A good property manager is required to have varied skills and abilities. Both clerical and managerial skills should be spectacular. The different duties include screening out the tenants from the prospect lists along with finding out new prospective tenants.
Also all managers look after the property while the owner is away. Whenever there is an urgency relating to property matters, the manager is called. More so they are also responsible for collecting rent and evictions in case the tenant has not paid the rent for quite some time. The manager is also responsible for liaising between the tenant and the owner. In case of disputes between the two parties, a manager is bound to listen and adhere to the owners' interest even if he knows that the grievance of the tenant is right.
About property management: One is commercial property management and the other is residential property management. The commercial properties that are managed by these manager's include shopping malls, office buildings, and strip malls. Residential property managers manage properties like apartments and houses.
You must see before hiring the services of a manager whether they are licensed to work in the state or not. A manager is usually qualified having a two year degree with an experience in office management. But there are some who do not work as part of any firm. They work on their own having their own office. There can be a case that these managers manage many properties at one time. The manager has to meet different challenges each day.
With hiring of such people, the tension and anxiety related to property is done away with. With them, the maintenance and repair work is taken care of. It should be noted by all owners that the overhead of managing the property is immense compared to the fee charged by the manager.
If you are one among many who are seeking the manager's job then it is imperative for you to exhibit great interpersonal and administrative skills. Being direct also works sometimes. Good professional references can work wonders sometimes if you are applying for the job.