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:
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.Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More
I n an earlier blog post, I discussed types of social media your HOA or Property Management Company should be using. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, NextDoor and Instrgram are several platforms to be utilized. Social networking is a great way to share information as well as build an active online community. So Now what?
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.Read More
General trends in technology over the past decade are beginning to have a big impact on HOA management. Very few software titles catering to the needs of property management were available up until fairly recently. If you attend conferences technology topics are inevitably on the speaking agenda, and trade show floors are dotted with software vendors (it’s not just landscapers, law firms, and banks filling all those booths anymore).Read More
Finding new property management software can be challenging, you want to make sure that the new software will be able to integrate with platforms you are currently using. Integration enables systems to talk to each other. The Accounting System, Resident Portal, and uManage all TALK to each other.
Flow of Information:
ACCOUNTING > uManage > eUnify Resident Portal
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.