Re: Resales
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:21:33 -0800 (PST)
Hello Carolyn!

Thank you so much for information on QV’s resale process.  Yours is the 2nd 
community I’ve come across that has or is working on language for people to 
insert in their wills on heirs working w/ the community for the resale of the 

In referring to the language directed at heirs … I especially like your line 
“we take this community stuff seriously.”  I can see that you do.  

Would you be willing to share your questionnaire you reference in your answer 
to #3?

Thanks extra much, Carolyn,  for sharing your community’s resale and 
orientation program.

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Member, Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

Dear Karma — I have a list of people you missed.

> On Feb 16, 2020, at 5:18 PM, Jack & Carolyn Salmon <2salmon [at] 
>> wrote:
> In response to Ann Zabaldo’s questions about resales:  Several of our members 
> have attended your presentations.
> 1.  any communities have instituted a resale/rental program based on our 
> program at TVC.  Even if you?ve modified the program or only used part of it 
> ? can you let me know?  We have extensive information on our website ? 
> <> ? where you can find lots of 
> info for Sellers and Buyers. So if you adopted any of the information on our 
> website please let me know that, too?
> Quimper Village has had 4 sales (3 to outside buyers 1 to an inside buyer) 
> since we moved in 21/2 years ago.   We have used more of the resale program 
> that Takoma Village developed with each sale.  We have modified some of the 
> documents to fit our community and town.    The final sale resulted in a 
> donation of $7200 to the community.   We do not have any rentals.
> 2.  you have a resale and rental program of your own ? can you very briefly 
> describe the program, point me to a website, or send me information?
> 3.  you have a process for new members to join your community ?  e..g. attend 
> a meeting, dinner, write a bio, or anything else?  
> We do ask prospective members to attend a general meeting, come to dinner, 
> write a bio, come to a ‘coffee and conversation’ session with members to hear 
> our expectations of members and answer their questions.  We also use a 
> questionnaire.  All of our new members are very participative in the 
> community and are very interested in selection and orientating new members.
> 4.  you have no process for new people joining your community or selling a 
> home in your community what has been your experience of that?  Do new members 
> participate in member meetings? Teams? Work days? Social events? Dinners?
> Since QV is a senior community, we are working on suggested language for 
> members to include in their wills to instruct their executors or trustees 
> about how to work with the community to sell their homes.  We take this 
> community stuff seriously.
> Carolyn Salmon
> You don?t need to write an essay.  Grateful for any information you wish to 
> share w/ the whole list or privately w/ me. If you don?t want to be 
> identified in my presentation I won?t use any names or identifying 
> information.
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