Property manager

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How to become a Property Manager

Depending on your location, you might need to familiarize yourself with specific licensing requirements. For example, if you want to manage public housing, you may need to obtain a specific certification. Once you know what the legal requirements are, you can start taking the right steps to becoming licensed.

As a property manager you need to stay updated on best practices and industry trends. You also need to be effective when it comes to time management and communication, as you'll be working with people on a daily basis. The skills you'll need to be a good property manager include strong organizational skills, basic marketing skills and basic accounting knowledge.

What skills help Property Managers find jobs?

  • Property Management
  • Section 8
  • Yardi
  • Fair Housing Regulations
  • OneSite
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Customer Service
  • Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Time Management
  • Microsoft Word

Career progression for Property Manager

Education levels for Property Managers

0%2%8%44%46%Doctoral DegreeMaster's DegreeAssociate's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GEDBachelor's Degree

Based on the requirements of Property Manager job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience34k37k39k42k45kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Property Manager in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Property Managers

  • Certified Apartment Manager
  • Certified Property Manager
  • Real Estate License
  • Driver's License
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • CMCA
  • CDL A
  • LEED Certification
  • CDL B
  • Non-CDL Class C
  • Property & Casualty License
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Property Manager

Do I need a qualification to become a property manager?

No. But it might be necessary for you to become licensed, depending on where you are located. It's always recommended to find out if there are any specific licensing requirements before you apply to become a property manager.

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