“Many owners do not recognize that the benefits of shared ownership involve relinquishing some of the independence of sole ownership. That’s the root of so many of the HOA horror stories we’ve all heard, as owners normally do not realize that their submission to the will of their new community is accomplished by the automatic application of covenants running with the residence.
“HOA living is not suited for those unwilling to cooperate with the community. The most caustic critics of HOAs in general are actually opposed to the concept of joint ownership. This is a completely unrealistic position . . .”
His backgrounder paragraph does not mention his position as a national Trustee of CAI, the national lobbying organization promoting HOAs. CAI leads readers/viewers to believe that it is still an educational organization when in reality it is a business trade group that functions to support, not the HOA or its members, but CAI attorney and management members. Mr. Richardson is also an attorney.
From his web page.
Mr. Richardson is a leading advocate for the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and is currently serving as National Trustee for a second consecutive term. As an active member, he has served on the Greater Los Angeles Chapter Board for more than six years and was its 2004 Chapter President. He was also the recipient of CAI’s 2004 National “Rising Star” award. He is presently a member of the Board of CAI’s Orange County Chapter.
I am greatly disturbed by NAR’s failure to disclose Mr. Richardson’s personal agenda as an active supporter and member of the CAI governing body. NAR, that advertises that the public can rely on its Realtors to do right by them, needs to take steps to responsibly inform its readers about HOA-Land.
Learn more about CAI’s failure to educate the legislators, the media, and the home buyers with respect to a loss of their rights under an adhesion contract, the CC&Rs, and under pro-HOA laws. Learn about the denial of the equal protection of the laws and due process protection.
 Kelly G. Richardson, https://rhopc.com/professionals/kelly-g-richardson/.