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Chris Kelsey

Chris Kelsey is the Director of Support for eUnify, cloud based property management software. He serves on the board of his self-manage HOA and has earned a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
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Xeriscape Your Community and Home

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jun 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM

As I type, with the blinds closed, lights off, and A/C blasting, a deadly heatwave is baking the paint off my car in the parking lot. With record heat and prolonged drought as a backdrop, I determined xeriscaping to be a good topic for this blog post. Whether you live in the desert or in greener parts, much of the US is experiencing drought conditions. Xeriscaping is a great way to conserve water, save time, and update the appearance of your home. Let’s take a closer look at what xeriscaping is, what the benefits are, and some things to keep in mind when it comes to your HOA.

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Topics: HOA Landscaping

Portal up, It's the Law

Posted by Chris Kelsey on May 29, 2019 1:23:26 PM

Maintaining an association website and/or portal is extremely useful in making community documents, events, and other information available to homeowners while saving managers and boards valuable time.This convenience is no longer an option for condominium associations with more than 150 units in Florida, where the state legislature has recently passed a bill to require websites for associations. The new laws even detail potential criminal penalties for noncompliance.

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Topics: resident portals, eUnify, portals, law

Cool for the Summer

Posted by Chris Kelsey on May 22, 2019 8:05:00 AM

I run hot. On a recent flight, after politely asking the flight attendant if he could lower the cabin temperature, he asked if I was “going through the change”. I told him the answer was whatever it needed to be in order to cool off the plane. Given my temperature sensitivity, I probably shouldn’t be living in Phoenix, but calling this place home for so many years has helped me learn some tricks to keeping cool. As it relates to our homes, staying cool for the summer is easy, just think cool colors, like green and blue:

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Topics: community link, summer, pool pass

eUnify Refresh – So Fresh and So Clean Clean!

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Apr 24, 2019 12:10:10 PM

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, you aren’t watching enough Netflix. Marie is an incredibly successful organization consultant, helping hoarders ditch the clutter. She’s become a cultural phenomenon with her Netflix series so much so that her name has become a verb synonymous with decluttering in popular vernacular, as in, “I spent the whole weekend Marie Kondoing my garage”, or “I had to Marie Kondo the guest room before my parents visited”. While in no way inspired by the series or Marie Kondo’s philosophy of only retaining possessions that “spark joy”, eUnify has been busy with a refresh of its own. Part of this effort is evident in the clean new eUnify website, found at www.eUnify.net (check it out). Other parts might be less visible but have a huge impact on the value offer eUnify represents and on customer experience.

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SPRING! into eUnify

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Mar 20, 2019 8:35:00 AM

As of today, March 20th, it is officially Spring in the Northern Hemisphere! Warmer temperatures are likely a welcome change for anyone hit by the recent Polar Vortex. Aside from warmer days and greener landscapes, Spring brings a number of HOA management challenges easily addressed with the aid of eUnify’s complete management software offerings.

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Find What You Need With eUnify

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Mar 6, 2019 3:17:55 PM

We spend a shocking amount of time looking for things. If you’ve ever lived in a fourth-floor walk-up apartment, you might have a more acute sense of how much lost time and energy lies in losing track of items and forgetting things you need (I used to make it up and down the stairs 3 times a day before getting everything I needed for the day!).

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Topics: Mobile App, eUnify

Show Some Love

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Feb 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Valentine’s Day is all about overt expressions of love, like roses, chocolates, cards, fancy dinners, and jewelry. While we might feel inclined (or obligated) to make such demonstrations on a periodic basis, we all know that true love is found in countless small, maybe even invisible selfless acts.

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Topics: resident portals, Holidays, mobile

New uManage Vendor Portal!

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Feb 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Vendor management means keeping track of a lot of moving parts, especially for larger management companies, who might work with a thousand or more vendors across hundreds of associations. The Work Order system and vendor database built into uManage have helped many management companies maintain vendor information and streamlined vendor interactions, but we’ve taken things a step further with a new dedicated uManage Vendor Portal. This is a space just for vendors and includes these valuable tools:

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Topics: uManage, vendor portal

Onboarding the Board

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jan 9, 2019 8:15:00 AM

You might be thinking, “New Year, new me” in 2019. If part of what’s new for your in the New Year is election to your HOA Board, or a new career in HOA management, there will be a learning curve related to all the new tasks in your new position. Whether you’re a new board member or property manager, your concerns will be focused on efficiency, communication, transparency, and understanding the metrics that paint the picture of how the association is doing. Board members need to be in the know to fulfill their duties, and rely on managers to present all relevant information for their decision-making. The eUnify Board Portal is a valuable tool in addressing all of these areas of focus in the following ways:

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Topics: HOA Board, portals

eUnify, The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Dec 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

eUnify believes in the adage that it is better to give than to receive. Skipping a full Christmas analogy, let’s simply say we have a “workshop” of dedicated developers, who really wouldn’t like being compared to elves, constantly updating and improving our products. While Christmas comes but once a year, the eUnify workshop turns out new “toys” every 2-3 weeks, striving to continually give to our clients in the following ways:

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Topics: eUnify, Holidays

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