As promised in the last blogs, I will share with you a number of things we have implemented for reducing our community fees. But before we do that let’s just remind ourselves of something interesting. I would think that by now almost all of us are aware of the energy saving light bulbs. The cost of these bulbs vary and at times are as high as 10x a standard tungsten light bulb. What I am trying to say is that in order to save electricity you have to spend at times a considerable sum replacing the tungsten light bulbs. Same applies to solar panels, salt water purification for swimming pool and so on.
The VAT was increased on the first of July. This has already affected all your bills from day to day shopping to petrol, gas and electricity. So how does this affect your income / expenses?
We are essentially trying to help owners who are in the dark about what’s going on in their community. Charles Mackenzie-Hill local real estate agent and landlord wrote to me some month’s ago as our product (OCM) resonated with him. Mainly, because as in the service industry is forever trying to unravel local information for tenants or owners that they are trying to relocate.
If you are the president of your community you know how difficult it is to keep everyone happy and all questions answered. Many communities have already got a website, but none are multilingual or allow as much functionality as OCM a system that is designed specifically for communities, the president, the owners and the administrator.