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How TOPS Helps You Manage Your Entire Community with [ONE] System

Does this sound like a typical to-do list for your mornings? Follow-up with a third-party vendor for the fourth time this week about a roof leak Send an email blast to residents about a broken pool heater Review financial statements Prepare a budget In the day of “there’s a tool for that,” Property Managers typically integrate […]

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How to Streamline Your HOA Financial Reporting

How to Streamline Your HOA Financial Reporting The first step in streamlining anything is to clean up and get organized. HOA boards still working on spreadsheets or multiple systems are prone to face issues with incorrect data in their HOA financial reporting. Multiple users and many versions of similar files could be putting your association […]

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How Property Management Software Simplifies Financial Reporting

Financial reporting for any aspect of community management relies heavily on the orchestration of all. Residents must make an effort to pay dues on time and communicate any issues they find on the premises. Administrative staff need to stay diligent to record the day-to-day activities from many sources like the mail, the drop box, email, […]

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The Advantages of Software for a Self-Managed Association

Becoming, or remaining, self-managed is a difficult choice for any association regardless of size. Each new board election or budget period is often the best time to ask the question, if self-managing the community will allow the community to thrive? The professional management fees may give an inexperienced board sticker shock at times, but those […]

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Condo Association Software Must-Haves

Residents within a condo association need to be well-informed, feel safe, and have a sense that they are living in a community that is being managed with their best interests at heart. Whether the association board is handling all aspects of community management operations or if they are professionally managed, the residents need to know […]

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5 Reasons Why Automation Is a Game Changer for 2021

Changing the Way We Do Business in 2021 There are several big tech trends to look forward to in 2021, with automation being at the forefront. Automation is designed to make work easier by automatically generating information. For community managers, there are a lot of automation options when it comes to things like collections, accounting, […]

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Property Management Industry Trends to Watch in 2021

The Property Management Field in 2021 Property management is an everchanging field and staying on top of new trends is essential for property managers. Property managers will still be feeling the effects of 2020 in the new year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare and take the lessons learned to prosper in 2021. Here […]

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How to Audit During a Pandemic

Preparing Your Community for Audit When running an HOA or community association, it’s important to be aware of your state’s rules regarding community audits. Many states require HOA communities to perform an audit once a year, and even if your state doesn’t, you should budget for one anyway. Audits are important in determining your community’s […]

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5 Things to Consider When Budgeting for 2021

Preparing for Budget Season With the start of the new year comes a lot of future planning for community managers. This means taking a hard look at your financials and determining how you will budget for the new year. Your annual budget effects all aspects of your community. How much will you spend on the […]

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Year in Review: TOPS Improvements in 2020

2020 In Review: It is hard to talk about 2020 without sounding cliché. It was crazy, tough, and we saw our world change. No industry went unimpacted, including the property management industry. New challenges arose that many community managers had not faced before. At TOPS we faced many new challenges as well and found ourselves […]

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