Property Managers work to facilitate the general operation, maintenance and record keeping of at least one property, but typically several. Such spaces can range from retail and commercial units to residential real estate and industrial facilities, and many working in this field specialise in one of these areas.

Duties associated with this role include rent collection, advertising vacant space, lease negotiation, as well as all tasks associated with property maintenance, repairs, regulations and inspections.

Successful individuals working in this role generally possess a diverse skill-set including the ability to negotiate, build relationships, manage records, attract tenants and coordinate with contractors.

Additionally, they should have sound knowledge of real estate, business and financial proceedings; though no official certification is required unless the position is within certain public agencies.

Job Description:

Property Managers handle a number of responsibilities on a day to day basis. This includes but is not restricted to secretarial and administrative functions.
They are also required to visit the properties in their portfolio from time to time to ensure that it is being properly maintained and all equipment is functional and any issues are resolved in a timely manner.
They may take prospective clients on tour, prepare tenancy agreements on behalf of the Landlords and ensure utilities are connected.

The job of a Property Manager can be very demanding and the necessary skills are required to handle any complications that may occur. They are also required to have excellent people skills and make their clients feel at ease. They work with contractors, plumbers and carpenters to maintain the properties.

A Property Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:
  • Preparing tenancy agreements on behalf of Tenants and Landlords
  • Negotiating contract renewals on behalf of the Landlords
  • Managing rental properties on behalf of the Landlords
  • Preparing inventory reports/statements and daily correspondence
  • Arranging for gas, water and electrical checks
  • Keeping Landlords up to date

Key Skills:
  • Administration and information technology
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication and negotiation
  • Dressing and acting in a professional manner
  • Being confident and responsible
  • Working on your own initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Being able to work flexible hours
  • Being positive and encouraging
  • Being courteous to clients and co-workers

Qualifying education:
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE English
  • NVQ
  • SVQ

Advantageous industry specific qualifications:
  • RICS
  • ARLA
  • NALS
  • NAEA
Salary details:

Basic salary between £18 - £50k per annum depending on responsibilies and experience level

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