HOA Tech Insider logo horizontal June 2021

Sarah Sukta

Sarah Sukta is the Director of Marketing for eUnify, cloud based property management software. She received her Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University and is Inbound Marketing Certified.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

HOA in the Summer

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jun 9, 2021 8:00:00 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.

Read More

Topics: Property Management, Community, HOA

Cool for the Summer

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Jun 2, 2021 8:15:00 AM

I run hot. On a recent flight, after politely asking the flight attendant if he could lower the cabin temperature, he asked if I was “going through the change”. I told him the answer was whatever it needed to be in order to cool off the plane. Given my temperature sensitivity, I probably shouldn’t be living in Phoenix, but calling this place home for so many years has helped me learn some tricks to keeping cool. As it relates to our homes, staying cool for the summer is easy, just think cool colors, like green and blue:

Read More

Topics: community link, summer, pool pass

Architectural Review Process with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 12, 2021 9:20:00 AM

eUnify streamlines architectural review by automating plan submission, manager and committee review, communication, voting, and approval/denial notices to homeowners. The process combines homeowner and committee input using CommunityLink portals and manager facilitation in uManage in a few easy steps:

Read More

Topics: uManage, architectural reviews, community link

May Brings Renewal, Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Sarah Sukta on May 5, 2021 7:45:00 AM

We all know the rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers”.  Taking a broader view, what May brings is renewal.  At this time of renewal, there are challenges for HOA management and opportunities with new software designed to meet those challenges.

Read More

Topics: Software, uManage, eUnify, hoa accounting

eUnify's Concierge Module

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 28, 2021 8:30:11 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:

Read More

Topics: eUnify, Concierge, condos

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:

Read More

Topics: uManage, Community, eUnify, HOA, portals, community link

SPRING! into eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Apr 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

It is officially Spring in the Northern Hemisphere! Warmer temperatures are likely a welcome change for anyone hit by the recent Polar Vortex. Aside from warmer days and greener landscapes, Spring brings a number of HOA management challenges easily addressed with the aid of eUnify’s complete management software offerings.

Read More

Work Remotely with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 10, 2021 7:45:00 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.

Read More

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

eVoting with eUnify

Posted by Sarah Sukta on Mar 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Elections bring 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.

Read More

Topics: Software, resident portals, eUnify, HOA Board, eVoting, online voting, elections

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:

Read More

Topics: portals, community link