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CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 28, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Managing community associations can be a series of highs and lows. Like the revenue roller coaster that communities ride when they wait too long to raise dues, or the sinking feeling when the membership votes down a special assessment the community needs. Check out all the highs and lows from 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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Implementing New Software in your CAM Management Company

Posted on Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Ready for Launch?

It goes like this: You do all the research and put in the time to evaluate and select a new software product. You've done your due diligence: justified your purchase and insured that you get the most value from the product - so that you will receive a return on your investment. You signed the contract, you've paid the first installment. The sales process is done.

The next step is get the software up and running. Since you won't be using it, this is the time to delegate, right? So you shoot an email to the accounting manager who will be the primary user and say something like: "Hi Janice, I got this great new software for you! Why don't you go ahead and get it all set up?"

The funny thing about new software implementation is not how hard it is, but how few organizations actually plan for it. When you have completed the sales process, that is the beginning of your journey, not the end.

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Topics: Technology

CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 21, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Zika, vampires, cyber-breaches and sinking condos. It's Fear Factor week in Community Association Management! Learn how to protect yourself and your community in the CAM Mashup!

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 (August 14, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Is there a magic portal to help you save time (or at least some good time-saving tips?) Are you sleeping with the enemy known as your phone? Are accountants the next to be replaced by robots? These answers and more 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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Time Savers for Community Association Managers

Posted on Fri, Aug 12, 2016

"I need to spend less time in the office, more time in the field."

"I need tools that are easy to use, and don't detract from getting my job done."

"I need to have information at my fingertips so I can instantly answer homeowner and board member questions."

"I need a break so I can spend more time with my family."

Do any of these sound like you? If you look at the needs of the typical community association manager, one thing stands out. CAM Managers need more time.

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CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 7, 2016)

Posted on Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Why you shouldn't put on some hats as a CAM Manager, dealing with bad debt from homeowners, documenting who can contact the association attorney, and a primer on mediation—it's 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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Dealing with Bad Debt in Community Associations

Posted on Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Occasionally, homeowners can't or simply don't pay. When that happens, you do have options, but even with a lien, there is likely to be some amount owed that you aren't able to recover. Leaving bad debt on your books for too long skews your financial statements and can lead to unreasonable expectations of a community's financial position.

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Topics: Accounting

CAM Mash Up: This Week (July 31, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Jul 31, 2016

This week, we encouraged homeowners to make an impact on a smaller scale this year, instead of just red vs blue. We also looked at some big questions: Are managers becomming order takers? Are management companies serving two masters through transition? Look for the answers to these questions and more 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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Have CAM Managers Become Order Takers?

Posted on Fri, Jul 29, 2016

A lot of people in the industry bring up ethics in reference to fraud. Of course stealing money, or taking kickbacks is against the CAM Manager's code of ethics. It's against any code of ethics because it's morally wrong. And you might think that you would never do that, so this doesn't apply to you. But there is a more insidious attack on our ethical standards, and it is one of attrition. Something that we have allowed to happen to ourselves and our profession.

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CAM Mash Up: This Week (July 24, 2016)

Posted on Sun, Jul 24, 2016

This week, we tell you what to do about those crazy kids catching pokemon in your community. Plus we help you catch up on your summer reading and show you how to turn your annual meeting into a party! 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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