How to write a Property Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Property Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Property Manager job titles

  • Property Manager
  • Senior Property Manager
  • Condominium Property Manager
  • Property Manager (Part-Time)
  • Residential Property Manager

Property Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Property Manager job summary

We are a property management firm that is helping owners by streamlining necessary property management tasks and slashing costs. Our company is currently looking for a professional and responsible individual to fill the role of Property Manager. The Property Manager will have the full responsibility of managing daily operations at assigned properties. Tasks include maintaining property rentals, marketing and filling vacancies, screening prospective tenants, enforcing leases and securing premises.

Property Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Property Manager responsibilities

  • Advertise units and negotiate lease terms
  • Perform tenant screenings
  • Act as liaison between tenants and property owners
  • Collect rent on a monthly basis and handle late payments in a timely manner
  • Maintain property by addressing tenant complaints, completing repairs, contracting landscaping and snow removal companies and enforcing rules of occupancy
  • Coordinate maintenance schedule with Maintenance Coordinator
  • Create, mentor and manage a cohesive property maintenance team

Property Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Property Manager skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Property Management
  • 5+ years’ experience in property management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Enhanced negotiation abilities
  • Proficient in computer programs, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

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