TOPS Blogs

Explore and learn what's happening at TOPS, plus all of our newest educational content. The latest posts from all three of our blogs are combined below. Be sure to subscribe to get these articles served to your email weekly!

4 Ways to Make Your Next AGM Not Suck (So Members Will Actually Show)

  January 18, 2017 - Guest Posts, Association Living, featured

Four ways guaranteed to make your next AGM not suck, and drive up member attendance and keep them focused.

TOPS [ONE] 3.0.0.0 Update

  January 17, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] team has updated the program with new reports, additional import options, new charts and more! See all of the new features and updates here.

First Looks:  TOPS [ONE] Owner Access Portal

  January 16, 2017 - Technology, TOPS [ONE]

In this exclusive, first-of-its-kind blogpost, TOPS brings you a First Look into an integral feature in the TOPS [ONE] software: the Owner Access Portal.

TOPS Training Week of Jan 16 - 20

  January 16, 2017 - TOPS Training

Sign up for TOPS Training webinars this week. Free for all customers with your TOPS support plan.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (January 15, 2017)

  January 15, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Part-time porters, wearing two hats, free speech, your code of ethics and help for selling your management company

Negotiating the Sale of a Management Company

  January 13, 2017 - CAM Industry, Management Companies, featured

Sales agreements can be tricky. Here is some important information for Buyers and Sellers to keep in mind while negotiating the sale of a management company.

Can't-Miss Webinars Coming January 2017

  January 11, 2017 - Webinars, featured

Join us for two incredible webinars: Our Partner Spotlight featuring premium partner RevoPay, and our CAMfire Sparks webinar with sales guru Anthony Iannarino!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (January 08, 2017)

  January 8, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in CAM Management - HOA performance reviews, Management in glass houses, Advertising in Community Associations, What shaped 2016 and 2017 Predictions

Community Association Management Insights that Defined 2016

  January 6, 2017 - CAM Industry, featured

As the new year begins, we take a look back at the most influential community association management articles of 2016. Did you catch all ten of these popular posts?

New Year; New Beginnings

  January 1, 2017 - Technology, featured

Happy New Year! We've got a brand new website and a number of other exciting changes coming from TOPS in 2017. Plus, are you ready for CAMfire '17 in February?

CAM Mash Up: This Week (December 18, 2016)

  December 18, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in CAM Management - Year end is upon us. Are you prepared? Get your calendar ready, and get all the stuff you need to have ready for tax time and the beginning of 2017

How Much is my CAM Management Company Really Worth?

  December 15, 2016 - Management Companies, featured

If sweat equity equaled real world value, we would be millionaires many times over. So how do you calculate the sell value of your CAM Management Company?

Webinar Tomorrow - TOPS Partner SenEarthCo

  December 12, 2016 - Technology

Join us for this webinar with one of our premium partners, SenEarthCo

CAM Mash Up: This Week (December 11, 2016)

  December 11, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in CAM Management - ending 'baptism by fire' for brand new managers, learning to manage like you live in a community, encouraging transparency & more!

TOPS [ONE] 2.3.5.1 Update

  December 9, 2016 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] team has updated the program with a new Year-End wizard, AP batch processing functionality and more! See all of the new features and updates here.

It's Time to End the 'Baptism By Fire' for New CAM Managers

  December 7, 2016 - CAM Managers, featured

How do you welcome new managers to the industry? If the answer is throw them into the deep end and hope they don't sink, you need a better way. This is the solution.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (December 4, 2016)

  December 4, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: D&O, management company valuation, total board recalls, illegal pets, and a glimpse into the future

Reality Check: Your Management Company Isn't Worth What You Think It Is

  December 2, 2016 - Management Companies

It’s easy to confuse the sweat equity and effort it takes to run a management company with the value it is worth when you go to sell it.

Sign Up Now for the Webinar of the Year

  November 29, 2016 - TOPS [ONE], Webinars

TOPS President Mike Hardy invites clients and partners to join him for a rundown on the year: good, bad, and ugly, and our plans for the future.

TOPS Training Week of Nov 28 - Dec 2

  November 28, 2016 - TOPS Training

Sign up for one or more of the four TOPS Training webinars this week. TOPS Training webinars are free for all customers with a TOPS support plan.

TOPS Training Week of Nov 21 - 25

  November 21, 2016 - TOPS Training

Sign up for one or more of the four TOPS Training webinars this week. TOPS Training webinars are free for all customers with a TOPS support plan.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (November 20, 2016)

  November 20, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Overtime, political statements, giving homeowners a break, security, hiring lawyers, and 2 new webinars

From Desperation to Inspiration: Don't be afraid to push the button!

  November 18, 2016 - CAM Managers

Those who have never made a mistake have never taken a chance. If you want to move ahead in the industry, in your career, in life, you have to be willing to take risks!

TOPS [ONE] 2.3.0.4 Update

  November 15, 2016 - TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] team has updated the program with a new security options, merge code manager, added reporting options and more!

Webinar Tomorrow - TOPS Partner fullFocus Software

  November 14, 2016 - Technology, Webinars

Join us tomorrow for a webinar with one of our premium partners, fullFocus Software, and see the services they offer TOPS clients and how they integrate with TOPS.

TOPS Training Week of Nov 14 - 18

  November 14, 2016 - TOPS Training

Sign up for one or more of the four TOPS Training webinars this week. TOPS Training webinars are free for all customers with a TOPS support plan.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (November 13, 2016)

  November 13, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Bragging rights, feral cats and the most interesting man you'll meet this February.

The Most Interesting Man you will Meet at CAMfire '17

  November 11, 2016 - CAM Industry, featured

Meet inspirational best-selling author and CAMfire '17 keynote speaker, Anthony Iannarino! Learn why he's such a cool guy and what you can get out of coming to CAMfire in February 2017

TOPS Training Week of Nov 7 - 11

  November 7, 2016 - TOPS Training

Sign up for one or more of the four TOPS Training webinars this week. TOPS Training webinars are free for all customers with a TOPS support plan.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (November 6, 2016)

  November 6, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: How to re-engage burnt out managers, apathetic owners at the AGM, and disputing residents.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (October 30, 2016)

  October 30, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Beefing up your brand, dealing with job loss and high legal bills, and home businesses in the HOA

Management Companies: What does your brand say about you?

  October 26, 2016 - Management Companies

Your brand can build up the financial value of your organization, create credibility and trust, inspire your employees, and make it easier to acquire new customers. But it also may be the most misunderstood and under-utilized tools for businesses of all sizes.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (October 23, 2016)

  October 23, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: If Hillary and The Donald were running for the board, plus: tackling the big election issues like crime prevention and planning for the future.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (October 16, 2016)

  October 16, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Mid October already? Get ready for holiday prep, winterization tips, and the mad rush of seasonal short term rentals

3 Crucial Tips to Relay to Homeowners During Fire Prevention Week

  October 12, 2016 - Association Living

October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week. These three tips are crucial to share with your homeowners to avoid disasters this winter.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (October 9, 2016)

  October 9, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: getting prepared for budget season!

Budget Time: How much should you charge for assessments?

  October 6, 2016 - Accounting, featured

Afraid to raise assessments in your budget because homeowners may not like it? How much to charge for your community association's regular assessments.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (October 2, 2016)

  October 2, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: zika prep, backwards complements, recouping legal costs, utility savings, committees and directors vs officers

CAM Mash Up: This Week (September 25, 2016)

  September 25, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week: budget cuts, orange houses, drones in audits, aging in place and accountants getting tattoos.

“Why Can’t I Paint My House Orange?”

  September 22, 2016 - Association Living

Homeowners are sometimes more aware of the rules and restrictions that community associations bring, rather than their benefits.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (September 18, 2016)

  September 18, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week: Generation gaps, gaps between accounting and management - This week's CAM Mashup is all about closing those gaps!

Closing the Gap Between Accounting and Community Managers

  September 15, 2016 - Accounting, featured

When the accounting team and the community managers in your organization are at odds, it's hard to run a successful management company.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (September 11, 2016)

  September 11, 2016 - CAM Mashup

This week: Getting on with the business of running a community: voting, meetings, budgets and more!

Make More Money When You Replace Your Mailings With This

  September 8, 2016 - Management Companies

One management company analysis the true costs of mail versus email and shares their results (and a free spreadsheet) with us.

TOPS Software Announces Call for Speakers for the 2017 CAMfire Conference

  September 5, 2016 - CAM Industry

TOPS announced a call for speakers for the 2017 CAMfire Conference, to be held in Orlando, FL on Feb 22-24th.Speakers are needed for 48 sessions and 4 keynotes.

TOPS Software Support Team Honored by American Business Awards for Customer Service Department of the Year

  June 30, 2016 - Technical Support, Awards

TOPS Software has won the Bronze Stevie Award in the 'Customer Service Department of the Year - Computer Software' category in the American Business Awards.

TOPS GO! Recognized as Award-Winning Mobile Community Association Management App by American Business Awards

  June 20, 2016 - TOPS Newsletter

TOPS GO! 2.1, the mobile management app from TOPS Software was named the winner of the Bronze Stevie Award in the American Business Awards.

The Tampa Bay Times Names TOPS Software A Winner of the Tampa Bay Area 2016 Top Workplaces Award

  April 13, 2016 - TOPS Newsletter

TOPS Software named one of Tampa Bay's top workplaces by Tampa Bay Times in 2016. Top Workplaces is based on employee feedback administered by WorkplaceDynamics