South Florida ONR startup allows homeowners of condos to vote in elections and surveys to improve communication via an app.
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Miami, FL--(May 30, 2019) — In a state with over 50,000 condo and homeowner associations, a new start-up, ONR app (pronounced ”owner”), is leveraging technology to simplify the day-to-day challenges they face.
With many homeowners living out of state, and others feeling hostage to their association boards, demand has increased among homeowners to engage with their HOA’s digitally. ONR is a Florida-based startup that is using technology to make common events like voting and surveys easy and transparent. The app offers associations tools like e-voting, surveys, alerts, and notifications on a secure platform that can be accessed from a smartphone or laptop. It boasts that it is not only secure but also specifically designed to be compliant with Florida HOA law.
"Helping communities engage has proven to improve the association-living experience for many,” explains ONR co-founder Carlos Guzman. “The ability to survey owners and residents helps boards and management have clarity on where issues lay and despite the stigma, going online makes condos and HOAs more engaged and communication more secure.”
ONR was founded by a group of friends working for Florida’s largest cloud computing company. The app combines both their years of experience in software development with their personal experience as homeowners to create a platform that solves some of the most common issues that associations face. With many homeowners feeling voiceless, or overpowered by an active minority, ONR is a secure platform that allows everyone’s voice to be heard. This, the founders hope, will help owners and residents engage with one another, and allow associations to make data-driven decisions based on the majority’s wishes.
ONR's proprietary software is encrypted with the privacy of its users in mind. ONR also allows for HOA's to send surveys to condo owners on everything from decisions on upgrades and assessments to what sports equipment should be bought. Owners can also find documents, changes to bylaws, notices of repairs happening on the property, and other important events.
“ONR has been very helpful with the set up and helping out owners individually,” says Erin Fabian, property manager at Continuum South Tower.
The advantages of using a third-party company like ONR include:
• Maximizing participation in any voting and opinion polls – terrific for buildings where many owners do not reside full-time. Owners can vote online at their convenience.
• Saves money on postage and mailings – no ballots, no postage, no printing
• User-friendly experience
• Automatic vote tallying and instantaneous real-time results
• Secure, private and authenticated so all votes and communications are honest and safe
Even though some property management companies and law firms offer condo websites and e-voting as a value-added service, it is recommended that associations use a provider that is independent from them to ensure that the integrity of the association's voting process is best protected and transparency is guaranteed. “The ONR team is knowledgeable and provide great member support,” says Johnathan Mofsky, a community association attorney from the law offices of Siegfried & Rivera.
Working with the HOA's legal department and property manager, ONR can demonstrate its capabilities to the board of directors, ensuring that the software complies with Florida law while associations make data-driven decisions.
ONR provides customer on-site support services for its South Florida clients to support customers with a smooth digital transformation.
Condominiums that have joined the ONR app bandwagon include:
The Terraces at Turnberry
Ten Museum Park
South Pointe Tower
Sea Air Tower
Palm Beach Hotel Condominium
City Place South Tower
ONR app, founded in 2016 in Miami, is designed to simplify the community engagement process of HOAs in South Florida, including Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The app complies with Florida Legislature regulations to promote online voting for board members and to improve internal communications for condo owners on decisions that ultimately impact their property values and the over-all experience of living in the community.
To learn more about ONR app, call 1-888-352-9711 to schedule a demo, or visit www.onrapp.com