|Re: site & plans = less interest in associate status||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael Barrett (mbarretttoast.net)|
|Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 14:50:22 -0700 (PDT)|
While seeking "pledges" to participate is an excellent idea, obtaining them may be difficult. In an ideal situation the prospective buyer has been specifically seeking a home in cohousing, will visit with the community (not just the home for sale) several times, stay for a community meal, attend a meeting and perhaps stay overnight. Realistically however the seller often has no more legal obligation to the prospective buyer and the community than to make the buyer aware he/she is buying into an HOA (if in fact so) and that CCRs and Bylaws exist and are available. Thus the community may have to try to "catch" the buyer on the fly when visiting the community to make their pitch for participation - which may mean an individual, by chance seeing the prospect walking by, will need to dash out and try to engage them in conversation. Because the selling homeowner primarily wants a sale and the community wants an (almost) ideal new homeowner there is likely to be at least some (likely unspoken) tension between the homeowner and the community over this issue. But difficult as it may be, it is in the community's interest to, one way or another, make the buyer very clearly aware of the community's hopes and expectations. And even then there are no guarantees. Michael Barrett Shadowlake Village - where some of us are preparing for our up-coming community camping trip. Blacksburg, VA----- Original Message ----- From: "Joelyn Malone" <JKMalone [at] comcast.net>
To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:13 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ site & plans = less interest in associate status
Here at Monterey Cohousing (MN) we've been at this business of living together for 16 years now, but still haven't solved the issue of new residents not seeming to be as "invested" in the community aspect of cohousing as some of us who helped create the place.
<cut> We are thinking of implementing something we've seen in the membership
process of new groups who haven't yet moved in, which is a pledge to honor our vision statement and actively participate in various activities (work requirements, meal program)
Re: site & plans = less interest in associate status Joelyn Malone, July 11 2009
- Re: site & plans = less interest in associate status Michael Barrett, July 11 2009
Re: site & plans = less interest in associate status Craig Ragland, July 11 2009
- Re: participation pledges dmcfe, July 15 2009
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