Stop avoiding the issue and face it head on! That's been the theme this week, from thwarting the drama Llama at elections, to the hands over your ears singing "La La La, I can't Hear You!" method of dealing with unhappy homeowners, to management executives reading their own financial reports, and getting new managers up to speed without setting them on fire.
We've got all the self-help you need to face your fears, 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!
Seeking Legal Advice
We all need it from time to time, and often community association boards wait too long to consult an attorney on matters that impact the entire community. But how to go about actually seeking legal advice? If there isn’t a specific protocol in the association’s governing documents, you still have options.
Make Elections Go Smooth Like Butter
If you manage a community in the state of Florida (or even if you don't), managing the elections process can be a bit daunting, particularly when the drama llama raises it's ugly mug. The fine folks over at the Florida Association News Blog got your back!
This comprehensive 8-page special edition election guide is just what the doctor ordered! It covers notice, eligibility, required procedures, electronic voting, disputes, and answers to frequently asked questions. Grab up your copy today!
Can't Please 'em All
Remember that old saying? You can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time. It's meant to apply to leadership, but it could have been written exclusively for community associations. So what about that small group of people who are not pleased most of the time?
Many community associations get covered negatively in the media because of one or two unsatisfied or downright unhappy homeowners. How do you deal with those unhappy homeowners? We already know from how other communities who have gone through it, that putting your hands over your ears and singing "La, La, La I can't hear you" doesn't work. So what does? Here are 5 tips on helping out unhappy homeowners.
Management Company Financials
If you run a management company, you know all about managing the financials for your community association clients. But, do you know how to read your own company's financial statements? What are the key things you should be looking for? What puts up a red flag you need to be aware of? Which reports matter most in determining the health of your organization?
Check out this article on using financial reports to guage the most important numbers to grow your business.
New Manager Deep Dive
"When a new manager comes on board, what steps do you take to help get them up to speed? Chances are you aren't doing enough. Most management companies simply don't have the bandwidth to build out a comprehensive training program. That's why you need to bring your new employees to CAMfire, and take advantage of the Community Association Management 101 series - this is everything you wish you had been taught when you first entered the field, and then some!
CAM 101 is 8 hours of concentrated education with one of the most prolific people in our industry - Julie Adaman. This goes way beyond the M100 to real world guidance on what managers encounter every day. And to put a cherry on top, it's worth 6 CEUs with both Florida AND the CAMICB. Your team needs this. YOU need this! Sign up today!
Do You Have Big News This Week?
If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below!