAs.
Remember, a negative working relationship doesn’t have to be permanent. Honestly evaluate your expectations and your perceptions of the troublesome board member or homeowner. If they are truly negative, it’s time to speak up tactfully and change the dynamic. You are not a punching-bag and deserve respect too! If you need guidance or support, reach out to your fellow property managers. Many people just sit there and accept their circumstances. Those are the people who seem to be exhausted and complaining all the time.
Why be one of those people – you deserve to be “HOA-alicious”.