Re: Disengaged households
From: Jeanne Goodman (
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 08:41:33 -0800 (PST)
Hi David,

This may not help with your current situation, but you may wish to build
into your community policies that you can participate in marketing their
unit or pay the community the equivalent of a commission for marketing their

This may be difficult to enforce for disgruntled households, but it may help
those who are doing work on behalf of the sellers. It is clear that it is
time for them to go.

Best of luck,

Jeanne Goodman
Jamaica Plain Cohousing
Boston, MA

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:48 PM, David Entin wrote:

> Our community is wrestling with the problem of four disengaged households
> who have said they want to leave and put their houses up for sale.  But
> some of these are doing little to market their units and seem slow to move
> on, a problem compounded by a poor real estate market..  Their
> disengagement means the loss of active members for a sustained a period of
> time.  We were wondering if other communities faced this problem and found
> any creative solutions?  If so, we'd love to hear about it.
> Thanks.
> David Entin,
> Rocky Hill Cohousing, Northampton, MA.

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