Does anyone have a recommendation for software to manage a condominium association?
We are looking for an online tool to manage a 100 unit condo where we can upload our condo documents, update unit owners and provide a forum for unit owners to communicate with one another. Thanks for any suggestions.
This is not a single tool however would it make sense to simply create a Wordpress website, and add the free forum plugin called bbPress? The site would have the usual and obvious Home, About, Condos, Blog, Contact Us pages but also would have the forum where your members can sign up and engage each other. With the forum, you can also manage previously answered questions as resources, and I believe it comes with a variety of features enabling you to be able to track engagement and all sorts of stats.
You could probably hire a freelancer who could build out a very sleek website for you at low cost. Voila!
Full website, blogging platform, and a managed forum. And no need for people to use Google Drive where email addresses can be visible to others.
Have you thought about creating a mobile app that your tenants can download creating convenience for you to send communications to them on the one device they have with them 24/7.
You can have many features and can create incentives for tenants to pay early or on time, send push notifications about reminders and much more.
With the proper engagement implementation strategy, this would be a very clever and effective way to wow your management and strengthen your communities.
Let me know if you need more information.
You can use 2 open source software as well - projectsend and FAQs.
Mary-Alice - what's your budget? I've been a big fan of MRI for any of my real estate clients and they have a Condo module.
But its not freeware.
Their Cloud platform is excellent - Citrix access and by now they should be accessible by both Windows and Mac. I just did an implementation of their commercial product for a portfolio of 16 buildings with about 50 leases. The nice part is that documents can be uploaded specifically to each "unit", work orders etc can be tracked by building or by unit, -- I'm just not sure whether there is a place where condo unit holders can communicate with each other. That would take some more research.
Let me know if I can help further.
If those are your only requirements you can use for example Google's online services like Sheets, Drive and Groups. Free simple and easy.