All posts in “Strata”

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Airbnb and Your Strata.

In November, 2014 CBC News reported that a resident homeowner was surprised to find that apartments in her East Vancouver strata building were being used for vacation rentals on Airbnb.

Airbnb is an online vacation rental service. Airbnb disrupts the traditional vacation rental model by allowing people to rent out their homes – or even spare rooms – nightly, weekly and monthly. Continue Reading…

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BC strata fines family over noisy kids

CBC.ca recently reported that a family with two young children, living in an Abbotsford, BC strata, has been fined twice for excessive noise. The family has also received final notice from their strata’s Property Manager that further complaints will result in fines “without warning”. Continue Reading…

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Upload larger files, upload any file type

We heard that some MiCasa customers were experiencing trouble when uploading larger files using slower internet connections. As a result, we recently made some subtle but very important improvements to MiCasa’s document upload system. Continue Reading…

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Search: An easier way to find your documents

More customers than ever are using MiCasa to organize strata documents, resulting in larger document libraries that ever before. We’ve noticed that as MiCasa document libraries grow, documents become harder to find. MiCasa’s document management system needed some love. Continue Reading…

MiCasa Document Tags

Introducing Document Tags

Document management is at the very heart of MiCasa. So when the council and PM from fire affected Champlain Ridge asked MiCasa to help better organize their rapidly expanding strata document library, we accepted the challenge.

MiCasa currently organizes documents in compliance with the Strata Property Act: each document uploaded to MiCasa is placed in a category that is consistent with “real world” record keeping outlined in The Act. Continue Reading…

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Introducing MiCasa Tasks

The crew behind the scenes at MiCasa have been working incredibly hard recently; today we’re chuffed to announce a major update to MiCasa, including something brand new called MiCasa Tasks.

MiCasa Tasks is a powerful tool that allows the strata council and property manager to create tasks and assign them to a person or company for successful completion. Continue Reading…

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Don’t Confuse a Lack of Participation with a Lack of Caring.

Re-invent Your Strata, Tip #12: Why Residents Don’t Care.

We’re all guilty of whining from time to time. I whine about Canada’s position on the environment (what’s with Bill C-38 anyway?), I moan about the rain, I rant about reality TV, and don’t get me started on media ownership. Anyway, my point is we all whine, and for the most part I’m okay with it. Continue Reading…

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Digital Marketing Insights: Meet MiCasa – a Social App to Reinvent the Strata

Written By James Mulvey

Meet ______ is a new series on the One Net Marketing blog. We pick start-ups and cool tech companies, talk about their marketing challenges and share their story. Enjoy.

In this interview, Mathew Peake shares MiCasa’s bootstrapped mission to change the way people communicate with their building community. He also shares the marketing and business lessons learned as MiCasa charts the next move from start-up to a wide audience.

MiCasa’s app allows building residents to upload and share important building files, communicate with other residents, book common areas, receive updates, and stay informed about key building issues.
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Video Tip #9: Intent Is Everything

If you’re a member of your building’s strata council, always show the best intent for the residents that you represent. Allow residents to see that you care for their needs, rather than serving your own. By doing so, you will breed a culture of trust, engage residents and Re-invent Your Strata.

Read my short article on how good intent will Re-invent Your Strata.

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Does this article get you thinking about your own strata experiences? If so, we’d love to hear from you.