People of all ages tend to choose the condo lifestyle for various reasons. For a condo project to prosper, it is in the best interest to design and explore ways to bring the condo community together.
It does not matter whether your complex has a community garden, pool or gym in its design, some of the possibilities to initiate and build constructive social relationships can be:
- Organizing book swaps
- Arranging free car washes
- Hosting a game/movie night
- Collaborating with others on events connected to local arts organizations or other social networks
- Holding a community yard sale
- Having brunch together every Sunday or cooking barbecues
Of course, a lot of this is time consuming and needs energetic people willing to volunteer to organize it. There’s no forcing anybody to do it, because incentives aside, people also need common interests to get along with others.
How to keep your community informed?
For home-owners/tenants of condos in your complex, you need to invest in making them a part of the bigger project. They need to be brought together in the company of their neighbors in the complex to promote a healthy environment.
It is not an easy task to have everyone connected to everybody else.
1. Bulletin Boards
One way to have their attention is to have a condominium bulletin board for any announcements, daily updates, and schedules of events etc. People who like to do so can make it creative with a DIY approach. They can also manage individual domains such as one person can schedule weekly meetings while another can arrange some other social activity; taking turns among themselves. Electronic bulletin boards are a great solution.
2. Social Media
Another interesting way is to make a page/group on social media such as Facebook or even a Google group where you can invite all members to join and keep them posted on everything. You may also ask them to contribute suggestions or improvements they would like to see. They can also talk about any issues they may be facing.
An additional advantage to this would be marketing to other potential customers for your condo project. They could have access to your newsletters and other projects and amenities that you provide. One drawback with social media is that there is a lot of news out there. News that may get lost. So it would be in the condominiums best interest to have an internal private communication portal.
3. Web Portal
A more suitable way of keeping your residents up-to-date with news and other collaborative meetings is to do it on a web portal. That way, you would know for sure that the information has been communicated. It would also personalize their access to it.
Condos are structured to bring people together and tend to create a closer-knit community. It may not be everyone’s lifestyle but if they have bought one, then it is safe to assume they are inclined to live this way. It would be possible to bring a condo community together through a participatory and collaborative process that also serves their needs.