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Don't Wait, Start Planning for Software in 2022 Now!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Nov 3, 2021 7:15:00 AM

Hard to believe (still in pandemic and all) that we are hurdling towards the holiday season and will soon be arrive at 2022, armed with New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep. Good riddance 2021! Some resolutions can’t wait until after the holidays, though. Now is the time for small businesses to begin the year-end accounting crunch and make budgets and projections for the New Year. If you are planning on changing software, getting started now will give you enough lead time to ensure everything is set up and ready to go on January 1. In this end-of-year process, let’s consider the adoption of new software, namely eUnify software, in terms of how it might fit in your budget, improve your operation, and adapt to your business, helping you meet your goals for 2022.

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Topics: Software, Mobile App, eUnify

HOA Horror Stories: Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 27, 2021 7:59:00 AM

Compiling a list of HOA horror stories has become somewhat of a tradition for us this time of year. Whether the Board overreaches, homeowners disregard rules, or pettiness takes root, HOA horror stories continue to make headlines. In the spirit of Halloween, here are three of our top picks:

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Topics: HOA, Holidays

HOA Budget Season

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Oct 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM

This is the time of year that community associations across the country look back at how well they’ve performed in actual expenditures compared to the estimated budget prepared in the prior year. As many as 35% of associations report negative budget impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether COVID blew up your budget this year or you made it through relatively unscathed, here are some market trends to consider when creating your 2022 budget:

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Topics: eUnify, HOA Budget

Keep Your Company and Client Data Safe

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 13, 2021 8:15:00 AM

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

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Topics: Software, Property Management, Security

Social Media Platforms for HOA's and Property Management

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 6, 2021 2:44:29 PM

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 ( check out CommunityLink for that!). 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

Fall into eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

eUnify’s main office is located in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, which means that the advent of Fall is a long-awaited reprieve from triple digit heat and the start of chemically derived “pumpkin-spice” additives to be available on Starbucks menus. For places with actual seasons, Fall is a beautiful time of transition, with colorful leaves, crisp air, chunky sweaters, and boots. For HOAs, Fall is an important and busy season of budgets, elections, and messy yards to deal with. Consider how eUnify can help you manage each of these activities:

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Topics: uManage, HOA Violations, eUnify, HOA, HOA Budget, eVoting, elections, community link

Keeping up with Legislative Changes

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Sep 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

State legislatures have been busy this year with changes in the law that have direct impacts on our industry. We don’t have space here to consider every state, so be sure to speak to your association’s attorney about any changes that impact your processes. Let’s review a sampling of some new laws in a few states where community associations are more common than not, and how eUnify can help you meet new requirements:

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Topics: eUnify, law, HOA law

6 Benefits of the Cloud for Property Management

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Cloud computing is no longer the future, it’s a convenient reality and if you’re not using it for your property management and/or HOA, you could be missing out on some valuable and handy features. Cloud-based software options are available for just about every function your management company or HOA needs to accomplish, from accounting and online payments, to CC&R enforcement (violations!) and communicating with residents.

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Topics: Software, Property Management, self managed HOA, HOA, HOA Board

eVote with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 8, 2021 7:54:00 AM

Elections bring 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, resident portals, eUnify, HOA Board, eVoting, online voting, elections

3 Tips for Building an Online Community with CommunityLink

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 1, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Portals offer valuable conveniences to homeowners, such as online payments, easy access to forms and documents, and announcements, among others, but the portal should be more than a convenient tool, it should be about building an online community. Portals provide the platform to communicate, collaborate, and build community. Here are 3 tips to make eUnify's homeowner portal, CommunityLink a place where homeowners gather.

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Topics: Software, Property Management, Community, eUnify, portals, communitylink

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