Apartment Owners started using internet as a preferred medium of communication because it provided them the ease of communicating. Initially they used to send emails to all members in “CC’. But for larger number of members it became inconvenient and email lists like Yahoo groups & Google groups became a defacto standard.
These emails lists do provide a convenience to communicate but the growing pain of unwanted emails, difficult verification, non specialized list,no SMS and no intelligence in reusing the information generated are few of the reasons why a specialized service like CommonFloor makes more sense for apartment/residential communities.
Check out the comparison below to understand the differences and advantages better.