Letterboxes full of junk mail. Important notifications going missing. How do I tell my neighbour that his dog is digging holes in our gardens? Endless general meetings, but very little progress.
Does your residential community use software to tackle these problems?
There is no shortage of options available in the market. Free or premium; for professional administrators, but also for communities that wish to self-manage their affairs.
It can be a lonely, unrewarded and difficult journey for the president of a residential community.
Plenty of after-hours work, disgruntled property owners, loads of paperwork, and recurring trips to the bank.
It is remarkable that with so many different types of residential communities in different parts of the world, all arrangements seem to rely on one owner to handle the community’s affairs: the community association president.
The world of property management software has been traditionally slow to adopt new technologies.
Is this necessarily a bad thing, though? Once the dust settles, it is probably easier to see which technological advancements worked and which ones didn’t.
With the onset of Uber-like platforms, different sectors have seen apps take over the work of middlemen, changing business models in the process.
I recently sent an email asking all our members to give us their stories. Among these stories was a very interesting story of how a community went practically bankrupt in less than one year.
With any community or urbanization there will always be practical problems which arise. Traditionally these are brought up at the yearly AGM to be discussed and if possible resolved.