What is an Architectural Review Committee?
Keeping a community beautiful, functional, and attractive takes the teamwork of an architectural review committee. But who are they and what do they do? Read to learn more!
This year, TownSq sponsored the event, and we successfully communicated our mission of easy HOA software with many potential audiences. So, let's dive into some of the key lessons we learned from this incredible experience!
In our rapidly evolving world, technology has become a driving force across all industries, including community and property management. If your HOA hasn’t adopted these technological advancements, now is a good time to start.
From managing finances and maintenance to overseeing vendor contracts and board meetings, homeowners’ association (HOA) community managers have a lot to do. And with that may come job burnout. Luckily, there are ways community managers can prevent burnout and stay engaged and enthusiastic about their work. Learn how!
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and property management companies have changed how they operate. One of the most significant changes is the transition to a remote or hybrid work environment. Within this new work environment, leaders have had to implement hybrid board meetings as a way for managers and boards to stay connected. Read on to learn more.
As a leader, residents look to you for guidance and support. You’re expected to be attentive, address needs promptly, and prove you’re acting in the best interest of the community. Here are four ways board members can improve their HOA communication and listening skills today.
When we leverage technology we seek out ways to optimize an organization or an individual's performance. The use of technology streamlines processes and operations, maximizes revenue, creates efficiencies, and most importantly increases engagement.
An Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is essential to every community. Because this committee plays an important role, they must also be fair and reasonable. Here are five tips to ensure your ARC is consistent in your HOA.
HOAs get a bad rap most of the time, but there is a reason so many communities embrace them. Having rules and guides to follow helps keep the HOA in pristine shape as we start a new year. It's important to ensure that your HOA is running smoothly. Here are six steps to improve your HOA for homeowners, board members, and managers.
With the holidays comes decorations and an increase in visitors to your HOA. It is important to set up easy and fair guidelines for the community to follow and for the board to enforce. We've outlined our 5 key guidelines to consider to help establish clear and consistent rules.
Every HOA must financially safeguard its community in order to grow and prosper. Unfortunately, not all HOAs are equipped with the right tools and opportunities. In better words, without financial stability, there is no HOA. In times like this, an HOA must be proactive and plan accordingly to secure its community financially. To better explain, let’s explore five tips for managing your HOA’s financial stability.
With the holidays being just around the corner, HOAs will soon begin the process of preparing for their ending fiscal year responsibilities. We have compiled a list of items your board should review yearly to set your HOA up for success!
TownSq's Digital Voting feature has quickly changed the game for online voting. We've highlighted a few of the key benefits of adopting this technology for your communities and some best practices for ensuring a successful online vote.
As we get closer to election season, you may question whether I should be more involved in my community. Here are four reasons you should consider joining your HOA board and an outline of the roles that may be available to you.
As we approach the end of the year, it is time to look at the current roles in the community to see what needs to be updated for the coming year. We've compiled a list of things you should consider to be best prepared for the coming year.
What makes HOA banking software so unique? For starters, HOA banking software is not only unique, but it’s also become the future of all HOA software! Software such as this is specifically built to accommodate the financial needs of HOAs and their communities.
Bringing more technology to the HOAs you manage can be intimidating, especially regarding financials. We outline some important reasons you should offer this to the communities you manage and how it can save you time and money.
Having an architectural review committee isn't enough you need to also have a good review plan in place. Check out these 5 tips for a foolproof architectural review plan that you can easily implement in your community.
HOA dues are a large part in keeping your HOA up and running. It is also important to have a well structured collection policy in place if and when a homeowner defaults on their payment. Outlined in this article are some key steps to ensuring you have a successful collection plan in place.
As a property manager, you were not only hired for your fantastic skills and amazing personality, but for your ability to manage people. When it comes to people and relationships, emotional connections are necessary
Living in an HOA has many benefits, one of the biggest being the hierarchy that exists within the community: managers, boards, and homeowners. Pre-set rules and by-laws inform homeowners what they can do and what they may need to ask permission for.
If you work in HOA management, we’re sure you’ve had your share of working with the HOA violation process — which is no walk in the park. HOA violations are probably one of the most challenging processes to organize and communicate.
It should go without saying that when managing clients, their satisfaction should always be the top priority. When thinking about an HOA specifically, there are many ways to improve homeowner satisfaction within a subset of communities that can be streamlined by HOA software. Below we will discuss some of the many ways you can increase satisfaction in the associations you manage.
Managing an HOA can be highly stressful and sometimes increasingly complicated for board members and community managers. Many HOAs across the United States still operate by non-technological means, meaning that most operations are built on the backbone of in-person meetings or paper and pen.
Just like any job or long-term career, employees are given performance metrics to ensure that their job is being performed at its ultimate best. The same principle goes for HOAs and property management companies — performance metrics such as KPIs are used to evaluate the growth and open opportunities of the community.
For many people, an online election or digital voting is often seen as quite fun and collaborative. However, this isn’t always the case, especially when voting on matters in an HOA. HOA elections are historically given a bad rep because they usually become a point of contention between groups or individuals with vastly differing opinions regarding how the board should run the HOA.
One of the more unfortunate but necessary parts of the HOA management business is managing and enforcing HOA violations within the community. Although most property managers and board members often do everything to avoid such an incident, HOA violations are nearly unavoidable in the grand scheme of things.
What is a community association manager? If you're familiar with the show The Office, you’ll be familiar with the many unique and memorable characters. One character, in particular, Michael Scott, the funny, quirky office manager of Dunder Mifflin, always had a passion for being the “World’s Best Boss.” In fact, you may be surprised to know that many of the scenes featuring Michael Scott actually came with an invaluable lesson.
As we start to progress into the new year, HOAs will soon be occupied with writing the agenda for their yearly community gathering and board meetings. Not to mention the prep work that comes along with it