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.
Introducing Chelsea, Our New Team Member
Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn kick off a new season of CAM Matters by introducing the newest member of the Florida CAM Schools family, Chelsea Lowder. Chelsea works alongside Betsy in the Leesburg office and, among other things, is growing our network of community managers, board members and service providers.
How communication styles affect community living and the way your board functions
Getting along with your neighbors is one of the most important – and sometimes challenging – aspects of living in a community. Even board members are sometimes at odds with one another. In this entertaining episode, Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn discuss how knowing your personality type – and the types of those around you – can help you navigate your way through the conflicts that inevitably arise.
‘The Asphalt Chick’ explains paving options for your community
Connie Lorenz from Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc. in Orlando, Florida – also known as “The Asphalt Chick” – joins Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn to talk in layman’s terms about an important but rarely mentioned responsibility for community managers and their boards – maintaining the roads, parking lots and other paved areas. They discuss the different methods and costs associated with these projects.
Questions about open records, CAM credentials, and meeting minutes
It’s a special FAQ episode with Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn. Maria wants Betsy to explain which records homeowners are entitled to see. Another viewer asks about credentials such as CAM, CCAM, CMCA, etc. Finally, the owner of a condo in the Florida Panhandle has a question about meeting minutes.
0:01 / 24:12 Insurance expert explains what kinds of coverage your association needs
Phillip Massi from Assured Partners joins Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn to discuss insurance, and the specific coverage needs of community associations.
Questions to ask before moving into a community
Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne Lynn talk about your community's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document and why you should read and understand it before purchasing your home.