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Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good experience but a thankless job.  Glad I now live in the country with no HOA, few neighbors who all get along.

Mar 20, 2016 11:28 AM
Rainer
471,173
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Yes.   It was frustrating but worth it.

Mar 20, 2016 03:28 PM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I was president of an HOA (154 homes) for several years. 

    I am glad for the experience; I would not do it again unless I was compensated for my time.

Mar 20, 2016 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
872,265
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I am the president of my hoa but don't enjoy the position.   

Mar 20, 2016 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,987,878
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Have not so I can't weigh in here. What about you?

Mar 20, 2016 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
40,454
Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
Alamo Heights Homes for Sale - Concierge Service

I have not as there is no HOA in the village where I live.  However, I have several friends who have done so.  They were happy to contribute.  They would not participate again due to the amount of time needed and the political/adversarial positions common in most HOAs.

Mar 20, 2016 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,213,606
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

My Dad has and he says he'd never do it again. Too political. I was asked to join mine last month, based on my Dad's comment, I declined. But, I feel like I should as 75% of our board are non-residents and have no clue what it's like to live here anymore.

Mar 20, 2016 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,054,053
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have not... but my husband was President of three of them, so I was "close" to the situation. Overall, a positive experience.

Mar 20, 2016 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
6,540,604
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

Mar 20, 2016 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes and it was a good learning experience for me both as an owner and Realtor.

Mar 20, 2016 06:25 PM
Rainmaker
2,435,786
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I am not part of a HOA, so I don't have that opportunity.

Mar 20, 2016 06:06 PM
Rainmaker
955,761
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I served on the Board of our condo association for 4 years and was glad I did. It did require a fair amount of time and work but it was great experience and exposure. There were certain challenges with people and politics but you encounter those in any type of business and/or professional setting.

 

Mar 20, 2016 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
5,525,180
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

Neither one of us has patience for a committee.  We admire and appreciate those who do.  A

Mar 20, 2016 01:49 PM
Rainer
318,613
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have not. Can't wait to read all the answers. I have never lived in a subdivision that has HOA. 

Mar 20, 2016 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I served on my HOA board in Florida in 2001 and 2002. It was rewarding but I also had to handle a lot of complaints, whic was annoying.

Mar 20, 2016 01:28 PM
Ambassador
4,557,551
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't, and have no interest in doing so

Mar 20, 2016 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No I have not

Mar 20, 2016 12:23 PM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No but people I know who have have said that it was allot of work.

Mar 20, 2016 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,323
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not, but I've had several friends who did.  It was a very mixed experience for them.

Mar 20, 2016 11:58 AM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I currently serve on 4 boards and it is time consuming. But with a good community manager it becomes easier and the small stuff is automatically handled. They know to let us know about big issues.

Mar 20, 2016 11:54 AM
Ambassador
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have never done this. 

Mar 20, 2016 11:47 AM
Rainer
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Angelia Bynum
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Atlanta, GA
Realtor® serving all of Atlanta

I have not; and my main reason for not serving is due to how much I may have to commit.  I certainly have thought about it, but based on the answers I've read from others, my choice to not serve is probably best.

Mar 20, 2016 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
640,067
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Never have, never would but am 100% supportive of those willing to put out the effort and time.  I applaud them.

Mar 22, 2016 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,882,965
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not, nor have I even had time to attend.   They have them once a year in March, and have tried many times, but always have something come up.   (15 years now)

Mar 22, 2016 04:41 AM
Ambassador
1,576,105
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes as Vice President and President.  It's a lot of work and time consuming than one would think.

Mar 22, 2016 12:27 AM
Ambassador
3,312,211
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have served on a small and large HOA.  The small one I am still doing.  Great exposure for business.  Good experience.  The larger board I quit 1/3 of the way through my term.  It was down right ridiculous the amount of grief you got for things that were totally beyond your control.  

Mar 21, 2016 11:23 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Though I detest HOA's and their busybody ways, I don't mind serving on various boards, as long as I am the chairman.

Mar 21, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,968,087
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not enough time in a day.

Mar 21, 2016 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. I don't want to be disliked by my neighbors. 

Mar 21, 2016 02:11 AM
Rainmaker
660,107
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No

Mar 21, 2016 01:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

our subdivisions do not have HOA....our condo communities have condo owners associations....

Mar 21, 2016 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Mar 20, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,869,435
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Debbie Reynolds it's never a good experience when you serve on an HOA board.

Mar 20, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,321,246
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes and it was horrible. 12 people, 4 of which do all, 4 of which do little and 4 who did nothing but complain about everything, 

Mar 20, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - a pleasure yet to be discovered...

Mar 20, 2016 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Mar 20, 2016 07:20 PM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - none so far. Never owned one....

Mar 20, 2016 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have been on hoa same one for many years.  Since I am not the president, treasury. People do not point finger at me. Many officers take things too serious and get angry at a few trouble makers they cry, resign or wanted to sue.

Mar 20, 2016 03:04 PM