Time Savers for Community Association Managers

CAM Managers

For community association managers, one thing stands out. CAM Managers need more time. These time-saving tips and efficiency tricks will help.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Nov 11 - 17)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: Differences and why they're so important!

Turnover Happens - TOPS [ONE] Makes It Less Painful

TOPS [ONE], Technology

Turnovers aren't always tasty. Replacing an employee or board member can be exhausting, and can result in a huge gap of collective information. With TOPS [ONE], that data is all in one place, ready and waiting for whoever comes next.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Nov 4 - 10)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: Problems and solutions, all in once place, right here in this week's CAM Mashup!

Get Engaged with Your Homeowners This Voting Season

TOPS [ONE], Management Tools

The Annual General Meeting is right around the corner, are you prepared? Even more, are your homeowners prepared? Make sure they know in advance when and where to show up, and why. See how TOPS [ONE] can help give you a boost in homeowner turnout to the AGM.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 28- Nov 3)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: Trick or Treat? No, trick AND treat! Get the latest tricks and life hacks, plus the tastiest treats, all right here in this week's CAM Mashup!

Respect, the Trust Barrier, and Why I'll Fire My Clients

Customers, Association Living, Industry Resources, Association Boards, CAM Managers

It's not every day that you have to "fire a client," but sometimes, it's an unfortunate reality. Find out why James Long is prepared to cut the cord when that time comes.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 21- 27)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: annual meeting prep, social media and how to post to it, and two tantalizing teasers from right here at TOPS.

Don't Let Your Budget Haunt You: 3 Ways TOPS [ONE] Simplifies Budget Season

TOPS [ONE], Financial Services

It's that time of year again! Pumpkin carving, hay rides through corn fields, and...budgets. Planning your budget may be a scary task to take on, but it must be done, and if you've got the right tools, it's as easy as (pumpkin) pie!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 14 - 20)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: Team building for boards, how to avoid lawsuits, budget season and disaster prep.

Letters From the President - Moving Day!

TOPS, Letters from the President

Moving to a new house can be rough, but at the end of the day, it's always worth the time you dedicate to it. Much like moving houses, moving to a new software requires the same level of patience and energy, and is just as rewarding!

Avoid the Dreaded 'Selective Enforcement' Label

Governance Tools

Does it take a ruler in the grass to provide consistent enforcement of deed restrictions and covenants? Learn how to set a consistent enforcement process.

Going Cloud-Based as a Disaster Preparedness Plan

TOPS [ONE], Natural Disasters

It's easy to ignore the inevitable destruction natural disasters can bring. Why worry about what might not happen? But when you fail to plan, you risk losing everything.

Human Error in Payments Processing

Accounting

25% of all HOA assessments are made with ACH. But how do you prevent mistakes due to human error? (Or worse, deliberate fraud?!) And who is liable when the worst does happen?

CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 12 - 18)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: Beating the burnout, one step on the road to success at a time!

Getting Ahead of Community Association Manager Burnout

CAM Managers

Burnout is a word a lot of management professionals tend to shrug off, but you can't ignore it forever! Here are three signs you're experiencing burnout, and tips to combat the effects.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (August 5 - 11)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: Your HOA Board, and how you can make them the best they can be. From managing disputes to creating subcommittees.

The Mystery of the Missing Documents

TOPS [ONE], Technology, Management Tools

Does "managing your documents" mean "keeping all of your invoices in a shoe box at the back of your storage room" to you? If it does, you're making your job harder than it needs to be! Don't be the villain in your own sleuthing story when it comes to document management!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (July 22 - 28)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: Automation, Drones, and clouds - oh my! We're bringing you all of the technology information you can utilize for your company.

Building a Business Case for AP Automation

Technology, Guest Post, Partners

Leaders are looking for ways to reduce spending while increasing profits. Luckily, automation does just that with a few other benefits board members and leaders can appreciate.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (July 15 - 21)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: what to do about neighbors in an argument and why you should be installing a pool in your community.

Should Your Management Company Pricing be Public?

Management Companies

Hidden pricing is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but is it doing you any favors? For TOPS, we realized it was time to break free of industry expectations and make our pricing public. Should you do the same?

CAM Mash Up: This Week (July 8 - 14)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: what to do about neighbors in an argument and why you should be installing a pool in your community.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (July 1 - 7)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup: The kind of personalities that create success in an HOA board to the best ways to communicate with board members.

When Your Boards Play Politics

Legal

Politics are messy. And supporting politicians can be a dangerous game. Find out how a community or board member can show support or represent the industry, and how they can't.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (June 24 - 30)

CAM Mashup

This week in the CAM Mashup:. all of the tips that will have your Community Association running smoothly.

Automation and You: Admitting When a Process Isn't Working

Management Tools, Technology, Featured

Every activity you perform in business has a process. Aligning these processes into a workflow is one of the most crucial steps in automating your business. What is also important is knowing exactly how a workflow really helps your business.