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Are you suited to a career in property management?

5 Dec 13

There's no shortage of careers available in the real estate industry, but it's important to find one that suits your personality and lifestyle.

One such career is property management.

What is property management?

As its name implies, property management is all about taking care of properties, as well as the people who live within them.

Not only do property managers deal with things like the marketing and leasing of properties and taking care of maintenance issues, they also handle vital day-to-day operations, such as collecting rent and resolving tenant problems.

In general, property managers do anything and everything they can to keep a home looking good and operating profitably.

Property management for people persons

One of the most important skills necessary to be a successful property manager is being good with people.

Interacting with property owners, tenants and other people all day is part of a property manager's job. This means having the ability to multi-task, prioritise and consistently be available to assist.

Organisation and time-management skills are also essential.

While property managers will learn plenty on the job, it's also a good idea to invest in property management courses to gain valuable knowledge and insight into the industry.

The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) boasts an industry standard course that can assist with everything from completing important paperwork to understanding the Residential Tenancies Act - all the basics property managers will need to succeed.

Real estate training is a great way to gain a better understanding of the business and get a leg up on the competition.