Winter is coming, epic HOA fails, smart smoke detectors, social media and your management company and the condo vs house debate, financial style —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!
Financial Fails-HOA Edition
One of my guilty pleasures? Fail lists. They are incredibly entertaining in the worst of ways. And luckily for us, Community Associations are not immune to this trend. Here is a Top 5 list of the craziest financial situations one CPA has seen, as well as some simple tips to keep these from happening to your board or community.
A Better Detector
There is literally nothing more annoying. Being jolted out of a dead slumber by the deafening ‘tweet’ of your smoke detector battery, graciously letting you know that it is about to bite the dust. The very last thing that you want to do after being awoken from your peaceful passout is get anywhere close to that angry machine to disarm it. Enter the new Internet connected battery. It’s amazing. Check it out! Share it with your communities!
The Social Media Divas
Are you feeling as though you still haven’t quite figured out how social media fits into the business world? Well, you are not alone in this. That is why this past year at the CAMfire Conference, we devoted an entire session to answering the attendees social media questions. And who better to answer those questions than some of the savviest social media divas in the community association industry? Read the article for a sampling of the questions answered, or check out the video below for an overview:
Old Man Winter
“Frigid, blustery weather approaches many parts of the country, and property management companies potentially face the wrath of Old Man Winter. An arctic blast can be especially costly for those who aren’t prepared.” Check out this awesome infographic to help you save some green when everything is covered in white.
Condo vs. House
Some say, 'I am afraid of condos because of the fees.' Others say, 'All the maintenance makes owning a house more expensive.' So how do the two actually match up head to head? Let’s take a look at the costs of owning a condo versus a house...
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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.