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3 Tips for Building an Online Community with CommunityLink

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 21, 2020 7:45:00 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

Elections with eUnify eVoting

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 30, 2020 7:45:00 AM

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

Fall into eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 23, 2020 7:45:00 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

"OMG, the Pool!" - Summer Storms and HOAs

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jul 22, 2020 8:07:00 AM

A version of this article was first posted in July 2019. Here is repost again in preparation for Arizona's monsoon season and  (More 2020 Monsoon Details here)

Phoenicians look forward to monsoon with the eagerness of NASCAR-goers awaiting a car crash. There’s beauty in the destructive power of the unpredictable storms in this season. Two of my brothers who now live out of state plan visits during the annual monsoon season to satisfy a nostalgic craving for the theatrics of mile-high walls of dust, fierce lightning, and flash flooding, along with the thrill of waiting to see how much force nature will unleash. Just last night, the first of these cracked open the skies with an impressive lightning show, rain, and microbursts of wind. I had dinner with a friend and stopped for a second leaving the restaurant to take in the gorgeous yet ominous sunset with a storm looming in the distance, and then got in my car and thought nothing of it. I made it home before even the air stirred. As soon as I was home, I got a message from my friend whose house apparently was in the path of a microburst while we were at dinner. The message said, “OMG, the pool! It’s brown and there’s half a tree in it!”.

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Topics: eUnify, HOA, HOA Board, work orders, portals, HOA Landscaping, vendor portal, community link, summer

Renewal, Challenges and Opportunities for New Software

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jun 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

With everything going on post pandemic, and taking a broader view, what this month brings is renewal.  At this time of renewal, there are challenges for HOA management and opportunities with new software designed to meet those challenges.

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Topics: Software, uManage, eUnify, hoa accounting

eUnify's Concierge Module

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 29, 2020 7:30:00 AM

eUnify was born and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, but it has an appreciation of the unique demands of city life. Our single-family association customers don’t usually need to keep track of as much information on owners and residents as hi-rise buildings, so we’ve tailored our platform with flexible features that can enabled for specific properties. With a growing customer base in major metropolises around the country, eUnify has dedicated time and resources to developing functions our friends and customers in hi-rise condos need. Buildings in Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other great cities now enjoy the benefit of eUnify’s Concierge module and other functions as a part of our complete management software package. These include:

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Topics: eUnify, Concierge, condos

Post-Crisis Management

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Apr 22, 2020 8:30:00 AM

They say the worst thing you can do in a crisis is fail to recognize you’re in one. With the constant news coverage, school closures, and life on lockdown, this crisis has our attention. Every one of us is impacted and has made difficult sacrifices. For many of us, it has been a time to assess what we can control and how we can improve ourselves and our businesses. For us in the HOA industry, we can’t get so caught up in crisis management that we fail to consider our lives as post-crisis managers. There is so much uncertainty weighing on the world now that it might make you hesitate to plan too far ahead, but now is the perfect time to be forward-thinking, restructure, and prepare for a future with new challenges.

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Topics: eUnify, pandemic, COVID-19

Work Remotely with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM

eUnify enables remote working. Terms we wouldn’t have used much in the recent past are part of our everyday vocabulary. Terms like, “social distancing”, “quarantine”, and “flattening the curve” describe a social duty to keep distance from everyone outside our households in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. These terms also represent a massive challenge to many businesses. Major corporations have invested billions of dollars in the past several weeks in updating systems to allow for as many employees as possible to work from home.

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Topics: HOA Violations, eUnify, mobile, community link, pandemic, COVID-19

eVoting with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 25, 2020 8:15:00 AM

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

Portal up, It's the Law

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Feb 26, 2020 8:15:00 AM

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