Community websites are an incredible tool for homeowners associations. Besides that, it’s now 2013 and your homeowners or condo association needs to be on the web. Why do community association websites have such value? Consider this: whenever a prospective home buyer searches the internet for your homeowners association, whatever they find is often their first impression. You want that first impression to be a good one! Keeping a well-maintained community website make it possible for prospective home-buyers to find and learn more about you. It’s also a great way to keep all of your residents connected and informed.
A website allows you to control how people perceive your community. In this way, you can make a great first impression for your association. Keep in mind that the website is a reflection of the community itself; a modern, maintained website will make your community appear modern and maintained. Likewise, when someone views a website hasn’t been updated in 2 years or they cannot find a website for your community, what does that say about your association?
Another advantage of having a community website is the reach it gives you. Think of your association website as a platform that allows you to reach your entire community at once. There are times when this can especially come in handy. When you have a upcoming annual meeting or fall festival, you want to get the word out to your residents to ensure a good turnout. Community news and events can be easily announced, as well as useful contact information like the email address of a board liaison. This can drastically reduce calls to the management office and streamline your workflow. Some associations have eliminated paper newsletters altogether in favor of electronic communications.
With Condo Manager, you can take your website a step further and allow homeowners to pay their dues online. This simple function is amazingly convenient for many residents of all ages. If your community does not have a website or has one that in outdated, you can rely on Condo Manager for help. Our team of web developers can create a custom solution for your association. In an age where perception is reality, being perceive as professional, collected, and friendly is a must. If you don’t want the hassle and expense of maintaining a server, you can have your website hosted “on the cloud” for a very modest price.
Creating a website for you homeowners association will require effort, but the end result is well worth it. Websites are much more than just a new trend or fad. They can be utilized as tools for your association to communicate, grow, and prosper.