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Author Topic: Learning To Become a Property Manager  (Read 17797 times)

Offline *kingpin*

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Re: Learning To Become a Property Manager
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2007, 03:39:14 am »
aak5454 thank you for your sound advice, i picked a good day to return to this site, I see I have this advice from you as well because I was also considering working for a pm company and learning the ropes first hand, like you said this would be the best approach.  I have my pm certification as well so hopefully that will now help me search for a good place to gain experience.

jdproperties yes I do prefer PM, I do like to invest as well, but in between looking for properties and actually purchasing them I would like to keep myself busy,  the freedom of working in this field is what interests me, thank you also for your insight.


Offline sarah_9

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Re: Learning To Become a Property Manager
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2009, 12:04:36 am »
Hello,

Field of property and real estate is growing with fast speed, and the job opportunities are also emerging in this field with promising prospects. Property managers are high in demand.



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sarah_9

Offline Hollywood Landlord

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Re: Learning To Become a Property Manager
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2009, 12:49:41 pm »
As much as some people (namely, property managers) might tell you otherwise, it is generally not very hard to become a property manager.

As propertymanager suggested in this thread, yes, you do need to check the requirements for your particular state - in some states you may even need a business license.

I started out the exact same way it sounds like you are.  I was tired of dealing with brainless, unresponsive idiots and simply asked the manager at my building back then, what exactly it took to become a manager.  She had just started working for her prop management company and gave me a copy of her resume highlighting what prop mgmt companies look for.  I then tailored my existing resume to highlight those same things even though I had no prior experience and I literally started faxing it in to places I saw advertising for new managers.  (you will find a lot of them on Craigslist nowadays).  It has been one of the smartest moves I have ever made.

And if you don't end up working for a prop mgmt company there are now numerous sites online where you can actually have your paperwork handled by their software - you don't have to learn an extensive prop mgmt software like I did (Yardi is a bear sometimes!).  .

I think you'd be surprised at how little experience you need to get started.  And that isn't to underestimate the amount of work it takes to be a good property manager... it IS hard work.

Good luck!
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