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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.

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.

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Episodes

Season 1 finale: What we learned over 12 episodes

10/15/2019
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Over the last 12 episodes, we’ve learned what a community association is, the differences between a co-op, condo association and HOA, why association meetings matter, how rules can be enforced, and many other important topics. In this season finale episode, Betsy Barbieux and Suzanne look back at what was covered and what it all means. FLORIDA CAM SCHOOLS – BETSY BARBIEUX, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA – CAM MATTERS Florida CAM Schools, LLC Condos, Coops, HOAs and Beyond! Florida CAM Schools,...

Duration:00:22:15

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

10/9/2019
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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. FLORIDA CAM SCHOOLS – BETSY BARBIEUX, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA – CAM MATTERS Florida CAM Schools, LLC Condos,...

Duration:00:19:24

What personality type makes the best community manager?

10/1/2019
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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. FLORIDA CAM SCHOOLS – BETSY BARBIEUX, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA – CAM MATTERS Florida CAM Schools, LLC Condos, Coops, HOAs and Beyond! Florida CAM Schools, provides education and professional...

Duration:00:19:36

Why hiring a manager might be right for your community association

9/25/2019
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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. FLORIDA CAM SCHOOLS – BETSY BARBIEUX, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA – CAM...

Duration:00:20:53

Important facts about community association financial management

9/17/2019
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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. FLORIDA CAM SCHOOLS – BETSY BARBIEUX, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA – CAM MATTERS Florida CAM Schools, LLC Condos, Coops, HOAs and Beyond! Florida CAM Schools, provides education and professional development...

Duration:00:20:05

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

9/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:16:32

Preparing your community association for Hurricane Dorian - CAM Matters E7

9/2/2019
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With Hurricane Dorian threatening Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Betsy Barbieux goes over the responsibilities of community associations in preparing for and dealing with the aftermath of hurricanes and other emergencies.

Duration:00:19:49

How the ADA affects your association's rules about pets

8/30/2019
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Community associations are permitted to prohibit or regulate pets, but the lines have been blurred in recent years as some residents use the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act to circumvent the rules. In this episode, Betsy explains how these laws relate to service and emotional support animals.

Duration:00:19:56

E5: No, your HOA can't stop you from flying your U.S. flag

8/17/2019
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The media often take the side of homeowners who say they’re prohibited by their community association from flying flags and displaying other patriotic and religious symbols on their homes or in their yards. In this episode, Betsy provides the facts and explains how state statutes supersede community rules. Betsy - Hi, I'm Betsy. And this is CAM Matters. Welcome to our show today on enforcement and more. We started in a previous show with some general things about enforcement, the who and...

Duration:00:14:27

E4: Community association rule enforcement and why it matters

8/17/2019
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The purpose of restrictions in a community association is to maintain the lifestyle and the look of the community. That's one of the reasons homes in associations are valued at 5 to 6 percent more than those in non-association neighborhoods. Betsy Barbieux explains how enforcement is an important responsibility and a necessary evil. TRANSCRIPT Betsy - Hi, I'm Betsy, and welcome to CAM Matters. Today, we're going to be talking about enforcement and why that matters. [Announcer] Welcome...

Duration:00:17:33

E3: The truth about community association meetings

8/17/2019
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In this episode of CAM Matters, Betsy Barbieux explains the difference between the annual owners meeting and the more frequent board of directors meetings. She also clears up the misconception that board meetings are the place where owners can file complaints and expect the board to act on them. TRANSCRIPT Betsy- Hi, I'm Betsy, with "CAM Matters", and today, we will be talking about meetings. I am sure that you have heard some wild tales about meetings, and I'm gonna help you...

Duration:00:17:59

E2: How your HOA is and isn't like a municipality

8/17/2019
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Betsy Barbieux explains how the community association is structured like a municipality. However, the board of directors doesn't function as a representative form of government. While a city council represents the citizens, a community association board's sole responsibility is to follow the statutes and bylaws of the community. TRANSCRIPT Betsy - Hi, I'm Betsy, and in today's episode of CAM Matters, we are going to finish our history lesson of how we got here, how we ended up with all...

Duration:00:15:06

E1: A brief history of community associations

8/17/2019
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If you live in Florida, there's a good chance you're one of the 9 million people who live in a community association. In the first episode of CAM Matters, Betsy Barbieux shares how these associations became so prevalent in the state and explains the difference between condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations. TRANSCRIPT Announcer - Welcome to "CAM Matters." Condos, Co-Ops, HOAs, and Beyond. Betsy Barbieux is an information leader in Florida on community association living,...

Duration:00:16:41