Official records, micro-managers, online voting, new board members, lawsuits and getting fired up: it all happened 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!
With the ‘going paperless’ gaining in popularity, the question of how/if to maintain your association’s official records electronically arises. Is this safe? Is it still considered ‘official’? “The answer is yes, but the association must do so carefully and make sure proper policies are in place.” Lindsay Raphael, Esq. reviews a few areas in which association should be careful when it comes to maintaining official records electronically.
Then, you're a mile away and you have their shoes
Micromanagement may very well be one of our industry's largest challenges. To learn how to help alleviate the pain, first walk a mile in the micromanager's shoes to better understand why they do what they do.
Pikachu, I choose you!
Not only does keeping your homeowners involved help keep a community association vibrant, it also helps prevent apathy, which can lead to clicks and uninvolved boards. But in today’s busy world, it can be difficult to drive community involvement! Online voting may just be the solution you've been searching for.
Got new board members? Ask, and you shall receive! Here's a great little guide to share to help them learn to avoid some of the most common mistakes that most new board members make.
How Not to Get Sued
“It doesn’t matter how good you are in the property management business, there’s always something you can get sued for,” says Lori Burger, CPM (and president-elect of IREM). Take heed, and avoid these 5 common mistakes that even the most experienced property managers make.
What Fires You Up?
Manager's Minute is back! Julie Adamen, one of the keynote speakers for the CAMfire Conference, shares her insight about how "people" keep the CAM industry interesting. She also offers a simple way to get many members involved.
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.