As part of the board of a homeowners association, it may be part of your responsibility to continually think of ways to improve the overall look of the community property. Homeowners in your community have usually invested a lot of time and resources in their homes and they will take even more pride in their homes if the property is managed well. Here are four tips to keeping your community looking beautiful.
One fun way to get residents excited about keeping the overall appearance of the community beautiful is to hold contests for the best kept or most beautiful yards. These contests can be as often as you would like. Depending on the size of your community, you can implement a monthly or bimonthly contest and then award the winner. Consider awarding the winner with a cash prize or discount, or make a special sign that the winner of the best yard can display in front of their house until the next yard is chosen.
Use Talent From Within
Many times HOAs make the mistake of overlooking talent that is located within their own communities. One community can have artists, landscapers, and gardeners hiding in plain sight. As a part of the leadership of your board, it is your responsibility to get to know the people who live in your community and identify their skills. Homeowners who take pride in their community will usually be more than happy to volunteer their talents to help keep the property looking great.
Keep the Website Updated
The website of your association is part of the overall appeal of the property. It is also one of the most neglected aspects of many communities. Updating and caring for the website is one of the best things that you can do to attract new residents as well as make paying dues and other necessary activities easy for those living on the property. It is important to not only keep the website user friendly, but also to keep it looking fresh and modern.
Choose Your Landscape Company Wisely
The company that you choose to take care of landscaping can make all the difference when it comes to the beauty of the community. It is important to do extensive research when choosing a company to work with in order to make sure that the company provides all of the services that you may require. It is far easier, not to mention cheaper, to work with one company than to contract jobs out to separate companies. Therefore, make sure the company provides more than just lawn care services.
One of the best things that you can do to for your community is to keep the property, as well as the website, beautiful and appealing. Not only will your current residents be proud to be a part of the association, it will be easy to find new residents who are excited to be welcomed into such a well-managed community. Use these four easy tips to keep the property looking great.