Nate Johnson, government affairs director for the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors, will take an electronic trip south next week, where he will tell the legislative committee of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors about this area’s problems with homeowners associations.
CCAR got into the local HOA fray when it adopted a legislative goal of a law that would require that prospective homeowners get copies of HOA documents prior to closing.
Johnson said that the area’s Realtors told him they were having problems getting the documents and were at times asked to pay what they felt were unfounded fees for them.
CCAR opened its website for HOA feedback and expanded its interest to all concerns with HOAs and to working with both the Horry legislative delegation and SC Realtors, the state association, for solutions.
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Jean Beck, executive vice president of the Hilton Head Association, and Jocelyn Metzger Staigar, the government affairs director, didn’t want to say if there were similar problems on the state’s Southeast coast.
But they will listen to Johnson’s pitch and then canvass their member Realtors for feedback and whether the association will actively lobby its legislative delegation.
CCAR has received more than 80 emails on its website since its presence was announced in one of the stories The Sun News has featured on area HOA problems.