Can a condo board ban complaints from neighbors? Does a resale certificate actually help anyone? Can your community association ever go green? The answers to these and other tough questions in this week's 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!
"You block time on your calendar for a yoga class, lunch with a friend, or even a tech Shabbat. But how often do you cancel it due to what seems a more urgent work demand? Recent research from Boston University and Harvard Business School faculty shows that with the unrelenting pace and volume of work, setting and keeping boundaries has never been more challenging — or more important.
Here are six strategies to help you and your team members achieve better work-life sustainability through setting and keeping boundaries."
Ban Against Complaining (no, really)
"Recently, a condominium corporation in Toronto was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium. Various parties including residents of the building in question have expressed outrage at such a rule." Haha, this is great. Read more here!
Play it, Sam
"Getting a resale certificate request can make a community association manager feel like Rick from the classic movie Casablanca. While it's good to see an opportunity for some extra cash coming in, the amount of trouble that goes with it just doesn't seem worth the heartache. Sellers hate the dreaded 'resale disclosure' process because it tacks on extra fees and hoops to jump through before a house can successfully be sold. But one glance at some of the horror stories other home buyers have endured proves that for the buyer, every one of those extra hoops can be a blessing."
Going Green"There are more than 7 billion people on the Earth. We take up a lot of space and use a lot of resources. That makes implementing eco-friendly practices even more critical to preserve the environment and the resources that we do have. Trees can be cut down in the blink of an eye, but they take years to grow. HOAs and Condo Associations can do their part to protect the earth by going green and making more conscious decisions to be eco-friendly. Here are just 6 ways your HOA or Condo Association can implement to start making a difference."
"Social interaction is highly important to the mental and physical well-being of your residents, but what happens when they begin to age, leaving you to find a solution to combat social isolation? As your residents progress through life, going out and being social becomes more of a challenge. For the elderly who are living alone, lack of mobility and transportation due to physical make it even more difficult. This can make social interactions few and far between, causing aging-in-place homeowners to face social isolation." But here are some unique solutions that could help combat this isolation.
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