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Sarah Sukta

Sarah Sukta is the Director of Marketing for eUnify, cloud based property management software. She received her Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and is Inbound Marketing Certified.
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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

HOA (home) for the Holidays

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Dec 14, 2016 8:15:00 AM

Being home with our loved ones is a way to celebrate family, friends, and the successes of the year. As we gather in family homes, decorated for the holidays, the role of our HOA’s might become more apparent, especially when it comes to enforcing the rules.

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Topics: HOA, Holidays

Winter HOA...Property Managers and HOA's Get Ready!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Dec 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It's predicted that this winter will be the coldest in history.  Property Managers and HOA's are you ready? Here are 6 great winter articles to help you prep.

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Topics: HOA, winter

Thanks for All Your Help, to the HOA Board and Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Nov 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Thanksgiving is more than shameless gluttony and frenzied shopping; it is truly a transcendent holiday, an American tradition open to all, regardless of religious and cultural backgrounds. It’s an end of season celebration of harvest and a great opportunity to take stock of what matters in life and hopefully feel a bit of gratitude for the people around us. In many families, each member takes a turn identifying something they are grateful for before digging into the turkey feast. While your HOA likely is the last thing on your mind during the holiday season (unless you’ve been cited for leaving decorations up for too long), consider this post a reminder to be thankful for the HOA Board, even if you don’t make mention of it when it’s your turn to say what you’re grateful for at the table.

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Topics: HOA Board

3 Things You Need For Mobile Compliance

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Nov 9, 2016 7:33:00 AM

1. Must be truly mobile: 
Some compliance programs run in a mobile web-browser, which means that internet connection must be strong and uninterrupted for the program to function. An application that is “truly mobile” lives locally in the mobile device.  While true mobile applications may require internet connection to download data and synchronize captured violations, they offer the luxury of working even in rural, remote, or developing areas.  With browser-based mobile website applications, you run the risk of losing your work, or being unable to continue working when your connection is weak.  With a true mobile application, you have the stability and versatility of working offline and syncing with the main database later.

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Topics: Property Management, Mobile App, uManage, HOA Compliance

5 Things to Look for in Property Management Software

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Nov 2, 2016 7:35:00 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

HOA Horror Stories – Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 12, 2016 7:35:00 AM

We all hear the Homeowner Association horror stories, because those are the ones that make catchy headlines. The truth is that at least 4 out of 5 of associations in the US are quietly humming along, keeping community order and preserving local home values. The remaining 20% give us a list of scary stories to celebrate the nightmare of suburbia created by dysfunctional HOA boards, predatory vendors, and petty neighbors alike, here are 3 stories:

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Topics: Property Management, HOA Violations, Community, self managed HOA, HOA Compliance, HOA

Website vs. Portal - Do You Know the Difference?

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 28, 2016 7:15:00 AM

Sometimes the terms “website” and “portal” are used interchangeably, and this usage isn’t entirely inaccurate but do you really know the difference between website vs portal? By definition, a website is a location on the internet that is unique and which is accessed via a web browser using a specific URL (web address). Portals are also accessed via a web browser and specific URL, but content is login protected and user-specific. I am asked all the time the difference between a portal and a website and I usually say something to this effect: A resident portal is a website, but a website is not necessarily a portal; it’s like the rhombus vs. square argument (the only thing I remember from geometry). To highlight the differences, here are quick definitions and a few more distinguishing features of websites and portals:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, resident portals

Social Media for HOA’s and Property Management Companies

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 7, 2016 7:30:00 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