We're wrapping up another week, with a lot of great advice on running associations, protecting our businesses and helping everyone get along - without the need of a getalong shirt. Learn more of the happenings this week in community associations 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 please share it too!
Run Your Association Like a Business
To run a successful community association, it may help to start viewing it as a business rather than a non-profit organization. Changing your outlook on this could be the difference between running a successful association and what appears to be a circus act.
How do you go about handling a resident that is less than cooperative? You know, the ones who are causing noise disturbances or not paying their maintenance fees? There are a couple different tactics that you can utilize that will encourage them to step back in line without taking the expensive legal route. Check them out here!
“As a CAM professional, you make your living helping clients assess and prepare for disaster. Risk management is an every day process for the communities you manage. But most management companies don't put the same care and effort into assessing risk for the business itself.” Are you taking the necessary steps to protect your property management company?
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
When it comes to a board, diversity is a great thing. It means more ideas and different perspectives. However, with these varied outlooks also comes conflict. How do you go about navigating differing opinions and reducing conflict among your board members?
Education is Key
“In order to be successful in practically anything you do, training and education is essential. The same is true for running an HOA board. There are many rules, regulations, and processes that board members should be familiar with. And as board membership changes, it is even more important to ensure that everyone is up-to-date and possesses a wide range of skills.” Check out these awesome pointers on how to up your HOA’s effectiveness through education.
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