Your condo building isn’t just a place to rest your head. It’s a place that multiple people call home, coming together as part of a community. Just as with every community, it’s important that you know what’s happening to stay on top of key events,requests, and maintenance that impact you. But what happens when there’s a lack of clear communication in your community? A sense of frustration, perhaps?
This is where condo management software comes in, particularly in the form of online portals that improve processes, systems, and communication. Online portals are increasing the way that condo boards implement systems and processes throughout their building, streamlining a number of communication and administrative items, removing a number of headaches that come from managing the comfort of people’s homes, not to mention the costs savings by no longer having to print and distribute communications via paper mail. In working with a number of clients, we’ve identified three key benefits our condo communities experienced after implementing their personal online portal.
With online portals, increased communication throughout your building brings a greater sense of open conversation and general community feeling as well. With this increased community communication, your condo board and residents should experience:
Ease of Use
It’s important that you find an online portal whose functionality is easy to use. By having an online portal that’s naturally intuitive, you’ll be able to:
Of course, all online portals have their pros and cons. At Catalyst Condo’s we’ve researched, vetted, and worked with four excellent online portal systems, each helping to improve the communication within the condo buildings we work. The four that we’ve primarily worked with include:
If you’re curious about which portal might best work with your board’s needs, we’d be more than happy to chat about what you’re looking for and if any of the above portals meet your criteria.
Improved Functionality of the Board
While we’ve heard a number of benefits condo online portals bring to the condo buildings we support, by far the greatest benefit we’ve witnessed is the increased functionality of the condo board. Once we find the online platform that best supports the board’s needs, we’re able to help integrate the software with the day-to-day functionality needs of the board.
Such things that online portals improve include:
Technology is great for condo boards, particularly those who are struggling with communication. If you or your condo board are looking for ways to improve your condo building’s efficiencies, communication, and community engagement, integrating an online portal could be just what your condo needs. Contact Catalyst Condos today to learn about how online portals can change your condo board and community.