Using Technology to Improve Condo Association Communications


Communications is a core function of a Condo Association.  Technology has made communications even easier.  Everyone is connected, and there are numerous ways a Condo Association can tap into the opportunities.  Despite this advantage, often there is a struggle when it comes to using technology to improve Condo Association communications.   For our final installment of this series, we are yet...

Three Ways Technology Improves Condo Associations


Although there may be reasons that community Associations are resistant to change, Condo Boards need to get with the times.  If your goal is to lead a better Condo life, you’re going to need to utilize 21st century technology.  This might be anything from electric car charging to modern communications.   There are many ways technology improves Condo Associations. Today we are joined by Andrea...

Grading Condo Association Predictions for 2017


Here at Better Condo Life, we take integrity and honesty seriously.  In keeping with that spirit, it is time to bring up the Condo Association Predictions for 2017 and see how we did.  Several bold predictions were made.  As we close out the year, let’s take a look at which ones we nailed, and which ones… we flopped. Prediction #1: Drones will be more of a nuisance… and also a benefit...

The Importance of Using Technology In Condo Associations


Technology has been transforming our society and an incredibly rapid pace.  A smartphone has comparable computing power than all of the NASA computers that sent a man to the moon.  And smart phones are now used by over 200 million people.  Despite this rapid adoption in nearly every aspect of our life, for some reason community Associations struggle with technology.  Oddly, you just don’t...

Four More Condo Association Website Ideas


In the current age, having good digital outreach is a must.  One key way to improve Owner engagement is to have a strong website.  Maintaining a website is easy, but ensuring that you have compelling and useful content is the challenge.  Here are four Condo Association website ideas to help you take your content to the next level. Address Book If you live in a large Condo Association, you might...

How to Record Actionable Condo Association Meeting Notes


Every month, your Condo Association holds a monthly meeting.  While at times this meeting may be as exciting as watching paint dry, typically there are important decisions being made.  You might be deciding on finances or maintenance, helping monitor committees, and more.  While you will have official minutes taken, these are often somewhat formulaic and won’t capture the full scope of what is...

Basic Condo Association Cybersecurity


Hackers and malware are everywhere.  Whether you’re a small business being taken advantage of with ransomware, or even the U.S. government sitting on sensitive information of staff with security clearances, you’re at risk.  Condo Associations and Homeowners Associations are potentially juicy targets for hackers for a number of reasons.  First, you have valuable information that...

Tips to Create an External Condo Association Website


Communication is one of the key elements of a Condo Association.  In today’s day and age, an online presence is becoming mandatory for most entities, and Condo Associations are no exception.  Web expertise is highly commoditized, and you can easily hire someone or find a volunteer from within your Association to help you carry out the actual act of building the website.  The part that a Board and...

Three Condo Association Predictions for 2017


Happy 2017!  2016 is behind us with all of its craziness – Surprise election results, various Condo Association policy changes, Pokemon Go, Hatchimals – there was something for everyone.  One of the most interesting things in 2016 has been the impact of technology and public policy on Condo Associations.  There have been many changes that Associations will need to think about going...

Digital Outreach and Collaboration in a Condo Association


The year is 2016.  The world is full of incredible technology – small drones that can deliver burritos or crash into Condos, smart devices which allow us to send selfies to the entire world, and self-driving and electric cars.  With such incredible technological capabilities, it is crazy that many Condo Associations and HOAs are still stuck using paper or only email to communicate with...

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