CAM Mash Up: This Week (December 18, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on December 18, 2016


This week, the CAM industry readied itself for that stressful time of the year, year end. Whether it's making sure you have your calendar ready for 2017, or running down the list of items that remain to be done before the new year, we have it all gathered in this week's CAM Mashup. Get prepared, 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

Annual Calendar

“As a board member or the management company for an association, do you have all your ducks in a row for the new year? With the holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get distracted. However, it's important to take the time this month to look beyond December 31, and determine if your programs are ready. One of the best ways to prepare your association for the new year is to create an Association Calendar and include, at a minimum, the items listed” in this article.

Condo Living With Your EV

“At first, it may be difficult to grasp the concept of living in a condo or apartment while owning an electric car, and there are some hurdles to deal with when it comes to getting your own personal charger in those buildings, but it’s not impossible. Public stations are popping up more frequently, and there’s a number of resources available for EV owners to find some place to plug in.”

How Much Is Your CAM Company Worth?

“In part one of this series, I talked about why your management company probably isn't worth what you think it's worth. In spite of the fact that you have put your body and soul into this business, sweat equity does not equal real world value. (If only it did, I would be a millionaire many times over!) So how do you determine how much it actually is worth? That calculation will be the subject of today's post.”

Countdown to Year-End!

“The end of the year is approaching and before long we will be setting New Year’s resolutions for 2017. But before that new beginning, we need to wrap up 2016. For those associations whose year-end is December 31st there are financial and tax items that need to be addressed by the board and/or management. Let’s count down the top 10:

Renters are People, too!

“How can you help renters feel accepted and appreciated in your community? Generally speaking, you can start by treating them like everyone else. While renters don’t typically have a say in HOA policy, they do have opinions and feelings that you can take into account in day-to-day matters.” Check out this list of how you can make renters feel more welcome in your community!

*Image credit: Dafne Cholet via flickr