Meredith Pond

Meredith Pond

HOA Specialist at GoGladly
Meredith has seen first-hand the frustrations and misery that result from a poorly-managed association. One large HOA assessment and 4 homes later, she also enjoys camping and experiencing the outdoors with her husband, 3 kids and 3 dogs, especially since their recent move to southwestern Utah. She's a self-described "word nerd" and has been a copywriter for 18 years. Meredith has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah.
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HOA Renters are People, Too

HOA Renters are People, Too

Meredith Pond HOA Renters are sometimes stereotyped as dead-beats who don't maintain the home or take care of the yard. Surrounding residents might see them as more transient, lacking the same level of attachment to the neighborhood as those who buy a home and intend to stick around. Read More... [et_social_share]
The Holly Jolly HOA

The Holly Jolly HOA

Meredith Pond From Halloween through the New Year, there are all sorts of opportunities to celebrate, decorate…and break every HOA rule in the book. But while you love the festivities as much as anyone else, you still have community standards to maintain. All too often, adherence to rules about decorations and such can put a damper on your delicate image. Read More... [et_social_share]
The Buzz-Killing HOA — Don’t Let It Be You

The Buzz-Killing HOA — Don’t Let It Be You

Meredith Pond As an HOA manager, you probably run the organization like a business — and that's not a bad thing. After all, you have goals, budgets, and projects to worry about, just like any other business entity. But while you're focused on the workings of the organization, you also need to keep sight of the fact that an HOA — at it's foundation — is about people. Read More... [et_social_share]
Chronicles of the HOA Superhero: And Why That Shouldn’t Be You

Chronicles of the HOA Superhero: And Why That Shouldn’t Be You

Meredith Pond As HOA manager, you will face a lot of challenges. Too often, people see you as “The Fixer.” You're the manager, so naturally, you must be the source of any and all information, the sounding board for every problem, and the mediator for every conflict. You're expected to be an attorney, police officer, detective, judge, personal assistant, accountant, building inspector, therapist, and magician. Most likely, at the heart of the challenges (that are the HOA manager duties) is the duty to handle conflict. The type of conflict you're dealing with can vary like the days of the week. Basically, the only thing you can be sure of is that another one lurks around each corner, ready to pounce on you like a sumo wrestler. Read More... [et_social_share]
Great Expectations: What Homeowners Want From Their HOA

Great Expectations: What Homeowners Want From Their HOA

Meredith Pond Today, there are roughly 57 million Americans living in managed communities, or HOAs. Of those 57 million, every single one of them has a certain set of expectations about what that should mean. While most homeowners would reasonably expect things like grounds maintenance, snow removal, and maybe some nice amenities, that's not really the point. Residents have some deeper needs, and as an HOA, you have a responsibility to meet them the best way you know how. Read More... [et_social_share]

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