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?
The need for convenience and efficiency in accomplishing core property management functions should not come at the price of security. No one wants to be the next “big box” chain to compromise their HOA client data. Consider these 4 tips to keep your company and client data safe when purchasing property management software:
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
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 saves you time and the need for duplicate data entry, so confirming cross-platform compatibility is an important point in the shopping process. eUnify integrates with C3, Jenark, Quickbooks, Sage and TOPS....with more on the way! We developed proprietary integration in collaboration with these property management accounting titles to automate initial import of account data, and continued synchronization through nightly automatic processes.
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:
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
Sometimes the terms “website” and “portal” are used interchangeably, and this usage isn’t entirely inaccurate but do you really know the difference between website vs portal? By definition, a website is a location on the internet that is unique and which is accessed via a web browser using a specific URL (web address). Portals are also accessed via a web browser and specific URL, but content is login protected and user-specific. I am asked all the time the difference between a portal and a website and I usually say something to this effect: A resident portal is a website, but a website is not necessarily a portal; it’s like the rhombus vs. square argument (the only thing I remember from geometry). To highlight the differences, here are quick definitions and a few more distinguishing features of websites and portals:Read More
Chances are, your self-managed HOA uses some form of small-business accounting software such as Quickbooks or Sage. eUnify developed proprietary integration in collaboration with not only Quickbooks, and additionally integrate with Sage, TOPS, C3 and Jenark to automate initial import of account data, and continued synchronization through nightly automatic processes. Accounting integration with property management software saves you time and the need for duplicate data entry making volunteers of self-managed HOA's happy. Here's a run down of eUnify products integrate with QuickBooks for self-managed HOAs: