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Start Your New Year Off Right With Kohab!

January 1st.   A new year.   A clean slate…  …and we know, lots of goals! Budget goals? Operational changes needed? Piles of paperwork?  We got you covered.  Kohab’s technology is designed to allow HOAs to flourish in all environments- all while saving an estimated 100 hours a month in daily document and process management.  With Kohab, you can set your HOA 2021 budget and goals in minutes, automating all budget functions, including assessment collection and annual audits.   And not just financial tasks.  Let’s get organized, communicate effectively, and make 2021 the year of HOA transparency and deep breaths.   To make things simple, we’ve created a comprehensive list of the top 7 most important things for a successful 2021 in your HOA: Kohab’s 2021 HOA Checklist:
  1. Establish annual HOA budget and fiscal Goals
  2. Publish budget and reporting to HOA community 
  3. Conduct Assessment audit and reconciliation 
  4. Move HOA rules & regulations, by-laws, and communications to a virtual platform 
  5. Develop platform for virtual voting and HOA board meetings 
  6. Prepare annual maintenance schedule and spring cleaning  
  7. Enhance culture and community engagement 
Join the collective of HOAs utilizing KOHAB to revolutionize their HOA management and reach your 2021 goals seamlessly.  One simple, secure, and timely platform to house all association bylaws, rules, meeting minutes, and voting platforms.   Last, as part of our dedication to creating thriving communities, Kohab is free until 6/30/21. We believe this COVID-19 relief will help transform your HOA by providing a seamless communication tool, online payments, record of board meetings, voting capabilities, shared files, and more. We are offering the platform for free because we recognize these functions as essential to HOAs and want to help connect you and your communities, virtually, and beyond.  
  • Your Kohab Team
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Gathering Safely with your HOA Post COVID

Now that we’re moving out of the house and back together, we’ve put some tips together to help safely gather with your friends and neighbors.    HOA Gathering Tip #1 Utilize shared outdoor spaces for community gatherings. Host board and committee meetings outdoors or with open windows. Doing what you can to reconnect in person, safely is of utmost importance as we begin to rebuild and reconnect with our communities.  HOA Gathering Tip #2: Vote virtually. Kohab’s voting platform allows you to safely reach all HOA members, virtually. Doing what you can to reconnect in person, safely is of utmost importance as we begin to rebuild and reconnect with our communities. Allow Kohab to organize the rest and communicate for you, so you can focus on safety and finding the best spot for your next gathering. HOA Gathering Tip #3: We all want to get together. Let’s respect others’ comfort levels with masks or social distancing at HOA events. Require the option of a mask or proof of vaccination at your HOA community gatherings. Summer is one of the MOST celebrated times of year, keep it safe easily with optional masks or proof of vaccination. There are loads of other great ideas for gathering, but we hope these help you be safe and be happy! Happy Summer!!
  • Charlie and the KohabTeam
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Tips for Simplicity

Run your HOA like a modern, sophisticated business where simplicity is the rule. Allow Kohab to automate repetitive tasks and reporting functions, so you can manage your HOA business effectively. HOA Simplicity Tip #1: Streamline Assessment Alert and Collection Process: HOAs require several layers of communication in just the assessment process alone. Remove the layers by automating these communications on your Kohab platform.  HOA Simplicity Tip #2: Automate Monthly and Annual Reporting: HOAs require several layers of communication from day to day operations, monthly reporting, large initiatives, to long-term fiscal concerns, all HOA members and board members alike need to be informed.  HOA Simplicity Tip #3: Communicate Effectively and Often. Effective communication is at the heart of simplicity. Reach your homeowners where they are, in real time— and consistently.  HOA Simplicity Tip #4: Organize.This one seems obvious, but anyone who manages an HOA knows there is a TON of information and a TON of questions that come with it. Bringing it all together in an user-friendly platform brings organization and simplicity to your HOA.  Kohab is here to help seamlessly assemble HOA boards, financial reporting and bylaws structures. Kohab is designed as the first online HOA platform, it’s quick, it’s customizable, and it will save you time and money. Come check us out and ask about custom pricing plans for your HOA. Get Kohab today, it’s OH so simple.
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Streamline HOA Management Costs

Kohab is designed to simplify and organize your HOA and in doing so, save your HOA time and reduce overhead costs. Save time, save money? Heard that before. Sounds like we’re drinking our own kool-aid, we know. But, hang on for a minute and we’ll explain. Our mission at Kohab is to remove barriers and create a platform that allows all HOA members and board members alike to engage, collaborate, and cohabitate freely and equally. We did this, because we care about equality and we care about community. In doing so, we just happened to streamline a bunch of stuff. And THAT’s why we’re talking about savings. We didn’t set out to make this more efficient, we just discovered by accident how transparency also leads to efficiency. And efficiency, well, that’s the golden nugget that will free you to focus on the important, community building aspects of HOA leadership. In fact, HOA Treasurers and property managers spend several hours each month budgeting and reporting, and distributing those reports to internal and external stakeholders. Kohab automates all reporting and budget functions, saving 25+ hours a month. We also recognize how much time communicating is required for an HOA to run like a well-oiled machine. There are several layers of communication from day to day operations, monthly reporting, large initiatives, to long-term fiscal concerns, all HOA members and board members alike need to be informed. The automated communication tools and methods of distributing financial and property information that makes your HOA communication, oh so simple, and also easy to track. Efficiency has no limits. Let’s keep going. Property maintenance and individual home repairs within an HOA homes are some of the biggest tasks for HOA boards and property managers alike. Beyond the oversight, property maintenance requires a lot of communication and oversight. Our maintenance platform is designed to assist property managers with a request tracker, communication platform for issues involving multiple units, and a historical database for clear record into project timelines and ongoing initiatives. Kohab’s platform reduces time spent in all managerial tasks within an HOA. By automating reporting and communication functions, streamlining monthly collections, reporting, and maintenance requests, Kohab can save you over 100 hours a month in time. Download our quick one-pager with a customizable calculator to see how much time Kohab can save YOUR HOA.
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What does simplicity mean for an HOA?

Welcome to THE NABE, Kohab’s blog space where we act, engage, and discuss all things HOA.  It’s real talk, amongst neighbors- The NABE! Welcome HOA Board Members and Homeowners!! Errrr…. Wait. Before we start, can we talk about the elephant in the room? HOA management, HOA living.  Most of the time, things run smoothly.  But at times, it can be overly-complicated and amazingly difficult to get things done, to get information, and to get a straight answer.  HOA homeowners we know you are often in frustrating positions, without clear information, direction, or anyone to answer your questions.  And board members, we know it takes a lot of your time, personal time, to manage the abundance of complaints, tasks, and information seeking.  And the toughest part? Sometimes at the end of all of it, you still can’t get access to the information you need. It’s a lot. Okay, thanks, we feel better already just getting that off our chest. Phewww. Okay, now… the good stuff. We know that because we live in and manage HOAs ourselves.  And THAT, is why we started Kohab- to make managing and living in an HOA simple and transparent- to give you back important time. What does simplicity mean for an HOA?   It means being easy to understand, easy to do, and easy to communicate.  And simplicity is super important to us, because we know how important it is to you. We’re talking automation and access. We designed Kohab to automate all of the daily tasks, reports, and collections of information for HOAs. While the technology platform is simple, it’s revolutionary to HOAs: First, property managers and board treasures set up the HOA Collective, which is inclusive of all financial and HOA information.  Second, homeowners plug into the newly created Kohab Collective  where they can pay their monthly assessments.  From there, we have lift off and immediate access to: –               Monthly budget reports –               Annual budget planning –               Assessment allocation and spending reports –               Assessment tracking status and follow up functions –               HOA bylaws –               Board meeting schedules and minutes reports –               Voting applications –               Maintenance requests and more…. It’s simple.  And it works.  Come on over to Kohab!  
September

Let’s talk transparency

Welcome to THE NABE, Kohab’s blog space where we act, engage, and discuss all things HOA.  It’s real talk, amongst neighbors (The NABE!). This month we want to talk about transparency.  It’s super important to us, because we know how important it is to you. What does transparency look like in an HOA? At Kohab, transparency means immediate, real-time access to your HOA. Transparency means clear and accurate information.  When it comes to budgets and bylaws, there is no room for ambiguity.   Numbers are black and white.  Rules and regulations are black and white. Transparency also means accessibility to information for all members: board members, homeowners, and key stakeholders, alike.  And when we say access, we mean real access.  Financial budgets should be accessible to HOA presidents, secretaries, treasurers, homeowners, and property managers alike. Why is transparency important? Transparency allows all members of a shared organization – in other words, your HOA – the information needed to make timely and accurate decisions to protect investments and property value.  Transparency allows for clarity amongst community members on rules, procedures, bylaws, and agreements. Moreover, transparency saves you time.  When information is clear and readily available, the time spent digging for or communicating the same information to multiple parties. Most importantly, cultivating a high-functioning culture with your HOA requires open, transparent communication. Information must be shared upward, downward, and laterally. Transparent communication fosters trust, accountability, and security.  All of the pillars required to lead your HOA successful. How do you cultivate transparency? At Kohab, we’re clearing the way for an elevated HOA experience through simplicity and transparency.   The Kohab platform concept is simple, yet revolutionary to HOAs: First, property managers and board treasures set up the HOA Collective, which is inclusive of all financial and HOA information.  Second, homeowners plug into the newly created Kohab Collective  where they can pay their monthly assessments.  From there, we have lift off and immediate access to: –               Monthly budget reports –               Annual budget planning –               Assessment allocation and spending reports –               Assessment tracking status and follow up functions –               HOA bylaws –               Board meeting schedules and minutes reports –               Voting applications –               Maintenance requests and more…. It’s simple.  And it works.  Come on over to Kohab, where transparency rules the day.
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Welcome to KOHAB: Technology with a heart

Welcome to THE NABE blog, where we will highlight issues that impact your HOA (or homeowner’s association) communities, and open a conversation that enables us to create happier and healthier neighborhoods to live in. The NABE will feature several topics, such as HOA rights, anti-discrimination practicies, board development and best practices. The NABE is developed by Kohab- the first and only online HOA management tool, that was designed to transform the way we interact within HOAs. Kohab provides a simple, digital solution that connects you to your HOA.  It is designed to transform the way you manage your property and interact within your communities. At Kohab, we say our motto is “Technology with a heart.” We believe that by simplifying the HOA processes, providing transparency and accessibility to all, we can reestablish the importance of neighborhoods and community, in our modern era.  We believe that ALL members of an HOA are entitled to transparency and real-time information.  We believe that these are pillars of effective, thriving, and happy communities.  We believe that together, we can make great things happen. Welcome to Kohab- technology with a heart, here to transform your HOA.
  • The Kohab Team