There was an interesting article on Co-op/Condo boards this weekend in the NY Times. One quote that caught my eye was:
The people who run for a board seat, he said, tend to fall into three categories: “Some people love the power and they like the respect it gives them; some people do it because they feel it’s time to do something for the community; and some people have a personal agenda.”
It reminded me how little attention some buyers pay to the quality of the condo associations. Granted, condo boards turnover pretty frequently but in terms of the culture, expectations, and history, some buildings seem to have it down better than others.