TOPS Blogs

Hiring a Property Manager? She's Right Under Your Nose

  March 24, 2017 - CAM Managers, Management Companies

Management companies are seeking new ways to attract the best community association management talent. But your best talent may be right under your nose!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (March 19, 2017)

  March 19, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: millennial home-ownership, attracting quality tenants, and why silence really IS golden!

Enhance Your Business Through Mobilized Communication

  March 17, 2017 - Technology

Join us for this webinar with James Garner to learn how to become a more effective communicator.

TOPS Software LLC will integrate BillingTree and Payrazr payment technology

  March 15, 2017 - Partners, API Integration

Leading Community Association software provider TOPS Software LLC to integrate BillingTree and Payrazr payment technology.

TOPS Software Named Reader’s Choice Award Winner by FLCAJ

  March 13, 2017 - Awards

TOPS Software, LLC was named the winner of the Silver Readers’ Choice Award in the ‘Technology & Communications’ category in the 2017 Florida Community Association Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards

CAM Mash Up: This Week (March 12, 2017)

  March 12, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: transparent communication, handling angry homeowners, and serious girl power.

There's Something Rotten at the DBPR: Regulating Florida's Condo Associations

  March 10, 2017 - CAM Industry, Featured

Strap on your seat belts folks, we're going for a ride on the truth train, and it's going to be bumpy. Miami-Dade County's grand jury report on Florida's DBPR.

TOPS [ONE] 3.0.4.7 Update

  March 10, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] team has updated the program with new security permissions, delete functionality and more! See all of the new features and updates here.

Webinar - TOPS Partner AssociationVoice

  March 6, 2017 - Technology

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

CAM Mash Up: This Week (March 5, 2017)

  March 5, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: celebrating women, paperless payables, renters (short term and long term), wifi and break-ups.

The Problems with Paper: Paperless Community Management

  March 3, 2017 - Partners

See how AP and payment automation can help you go paperless, and eliminate tasks like opening the mail, manual data entry, and filing stacks of paper.

CAM Mash Up: This Week (February 26, 2017)

  February 26, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: CAMfire, reputations, green bananas, resident billing, manager neutrality, garage sales and medical marijuana.

TOPS [ONE] 3.0.3.1 Update

  February 23, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] team has updated the program with new batch views for mangement modules

Wish You Were Here: Highlights from CAMfire '17

  February 23, 2017 - CAM Industry, Featured

Are you missing out on CAMfire 17? See through the eyes of social media what you've been missing!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (February 19, 2017)

  February 19, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: a perfect match, stray cats, tiny homes and your most precious asset.

TOPS [ONE] 3.0.1.6 Update

  February 16, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] team has updated the program today. See all of the new features and updates here.

Seduce Your Community Association Prospects [SlideShare]

  February 14, 2017 - CAM Industry

Learn how to use emotion to help your property management company evoke a loving response from your proposals and get community association boards to sign the contract.

The 5 Best Things About CAMfire Outside of the Classroom

  February 13, 2017 - TOPS [ONE]

Everyone knows that the amazing classroom sessions are the main event at CAMfire. But what about everything else? There's so much more to CAMfire than learning!

CAM Mash Up: This Week (February 12, 2017)

  February 12, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Breaking up with a client, AirBnB for dogs, All the events and jumping through management RFP hoops.

The Ultimate List of CAM Industry Events in 2017

  February 8, 2017 - CAM Industry, Featured

We've compiled a huge list of 2017 CAM events to encourage you to take advantage of the professional development opportunities happening in your area!

TOPS Training Week of Feb 6 - 10

  February 6, 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 (February 5, 2017)

  February 5, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Manager musical chairs, and the 'can we tow that car?' game. Plus, long-term planning and increasing property values

TOPS [ONE] 3.0.1.0 Update

  February 3, 2017 - Program Updates, TOPS [ONE]

The TOPS [ONE] team has updated the program today. See all of the new features and updates here.

TOPS Training Week of Jan 30 - Feb 3

  January 30, 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 29, 2017)

  January 29, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Shadow IT, the Robot Takeover, and Green Technology. Plus, some good news to balance all the horror stories!

Keeping Condo Conflict Out of Court:  The Benefits of Mediation

  January 26, 2017 - Guest Posts, Association Boards, Featured

Kat Marquis gives her insight into the ways mediation can save your community association time and legal fees.

Need More Time? Free Webinar

  January 26, 2017 - Webinars

Keynote Speaker Anthony Iannarino will be hosting an exclusive, first-of-its-kind webinar, More Time; Faster Results, TODAY, Jan. 26 at 2PM EST. Registration is still open, so grab your spot now!

Year End Closing Instructions 2016

  January 23, 2017 - Accounting

Are your books all set for year end? If you don't know, we have everything you need to close your books here! Year End Guides for TOPS Pro, iQ and TOPS [ONE]

TOPS Training Week of Jan 23 - 27

  January 23, 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 22, 2017)

  January 22, 2017 - CAM Mashup

This week in community association management: Increasing AGM attendance, dealing with difficult or apathetic members, and the dreaded 'We've always done it this way'.

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.

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?

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!

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.

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!

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.