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Self-Managed HOA Audits: What You Need to Know

Self-Managed HOA Audits: What You Need to Know

Sustaining a business requires proper reporting. An understanding of the money coming in and the money going out is necessary for planning, not to mention for staying in good graces with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The same rings true for running a homeowners association. Completing different types of HOA audits allows you to keep […]

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How to Manage an HOA: 3 Professionals Self-Managed Associations Need to Work With

When it comes to how to manage an HOA, you’ll need to work with more than the homeowners and committee and board members. Your self-managed HOA will require some professional assistance, too. Once you’ve decided whether or not to self-manage or hire a property management company (PMC), consider these factors before running out to enlist […]

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Avoid These 7 Pitfalls Faced by Self-Managed HOAs

There are a lot of ways a community association can handle social and legal affairs, including the option of self-managing the community. Before your community chooses to self-govern (either as a newly developed community or by stepping back from a management company), consider these common pitfalls of HOA or condo association self-management. 1. Reluctance to […]

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How To Run A Homeowner's Association

How To Run A Homeowner’s Association [Free eBook]

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Managing Your Condo or HOA Many condos and homeowners’ associations are or have considered becoming self-managed HOAs, also referred to as self-governing HOAs. Regardless of what you call it, a community association governed by its residents can represent monetary savings, more freedom to make decisions, or both when properly […]

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So You’re Thinking of Starting a Property Management Company

Note: This article has been updated since it’s original publication. This article, penned by TOPS founder Jeff Hardy, is an insightful look into not only what it takes to start your own management company, but also to understand the benefits a management company brings to your community should you choose the PMC route instead of […]

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Surviving Community Association Budget Season [Free eBook]

Surviving Community Association Budget Season [Free eBook]

Note: This article has been updated since it’s original publication. In community association management, no two words are feared quite as much as ‘Budget Season’. Developing budgets is an important part of any business, and for community associations, the budget is incredibly important due to the fact that communities have a fixed potential income, and […]

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How Much Should I Charge For My Management Services?

How Much Should I Charge For My Management Services?

Note: This article has been updated since it’s original publication. Determining a pricing structure for your community association management services When you are trying to break into the community association management business, one of the things that can be a real roadblock to getting your new business off the ground is figuring out what to […]

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Just the Stats: Social Media Adoption in the Association Management Industry

Note: This article has been updated since it’s original publication. We surveyed nearly 300 CAM professionals (who attended our CAMfire Conference in 2014) and asked this question: Which of the following do you use to promote your community management organization? We received 78 responses, in which people simply said yes or no to a variety […]

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How to be a better community association manager [Free eBook]

How to Be a Better Community Association Manager[Free eBook]

Note: This article has been updated since it’s original publication. Whether You Are New to Community Association Management, or You’ve Been Doing It as Long as You Can Remember, There Is Always Room for Improvement Best-selling author Tom Clancy said, “Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.” One great way to learn […]

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Female office staff team summarizes the budget for the annual executive presentation.They analyzed the data graph on the desk

8 Easy Steps to Prepare Budgets for your Community Association(s)

Note: This article has been updated since it’s original publication. Preparing Budgets As the end of summer starts to come into sight, believe it or not, the clock turns slowly towards fall and also to Budget Season. Yes, it’s time to think about putting community budgets together again. Late summer is actually a great time […]

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