CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 27-31, 2014)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on November 2, 2014

Email, balance, backups, productivity and Snowbirds —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!


“If you were to ask careerists what they think of their inbox, most would say that is’s a soul-sucking black hold of follow-up messages, annoying staff correspondences and newsletters or press releases up the wazoo.” How would your day be different if your inbox actually hit ‘zero’? Think you might be a bit more productive? Check out this list of great tips to help you reach what may seem like the impossible.

Maintaining Balance

In the property management industry, it can often feel as though your life-work balance is a little off to say the least. You have to be ‘ON’ most hours of the day in the event of the next major crisis. What if there were some strategies that you could begin implementing today that could help you regain a little control and balance to your life? This list may help you discover that balance you’ve been searching for!

Protect Your Data

It’s never a fun phone call to receive if you’re a support representative at TOPS. A frantic customer who has lost all of their precious data and has not implemented any backups. As wonderful and ‘superhero-like as our support technicians are, there isn’t a lot that can be done at this point. Be sure you are backing up your data, all!

Productivity Apps

Back to that work-life balance I was referring to above. It’s smart in this day and age to utilize technology to help you create that balance. There are some amazing apps out there that can help you streamline your day-to-day, time consuming tasks. Take a look and be productive!


“The unofficial state bird of Florida.” If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in the north, as I have, you know how brutal winters can be. So, can you really blame the snowbirds for heading south? I sure can’t. However, there are a few things that you, as a community management professional should be doing in order to prepare for their arrival.

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