Job Description Sample

Writing a detailed description of your Property Manager job can help your company find the best applicants. We have developed a Property Manager job description to help you write your own for your job postings.

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What does a Property Manager do?

Property Managers oversee the operations of residential and commercial properties, including single-family homes, apartment complexes, office buildings and shopping centers. They pay property expenses, collect rent and make sure that tenants pay the correct amount on time. When properties are vacant, Property Managers find new tenants as soon as possible to minimize lost rental income. Property management and real estate firms rely on good Property Managers to ensure their properties make money.

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Property Manager duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities section of a job description tells candidates what they will be expected to do as a Property Manager. The most common responsibilities of Property Managers are:

  • Collecting rent and other property fees from tenants and individual owners
  • Paying property expenses, including taxes, mortgages, payroll, insurance premiums and maintenance costs
  • Reporting the property's financial status, occupancy and expiring leases to property owners
  • Meeting potential tenants, showing them the property and assessing their applications in accordance with anti-discrimination laws
  • Advertising vacant properties and hiring a leasing agent to find tenants as needed
  • Inspecting properties and arranging for repairs and new materials as required
  • Arranging contracts for maintenance, trash removal, landscaping, security and other ongoing services and managing disputes with these service providers where appropriate
  • Investigating and resolving property complaints and rental violations

Property Manager skills and qualifications

Common skills and qualifications for Property Managers include:

  • Customer service and interpersonal skills needed to meet with prospective and current tenants
  • Good verbal communication
  • Attention to detail to ensure applications are accurate and tenant issues or questions are adequately addressed
  • Organization and the ability to multitask efficiently
  • Problem-solving to find effective solutions for a variety of potential issues
  • Knowledge of rental contracts and property and anti-discrimination laws

Property Manager salary expectations

A Property Manager makes an average salary of $50,065 per year. Pay rate may depend on level of experience, education and the geographical location.

Property Manager education and training requirements

Property Managers need a high school diploma or a GED. You may prefer hiring someone with a degree in real estate, business administration, public administration, accounting or finance. Commercial and offsite property management roles often require a degree.

Some states require that Property Managers hold a real estate license. You may prefer hiring someone licensed by BOMI International, the Community Associations Institute, the Institute of Real Estate Management or another organization, since licenses can prove competence.

Property Manager experience requirements

Your Property Manager job description should specify the amount of experience you want applicants to have. Ideally, candidates should have at least three years of experience working in an associated position such as real estate sales. Some companies prefer applicants who have worked as Property Managers before if the position involves a commercial or offsite property.

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