CAM Mash Up: This Week (Oct 19 - 25, 2015)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on October 25, 2015

Winter is coming. Or at least Halloween. (Where did the summer go?) This week was full of winterizing tips, solving the apathy problem and meetings that go sideways. Oh. And somebody had a birthday, too. Read all about it 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!

Protect Your Trees This Fall

I am a northeastern girl turned Floridian which means this time of year for me is bittersweet. While I adore that it is turning just a little cooler and we are getting a much needed break from the brutal summer sun, I am also a little homesick for the mountains and the beautiful colors of fall that I loved so much growing up. As a community, it is important that you take care of your trees during this transition to ensure their healthy revival next spring. Here’s your list, check it twice.

Winterizing Your Pool

I am still trying to figure out where the summer went. How is it nearly Halloween already? If you haven’t already, it is time to consider preparing your community pool for the cold harsh winter. Check out this great guide to help you take the proper steps for winterizing your pool.  Alright, now put the floaties down.

Endless Meetings

Ever been in a board meeting that lasted forever? I think we've all been there. Can you spot the warning signs that cause a meeting to veer off-track? Learn them here, and how to avoid them!

Good Question!

Community association managers work with communities worth millions of dollars. And yet, in many states, you aren't required to be licensed. Seems odd when one needs a license in any state to cut hair! So the question is, should community association managers get licensed even when it isn't required by law? (My answer is yes!)

Great Scott!

Did you hear that October 21st was Back to the Future day? (If not, we may need to contact 911 to come rescue you from under that rock!) In honor of this special occasion, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some future predictions within the community association management industry to see how close we actually came! Trust me, this is going to be fun.  

Guess Who Had a Birthday?

TOPS celebrated our 30th birthday this week! Take a walk down memory lane with us in this awesome slideshow, and then check out what we've been cooking up in the past couple of years (we've been keeping it a secret till now!).

Turn That Frown Upside Down

It happens to us all at some point or another. As the Chief Morale Officer here at TOPS Software, I can say it even happens to be from time to time. No one is immune to a truly crap day. But check out these techniques you can use to turn that day right around. Hope it helps!

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

You know when you get that new job, you are beyond eager to jump right in, learn everything you possibly can and ultimately dominate the world. You know that feeling, right? After a couple of years or maybe even after just a few months, that motivation and determination seems to dissipate. But keeping that feeling alive may be the key to your future success!  Learn how to preserve it the best you can here!

An Attitude of Apathy

Are you battling an attitude of apathy from homeowners in your communities? Wouldn't it be great if someone gave you a list of actionable steps that you can take to overcome it? Oh look at that! They have! Here is a list of 6 steps you can enact to change apathy into action!

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 


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