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Job > Apartment Manager

Top apartment manager skills needed to get the job.

Well... let's talk about the other side of the fence: you are not blameless in what happen to you. You can't be taken advantage of unless you let it.

You're an adult; you ...

2 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

IS THERE A LAW STATING THAT APARTMENT MANAGERS and/or APARTMENT MAINTENANCE WORKERS HAVE TO LIVE ON-SITE?

[QUOTE who="easygoing in Highland, California"] the manager is never around. seems to me the manager should have to be there during tyhe daytime hours>true or not true ...

2 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

IS THERE A LAW STATING THAT APARTMENT MANAGERS and/or APARTMENT MAINTENANCE WORKERS HAVE TO LIVE ON-SITE?

[QUOTE who="Jerry in Desert Hot Springs, California"]Is there a law that states that Apartments are required to have a certain number of maintenance employees for so many ...

3 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

questions to ask during an interview

[QUOTE who="Mark in Costa Mesa, California"]What about wages? Are they're any and any other fringe benefits?[/QUOTE]

Typically, the job includes at least a rent ...

3 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

It doesn't matter that nothing is in writing, the law still applies. I would contact an attorney who specializes in such claims.... like the attorney who represented me. Email me ...

3 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Discrimination against children

If they are already being evicted, you should run it all past your lawyer first. But if it were me, I would stop and ask myself this: is telling them that really going to get them ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Apartment Manager Salary for Small Complexes <25 units

[QUOTE who="Charlotte in San Jose, California"]For all of this I get $50 off my rent each month (I am in one of the units). I get no wages. I was doing this mainly for the ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

How do I start in a career as an Apartment Manager?

All depends on the job and every job can be wildly different.

And what do you mean 'pay' exactly? For many managers (usually for small complexes), there is no formal pay; ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

questions to ask during an interview

Questions to ask:

Why is the last manager leaving/left?
Realistically, how many hours each week does the job require?
How much of the turn tasks are you ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

i think i screwed up

A payment plan? Why would you agree to such a thing? Your tenants already have a payment plan: they pay rent in full on the first of the month. You NEVER agree to take partial ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

drug testing

No one can say. If your new employer has rules about on-going drug testing of current employees, then yes, it's likely you will have to submit to testing. If they consider you a ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

[QUOTE who="Charlie Wade in Bay Area, California"]Yes: David Minnis of Mattingly & Minnis in San Francisco (google him). His record speaks for itself.[/QUOTE]

I ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

[QUOTE who="Gigi in Oakland, California"]Can anyone recommend a lawyer in the San Francisco Bay are who specializes in employment law.[/QUOTE]

Yes: David Minnis of ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

[QUOTE who="Former On Site Manager in Canby, Oregon"]Wish that would have been the case but unfortunately that is not what my employment contract said. The employment ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

[QUOTE who="Former On Site Manager in Canby, Oregon"] Without a rental agreement they can legally require you to move out with a minimum 72 hour notice.[/QUOTE]

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What is the Tenant's responsibility when bedbugs or roaches appear?

[QUOTE who="letnif4pet in San Diego, California"]In California how many days notice must a landlord give when he is having apt tented for extermination and residents must ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

[QUOTE who="M in San Diego, California"]I am a property manager in CA and today at 10:30am i was told i would no longer be working for the company and I have until ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

becoming a landlord/manager of apartment complex

[QUOTE who="Nenna in Hayward, California"]You obviously love property management so glorify it all you have to but don't bash rational opinions.[/QUOTE]

Thanks. I'm ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

In CA, the law is very clear. In fact, Industrial Wage Commission order 5-2001 spells out very specifically what is required and allowed. The maximum rent that can be charged to a ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

How long does the average apartment manager remain at the same property?

I'd never manage a subsidized complex, for all the reasons you cite: too much paperwork, too many inspections, etc. But also because you have little say in screening who becomes a ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

How long does the average apartment manager remain at the same property?

One thing about being an apt manager is that there will always be a certain amount of stress. You aren't just another tenant who happens to sweep up trash or pick up dryer lint ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

How long does the average apartment manager remain at the same property?

I'm working my third apt manager gig. The first one lasted about three years, the second one four years, and I'm in the middle of the first year of my third one.

I don't ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

becoming a landlord/manager of apartment complex

[QUOTE who="Nenna in Hayward, California"]Rarely do you find an apartment manager that stays for too long, rarely. [/QUOTE]

That is simply not true. You much more ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

becoming a landlord/manager of apartment complex

Interesting, Janet. I have worked MANY jobs that don't need a degree to do but the employer requires one just because they can. And it helps to cull down the number of replies to ads.

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

becoming a landlord/manager of apartment complex

I'd like to add a couple of thoughts:

A LOT of jobs do not require what a college degree offers. But a degree is often required as just a way to cull down the number of ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Apartment Manager Salary for Small Complexes <25 units

[QUOTE who="geocamacho@msn.com in Palm Springs, California"]I manage a 12 unit apt complex in Palm Desert CA.I get half of the rent free and they pay me 5% of all the rent ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

How many apartment units per manager?

Wow. That's definitely a lot for just one person. For administrative/office tasks, yes, you would definitely have a really good case to make to have an assistant. If nothing else ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Apartment Manager Salary for Small Complexes <25 units

First off, don't agree to anything before you educate yourself thoroughly on landlord/tenant law, as well as housekeeper labor law in your state. At least in CA, the property ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Tenants with Service Animals

[QUOTE who="T"]She never paid january rent, but sent by "certified mail" checks for feb and march which I was told to return to her, so I did.[/QUOTE]

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Tenants with Service Animals

I believe you are in CA, which is where I live and work. In CA, if your rental is 'inhabitable', then you are required to pay rent. The only issue she can argue is that the unit is ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Tenants with Service Animals

Has she changed her tune yet? Or is she still acting unreasonably? Is she at least paying rent?

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Tenants with Service Animals

So what became of that problem tenant? I take it she'd not been booted for non payment of rent yet, huh?

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Would like some info and insite...Just a few questions...

6.Once again, it depends. My current LL allows me to authorize almost all repairs or call for contractors I need and I pay for it with the Visa she has provided me. But long-term ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Would like some info and insite...Just a few questions...

1. No. Of course, YMMV. But when you are an apt manager, you are expected to spend a LOT of time not necessarily working but being available for emergencies and other tasks. When ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

what would you do?

Wow. It sure seems like your not getting good directions there. At least the attorney should know better.

Of course you can serve her without a process server! People do it ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

How many resumes you sent & interviews you got, until you was hired as apt. manager / apt. maintenance?

Here's the thing: no one is average or typical. If your resume blows, you may very well get zero responses or interviews. If you have a good resume AND you happened to be in the ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

what would you do?

Didn't you post this before, you're in California? There are three ways to serve someone: hand delivery, certified mail, or posting at the main entryway (normally the front door ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

What are typical apartment manager salaries?

Jason,

CA is an at-will state. So without a employment contract that addresses that specific issue, yes, your LL can dismiss you if you cannot/will not work those hours ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Abusive/Blackmailing Apartment Manager

Start by talking directly with her.

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

How to find an experienced leasing consultant

Have you compared your ad to others that are seeking the same sort of person? Or run your ad past others in your field for suggestions? Where are you posting your ads?

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

censoring the apartment bulletin board

Keep in mind that the first amendment does not apply in your situation. Like almost 100% of the time the 1st is used as an argument by people, it is being misapplied by your tenant ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

starting out as a apartment manager

I hear ya. Free rent is very nice. But even if it isn't, in CA the maximum rent you can charge your live-in manager/person is $451/mo, which is still pretty cool.

I think ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

starting out as a apartment manager

The expense and reimbursement thing is REALLY important. My last apt mananging gig, I was expected to cover ALL incidential expenses and then seek reimbursement. Because I have ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

starting out as a apartment manager

Well..... you should at least listen to the LL's offer and see what he/she says. Your maintenance arrangement is not really ideal, but you also need to look at the whole offer ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

starting out as a apartment manager

[QUOTE who="Servantleader in Cincinnati, Ohio"] Also, I have provided him with personal and professional references, and if offered the position... [/QUOTE]

You ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

starting out as a apartment manager

I ask because whether the offer is fair or not, you're pretty lucky to get hired managing a small complex like that if you can't do your own regular/minor repairs or maintenance.

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

on-site apartment manager

For someone with no experience actually working as an on-site manager, your best bet is to focus on getting hired at a small complex where you only get free/reduced rent. Bigger ...

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

starting out as a apartment manager

Does the LL know you can't do your own maintenance tasks?

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

Tenants with Service Animals

Does the attorney know about the dog? If she is going to be evicted anyway for non payment of rent, then the issue with the dog is moot.

4 years ago
Job > Apartment Manager

starting out as a apartment manager

1. Introduce yourself in person to each tenant. Tenants aren't going to care about your qualifications or history; so skip that. Just make sure they know how to contact you if/when ...

4 years ago

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