CAM Mash Up: This Week (Apr 18 - 24, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on April 24, 2016


Do you handle pressure gracefully? This week in community association management, the pressure was on! We learned how to map the board of director's buyer journey and discussed fixes for an industry-wide social media problem. We gave a little love to the accountants in our life, and I fell in love with the latest craze in community association living. Read all of these great stories in this CAM Mashup!

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!

Going Paperless

At TOPS Software’s annual conference, CAMfire, we are always sure to include in one way or another, some information on how you and your CAM Management company can make steps towards going paperless. We put emphasis on this topic, not only to hopefully make a positive impact on our environment, but to also help YOU, our client, save money! Find out here how to kick start your paperless office.


The Perfect Community Manager for You

“Community management is about more than issuing notices and obtaining bids from contractors. A manager provides significant value by understanding the community’s overall goals in addition to the daily ins and outs of community management. In this way, the manager contributes to the community’s long-term success by helping to preserve and protect property values. An enthusiastic manager helps to inspire communities and reinforces the bond between the residents, the HOA board, and the management company.”

And the award goes to…

It’s an award that I am sure no one wants to win. That is the title of ‘The Worlds Worst HOA Member’. Not exactly a title I would like to hold. Find out here the ways in which you can avoid becoming ‘that member’.

Payments and Billing: Two Peas in a Pod

“Some things are meant to go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. In the property management world, having online payment options for your residents is a good thing. But when paired with other services, like resident billing, the results can go from good to great.” Let Paylease explain the details here!

Landing the ‘Fairytale’ Tenant

As a property manager, one of your top priorities is to keep your rental properties occupied. An empty unit is just throwing money down the drain. When searching for a tenant, it can be tempting to settle on the first one that bites, but obviously it is in your best interest do your due diligence and make sure you’re selecting the BEST tenant. The following steps will help you to do just that.


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