This week in Community Association Management: I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween! We got all dressed up and partied like you only can on a Thursday afternoon at the office! Check out the pics, but not yet! First check out everything that happened this week in community management! Vampires and zombies, pitchforks and torches? We're going to need a 12 step program to get over it!
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 feel free to share it too!
Vampires and Zombies
As if an abandoned home weren’t terrifying enough, now they are being occupied by vampires and zombies!! At least that what real estate publisher RealTrac is calling them. This article explains how these spooky situations may be a great opportunity for homebuyers!
12 Step Process
Do you feel like your career is at a standstill? Let’s get you out of your rut and headed in the right direction! This week in Manager’s Minute, Julie Adamen reveals the first two steps in this 12 step process to help you get focused on your future!
Restricting Condo Rentals
Is it legal to restrict condominium rentals? How about restricting rentals retroactively? The answer? Plain and simple...Yes and Yes. But what form should these rules and restrictions take?
White Board Wednesday
This week’s White Board Wednesday is specific to the community management industry! Ashely Capps from Trapp Online explains how the cloud can transform you into a better property manager! Another job well done by Ashley!
Keep the Pitchforks and Torches At Home
Homeowners *really* don't like a special assessment. How can you prevent them from bringing their pitchforks and torches to the next board meeting? Florida Association News helps us figure it out.
Out of Order
Roberts Rules of Order is the defacto standard for all community meetings. But there are alternatives that may work better in some communities. Associa Living walks us through the basics of a Consensus Building Approach.
Tis the Season!
It’s that time of year again! And no, I am not talking about the holiday season. It’s time for last minute budgets, budgets, budgets! <ugh> To help you along on this stressful journey, a panel of industry pros have come together to provide us with some helpful tips!
Managing Cash Flow
We talk a lot about budgets for your community, but what about your management company? Hardwood Floors mag has a great article this month on managing cash flow for your business.
Do You Have Big News This Week?
If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below.
Since receiving her BS in Marketing, Brianna Sturm has perfected the art of event management. She uses her powers for the greater good in her role as executive assistant to Mike Hardy, President of TOPS Software. Bri is also the official morale officer at TOPS. When she's not posing with fake mustaches and glasses, she keeps everyone upbeat with her humorous poetry readings.