Thank yous, Hoarders, Trees, Cars, Careers, Lights and Humbugs. What do these things have in common? 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!
The Perfect Gift
Not sure what to get the property manager who has it all? No worries! Here’s a list…now it’s up to you to narrow it down! Stefanie Ford, Account Executive here at TOPS Software, is offering up an article this week that is bound to make your last-minute Christmas shopping a little easier!
Now that’s the spirit!
Apparently, everyone has a soft spot around the holidays! Mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac put a temporary hold on foreclosure-related evictions until after the holiday season! Good work, guys!
Speak up or step down!
After being elected director of your boards association, you know have the responsibility to make difficult decisions that will ultimately effect many different people. However, this is a responsibility you were aware you were taking on. If you’re not willing to vote on touchy topics you may want to reconsider if you should be in that position. So speak up or step down!
On the 12th day of Christmas
For many, the holiday season means friends, family, gifts and stress! As a property manager, this comes in many different forms…from angry homeowner to lack of sleep, this humorous list may just hit a little too close to home.
Haha…here’s is one for the books! Imagine debating a heated topic within your homeowner’s association and come voting day...one of the most needed voters to sway the decision falls into a coma. Well, the board member in this story found a way to cast the vote anyway! Tsk, tsk!
Kids at Play
While I understand the reasoning behind this bylaw, I think it may be taking the ‘safety’ thing a little too far. Some of my most vivid memories as a kid were had while playing in my neighborhood streets. Whether it was kickball, hide and seek or just riding my bike or skateboard, it was open space and it was glorious! This Florida HOA is looking to outlaw playing in the street all together!
Thanks for the Memories
What a year! The very best thing about working here at TOPS Software, in my humble opinion, is the wonderful people that I get to spend my everyday with! Taking a look through pictures from this past year is a reminder of how much fun we all have together! Thanks for all of the wonderful memories, TOPS, and here's to a fantastic 2014!
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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.