Since Bondware is simple to use, your HOA community webmaster does not have to be a tech guru to build and maintain your homeowner association's site. And with entry level pricing at $25 a month, Bondware's feature-packed community software is a great deal.
Bondware was built for communities and associations of all kinds. Your newsletter, bulletin board, minutes of your last meeting, budgets and bylaws can be posted on the web in a few minutes by anyone or a select group of members in the community or on the board. Bondware has security features so private documents can be set up for member only access.
With Bondware's home owner association website builder you can e-mail news to your community members with a single mouse click. The interactive bulletin board makes it a snap to find a babysitters or someone to mow your lawn, right in the members' community. Members can even post items for for a virtual garage sale through our classified ad section.
Many homeowner association sites are custom designed and remotely hosted. We offer professional web design services to get you started if you'd like, but you can do it yourself as well. Because Bondware is a commercial product, you do not have to be concerned if your webmaster moves away.
If you are an association manager or board member interested in starting a website, or if you would like to add powerful Bondware association and community features to your existing site, we can help.
I know Bondware has software to let me manage my website and offers over 50 modules/plug-ins available. So how does the pricing really work for a Homeowner Association (HOA) / Property Association (POA) and what do I really need to build my website?
1) Standard Hosting and Software Plan: $50/mo (plus $99 setup fee). Among other things, this includes:
This includes 10GB of bandwidth, more than enough for 99.9% of HOAs
Basic version of mass email software (plenty for your needs)
10 email accounts, with multiple alias’ allowed per account
Web form builder
Web site builder (easily create links, new pages and change color schemes of your site
2) For the cost conscious HOA, we also offer a $25/mo offering (plus $99 setup fee). Among other things, this includes:
Gig of bandwidth
No web statistics
Basic version of mass emailing
0 email accounts
Web form builder – web site builder
3) Many HOAs add some or all of the following modules (although we have close to 50 to choose from)
Secure File Library - $50 plus $5/mo
Discussion Forums (Basic Forums) - $30 upfront (no monthly fee)
Community Calendar - $50 upfront
Ad Manager - $100 setup plus $30/mo (Find a real estate agent or other business to pay for and sponsor your site. Let your website make you money.)
eCommerce - $100 setup plus $25/mo (Collect dues online ... Note: Paypal account and/or gateway account, such as verisign, needed.)
Member or Company Directory - $50 setup plus $10/mo (each)
Classifieds - $50 setup plus $10/mo (new module “List Stuff” coming very soon targeted for HOAs)
Community Blogs (each member can have their own blog) - $50 plus $10/mo
Flash Slide Show Builder (builds a flash slide show dynamically based on images in a file folder you set up)- $100 plus $5/mo
Community Photo Gallery (oPhoto) – Allows multiple albums for photos – allows member comments and ratings - $50
4) HOA Design Services (Designing/setting up the website)
Do-it-yourself – No services fees, just pay the software licensing fees as stated above
Basic site design/setup – $750 - You give us photos/content and we set up the site colors and initial navigation, includes up to 5 pages set up for you (the rest you can set up on your own if needed)
Custom HOA Site Design -- $1,500 - You provide us sites you like/dislike, provide photos/graphics and anything else for us to go on. Our designers will create graphics and layout as needed to build you a unique looking website that looks great and professional. You will get the chance to review, tweak and approve the design concept before it is implemented on your site. This also includes styling/setting up the various modules you may need and up to 10 web pages.
Q. How does your HOA website management tools compare to hiring a web designer?
A. Bondware let's you manage your website using only your web browser. Our staff will work with you to setup the site initially, but then you can manage the content on your site directly. Unlike working with an web designer, adding new information to the front of your HOA website is easy and can be done in minutes.
Q. How long does it take to get my HOA website up and usable by members?
A. This is the strength of Bondware. Your site will be created from a template designed specifically for home owner associations so it will be usable within minutes of turning up your free trial. Most customers choose to associate a domain name with their site such as www.myhoa.com and work with our customer support staff to adjust colors, features, etc. In most cases, simple HOA websites can be ready with member access controls, front-page articles, document library (restrictive covenants, pool registration, etc), online forms within 1 week of starting the trial process at www.bondware.com.
Q. What are your contract terms for HOAs?
A. Bondware believes that best way to retain customers is to provide the best software tools, hosting services, and customer support to our clients. As a result we do not require long-term contracts. Our billing relationship is month-to-month.
Q. Is there an easy way to provide access to HOA Restrictions and Covenants documents?
A. Absolutely. Bondware has a File Library module that makes it easy to upload Word Documents, Spreadsheets, Images, Audio, and Video to the website. Access to these files can be open or restricted to registered members. Member access to the site can be moderated so that only eligible persons can join the site.