The Top Five Reasons Community Management is a Good Financial Strategy

Community management companies are an investment. Your Board will need to pay money to bring in outside experts to help run your community. This expense will need to be baked into your budget. However, community management is well worth the effort and money. When considering a community management company, you need to not just focus on the cost. Instead, you should consider what the company can do for you. In the Greater Pittsburgh area, community management is a great financial …

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Unleash the Power of Online Voting

Associations are adopting electronic voting to pass resolutions easily, effectively, and without mailing costs. Most associations are typically set up as non-stock corporations, and many states permit electronic voting; Pennsylvania is one of them. Older governing documents do not specifically state or address how meetings are held, only the frequency making implementation much simpler. Leverage Your Community Association Website Because so many members can’t make meetings or simply throw direct mailings away, board members leverage their HOA website for electronic …

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Homeowner Association Meeting Webinar Etiquette

We recently published an article addressing the increasing interest in Virtual Board Meetings. This article explains how to implement your next successful HOA webinar meeting. A webinar is a mash-up of the words “Web” and “Seminar,” a webinar is a short-term meeting held over the Internet. Attendees log into a specialized website at a specific time to meet virtually. Webinars are a great way to meet up online. However, just because your session is online doesn’t excuse you from applying some …

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Are Virtual Condo or HOA Meetings in Your Future?

  Should Our HOA or Condo Board Consider Virtual Association Meetings? Both property owners’ association meetings and condominium association meetings are typically held in the community clubhouse or other local building. However, with the increasing availability of technology, virtual meetings are becoming more commonplace. Directors can electronically participate in real-time via virtual meetings. HOA board members who cannot be physically present at a board meeting can attend meetings remotely utilizing many free options such as Skype and Zoom. As long …

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Why You Need a Community Website

Homeowner associations (HOA) have to provide a lot of information to residents of their community. This is one of the reasons why a having a community website is a must today. Having an association website for your HOA is a great way to organize your association information, simplify and practically automate your process for disseminating your community information. Benefits of a Good Community Website An HOA website provides the perfect solution for information dissemination in an easily accessible manner. With well …

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Acri Has HOA Websites!

Acri’s Property Management Websites Portray a Modern, Pro-active, and Vibrant Place to Live Your association can portray your community as a modern, pro-active and vibrant place to live and play with your own ACRI Community Realty HOA Website. Many homes have been sold due to active site presences illustrating HOA member involvement and Board Transparency. Here is how it works:  Our professional photographer visits your site. Beautifully rendered photos are taken on location to showcase your property. Our graphic illustrator …

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Why you need an Association Website?

It is essential for an Association to be in control of the content generated on the web about them. But besides having a properly designed and optimized community website there is a lot more a site can do when it comes to damage control. The following incident can can happen anywhere and does all the time: At a gorgeous Town Home and Single family development a terrible disaster occurred. This association has it all, community pool, tot lot, clubhouse, walking …

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Tips on How to Protect HOA Community Online Reputations from Disaster

Besides having a properly designed community website there is a lot more an Association Website site can do when it comes to damage control.  An uncontrollable homeowner situation is a prime example of how things can go wrong for a community in a twitter instant. Tragedy can happen anywhere and does all the time. At an upscale Town Home and Single family development a terrible disaster occurred. This particular association has it all, community pool, tot lot, clubhouse and walking …

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Why You Need a Professionally Managed Acri Commercial Realty INC. Association Website

It’s not news to hear all of the “free website” offers. Free sounds like a great deal until the site goes down or worse yet is hacked. Making the site is just the beginning. There is so much more that goes on behind the scenes. In this article we are going to point out those “unseen” yet critical website components that require knowledge, time, training and education.  The average person simply cannot implement, nor have the time to learn, what …

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What can a website do for your association?

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.     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? Could it …

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