Andrea Drennen, CMCA

Andrea Drennen, CMCA
A 15-year member of the CAM industry, certified inbound marketer, certified technical trainer, website developer, former bookkeeper and presently marketing manager at TOPS, Andrea Drennen has worn a lot of hats, and she has the hat-hair to prove it!
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CAM Mash Up: This Week (Jan 21 - 27)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: From food trucks to Facebook you'll get some great ideas that are easy to implement, and deliciously effective at building community!

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

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: From business resolutions to a handy year-end checklist, this CAM Mashup has everything you need to start the year off right!

Year-End Checklist for CAM Accountants

Accounting, Featured

The busiest time of the year is upon the community association management industry - the dreaded YEAR END. This post is a down and dirty guide to get you through year end. We've got deadlines, helpful tips, a handy checklist - everything you need to make it through year end.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Jan 7 - 13)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: We kick off the new year (and the beginning of year-end) with a bang - New tax codes, predictions, a podcast and more!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Dec 31 - Jan 06)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: A look back and a step forward, we're ringing in the new year with some of the best content from 2017, and tips to make 2018 great!

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

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: We announce a winner, last minute gift guide, tips to stay safe when you're away from home, and more!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Dec 17 - 23)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Financial management, Net Neutrality, how foreclosures can impact your community, a $1500 CAMfire giveaway, and more!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Dec 10 - 16)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Get ready for the holidays with tips, checklists and templates to help you automate and schedule important tasks ahead of time

Courting a New Association? How to Impress the Board

Marketing and Sales

In the highly competitive CAM market it's hard to stand out. One way you can do that is in the sales documents you provide to potential new association clients.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Dec 03 - 09)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Being a better coworker, landing your pitch, building value in your community, and more!

Pitching to the Board: A Sales Presentation for Management Companies

Featured, Marketing and Sales

Your pitch deck is your intro, your elevator pitch, your sales brochure and your proposal all wrapped up into one visual presentation. Here's what to put in it.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Service dog fraud, teamwork, solar panels, and a CMCA study guide!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Will the new tax code affect community associations? How are you treating your brain? Are there alternatives to the lien? Answers here!

Beyond Letters and Fines: When to Take Further Actions

Accounting, Featured

The lien is like the nuclear 'football' that follows the president. It should be considered only as a last resort, and with extreme prejudice by the board. Consider these alternative options when homeowners are in arrears.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: modern living, life hacking hackers, and measuring your community collections health.

Measuring the health of your community collections process

Accounting, Association Boards, Featured

A poor collections process can result in higher dues, special assessments, loss of amenities and even being turned down for loans. What grade is your community?

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct. 29 - Nov 3, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: To stay safe, make prevention a priority through cyber security, fraud drills and reserves funding!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct. 22 - 28, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: The Golden Rules of CAM! Online safety, sharing amenities, and respecting Mother Earth are just a few of the topics we're covering!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 15 - 21, 2017)

CAM Mashup

Between difficult decisions, time commitments, limited budgets and difficult people, a good trustee deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. This is the next best thing.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct. 8 - 14, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Staying in the green, saving green, and going green, plus rules and how to break them!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct. 1 - 7, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Not one but TWO budget survival guides, plus prioritizing major projects and Gen Z in the workforce

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept. 24 - 30, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: Smoking in your community, Vendor Management Process, HOA rule FAQs, and keeping senior citizens active and entertained!

This is the Right Way to Respond to Disaster in Community Association Management

Natural Disasters

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston CAI chapter sent a letter to area CAM Professionals. What it said will change the way you look at disaster recovery.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (Sept. 17 - 23, 2017)

CAM Mashup

CAM Mashup this Week: keeping fees low, the right to dry movement, when to waive fees, hate flag flying, addressing harassment in the community, and more.

6 Degrees of Outputs for CAM Managers

Technology, Featured

For many (like homeowners) the reports you generate are the sole representation of the hard work your CAM mgmt company does. What kind of ambassador are yours?

Here's Looking at Resales, Kid. (Understanding HOA & Condo Resale Disclosures)

Association Living, Featured

Resale disclosure protects the buyer as well as the community association from starting off their new relationship on the wrong foot by exposing hidden dangers. (Plus, it's the law!)

When Should You Audit Your Association's Documents?

Association Boards, Association Living

Don't get blindsided by lax language in your governing documents. Avoid the legal headaches by auditing your community association's governing documents regularly.