People already have a lot on their plates. They’re juggling their 9-to-5 jobs, their households, families, friends, and more. Because of this, not many choose to join an HOA board, but the benefits of having new people join the board are priceless. But, as expected, recruiting new members isn’t an easy task. Luckily, there are a few tried and true methods to increase interest and enlist some very strong volunteers for the board.

Check out our tips for finding HOA board members.

1. Turn complaints into opportunities

If someone complains, but brings some suggestions to the table – they’re the ones you want to focus on.

2. Hone in on the talents and experience of your homeowners

There may be certain things your board is lacking that certain residents can fulfill.

3. Market the board to your community

You’re probably doing some very cool things, so showcase what you’re doing and tell the community!

4. Mix up the appointments

Offer short-term appointments or low-commitment positions.

5. Keep your board transparent

A tip is to open up your meetings, so your community knows what’s being discussed.

6. Make it easy to join

This might be obvious, but it’s not always the case.

We included a checklist for you: 5 Questions You’ll Want to Ask When Looking for the Perfect HOA Board Members.

7. If push comes to shove, remind them what happens when there’s a vacancy

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to this, but if it does – there may be rules in the documents about what happens when there’s a vacancy on the board.

Check out the Simplifying the HOA Process ebook to see what happens if there are vacancies on the board!

The HOA is crucial to your community, and a well-run HOA means the community will benefit. Recruiting will take substantial time and effort, but using these tips will help you identify key members within your neighborhood or building that would be great for your board.


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