What do a cupcake ATM, professional landscapers, your 5 best friends and BOGO have in common? Find out 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!
Automation (and Cupcake ATMs)
"There's no question that automation can improve your business. It’s cost-effective, saves valuable time and effort, and can open a lot of new doors as your company grows or as you expand your portfolio. Software-as-a-Service (or SAAS) has revolutionized the way businesses can interact with their customers: namely, they can spend more time on that interaction. Finding a solution to your time-consuming, tedious work means more time in your day for more work, and more meaningful interactions with your clients. It's those interactions that make you better than a robot, which means that the influx of robots and automation will not be replacing you any time soon"
Professional Landscaper or Nah?
"No one wants to be surrounded by boring or unappealing green areas, especially not homeowners. According to REALTOR® Magazine, quality landscaping can increase the value of your home by 12 percent. One of the perks of living in a HOA community is knowing that you’ll never have to worry about your neighborhood's appearance because your board has it covered. However, if you're on the board, ensuring the quality of the entire community’s landscaping can be a difficult task. Your community might face changing weather conditions, unruly HOA board members and homeowners who struggle to maintain their own yard, or lack of time. For you to tackle this seasonal undertaking, hire an association management company to contract a local company. The selected company takes the role of the "community landscaper" and becomes responsible for your community’s green spaces." This is why you should consider hiring a pro!
Why Your Friends Determine Your Life
This is something that I consider heavily. How are the people I am hanging out with on a daily basis essentially effecting who I become and how far I go in life? You ARE the sum of the five people you hang out with most. Find out here why this is so true and then you may want to reevaluate your circle, ASAP!
Why So Many Bosses Fail or Quit
"The reason either scenario happens so often is because they neglect to share their leadership with others. The rare practice of “sharing leadership” is the way good leaders go about developing a strong culture of trust. Yet it’s totally counter-intuitive and a severe blind spot for most controlling, status- and attention-seeking bosses, leading to their quick demise. For them, the inability to share leadership has roots in both fear and ego: fear of failure if they release control, and a false ego to hide their insecurity. Lets unpack what sharing leadership looks like in practice."
"Many people are incredibly conscious of the impact that they have on the environment. There are many good reasons to take a closer look at how your HOA is affecting the world around it. Minimizing your negative impact on the environment will not only strengthen relationships and help you feel good about your organization, but it can also save you a significant amount of money in the long run, freeing up your budget to spend money on items that enrich the community. Here are several ways that you can make your HOA more eco-friendly."
Get Your Bogo
Management company executives, community association managers, accountants and administrators across the country are invited to join TOPS and over 30 leading community association service providers for 3 incredible, high energy days that will inform, inspire, and ignite a passion for the CAM industry. CAMfire 2018 will bring together 400+ CAM professionals at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida from February 28 to March 2, 2018. Learn more and register for early bird BOGO now!
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