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It's Time to End the 'Baptism By Fire' for New CAM Managers

Posted on Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Starting a new job can be frightening. You don't know the unwritten rules of your new company, like what exactly does the dress code mean by "casual"? Is that khakis and a golf shirt? A button down shirt with no jacket and rolled up sleeves? Or flip flops and daisy dukes?

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Topics: CAM Managers

CAM Mash Up: This Week (December 4, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Dec 04, 2016

 

This week, the CAM industry looked into the crystal ball to make some predictions. Among them, speculations on what's in store for HOAs in 2017, determining value when selling management companies, recalling boards and the green banana theory. Don't miss it this Week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week

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Topics: CAM Mashup

Reality Check: Your Management Company Isn't Worth What You Think It Is

Posted on Fri, Dec 02, 2016


Determining the Value of Your Management Company

This article is part one of a new series by TOPS founder Jeff Hardy on valuating a community association management company, for the purposes of buying or selling.

Eventually, every business owner (even management company owners) will consider selling their business. Or perhaps you are looking to buy another management company for the instant growth that may give your company.

Buying or selling, it all comes down to the value of the company. Unfortunately, it can difficult to determine exactly how much a management company is worth...

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Topics: Management Companies

CAM Mash Up: This Week (November 20, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Nov 20, 2016

 

Seems like the year has just flown by, but this week, the CAM industry reminded us that 'It ain't over till it's over!' Time seemed to be the prevailing theme this week - from the time left in the year to do the right thing, to paying employees overtime, to giving owners a little more time to pay up, to time management (making time for yourself!). So take some time to catch up on This Week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week

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Topics: CAM Mashup

From Desperation to Inspiration: Don't be afraid to push the button!

Posted on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

I once read a quote that said something along the lines of “Those who don’t make mistakes are those who don’t do anything” (If we do learn from our mistakes, then I can say that I'm an expert in my field!)

Seriously, I believe that mistakes can be a blessing, a teacher, a motivator. If everything we attempted was always easy, how would we know true success?

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Topics: CAM Managers

CAM Mash Up: This Week (November 13, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Bragging rights, feral cats and the most interesting man you'll meet this February. What do they have in common? It's all this week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

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The Most Interesting Man you will Meet at CAMfire '17

Posted on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

One of the smartest decisions I ever made was to subscribe to a sales blog. (Just bear with me for a second).

In my role at TOPS doing marketing, it's important to me that I understand as much as I can about the people I serve. That is why I went for my CMCA certification, and continuing education with CAI, so I can better understand and serve you in community association management. But I also serve the sales and support teams here at TOPS, and since sales was never my forte, I wanted to understand it better.

So when someone shared a great sales article with me, I thought, "This guy seems to know what he's talking about" and I subscribed. The blog is called The Sales Blog. (Catchy, right?)

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Topics: CAM Industry

CAM Mash Up: This Week (November 6, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Nov 06, 2016

November already.... feels like this year is flying by so fast. Maybe too fast? This week, the CAM industry seemed to be all about disengagement. Between burnt out managers, apathetic owners at the AGM, and disputing residents, you'll get some great tips this week to help them re-engage. It's all this week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

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CAM Mash Up: This Week (October 30, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Happy Halloween! I hope you have a safe and uneventful one this year with no major incidents. But you know the stores have already moved on to other holidays. I even saw a Valentine's Day display in a store the other day! Talk about moving on...

In CAM Management this week we were also moving on, from how to survive when you lose your job, to dealing with the fallout from high legal bills. We also looked at the laws and standards around home-based businesses in community associations, and beefing up your brand for your management company. It's all this week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

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Management Companies: What does your brand say about you?

Posted on Wed, Oct 26, 2016

How To Win Clients Through Professional Branding

At the CAMfire Conference in February, TOPS UX Developer Aaron Jorgensen gave a great session on branding your management organization. Aaron speaks from experience, having run a digital media agency for a decade, as well as teaching branding and marketing for a national design college prior to coming to TOPS. With CAMfire coming up soon, we wanted to share with you a great example of the kinds of sessions you'll find at CAMfire. Please enjoy! - ed.

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