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Some of our competitors require contractors and vendors to pay them a fee in order to become a “certified” or “approved” contractor or vendor. Many people, including ourselves, consider this a form of kickback. Coast Management of California does not follow this practice. See: Certified Vendor Programs – Caution for additional information.
Management companies provide escrow related services when homeowners in community associations either sell or refinance their property. If a sale, the services are paid for by either the buyer or seller, but never the HOA. If a refinance, the services are paid for by the mortgage broker or borrower, but never the HOA. See: Escrow Services for Homeowner Associations and Escrow Holder-Functions for additional information. Coast Management of California provides these important services to owners of homes within the association we manage. We also offer these services to self-managed homeowner associations and other management companies located throughout California.
While most of the people who call our firm speak English, sometimes English is the caller’s second language, making it easier for them to communicate in their first language. Please note that we have staff that speaks Mandarin Chinese, Armenian, and Farsi.
Sometimes boards find that it is difficult to run orderly and efficient board meetings. As a result, we have prepared: Board and Homeowner Meeting Rules of Conduct which you will find on this site. Your association may adopt the suggested rule or distribute the information to the membership.
Most board members are aware that the inspector of elections for all secret ballot elections, cannot be a member of their board, a candidate for the board of directors, an owner who is related to a member of the board of directors, or anyone under contract with the association. This includes the management company, the association’s attorney, the association’s accountant, or anyone employed by them.
While Coast Management of California, and its affiliates, cannot act as the inspector of elections for Coast clients, we can assist our clients by directing them to Coast’s affiliate website: HOAlnspectorofElections.org. This website is designed to educate board members concerning all aspects of the secret ballot process to be followed in California.
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