This Week in Community Association Management: Combine an improved economy, optimistic CEOs and green communities with taxes, foreclosures, dysfunction, and poor accounting practices and you get the roller coaster that was this week in the CAM industry. Put your hands in the air!
Look! Up in the sky!
Finally! It seems as though the job market is beginning to improve within our industry! As more and more positions become available, will you be in the market for a new job? If so, Julie Adamen has some great advice on how to ACE your interview. Thanks Julie!
Foreclosure For Rent
The economy may be looking up, but homes within associations that are abandoned due to foreclosure is something HOA’s are all too familiar with these days. But what may an association do when the owner has walked away and gives the association title? Is renting an option?
Dysfunction Junction (what's your function?)
Are you working with/for a dysfunctional Board of Directors? I sure hope not, but if so, Tarley Robinson Law Offices to the rescue! John Tarley give us two great tips to turning your dysfunctional group into a functional, efficient team!
Need a penny? Take a penny.
Have you been sweeping lost amounts here and there under the carpet? TOPS Support Team Lead Nancy Marry educated us on the dangers of fudging the numbers in our CAM accounting.
Can you believe it? It’s that time of the year again! April 15 is right around the corner! A blog post by condo-smart.com is a great resource to help your HOA avoid the most common tax return mistakes.
Glass Half Full
Do you have what it takes to be a CEO? There are some very surprising characteristics that many CEO’s have in common. One of these characteristics being that 80% are considered optimistic! If that were the only requirement, I would make one amazing CEO! Check out this awesome infographic to see if you have what it takes!
Plug it in, plug it in
As Plug-In Electronic Vehicles (PEV) become more and more popular, condo associations are being forced to find ways to accommodate. If your association is considering installing charging stations, there are many factors that will need to be considered.
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!
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.