Does Your Association Have A Website?

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 If your community does not have a website or has one that in outdated, you can rely on Condo Manager for help.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.

Neighborhood Association: Why Neighborhoods Matter

Your neighborhood association can help build a community that connects people.  It helps provide safety and a sense of community.  Great neighborhood associations also empower people and encourage participation in community activities.  And, they provide a safe environment for children to socialize outside the family.

A strong neighborhood provides the foundation for families and creates the building blocks for a better America.  That’s why neighborhoods matter so much and why AAM is committed to providing the highest levels of community management.

To create great neighborhoods, we recognize we need to listen to those we serve.  Therefore, we’d like you to take a few moments to explain why your neighborhood matters to you.  Our brief neighborhood survey should only take about three to five minutes to complete.

The information collected from the survey will help us understand how members prefer to interact within their neighborhood.  In addition, we’ll get better ideas on how to enhance the process.  After submitting your completed survey, you’ll be automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift card.

Continue to read the Associated Asset Management Blog for information about Neighborhood Association.

HOA Association Management Promotes Participation in the Community

To attract greater community participation, HOA association management can use several tactics:

  • First, HOA association management needs to communicate clearly what happens when homeowners don’t volunteer. By seeing how they’ll be impacted directly, members may be more inclined to volunteer.
  • Second, HOA association management and boards can’t be shy about their accomplishments. They need to make sure members know what they do, how the money is being spent and all the good that’s being done. Once homeowners see positive results, they’re more likely to want to be a part of a successful venture.
  • Third, HOA association management should run all operations professionally. Conflicts among board members and other unprofessional behavior could scare off potential volunteers.
  • Fourth, HOA association management needs to recognize volunteers on a regular basis. In fact, a formal recognition system should be developed that acknowledges participation at every available opportunity.
  • Finally, strong HOA association management involves hosting social events so members can get to know each other in a relaxed and comfortable environment. After members become friendly with their neighbors, they may find participating in community activities something they look forward to doing.

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