Recently, this column has dealt with some of the issues involved in the cutthroat world of website hosting for community associations. As with any emerging field, the companies that have battled to get to the top in this market have all stepped on each other’s toes more than a couple of times, and have built upon what others have done to try and create the best model. Of course, no company can be perfect, but through competition, the HOA industry as a whole benefits.
In Palm Beach County, there are more than a thousand HOAs who are trying to figure out the most cost effective, and easiest ways to go online. Some are using private companies, while others are trying to design their own web presence. Still others haven’t yet figured out how to turn on their computers, let alone surfed the web!
Homeowner associations can now enjoy affordable and easy-to-use Web sites from AssociationVoice, the leading provider of smart Web sites for homeowner associations and management, with the introduction of AV Lite, a turnkey professional Web site geared toward those communities that are looking to take the first step onto the Web and would like to meet the basic ongoing community management and communication needs, all for less than $20 per month.
For homeowner associations, having a professional Web presence is no longer just an amenity but a necessity and AssociationVoice has developed the perfect entry-level solution. Communities can choose from several design templates or create their own custom look while providing essential payment solutions, communication tools, management and reporting functionality, all expertly designed and easy to implement and use.
Drew Regitz, Co-Founder and President of AssociationVoice reports “AV Lite was designed to complete our solution suite, reflecting both the current economic climate and the need to offer an affordable starting point for establishing a professional Web presence for your homeowners association. As your homeowner association needs grow, you can then easily upgrade to our Professional or Enterprise Edition as needed. Our industry expertise and world-class technology, backed by our 90-day Satisfaction Guarantee, ensures your success.”
Homeowner associations can use AV Lite to connect with their community 24/7 providing latest news, announcements, documents, meeting minutes, rules and regulations and covenants while also enabling online payments via debit or credit card, all through a professional Web site.
Now, this service may work for some associations, but it all depends on what your communities needs are. This column has, and always will advocate the strong need for all HOAs to at least provide a website to communicate with residents, as well as people who want to know more about the community. The best advice is to try and figure out what kind of website you want, and then research all the options out there to find the best way to develop that site.
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This story was compiled from information found at PRlog.org, a free press release website.