|Sales committee [was:]House available at Westwood...||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:34:59 -0800 (PST)|
David Clements is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after reformatting a bit and modifying the subject line. The format of the Team charter appears to be the result of conversion from another file format that did not work very well. I did not attempt to improve it much. Fred -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 Kay Wilson Fisk wrote: > Can you tell us more about your Sales committee? What do > they do, and how? > Kay Wilson > Meadow Wood Cohousing > http://Mwcondo.com Kay, Our Sales team mostly receives requests for information from interested parties, keeps a list of interested parties to share with those who want to sell or rent, gives an orientation to prospective owners (we have agreed that this will happen before a contract is signed), and helps a selling owner in whatever way we can. There are numerous requests for bylaws, notarized letters, etc, that are needed from time to time, for some sales. See slightly out of date Team charter below. David Sales Committee Charter Teams and committees gather information, make recommendations to Association or Board as appropriate, carry out those authorized decisions, filling in the details of execution, within their budget. All teams and committees have the responsibility for appointing a facilitator and keeping written records of meetings and decisions. In addition, teams and committees will make brief bimonthly reports to the Association. 1. Committee’s primary function or purpose. residents understand and subscribe to its tenets. shall consist of three members, all of whom must be Owners of different Lots. Each member of this committee shall serve a one-year term, which may be renewed. This Committee shall review and respond to Notices, as provided in the Declaration.” The Sales Committee is appointed by the Board, as set forth in Article VI, Section 1 of the Bylaws. II. Specific roles and responsibilities. 1. The Committee maintains a list of names and addresses of individuals or families who have expressed an interest in joining Westwood, either as purchasers or renters. 2. The two alternate scenarios are as follows for a sale: $ Owner finds a buyer on his or her own and notifies To maintain the cohousing character of Westwood, insuring that future As stated in the Bylaws, Article VI, Section 5: “The Sales Committee A. Owner decides to sell the Sales Committee that he or she has accepted a contract from a potential purchaser, detailing the terms in writing. $ The Sales Committee provides candidate with Member Packet and within 30 days determines, through an interview, the commitment of the potential purchaser. This includes the procedures outlined in the addendum New Member Agreement. $ From the Declaration, Item 7: “Within 30 days after receipt of Notice, the Sales Committee shall either approve the proposed transaction in writing (the “Approval”) or shall furnish the selling Owner with a signed offer (the “Offer”) from a purchaser approved (the “Approved Grantee”) by the Sales Committee, upon the same terms stated in the Notice, except that the Approved Grantee shall have not less than thirty (30) days subsequent to the date of the Offer within which to close the transaction. ... The Approval of the Sales Committee shall be in recordable form signed by any two members of the Association’s Board and shall be delivered to the purchaser.” $ The list of names of those interested is provided to the homeowner. That person may use it in any way he or she wishes. the sale on the bulletin board, and the Sales Committee works with the Communication Team to post a notice on the Westwood web site. procedures outlined above take place. B. Owner decides to sell and asks the Sales Committee to help him or her find a buyer. $ The Sales Committee or the seller posts a notice of $ When the seller has found a purchaser, the 3. The Sales Committee provides the names of possible renters to any homeowner wishing to rent his or her unit for a period of time. 4. The Sales Committee seeks to maintain diversity in the Westwood population. From the Declaration, the third Whereas, “The development is intended to be a community in the best sense of the word and is intended to be open to and inclusive of people of different ages, races, occupations, income levels, family composition, physical abilities, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.” 5. Following the sale or long-term rental, members of the Sales Committee review with the new owner or renter all of the appropriate documents and make sure he/she understands fully his or her rights and responsibilities as a member of the community. The committee will include the Maintenance and Housekeeping Team for this orientation. III. Decision making protocols. IV. Communication protocol guidelines between this team/committee and other teams or committees, Board, individual members, etc. As outlined above. V. The Sales Committee meets only when required by a pending sale.
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