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  • Florida Governor Signs Senate Bill 382 Into Law June 18, 2024
    After a very active legislative session, we report another legislative update impacting community association managers. Florida’s Governor signed Senate Bill 382, which deals with continuing education requirements and becomes effective on July 1, 2024. Our summary of the changes    Read the article…………………………….
  • Financial management: Understanding how community managers drive sound decisions June 14, 2024
    Community association managers wear many hats and must be well versed in a wide range of skills, all of which are equally important. One component of a manager’s role is to completely understand the financial management aspects of a business. This means knowing and interpreting the financial pieces as well as the nuances that come along with decisions.   Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA Homefront: 13 things HOA service providers need to know (CA) June 7, 2024
    This is part four of a five-part series on HOA management. 1. The client is the HOA corporation, not the president or any individual director. Make sure you know whether the person instructing you or your staff is authorized to speak on behalf of the HOA.     Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA Homefront: 17 things I wish all HOA managers knew (CA) May 31, 2024
    1. Managers are the HOA’s most important service providers. HOAs don’t work well without competent and trustworthy managers.   Read the article…………………………….
  • To Give or Receive: A Guide to Crafting a Gifting Policy for Managers, Management Companies, and Boards May 21, 2024
    Gift-giving in the workplace amongst managers, management companies and vendors can be a thoughtful gesture, but it can also be complicated by the untrue perceptions or lack of understanding where “the line” is. To ensure a positive and ethical environment, management companies need clear gifting policies that managers and our vendor partners understand and abide by. When your company or Board is considering creating a formal policy, here are a few key things to consider   Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA Homefront: Is it our manager or is it us? May 3, 2024
    Many associations struggle with a poor manager relationship, resulting in frustration for both sides. However, such struggles are sometimes created by the board and not the manager. Therefore, these can be resolved by a change in board practices.  Truly, some managers are simply not cut out for the job. The need for excellent HOA managers increases along with the growing number of community associations.    Read the article…………………………….
  • 5 Community Association Management Trends to Watch in 2024 April 30, 2024
    The rise of community associations across the U.S. holds promise for management companies in 2024—but companies also need to be prepared to face a unique set of challenges in the coming year.  Which opportunities and obstacles will association managers face in 2024, and how are they adapting their strategies in this evolving environment? HomeWiseDocs surveyed more than 1,100 association management professionals and board members to find out exactly that.    Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA Q&A: Must a property manager have a Community Association Management license? (FL) April 20, 2024
    Q: If the HOA hires a property management company, what tasks require the manager to have a CAM license and is it illegal to hire someone without a license? We have been told the manager of our community is covered under the management company’s license.  Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • HB 1203: Lots of New Protections for Members Living in HOAsMakes It Harder for CAMS (FL) March 19, 2024
    House Bill 1203 and SB 7046 merged to eventually create a huge bill for the protection of homeowners in HOAs. It starts by placing lots of responsibilities on community association managers.  A community association manager or community association management firm that is authorized by contract to provide community association management services to a homeowners’ association must do all of the following:   Read the article…………………………….
  • Unveiling the Evolution of the CMCA Exam Blueprint: Changes Go into Effect December 2024 February 14, 2024
    The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is poised to usher in a new era for the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) exam, offering a revamped blueprint that mirrors the dynamic landscape of association management across the globe. These changes, stemming from a thorough job analysis study conducted between 2021 and 2022, reflect an evolution in the core competencies required by community association managers worldwide.   Read the article…………………………….

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  • To Give or Receive: A Guide to Crafting a Gifting Policy for Managers, Management Companies, and Boards June 9, 2024
    Gift-giving in the workplace amongst managers, management companies and vendors can be a thoughtful gesture, but it can also be complicated by the untrue perceptions or lack of understanding where “the line” is. To ensure a positive and ethical environment, management companies need clear gifting policies that managers and our vendor partners understand and abide by. When your company or Board is considering creating a formal policy, here are a few key things to consider:     Read the article…………………………….
  • Understanding Roles: The Board vs. Management Company in HOAs May 20, 2024
    Homeowners’ Associations play a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity and functionality of residential communities. Ideally, at the heart of every HOA’s operations are two essential entities: the Board of Directors and the Management Company. While both entities work towards the common goal of enhancing community living, their roles and responsibilities are distinct.   Read the article…………………………….
  • How to Choose a Property Management Company May 3, 2024
    No two communities are identical; each community has various factors which influence what type of management will most effectively help them accomplish their goals. Some of these factors include the availability of resources and the complexity of the community itself.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Guarding your Association’s Finances: Best Practices to Combat Payment Fraud April 30, 2024
    Community Association Management companies are under siege from high-tech conmen determined to rip them off. From check fraud and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks to account takeovers and vendor impersonation, fraudsters have become more brazen and more sophisticated.  Mailbox keys purchased on the Dark Web or stolen from postal carriers have made it easy for bad actors to steal checks sent through the mail. Artificial intelligence (AI) and social engineering enable fraudsters to create convincing bank account change requests. And ...
  • FTC’s Final Rule: Understanding the Ban on Non-Compete Clauses April 25, 2024
    On April 23, 2024, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its final rule on non-competition clauses, voting 3-2 to adopt the final regulations, known as the “Non-Compete Clause Rule.” This rule marks a significant milestone, establishing a comprehensive ban on non-compete agreements. The decision comes fifteen months after the FTC released its proposed rule in January 2023. The final rule will not take effect until 120 days after publication in the Federal Register, and lawsuits have already been ...
  • The FTC Announces Non-Compete Ban: A Seismic Shift for Worker Mobility with Legal Challenges (MN) April 24, 2024
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) creates uncertainty in the U.S. labor market with its recent announcement of a near-blanket ban on non-compete agreements. This bold move, intended to increase worker mobility and competition. The new rule is set to take effect in approximately 120 days, or around August 20, 2024. However, the FTC is expected to face legal challenges that could delay its effective date.   Read the article…………………………….

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