Why Does My HOA or Condo Association Need A Website?
There are many logistical and practical reasons to build a website for your HOA or Condo association.
Various features available through online platforms can simplify the property management process, and make it easy for homeowners, residents, the Board, and the property management firm alike.
The benefits of setting up your association with a community website include everything from administrative support like document accessibility and submissions, to financial and physical property management solutions.
A website for your condo association is a must in 2019. And we mean this quite literally, as of January 1, 2019 it is now mandated by Florida law that Associations must own and operate a website with certain functionalities. Read more on our related blog: Understanding the new Florida Condo Law. So, we repeat: A website for your condo association is a must in 2019.
Law or not, we still think it is imperative in our modern world for residential Associations to have websites. Here are the top 7 reasons why:
#1 Increased Property Values
A condo Association website in 2019 for your Florida condominium will increase property values. By establishing a credible website (See item 1) you also create a platform for sharing information about your community and its amenities. You can include a general photo gallery of your neighborhood and some floorplans.
To the same end, you can include listings of properties for sale or soon-to-be listed properties. Featuring these items in a clear and succinct online condo website will draw attention and interest to potential buyers.
A website gives your homeowners a competitive edge to reach a larger audience and thus increases property value.
Imagine a world where every resident must call a management agency or on site property manager just to get answers to simple questions. Typically an endless game of phone tag or email tag ensues.
A condo association website will drastically cut back on unnecessary communication efforts and the need for a constant point of contact. An Association website for your residential Florida property is an efficient move. No more time spent waiting for a call back or email attachment.
Simplify by visiting or directing residents to visit the website and find the exact document they need, or the answer to a variety of questions.
Not only can you increase property values through a community Association website, you can even generate a stream of income for the association. A website platform, creates a channel of communication to a specific audience.
An Association website thus creates a channel of communication with your residents and homeowners and the community at large. With proper consideration and Board approval, your condo website can offer marketing opportunities as a stream of income for the Association itself.
Tools like a digital referral services for local handymen or painters, information and discounted rates for property management services that are up to the individual homeowner to finance, or even for local restaurants to offer your residents discounts.
A website for your Florida condo Association can open a space for marketing opportunities.
#4 Less Burden on the Board and Management
In running a Florida Condo Association many tasks are left to the Board and the Management company. A website is a great way to remove some of this burden from those members.
Because tools like Frequently Asked Questions, generic forms or other community documents and information are available digitally 24/7, neither the Board nor the Management team need to be involved in these inquiries.
A website leaves the Board and Management of your Florida community Association with more time to address what really matters: the well-being of your condominium.
#5 Save Time and Money
Dovetailing on Efficiency. If your Association does not have to pay someone, whether an onsite property manager, or a property management company, to sit and wait for phone calls or hand out documents, your Florida Association will save time and money.
Now your manager can allocate time and financial resources to better suited needs like pursuing bids and addressing physical property needs.
Your neighborhood or association will build credibility with a website. This means homeowners or unit owners and future residents alike will be able to use the various functions on the site and find a sense of reliability and trustworthiness.
They’ll know they can just check online for certain documents, or get answers to frequently asked questions. Homeowners might even refer friends or neighbors to their fully functional condo association site to see photos or community bulletins.
A website creates a sense of validity and instills trustworthiness for your community association.
#7 Resident Awareness
A condominium website will allow residents and the Board to communicate with increased ease and speed. Shared digital communication platforms are easily accessible to all the parties involved, like homeowners, residents, the Board, and management. Inasmuch, the process becomes more simple.
Communication becomes more streamlined and there is an increased awareness of community issues and how to address them.
The benefits of setting up your association with a community website include everything from administrative support like document accessibility and submissions, to financial and physical property management solutions. As if these reasons are not convincing enough, the new Florida condo law requires each Association to own and operate a website. A website for your condo association is a must in 2019.
Boost Community Value
Find out how a custom built association website can improve your neighborhoods property value and increase homeowner satisfaction.
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