BARHA monitors city, county and state government and lobby officials to protect the interests of property owners and managers and improve the regulatory environment.
BARHA represents the interests of the owners of more than 14,000 residential rental units in the City and County of Boulder. Here are some of BARHA’s great benefits to you:
EDUCATION: BARHA offers education and training opportunities so you can stay informed about current management practices and laws. Some past seminars have included topics on Legal Issues, Leasing techniques, Fair Housing, Mold, Management education and Lead Based Paint to mention a few.
VALUABLE INFORMATION: BARHA shares valuable industry information and you will gain very helpful insights from your interaction with other property Owners and Managers. BARHA’s monthly lunch meetings have over 100 people in attendance – a testament to the value members find in being a part of BARHA.
LEASE & ESSENTIAL FORMS: You will have access to BARHA’s court tested lease and other essential forms you need to operate your property in the best possible manner and in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
POLITICAL ADVOCACY: You become part of a strong political advocacy group supporting our industry. Some of our successes are:
-Keeping rent control out of CO.
-Protecting the classification of multifamily residential as “residential” for property tax purposes rather than as a “commercial” tax classification. This important tax success has saved every multifamily property owner tens of thousands of dollars in property taxes.
-Developing a greatly improved and more cost effective Rental Inspection Program with the City of Boulder.
-Changing the requirement of paying a fixed rate of interest on security deposits to a variable rate interest that is based on actual market conditions and is readjusted annually. This permanent change has already saved Owners significant money and will continue to be a fairer system for years to come.
ACCESS TO SERVICE PROVIDERS: You’ll have easy access to a list of our Vendor Members who provide much needed services and are experienced in working with our industry. All of our Vendor Members have agreed to abide by a Code of Conduct.
KEEP INFORMED ABOUT KEY ISSUES: You will be kept informed of “behind the scenes” information on issues directly affecting your property and business by email, through our website and luncheons.
BUSINESS RESOURCES: Your membership provides you with access to professionals who can serve as advocates to help you deal with difficult management related issues when they arise. Please alternate a gray background between each paragraph of information so it’s easier to read. Can alternate white and gray coloring of words.
APPLICATION TO BE A MEMBER
Here are the opportunities provided for you to highlight your offerings to prospective buyers:
- Your contact information is presented in BARHA’s newsletter (members receive this monthly) and BARHA’s website making it convenient for Owners to find you.
- Participate in the yearly Trade Show where Owners can sign up for your services.
- Present at the monthly luncheon meetings to over 100 people and network with both owners and vendors at the luncheons.
TRADE SHOW: As a member you are able to participate in BARHA’s annual April Trade Show and create many long lasting contacts.
PERSONAL INTRODUCTIONS: BARHA will introduce you to many rental property owners and managers.
QUALIFIED PROSPECTS: Every month, BARHA’s Owner and Manager members purchase thousands of dollars of products and services. BARHA’s Vendor Directory is one of the first places members go to find a Vendor or Supplier.
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: BARHA creates opportunities for Vendor/Supplier members to highlight their offerings to prospective buyers and a complete Membership Directory is available to all members.
PROMOTION: Vendor members are listed in BARHA’s monthly newsletter and inexpensive advertising space is available in the Newsletter and Directory. You also have the opportunity to present your services at the monthly luncheon.
APPLY TO BE A MEMBER