Real Estate turnarounds, neighborhood watch, fraud prevention, holiday gifting, and paying it forward—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 feel free to share it too!
Where does your city rank? Realtor.com ranked the ‘Top 10 turnaround towns' based on indicators such as inventory median list price, days on the market, and search and listing activities. Here’s the break down!
Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
With fraud rates on the rise, it is more important than ever to take strides to protect your business. Michelle Wilson, from Deluxe Corporation, explains how you can protect your community against HOA fraud. (Association Times also had some tips on this topic this week.)
Pay it Forward
Every time I hear this idea, I become inspired to take part in the not-so-silent daily movement. It is something that I wish I committed to on a daily basis, but I usually find myself falling short. With Thanksgiving just last week, we are reminded of what is really important in life. Thank you Andrea Drennen, Marketing Manager here at TOPS, for providing this great post!
Keep warm for less cash
Here's one to share! For most of the country, it is that time of year again…Brrr! Make sure you’re not wasting money on heating an inefficient abode! You can do this by conducting a DIY home energy audit. Check it out here!
Gifting Condo Volunteers
Tis the season to be gifting! There was a great question for Mr. Condo last week, regarding using association funds to buy a gift for community volunteers. While it is a very nice sentiment, Mr. Condo has a couple things to say about this idea.
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.