These days the majority of households have a computer and Internet access in their homes. Is your HOA taking advantage of that? More and more communities are discovering just how much a properly built and maintained website can be an asset to both property managers, boards and residents, saving time and energy for both, and making interaction between the two that much quicker and easier. Continue reading
As the leaves change and the cold weather comes in, we are reminded that BUDGET SEASON is upon us! With so many options and considerations that need to be factored in, it’s tough to know where to start and how to make your community happy. That’s why we consolidated our many years of experience into this helpful list of the Top 10 Budget Season Tips for 2015! Review the tips below and contact us here if you have any questions about how technology can lower your bottom line and save your time! Continue reading
- Improve communications
- Facilitate your association’s business, effectively and efficiently
- Reduce stress in managing your association
Let’s face it. You became a Board Member to make things better. You want to improve communications, maximize amenities, improve and/or add new services, reduce expenses, fix the parking problems, help sell vacant properties…and on and on and on! Your heart is in the right place for sure. Then REALITY STRIKES. You need help. The job is bigger than you. You quickly realize what most successful businesses have known for quite some time; technology must be your friend! You need to spearhead the charge to connect your community, to find a way to promote real-time communications with residents, to efficiently solve everyday community problems that never go away, to become a Board Member “Hero”. Continue reading
Pet policies are an important HOA issue, but one that can be very troublesome to deal with. Pet ownership can be a sensitive topic owners and residents alike, which adding an additional level of stress for an HOA when it comes time to enforce rules regarding animals.
Amenities that add to the value and quality of life for residents can be a very important feature for communities. But, maintaining them is a responsibility that can overwhelm an HOA’s resources, and failing to do so properly can even damage a community’s reputation. How amenities are managed and maintained is a decision that all community managers need to consider very seriously.
Is using social media making your community less safe? Before you dismiss the question, consider just how much your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites actually reveal. By revealing so many details of our personal lives and locations where we have limited control over who can see them, it is possible that you are putting your security at risk.
When a disaster strikes, a community working together can help mitigate the damage and keep residents safe. While every resident and family should also have their own emergency plan in place, an emergency is a time for a neighborhood to come together and help each other. Here are some helpful tips for your community to help everyone be prepared during an emergency. Continue reading
Now, make managing a homeowners association easier with an industry website. Manage numerous aspects of your homeowners association through a customized website designed to facilitate resident communication and better serve your community.
With a website specifically designed for HOAs, Property Managers and Communities the necessary success tools are built in. Industry specific sites come with features that will help increase communication and save time and money. Here are four features that will aid in reaching community success.
- News & Announcements: A News & Announcement section of an industry website increases awareness of community related messages and announcements.
- Community Directory: A directory of the community increase efficiency in reaching all residents in emails and mailings.
- Discussion Groups: Allow residents to community instantly with designated groups within the association website, such Boards and Committees. Residents are able to subscribe to the desired group and can receive email updates for each group.
- Online Polling: Allows residents to give feedback, submit their votes and get their voice heard. Online polling also increases the willingness of resident involvement because residents feel heard.
An association website will reduce the volume of phone calls and emails received. Members can easily communicate and stay connected through the website. Each website is secure and password protected so only association members have access to sensitive data. Community information is in one place, online and available anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To find out more on how an industry website can help your community visit AssociationVoice.
Does your community have its annual meeting planned? Are you wondering how to get your members there? We have compiled four simple tips to help increase your association attendance at this coming years annual meeting. Continue reading