Summertime, and the living is easy... for the homeowners, at least! As a CAM professional, you've always got a lot going on - you're accustomed to hard work, constant interruptions, and very few breaks. If that sounds like you, this week is you NEED to read the CAM Mashup! We've got the tools to help you finally take a vacation and actually relax, plus the encouragement to keep you going until then.
But wait -- there's more! Learn the latest development in AirBnB regulations, anti-fraud measures, conflict resolution, and the 7 most common mistakes boards accidentally make. Check it out 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!
Take a Break
I don't know about you, but I have a hard time taking vacations. It's not that I'm a workaholic (OK, I am a little) it's that every time I come back from vaca, it seems like the work just piled up - it's more exhausting coming back than it is not going at all. But studies show that taking vacation is important to a worker's mental and physical health - you need that time to rest and regain perspective. So how can you take a break without the work piling up while you are gone? Check out this free worksheet that helps your vacation be truly care-free!
What 'To Do' List?
You know what's frustrating? Constant interruptions! You know who deals with that on a regular basis? Community Association Managers. But then again, maybe the constantly shifting landscape is what makes the job exciting. It's never a dull day for sure!
A Win for AirBnB
Short-term rentals are on everyone's mind as communities struggle to maintain a close, neighborhood feeling, while homeowners and investors seek to make a fast buck from tourists. Many communities are relying on clauses in their covenants restricting the use of the property for residential purposes, but a recent decision in Florida shows that vague restrictions are not good enough to prevent short-term rentals.
No matter how careful you are with financial transparency and checks and balances for your community, there is always a risk that fraud can raise it's ugly head. Do you know the 7 things you need to make sure are covered in your community's anti-fraud policy? Learn more here!
"A lot of responsibility rests on the shoulders of your HOA board, and it’s up to them to keep a harmonious environment between residents while increasing the value of the community as a whole. But what happens when a bad apple ruins the whole operation? Or you accidentally break the rules? Here’s IKO Community Management’s list of common mistakes that HOA boards make."
"Conflict may exist in community association living, but it is how we handle it that matters. You can turn stress into success with the right know-how. Knowing how to prevent and resolve disputes strengthens communities. Learning the right steps to deescalate, defuse, and decompress conflict-filled situations, can help your community press the re-set button before heated encounters occur."