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The Role of the Community Manager
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Those living in communities with homeowners’ associations may sometimes wonder what exactly is the role of the community manager versus the role of the board of directors. Put simply, an HOA's board of directors is akin to a municipality's board of aldermen or commissioners and a community manager's role is something lik...
Community Management Leaders SCS and CAMS Announce Official Alliance
Firms join forces after years of working together in the Carolinas, expanding reach to more than 600 associations South Carolina-based community association management firm Southern Community Services (SCS) has joined forces with North and South Carolina-based Community Association Management Services (CAMS), expanding reach and offe...
New Compliance Inspection Process
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Here at CAMS, we have been working on creating a brand-new inspection and violation notice process in hopes of alleviating some of the stress your Board may have been experiencing in dealing with these items. Our hope is that these new procedures will allow your Board and Community Manager more time to focus on carrying out the important ...
Hurricane Season: How to Ensure You're Prepared
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As many of you know, the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began June 1st. Though the southeast region of the US doesn’t typically see the peak of storm activity until a bit later in the season (it doesn’t officially end until November 30th), we want to go ahead and share some tips and other information to help you prepare ...
NC Chapter of Community Associations Institute – Annual Conference a Great Success!
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This year’s annual conference of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), which was held in Wilmington, NC, saw a record 298 attendees and nearly 500 overall participants. CAMS Co-Owner and CEO, Mike Stonestreet, has the honor of serving as President of the NC Chapter for 2019 and was given the opportunity to sp...
Ditch the Jargon: Simple Tips for Effective Management
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As we at CAMS know all too well, at times it can seem as if community management professionals are speaking their own language.HOA, POA, CAI, AMS, CMCA...all that acronym-speak can be harder for homeowners to decode than a teenager’s texts.Before you get too bogged down in abbreviations and industry jargon, what you really need to k...
How Does Professional Management Benefit You?
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Anyone who has dealt with a leaky roof knows that finding the right person for the job is crucial because – unless you know a thing or two about reattaching or replacing shingles – you are entrusting someone else with your home’s safety and your family’s wellbeing.The same can be said of professional management com...
Being A Member Of CAI Has Its Benefits
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 If you serve on the board of your association, we applaud your time and dedication to being an active part of your community. Being on the board can be rewarding as a voice and representative of homeowners within your community, but it also can be overwhelming when it’s time to look at the fiscal year budget spreadsheet a...
Community Association Roles
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A community association is truly just that – a group comprised of representatives of the  entire community with the community’s best interest in mind. It’s a simple but important distinction, since opinion on the specific role of a community association can vary. There are three forms of management:Volunteer or ...
Protecting Community Association Funds
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Everyone understands the importance of keeping personal assets in order. It’s no surprise, then, that managing a community association’s finances is a critical function of any association’s board of directors. And, as part of that management, it’s crucial to ensure an association is protected in the unfortunate ev...

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