CAM Mash Up: This Week (February 26, 2017)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on February 26, 2017


What a great week in community association management! From Orlando to Switzerland, we were all over the map. Travel with us this week in the 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!

Wish you Were Here

CAMfire this year was LIT! Community Association Managers from all over the country converged on Orlando to be informed and inpired by CAM industry leaders. If you missed it, and you wondered what it was all about, social media is the place to turn! We've compiled all the best posts together to paint a picture of the CAMfire experience.

Got a Bad Reputation

"Your HOA’s management team has a reputation and needs to ensure it’s a good one. If yours has been dealt some damage in the past, check out these three tips to repair your community management’s reputation."

I Don't Buy Green Bananas

Does your community association maintain a up-to-date reserve study? If your answer is no, I don't know, or what's a reserve study, be sure to check out this article and accompanying infographic for a primer on the what, where, when and how.

Can You Pay My Bills?

"Keeping a transparent relationship with residents is important for facilitating trust and improving resident retention. Finding an effective way of creating that transparency is often where the difficulty lies. One of the easiest, and most overlooked, ways of providing transparency is by resident billing."

I am Switzerland

"If a member of the community asks “should I run for the Board?” the answer is, “that is up to you”, or “yes, if you want to”, or “no, if you don’t really want to.” Do not play this game. It is their personal decision, and you cannot know what commitment, experience, temperament, ability, time or support they will have if they choose to run, and are elected to serve on the Board. You are neutral. Switzerland."

Poppin Tags

It's spring cleaning time, and that means garage sale season! Does your HOA have a garage sale policy? If not, now's a good time. Plus, tips for homeowners for a successful garage sale in their community association.

Medical Marijuanna

So your state is one of many that passed a medical marijuanna bill last election? Have you given any consideration into how this will affect your community association? Before you make any decisions, consider the rules under the FHA to prevent any problems.


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