Do You Make These Common HOA Board Mistakes? Part 2

In Part 1 of this article series, we gave you a list of common mistakes HOA Boards make and ways to avoid them. We discussed the importance of understanding roles, governing documents, and managing budgets. The mistakes that Tampa HOA property management companies see HOA boards make warrants the need for a second installment. In this second part, we’ll give you more mistakes we commonly see and give you some tips to avoid them as well.


Onboarding newly elected members works just like onboarding new employees at any job. While you must equip new members with a lot of information, it’s important to make a member’s transition smooth. Avoid this mistake by giving new members orientation and welcome packets. Also, make sure they become familiar with governing documents. A well-equipped member will perform effectively and efficiently.


Change is good, but changes should be gradual. This is especially true concerning big changes. This can happen when a community has a new board. For instance, if the new board wants to bring on new vendors, they should first assess why new vendors are needed. Were expectations unmet? It’s vital to understand these issues before replacing a vendor. To avoid this mistake, respect and welcome input from others and work together to implement solutions.


An effective board meeting is one that is planned and organized. Scheduling meetings consistently with an agenda is important. Remember, infrequent meetings can be just as bad as meeting too frequently. Balance is key. Proper procedures should be followed to keep order and communication lines open. You can avoid disorderly meetings that waste time by avoiding unofficial meetings and respecting everyone’s time.

Request a proposal today, or call us at (813) 968-5665 to learn more about our Tampa homeowners association management services.

Want To Learn More?

Request more information or a proposal from Wise Property Management today!

Request a Proposal

Taking Advantage of Summer Holidays With Engaging Association Events

With longer days and endless sunshine, summer brings a unique set of opportunities for associations to hold community events. With the help of St. Petersburg HOA management companies like Wise Property Management, your association can host fun events with high participation rates and increase community engagement. Why Summer Holidays are Prime Opportunities for Association Events […]

Position Your St. Petersburg Neighborhood For Success This Hurricane Season With the Proper Preparations

As the hurricane season approaches, coastal condominiums should take measures to ensure they are fully prepared for any potential storms. St. Petersburg condo management companies like Wise Property Management can help your association properly plan and take proactive measures to set your community up for success this summer. Schedule an Inspection Ahead of Summer One […]