Community Associations are going online. But does it make sense for your community?
Gone are the days when only the largest or most highly sophisticated Homeowner Associations embracedthe tools of modern technology in an effort to get their internal operations running more effectively and efficiently. Considering that home-based internet use is now at a remarkable 85%, it’s no wonder today communities of every size, every socioeconomic group and every age demographic have shifted their thinking. The question is no longer, is your association big enough or tech-savvy enough to embrace a Web site? Today, associations around the country and around the globe have begun asking themselves in record numbers, how long must we wait before we begin taking advantage of these new freedoms…and what is the price of continued inaction? The phone calls. The headaches.The repetitive tasks. The reduction or elimination of these resource-depleting factors constitutes a primary concern not only for Management Companies and Large Scale Homeowners Associations but for the tiniest of communities, as well.
What Can an HOA Website Do For You? How about helping the residents of your association feel like they are part of their association.
Too often residents complain about not being informed about association matters. Of course board meetings occur, projects are being worked on and periodically new accomplishments can be noted in the neighborhood. But, what does the resident who doesn’t hear about the board’s progress, has issues with the dues or whatever their neighbor is doing wrong have to say about the association?
YouTwitFace – Social Media and How it Relates to Your Homeowners Association
What do you get when you put “YouTube,” “Twitter,” and “Facebook” together? YouTwitFace. That may be a running joke in my household, but six or seven years ago uttering the phrase “friend me” or “follow me” would likely produce a bunch of blank stares. Now, friend requests on Facebook and follow me requests on Twitter are commonplace. Communication methods have expanded beyond the telephone, the letter, the fax, and even the email to an entirely new level of conversation through what is called social media.…(Read whole news on source site)
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