Successful communities are essential for society. When a community thrives, individuals feel a distinct sense of belonging and happiness. Additonally, conversation among neighbors becomes more free-flowing and natural. If you're a HOA manager, the following tips will help to shape a successful community.
Host or attend events
Use that special skill or passion you have and make an event out of it. Love to cook? Invite the members of your HOA to your residence for a "make your own pizza night". Passionate about running? Find a local 5K to participate in. They're a great way to meet people, and the registration proceeds usually benefit a charity or the local community.
Stay true to your word
When homeowners pay their HOA fees, they expect to see the benefits of what they're paying for. If it means a new pool is supposed to be installed at the beginning of the summer, do everything in your power to make it happen. HOA managers can even go above and beyond. For example, a tennis court might have a high upkeep cost, but it's very rarely used. You can pitch the idea of removing it! Your homeowners will be pleasantly surprised to hear the ways they can save money.
Visit another community
Visiting a new place can open your mind to many new ideas. Grab any interested parties within your HOA, and visit a place that most people haven't gone. Keep it simple if you're really looking to spark conversations and get to know one another: an unfamiliar beach, campground, or state park will work.
Use social media
Last but not least, don't forget to create social media pages for your HOA! Many of your homeowners are probably using social media platforms almost every day. If you're not using them as a way to communicate, you're missing out. Facebook groups are an excellent way to get in touch with your homeowners, while Instagram advertisements can show off how beautiful your property is. And that's just the beginning. Once you figure out where your audience spends the most time, you can work on creating a strong virtual community -- which will help your real life community thrive.