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What’s What: When it comes to day-to-day interactions that matter, Property Managers make a difference in the places people spend most of their time. Want to help people find the right home or office and stay comfortable and productive?
Amava Take: If you have the skills to set rental rates, negotiate and enforce leases, handle tenant complaints, inspect vacated units, supervise repairs and maintenance, collect rent, and handle operating expenses of a property, you could represent a landlord as an effective Property Manager. You can get to know the tenants and make everybody’s life a little better just by taking care of the people and the premises.
From the Front Lines:
What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions?
Friendly, professional, creative and energetic individuals are ideal candidates.
Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?
Every interaction is an opportunity to improve the relationship between the property owner and the people who occupy the premises.
What’s a typical daily schedule like?
Property Managers can be full-time office employees, contractors or part-time and living on the premises. There are different arrangements depending on the owner and the property.
From the Trenches:
What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?
There are many opportunities to solve problems that benefit everyone involved. For example, a leak is not good for anyone and getting it fixed is in everyone’s best interest.
How would you describe the hard parts?
It’s always tough when a tenant has a hard time making rent.
What surprised you the most about the experience?
Most of the time, interactions are pleasant and cooperative.
Special Requirements: Here’s an article about what Property Managers typically do. Tasks will vary, as will compensation. Some Property Managers live onsite with subsidized rent, others manage multiple properties. Some real estate or project management experience can help, but various business and soft skills translate.