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What I’ve Learned in My Time Serving on My HOA Board

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jul 31, 2019 11:39:35 AM

So far, I’ve been a member of my HOA board for 4 years. In that time, I’ve gained a new perspective on my community and the work it takes to maintain it. Prior to serving, I would be happy to pay my dues and let someone else take care of everything, and probably much more likely to have a negative view of the Board and of HOAs in general. I think if you live in an association, becoming involved on the Board or with some sub-committee is eye-opening in the way that working in a restaurant makes you a better customer. These are some of the lessons I’ve learned (I’m sure there are more to come):

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Topics: Community, self managed HOA, quickbooks, HOA Board

HOA in the Summer 2019

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jul 17, 2019 1:19:20 PM

Summer is finally here!  And we need to make sure our HOAs stay cool and safe in the upcoming summer months.  Whether it’s the safety of children or pets or even complying with HOA rules and regulations, here are 5 good summer HOA blogs.  Click on the titles to read more.

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Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

Spring Cleaning with Community Link and uManage

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 27, 2019 8:30:00 AM


Property managers and HOA Boards often get a bad rap because most of the communication with homeowners skews negative, such as, “you painted your house the wrong color and now you must redo all of it!”, or “hurry up and pull those weeds!”  While these messages to homeowners for compliance issues are necessary for community maintenance, often they are interpreted as personal attacks, or at least a nuisance.  With the warmer spring weather, homeowners are usually more interested in beautifying their homes, which presents a great opportunity to property managers for positive reinforcement.  Here are some ideas on how to use uManage and the eUnify homeowner portal - Community Link to facilitate positive community yard campaigns:

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Topics: uManage, Community, eUnify, HOA, portals, community link

HOA Horror Stories – Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 31, 2018 8:11:00 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

Spring into eUnify! Portals and uManage

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 5, 2018 10:27:38 AM


Property managers and HOA Boards often get a bad rap because most of the communication with homeowners skews negative, such as, “you painted your house the wrong color and now you must redo all of it!”, or “hurry up and pull those weeds!”  While these messages to homeowners for compliance issues are necessary for community maintenance, often they are interpreted as personal attacks, or at least a nuisance.  With the warmer spring weather, homeowners are usually more interested in beautifying their homes, which presents a great opportunity to property managers for positive reinforcement.  Here are some ideas on how to use uManage and the eUnify homeowner portal to facilitate positive community yard campaigns:

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Topics: uManage, resident portals, Community, eUnify, HOA

TOP 10 Portal Features in 2018

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 7, 2018 8:10:00 AM


Associations need an online presence.  New laws in some states even require online posting of content, such as governing documents.  Portals exceed these basic needs with secure user access and customized content.  eUnify Portals give homeowners access to personal account and association info. Whether you want to find a babysitter, sell a lawnmower, get a recommendation on an electrician, or find the date and time of the next board meeting, Portals become the cornerstone for community communication and social interaction.
Here are the TOP 10 features you will want in your HOA Portal:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, resident portals, Community, portals

What I’ve Learned in My Time Serving on My HOA Board

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Feb 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM

So far, I’ve been a member of my HOA board for 4 years. In that time, I’ve gained a new perspective on my community and the work it takes to maintain it. Prior to serving, I would be happy to pay my dues and let someone else take care of everything, and probably much more likely to have a negative view of the Board and of HOAs in general. I think if you live in an association, becoming involved on the Board or with some sub-committee is eye-opening in the way that working in a restaurant makes you a better customer. These are some of the lessons I’ve learned (I’m sure there are more to come):

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Topics: Community, self managed HOA, quickbooks, HOA Board

HOA Horror Stories – Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 26, 2017 8:15:00 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

HOA in the Summer 2017

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jun 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Summer is finally here!  And we need to make sure our HOAs stay cool and safe in the upcoming summer months.  Whether it’s the safety of children or pets or even complying with HOA rules and regulations, here are 3 good summer HOA blogs.  Click on the titles to read more.

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Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

10 Features in Demand for HOA Resident Portals in 2017

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 10, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Whether you want to find a babysitter, sell a lawnmower, get a recommendation on an electrician, or find the date and time of the next board meeting, resident web portals become the cornerstone for community communication and social interaction. Here are 10 features HOA property management will want your community resident portal to have:

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Topics: Software, Property Management, resident portals, Community