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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

Social Media Platforms for HOA's and Property Management

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

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

6 Benefits of the Cloud for Property Management

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Sep 9, 2020 11:25:49 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

Keep Your Company and Client Data Safe

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Aug 5, 2020 7:45:00 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

HOA in the Summer ...2020

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jul 1, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Summer is finally here! However, summer might look a little different this year because of the current status of COVID-19. We STILL need to make sure our HOAs stay cool and safe in the upcoming summer months, especially as parts of the country start to reopen.  Whether it’s the safety of children or pets or even complying with HOA rules and regulations, here are 5 good classic summer HOA blogs (that might need slight modification depending on where you live).  Click on the titles to read more.

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Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

uManage: The Complete Package for Managers

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 6, 2020 7:30:00 AM

uManage is the complete package for managers.  uManage lives in the cloud, so there’s nothing to download or install, and you don’t have to worry about backups or disaster recovery.  All you need is a browser and an internet connection to access and maintain all your accounts.  uManage also includes a mobile app for Apple and Android devices and even works in offline mode. Check out some of the core functions below:
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Topics: Software, Property Management, Mobile App, uManage, HOA Violations

No Connection? No Problem! Offline Mode for Violations

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 11, 2020 10:49:23 AM

Some mobile solutions run on mobile browsers, requiring a constant LTE connection, which uses a lot data. These tend to run slower and are less robust than true mobile applications. uManage is an application that saves inspection data, such as HOA violations locally on the device to increase speed and avoid problems associated with loss of internet connectivity. With eUnify's uManage app, you can work offline without ever losing ANY work if you lose connection! NEVER lose your inspections again. 
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Topics: Software, Property Management, Mobile App, uManage, HOA Violations

HOA Horror Stories – Happy Halloween!

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Oct 30, 2019 8:50:23 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 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

Social Media Platforms for HOA's and Property Management

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

Cha nces 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.  The next three week will dive into Social Media aspects for HOAs and Property Management.  
  
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Topics: Property Management, HOA, social media