guest blog by Nila Ridings
This link should put all sorts of ideas in your mind about how to fix up your failing HOA. If only we could Photoshop our neighborhoods the same way the fashion industry does its models:
36 seconds and “POOF!” Your HOA has no wood rot, no broken sidewalks, no dead tree limbs, dog poop, or peeling paint. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
I actually have seen this very thing being done on real estate websites. Potential buyers are stunned when they walk in and discover the kitchen is laminate, not granite. The pool isn’t out back, but three doors down in the board president’s back yard. And the garage is a single not a triple. And those beautiful multi-colored leaves on the maple tree outside the dining room picture window? That tree doesn’t even exist.
Deception is everywhere. Sadly, it’s becoming an acceptable practice. But somebody always ends up a victim and reality hits like a brick. This kind of deception is happening all across America’s homeowners associations.
Life isn’t being lived like it’s portrayed in the pictures.