CAM Mash Up: This Week (Apr 25 - May 01, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on May 1, 2016

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This week, the CAM industry prepared for one of the biggest national industry shows of the year, CAI National.  Doing so, we turned our eyes to doing well, from helping communities find the right community manager to teaching board members how to be the best by exposing the worst traits among them. It all happened 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 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

In community associations, an empty unit is just taking money out of members pockets. 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.

See You in Orlando?

Are you coming to CAI National in Orlando this week? We'll be there! Join us for a party, stop by our booth, or check out the panel discussion featuring our own Andrea Drennen!

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