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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

CommunityLink Gets a Total Refresh

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Aug 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM

I had an idea of coming out of quarantine with a summer bod worthy of the first beach vacation in 18 months. This abstract goal of revamping my image proved more elusive than a daydream; turns out you actually have to work out to get fit. Fortunately, even while working remotely, and probably in “comfy clothes”, and even failing at personal fitness goals, the eUnify team steadily plodded along with the kind of consistent effort I should have applied in working out. The net result is a slew of enhancements that set us apart. We’ll be taking a closer look at some of these enhancements each month in future blog posts. Included in our steady effort toward perfecting our product is reworking our image when it comes to how homeowners interact with our browser-based and mobile app versions of the CommunityLink portal. Below are some of the updates we’ve made to CommunityLink.

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Topics: resident portals, portals, vendor portal, communitylink

Leveraging the CommunityLink Homeowner Portal

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jul 21, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Leveraging the CommunityLink homeowner portal has emerged as a recurring theme which basically comes down to building content. Think about your favorite news site. You probably visit it a couple times a day. If content isn’t constantly refreshed, you are easily bored and unlikely to peruse outdated headlines. While announcements, events, and documents in your community portal are slower to change than the day’s headlines, building a library of content will encourage homeowners to come to the portal site more often. Here are some ideas for maximizing usage of the eUnify CommunityLink portal:

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Topics: portals, community link

HOAs and Summer Storms

Posted by Chris Kelsey on Jun 23, 2021 7:45:00 AM

In preparation for Arizona's monsoon season and  (More 2021 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

Spring Cleaning with Community Link and uManage

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 14, 2021 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

Best Practices for Leveraging the CommunityLink Homeowner Portal

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Feb 17, 2021 8:11:28 AM

In conversations with eUnify clients recently, best practices for leveraging the CommunityLink homeowner portal has emerged as a recurring theme. I have observed clients utilize the portal with varying degrees of success and have come up with a short list of ideas for making the most of the community portal. Basically, it comes down to building content. Think about your favorite news site. You probably visit it a couple times a day. If content isn’t constantly refreshed, you are easily bored and unlikely to peruse outdated headlines. While announcements, events, and documents in your community portal are slower to change than the day’s headlines, building a library of content will encourage homeowners to come to the portal site more often. Here are some ideas for maximizing usage of the eUnify CommunityLink portal:

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Topics: portals, community link

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

"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

CommunityLink: Homeowner, Board, and Vendor Portals

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM

When it comes to portals, the idea is to build community. CommunityLink’s relevant content and ease of access offers homeowners convenient participation in their community. As a manager or board member or vendor, you benefit by making basic functions and information accessible to residents on a self-serve basis, while providing a space where everyone in the community belongs.  Learn more about each of our portals below.

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Topics: HOA Board, portals, vendor portal, community link

CommunityLink Mobile App

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM

CommunityLink for homeowners and residents is available as a mobile app in the Google Play and Apple App stores. The mobile version of the portal provides a clean, concise interface that’s intuitive and easy to use. Homeowners can view their personal account information and community information in the app. Go to your app store and look for “CommunityLink” by eUnify. 

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Topics: Mobile App, portals, community link

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