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Software for HOA Architectural Review

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 29, 2017 8:10:00 AM

 

The architectural review process can be tedious and entirely manual without software. Here’s an example of how this process might play out:

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Topics: Software, uManage, resident portals, architectural reviews

Community Culture

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Mar 22, 2017 11:23:54 AM

We spoke of HOAs as a microcosm of government in a previous post, and indeed, HOAs occupy the most local of spheres of secular governance in our lives. While the focus of the earlier post regarding HOA governance was to draw parallels in function to higher levels of government, including democratic processes and inherent checks and balances, the focus of this article is how we as individuals can shape the culture of our communities through thoughtful contribution and engagement. The following sections offer ways in which we can engage our communities and some reasons why we should.

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Topics: Community, portals

Work Orders Made Easy with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Keeping track of work orders is a critical task for board members and property managers. Approved WO not only dip into funds from the operating budget, but could also have bearing code compliance, equipment warranty terms, and most importantly, the health and safety of homeowners. Because so much is potentially at stake when it comes to maintaining an association and its assets, the use of an integrated database solution is important for tracking progress, reporting to boards, and keeping history of completed WO's.

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Topics: Software, uManage, eUnify, work orders

Security Savvy 101: Keep Your HOA and Property Management Data Safe in 2017

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Feb 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The need for convenience and efficiency in accomplishing core property management functions should not come at the price of security. No one wants to be the next “big box” chain to compromise their HOA client data. Consider these 4 tips to keep your company and client data safe when purchasing property management software:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, Security

5 Things to Look for in Property Management Software

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Feb 1, 2017 9:14:24 AM


HOA Property Management software has evolved. A growing number of managers are replacing pen and paper with tablets and smartphones on compliance rides and even HOA boards are discovering the benefits of association resident portals with important functions, such as, online payments, homeowner accounts, eBlasts, and community calendars. While the industry as a whole has been slow to adopt new technologies, many property management companies are realizing the competitive edge software can provide by streamlining operations and making it easier to provide quality service to HOA clients.

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Topics: Software, Property Management, uManage, resident portals

Social Media for HOA’s and Property Management Companies 2017

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jan 25, 2017 8:15:00 AM


Chances are, in addition to a website, your HOA or Property Management Company uses and/or participates in some form of social networking. Whether it is Twitter, Facebook or YouTube, social media is a great way to share information as well as build an active online community. Social media can be used to remind members about upcoming board meetings and other community events, open discussion forums for planned maintenance projects, or gather feedback from residents regarding community topics.
  
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Topics: Property Management, HOA, social media

Looking forward: eUnify in 2017

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jan 18, 2017 12:20:08 PM

Thank you to all who have joined the eUnify family in 2016, and years past. We appreciate your support and all of the valued input that has helped to determine our ongoing list of enhancements. We’re applying the “new year, new you” idea to eUnify’s products in 2017 by reaffirming our commitment to continual improvement. Here are some of the exciting developments to expect in the coming weeks and months:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, resident portals, eUnify, HOA Board, appLega

For the Common Good

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jan 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As the new President takes office and the political chips fall where they may, we have an opportunity to assess what we value personally and for our communities; to focus on what common interests and goals unite us. Our political systems are imperfect and incapable of appeasing every individual, but they operate on the principles of majority rule, checks and balances, common good, and public service. While on a scale that is probably less than “micro” compared to the federal government, our HOAs can be seen as a microcosm of government, operating on these same principles. Let’s explore each of these principles of governance as they pertain to HOAs and their boards of directors: 

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Topics: Community, HOA Compliance, HOA, cloud, eVoting, online voting, elections

2017 for the Win! New Year, New Property Management Software

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jan 4, 2017 9:55:18 AM

 Technology for property management software has evolved. A growing number of managers are replacing pen and paper with tablets and smartphones on compliance rides and even HOA boards are discovering the benefits of association web portals with important functions, such as, online payments, homeowner accounts, eBlasts, and community calendars. While the industry as a whole has been slow to adopt new technologies, many property management companies are realizing the competitive edge software can provide by streamlining operations and making it easier to provide quality service to HOA clients.

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Topics: Software

Top 2016 Blogs - Elections, Tech Trends, Portals and Social Media

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Dec 28, 2016 11:29:33 AM

Goodbye 2016, it's nice to see you go!  And what better way to close out '16 than look back at some of the top eUnify blog posts from the year:

eLections with eUnify's Online Voting

The season of elections is upon us, bringing with it challenges inherent to neighborhood politics. Changes in dues, reshuffling of the HOA board, and ballot measures to amend governing documents or approve projects all carry the potential for charged emotions and political interest. On top of all that, there are the basic logistics of producing and sending out mailers to homeowners. In order to alleviate some of the headache that comes with elections, online voting is gaining popularity, and rules surrounding online election requirements are being detailed in state legislatures around the country.

 

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Topics: Software, Property Management, uManage, eUnify, cloud, eVoting, online voting, elections