|Re: New Member Screening||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Pare Gerou (paregerougmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 10:46:26 -0700 (PDT)|
Have you tried a carrot rather than a stick? We are assuming that absolutely nothing else will work but having them leave. So, how about an investment group with like-minded neighbors- Make the person an offer and buy them out. Then resell. If that is too deep for everyone's pocket, then how about investing less and offering a cash incentive to leave? If it is too detrimental socially to make such an offer publicly, then have it done through a third party real estate agent to enable anonymity. If any coalition of neighbors against another understandably feels wrong no matter what, then perhaps you have a potential buyer on your wait list willing to make an offer. What else does this person want or need that you could help facilitate in return for finding a place to live where they are happy? Helping them figure out what they really want and need outside of the community, and facilitating getting that, sounds like a win win for all. Pare Gerou Pare Gerou 1725 Belvedere Place Charlottesville, VA 22901 434.962.7801 On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote: > > Hi Tom and all — > > If you are organized as a condominium you cannot by law restrict a sale or > resale. It’s private property owned by an individual and a homeowner has > the right to sell to whomever he/she wishes. (Exceptions: race, religion, > creed.) > > However … there are some steps a cohousing condo CAN do to increase the > likelihood of a “good match” between the buyer and the community. I will > be presenting a workshop on this very thing at the upcoming CohoUS > conference in Durham in just another 12 days or so. Please join the > discussion as I show how at Takoma Village we articulated and modified our > resale process, developed a pool of qualified buyers, enriched our > orientation of new members and in the process substantially turned around > our workshare participation by members. We’re much, much better at helping > people decide if they are a “match” for living in our community. In just > over a year, we’ve also brought in more than $20,000 in contributions to > the community by sellers grateful to have our team help them w/ the resale > of their home. These contributions are being used to fund our new solar > installation. It’s a win-win for everyone! > > The session is from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Saturday. It’s titled: > > How Our Resale and Rental Team Rebooted Workshare, Reinvigorated Our > Community and Raised $15,000 for Capital Improvements > > (we’ve raised another $5K since I submitted the proposal!) > > Looking forward to seeing you at the conference! > > > Best -- > > Ann Zabaldo > Takoma Village Cohousing > Washington, DC > Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC > Falls Church, VA > 703.688.2646 > > > On May 18, 2015, at 9:42 AM, Tom Smyth <tom [at] sassafras.coop> wrote: > > > > > Hello. > > > > Do any cohos have methods of screening prospective buyers? Are there > legal > > ways to refuse someone? On what grounds? > > > > How do cohos with waiting lists manage new buyers? Are there waiting > lists? > > Can the association have any say over who sells to who? > > > > I'm unclear on how much clout the bylaws can have over all of this and > > where state law would override. > > > > Thanks. > > > > -- > > Tom Smyth > > > > Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective > > Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change > > sassafras.coop *·* @sassafrastech > > > > Resident, Touchstone Cohousing > > touchstonecohousing.org > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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