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CAM Matters with Betsy Barbieux is a weekly podcast focusing on life in condominium, cooperative, and homeowners associations, from the perspective of community association managers, board members and homeowners. Since 1998, Betsy has educated thousands of condo, coop, and HOA CAM managers, staff members, and board members in handling the day-to-day operations of their communities while dealing with different communication styles, difficult personalities, and conflict. Topics covered here include, but aren’t limited to, Florida CAM licensing, Condo Boards, Condo Meetings, Reserves, Financials, Pets, Flags, HOA Meetings, Fines, Embezzlement, Elections, Boardmanship, Collections, and more.

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CAM Matters with Betsy Barbieux is a weekly podcast focusing on life in condominium, cooperative, and homeowners associations, from the perspective of community association managers, board members and homeowners. Since 1998, Betsy has educated thousands of condo, coop, and HOA CAM managers, staff members, and board members in handling the day-to-day operations of their communities while dealing with different communication styles, difficult personalities, and conflict. Topics covered here include, but aren’t limited to, Florida CAM licensing, Condo Boards, Condo Meetings, Reserves, Financials, Pets, Flags, HOA Meetings, Fines, Embezzlement, Elections, Boardmanship, Collections, and more.

    Questions about quorums, Robert’s Rules of Order, and fussy neighbors

    Questions about quorums, Robert’s Rules of Order, and fussy neighbors

    Betsy Barbieux gets a lot of questions from homeowners, board members and community managers. In this episode, she answers a few of the most frequent queries including what constitutes a quorum, how important it is for board meetings to be run under Robert’s Rules of Order, and the responsibility of the board and/or community manager when it comes to dealing with difficult neighbors.x/

    • 19 Min.
    What personality type makes the best community manager?

    What personality type makes the best community manager?

    Wondering if you have the right kind or personality to be a community manager or to serve on your association’s board of directors? Of course you do! In this episode, Betsy Barbieux explains how it takes all kinds of people to make a community work, as long as everyone plays to his or her strengths.

    • 19 Min.
    Why hiring a manager might be right for your community association

    Why hiring a manager might be right for your community association

    While some community association boards choose to handle the management responsibilities themselves, an increasing number are hiring licensed community managers to help keep the financial books balanced, handle compliance issues, make sure meetings are run properly, maintain common areas, and perform other important services. In this episode, Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn discuss the benefits of hiring a professional.

    • 20 Min.
    Important facts about community association financial management

    Important facts about community association financial management

    When you add up the value of all the property in your community association, your board is responsible for managing the equivalent of a multi-million dollar corporation. In this episode, Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn talk about charging, collecting, spending, and saving the association's money.

    • 20 Min.
    What's the difference between a co-op and a homeowners association?

    What's the difference between a co-op and a homeowners association?

    Betsy Barbieux recently attended a Community Association Managers event where one of the speakers said there aren’t any co-ops in Florida. Actually, there are nearly 8,000 housing cooperatives – mostly mobile home parks -- in the state, and while there are some similarities with condominium and homeowner associations, there are also some very distinct differences. In this episode, Betsy and Suzanne Lynn explain what a co-op is and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of living in one.

    • 16 Min.

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