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Fred Griffin
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 Never seen that problem.   

   Most HOA's that I encounter are ruled by would-be tyrants and petty bureaucrats.

Jun 17, 2017 07:05 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Interesting. I have not encountered this.  Could it be something else?   

Jun 17, 2017 05:25 AM
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Nina Hollander
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I've not come across this issue locally. I've never lived in a community where the HOA board was all male... in fact, in several cases the chairmen of the board were women. We deal with women in managerial positions at the hoa management companies all the time.

Jun 17, 2017 05:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I believe so. It's the young whippersnapper syndrome.

Jun 17, 2017 04:36 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Sad commentary! The person qualified to do the job should be allowed to do it and judged on the merits!

Jun 17, 2017 06:40 AM
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Carol Williams
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The answer is in the details, which we are not privy to.  It is a possibility but perhaps it is THE woman and not because she is a woman.  

Jun 17, 2017 06:12 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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HOA is all politics first then everything else

Jun 17, 2017 05:38 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I have not seen that in my area...

Jun 18, 2017 06:32 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Jun 18, 2017 05:14 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Rickert Property Management - Columbus, OH
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THANKS EVERYONE!

Jun 18, 2017 04:37 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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 Hmm . . .  good riddance to the old fogies.

Jun 17, 2017 10:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Not in our area. We  have strong young women and it is best not to cross them.

Jun 17, 2017 09:25 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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My first job out of college was in HOA management - with an HOA property management company owned by a woman. And all of us property managers, except one, were women. I have not seen this "old boy's club" mentality personally.

Jun 17, 2017 08:58 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
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Maybe it is her style.

However, I do admit...I prefer to work with male agents any day. Can't deal with the emotional drama.

I even prefer male clients...they are usually decisive and don't sweat the  small stuff.

Eve

Jun 17, 2017 08:51 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Who ever contributes the most get the respect. 

Jun 17, 2017 08:40 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Having served on several boards of HOA's it is not about who (male or female or age) it is about competency and communication and attitude. I suspect those associations were not happy before the change was made.

In looking back over all the PM's we have had over the years, I can think of only 2 that were a pleasure to work with but they couldn't stand the heat, time demands and moved on. I don't blame them as it is a very demanding and often thankless job.

Jun 17, 2017 07:58 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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It is in my area

Jun 17, 2017 07:45 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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some things never change

Jun 17, 2017 07:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Our HOA is mixed and others I have run across are as well, including the property management companies

Jun 17, 2017 07:21 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,ePro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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No...our board is full of old hens as much as old dogs...it's old in general. The age (and more so than age), the "set in their wyas" mentality not the gender seperates the common sense from the old guard.

 

Jun 17, 2017 07:14 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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chivalry is dead.... nepotism is alive and well....

Jun 17, 2017 06:55 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I haven't encountered this at all and I do hope that's really not the reason the two high-end communities parted way with your services. That's really disappointing if that's the case!

Jun 17, 2017 06:45 AM
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Nathan Gesner
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That could be the reason. It could be they were planning to leave and the change in personnel was the final breaking point. HOA boards can be fickle creatures.

Jun 17, 2017 06:36 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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I have no idea

Jun 17, 2017 06:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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It is a possibility.  

Jun 17, 2017 05:22 AM
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Joan Cox
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Have to admit, have not gone to one HOA meeting since I have lived here.

Jun 20, 2017 09:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I met different ages. And fortunately large company now fully automated, so it is getting easier to deal with them. 

Jun 18, 2017 11:31 PM
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Will Hamm
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I do not think so anythmore.

Jun 18, 2017 06:59 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Not really. I have encountered some very sharp ladies in this field.

Jun 18, 2017 08:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Dennis Swartz - now that should not be a problem, to begin with!

Jun 17, 2017 09:58 PM
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William Feela
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I very seldom deal with these so I really do not know.

Jun 17, 2017 09:13 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I'd guess there is more to play there than you know, but I wouldn't put it past anyone.

Jun 17, 2017 05:40 PM
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Joe Pryor
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Not where I am.

Jun 17, 2017 01:30 PM
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Stephen Turner
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I don't think so. In Central PA there are 2 large management companies that are hired by all HOA's in this area. Both companies have mostly all women who manage the HOA's. 

Anytime a management company here looses a community it usually has to do with residents deciding to run the HOA themselves to save the management fee. 

Jun 17, 2017 12:22 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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I'd prefer to believe that is not the case.  

Jun 17, 2017 10:46 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
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I didn't realize it was an "old boy's club" but then again I've never lived in an HOA community. -Kasey

Jun 17, 2017 10:32 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Dennis Swartz I have not heard or seen this. I've had a couple of my sellers threatened by their HOA's.

Jun 17, 2017 10:25 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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No idea.

Jun 17, 2017 10:24 AM
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This old boy stays far away from these things.

Jun 17, 2017 10:23 AM