CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 20 - 26, 2017)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on August 20, 2017
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This week we're talking about about appeal in community association management--what are the most appealing traits in quality managers? What will appeal to millennials and entice them into your community? What's the appeal in online forms? What is curb appeal and why is it important? Find out all of this and more in this week's 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!

Traits of Exceptional Managers 

"Community association managers who have been in the business for a few years know what it takes to be a good manager. Problem-solving, analytical thinking, good communication skills are the foundation, perhaps even having an “A” type personality. Here are a few traits or skills I have found to be necessary for being an exceptional community association manager."

Millennials and Your Community

"As millennials begin families and start to settle down, they are becoming one of the largest groups of home-buyers. From 2010-2015 the percentage of millennials moving into San Antonio homes went up 14.4%. That makes San Antonio the second most popular metro area for millennial home-buyers! While some HOAs are already making the move toward having an online presence, most HOAs need to change how they communicate and do business to efficiently work with the younger generations. Here are some changes every HOA may make, if they haven’t already."

When Should You Audit Your Association's Documents? 

"While there is nothing set in stone, most recommendations call for a governing document audit every 4 to 5 years. But don't try to do it all at once! A full audit of your governing documents is a big project, particularly if you haven't conducted one before, and your community has been around the block a time or twoIt's helpful to spread major changes out over time, addressing the big issues first (such as unclear rules that prompted a recent lawsuit) and spreading out other changes over time, so your residents have time to become comfortable." Learn more here! 

Curb Appeal and Why It's Important

"The sole purpose of a homeowners association is to protect home values, one of the key elements to doing so is maintaining curb appeal throughout the community. While it keeps the neighborhood looking nice and ultimately benefits the entire community, it does place responsibility on homeowners for maintaining the curb appeal of their own home. Curb appeal is important as it keeps the community looking aesthetically pleasing to potential buyers. If some neighbors maintain their homes and yards while others do not, it can often deter buyers and even the association’s overall reputation."

Online Forms with a Purpose 

"Online forms are a relatively simple and paperless method of gaining insight into your residential management operations. A well-designed form has immense value if it has purpose, the target audience in mind, and is aligned with company objectives. In this blog article, we discuss four reasons why you as a community manager should make the transition from paper forms to online forms. Have a read."

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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!

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