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COMMUNITY MANAGER, IN-DEPTH: Just Won Outstanding Manager Of The Year, State-Wide

About this video 

Noel, a Community Manager for residential housing, describes what he loves most about his job, its challenges, how to get a job in his field, work-life balance, and key moments on his path. There are many ways to get your foot in the door in the housing industry, and many ways to move up the ladder. He loves helping people, and is very grateful to have found his right path.

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations
Job Title: Community Manager

Job Summary: Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Job Description

Property, real estate, and community association managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They make sure the property looks nice, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value. They also oversee the selling, buying, leasing and/or governance of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Real estate managers who buy or sell property must have a real estate license in the state in which they practice. In a few states, property and community association managers must also have a real estate license. Managers of public housing subsidized by the federal government must hold certifications.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$25,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 12 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Public speaking ability, Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills
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m='7710'>I</span> <span m='7830'>don't</span> <span m='8029'>have</span> <span m='8180'>to</span> <span m='8270'>go</span> <span m='8410'>look</span> <span m='8670'>for</span> <span m='8900'>anything.</span> <span m='9260'>Situations</span> <span m='9730'>come</span> <span m='9930'>to</span> <span m='9990'>me.</span> <span m='10190'>And</span> <span m='10610'>it's</span> <span m='10850'>always</span> <span m='11090'>going to be</span> <span m='11280'>something</span> <span m='11560'>helpful</span> <span m='11890'>to</span> <span m='11940'>help</span> <span m='12100'>somebody</span> <span m='12430'>else</span> <span m='12920'>to</span> <span m='13040'>get</span> <span m='13210'>through</span> <span m='13290'>their day.</span> </p><p><span m='14240'>The</span> <span m='14310'>challenges--</span> <span m='14890'>sometimes</span> <span m='15400'>there are</span> <span m='15530'>very</span> <span m='15890'>difficult</span> <span m='16379'>situations,</span> <span m='17050'>and</span> <span m='17180'>you've</span> <span m='17250'>got</span> <span m='17380'>to</span> <span m='17440'>be</span> <span m='17580'>able</span> <span m='17720'>to</span> <span m='17800'>be</span> <span m='18130'>a</span> <span m='18290'>quick</span> <span m='18550'>problem</span> <span m='18970'>solver,</span> <span m='19400'>because</span> <span m='20320'>sometimes</span> <span m='20595'>there's</span> <span m='20870'>no one</span> <span m='21160'>that</span> <span m='21240'>you</span> <span m='21430'>can go</span> <span m='21580'>to.</span> <span m='21760'>So</span> <span m='21880'>you</span> <span m='22000'>have</span> <span m='22110'>to</span> <span m='22350'>stand up</span> <span m='22640'>on</span> <span m='22710'>your</span> <span m='22920'>own</span> <span m='23090'>two</span> <span m='23260'>feet</span> <span m='23400'>and</span> <span m='24140'>take</span> <span m='24300'>care</span> <span m='24430'>of</span> <span m='24490'>yourself</span> <span m='25160'>to help</span> <span m='25400'>somebody</span> <span m='25840'>else.</span> </p><p><span m='26670'>Is</span> <span m='26990'>it</span> <span m='27050'>hard</span> <span m='27380'>to</span> <span m='27450'>get</span> <span m='27560'>a</span> <span m='27580'>job?</span> <span m='28090'>You know</span> <span m='28375'>what?</span> <span m='29355'>You've</span> <span m='29690'>got</span> <span m='29810'>to</span> <span m='29850'>get</span> <span m='30030'>in the</span> <span m='30140'>industry,</span> <span m='30670'>even</span> <span m='30870'>if</span> <span m='30960'>you're</span> <span m='31050'>not</span> <span m='31240'>in the</span> <span m='31340'>industry.</span> <span m='31750'>So</span> <span m='32130'>I</span> <span m='32220'>would</span> <span m='32439'>not</span> <span m='32650'>say</span> <span m='32830'>that</span> <span m='32980'>it's</span> <span m='33120'>hard,</span> <span m='33520'>because</span> <span m='33790'>there's</span> <span m='34010'>positions</span> <span m='34410'>to</span> <span m='34570'>get</span> <span m='34800'>in</span> <span m='35640'>in the</span> <span m='35750'>entry</span> <span m='36020'>level,</span> <span m='36270'>as</span> <span m='36380'>far</span> <span m='36560'>as</span> <span m='36680'>maintenance,</span> <span m='38060'>maybe</span> <span m='39830'>an</span> <span m='40040'>agent</span> <span m='40760'>or</span> <span m='41320'>maybe</span> <span m='41600'>even</span> <span m='42005'>volunteer</span> <span m='42410'>to</span> <span m='42760'>be</span> <span m='42870'>into</span> <span m='43080'>a</span> <span m='43150'>property.</span> <span m='43490'>So there's</span> <span m='43790'>properties.</span> <span m='44220'>Everyone</span> <span m='44610'>has</span> <span m='44820'>somewhere</span> <span m='45100'>to</span> <span m='45160'>go</span> <span m='45320'>live,</span> <span m='46020'>and there's</span> <span m='46220'>always an</span> <span m='46440'>office</span> <span m='46695'>that</span> <span m='46950'>runs</span> <span m='47210'>it.</span> <span m='47340'>So</span> <span m='47530'>it's</span> <span m='48760'>maybe</span> <span m='49130'>not</span> <span m='49540'>a</span> <span m='49620'>paying</span> <span m='49970'>job,</span> <span m='50590'>but</span> <span m='50860'>you</span> <span m='50970'>can</span> <span m='51120'>always</span> <span m='51350'>get</span> <span m='51470'>your</span> <span m='51560'>foot</span> <span m='51720'>in</span> <span m='51760'>the</span> <span m='51830'>door</span> <span m='52130'>somehow.</span> </p><p><span m='52420'>As</span> <span m='52710'>far</span> <span m='53030'>as</span> <span m='53350'>work</span> <span m='53730'>and</span> <span m='54000'>life,</span> <span m='54290'>the</span> <span m='54490'>balance,</span> <span m='55360'>I</span> <span m='55510'>think</span> <span m='55740'>that</span> <span m='58670'>I'm</span> <span m='58850'>able</span> <span m='59060'>to</span> <span m='59120'>balance</span> <span m='59490'>it</span> <span m='59640'>as</span> <span m='59840'>best</span> <span m='60210'>I</span> <span m='60260'>can.</span> <span m='61110'>I</span> <span m='61260'>live</span> <span m='61470'>on</span> <span m='61570'>the</span> <span m='61640'>property</span> <span m='61980'>as</span> <span m='62090'>well</span> <span m='62260'>as</span> <span m='62350'>where</span> <span m='62550'>I</span> <span m='62570'>work,</span> <span m='63240'>so</span> <span m='63670'>it's</span> <span m='63810'>not</span> <span m='64030'>something</span> <span m='64420'>that--</span> <span m='64750'>I can</span> <span m='64870'>leave</span> <span m='65290'>my</span> <span m='65450'>office</span> <span m='65880'>and close my</span> <span m='66150'>office</span> <span m='66450'>at any</span> <span m='66720'>time</span> <span m='67040'>and</span> <span m='67130'>still</span> <span m='67370'>be</span> <span m='67480'>able</span> <span m='67630'>to</span> <span m='68310'>do</span> <span m='68510'>the things</span> <span m='68770'>at</span> <span m='68880'>home.</span> <span m='69370'>And</span> <span m='69750'>I can leave</span> <span m='70080'>my</span> <span m='70190'>office</span> <span m='70420'>and</span> <span m='70490'>come</span> <span m='70650'>back</span> <span m='70810'>and</span> <span m='70840'>still</span> <span m='71070'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='72020'>And</span> <span m='72170'>then</span> <span m='72380'>I</span> <span m='72410'>have</span> <span m='72830'>my</span> <span m='72950'>time</span> <span m='73140'>to</span> <span m='73210'>play and</span> <span m='73690'>watch</span> <span m='74030'>my sports</span> <span m='74840'>and</span> <span m='75190'>catch</span> <span m='75430'>up</span> <span m='75560'>on</span> <span m='75780'>something,</span> <span m='76180'>the</span> <span m='76380'>entertainment</span> <span m='76880'>that I</span> <span m='77020'>want</span> <span m='77240'>to</span> <span m='77310'>do.</span> <span m='77590'>And</span> <span m='77800'>I</span> <span m='77850'>can</span> <span m='77980'>still</span> <span m='78210'>work.</span> <span m='78880'>So</span> <span m='79440'>I</span> <span m='79730'>would</span> <span m='79860'>say</span> <span m='79980'>that</span> <span m='80140'>I'm</span> <span m='80850'>very</span> <span m='81070'>balanced</span> <span m='81400'>in</span> <span m='81490'>that.</span> <span m='81750'>And</span> <span m='81830'>I will</span> <span m='81990'>never</span> <span m='82280'>think</span> <span m='82470'>that</span> <span m='82570'>that's</span> <span m='82750'>a</span> <span m='82790'>problem</span> <span m='83240'>or an</span> <span m='83420'>issue</span> <span m='84020'>with</span> <span m='84180'>work</span> <span m='84460'>and</span> <span m='85340'>personal</span> <span m='85645'>life.</span> </p><p><span m='86990'>If there</span> <span m='87420'>was</span> <span m='87570'>any</span> <span m='87820'>key</span> <span m='88080'>moments</span> <span m='88570'>that</span> <span m='88750'>led</span> <span m='89030'>me</span> <span m='89270'>to,</span> <span m='89900'>I</span> <span m='89980'>would</span> <span m='90120'>say,</span> <span m='90380'>continue</span> <span m='90830'>being</span> <span m='90940'>in</span> <span m='91030'>this</span> <span m='91170'>job,</span> <span m='91580'>I</span> <span m='91840'>would</span> <span m='92320'>say the</span> <span m='92620'>fact</span> <span m='92920'>that</span> <span m='93070'>it</span> <span m='93120'>was</span> <span m='93410'>a</span> <span m='93460'>lot</span> <span m='93620'>of</span> <span m='93670'>growth</span> <span m='94335'>as a</span> <span m='94610'>system</span> <span m='94950'>manager.</span> <span m='96350'>Just</span> <span m='96560'>like</span> <span m='96700'>in</span> <span m='96880'>any</span> <span m='97030'>job,</span> <span m='97360'>you</span> <span m='97510'>see</span> <span m='97730'>your</span> <span m='97860'>boss,</span> <span m='98200'>and you</span> <span m='98330'>say,</span> <span m='98860'>you</span> <span m='99030'>want</span> <span m='99310'>their</span> <span m='99370'>job,</span> <span m='99690'>or</span> <span m='99780'>maybe</span> <span m='100030'>someone</span> <span m='100320'>above</span> <span m='100630'>you.</span> <span m='100730'>But</span> <span m='101370'>the</span> <span m='101480'>growth</span> <span m='101780'>was</span> <span m='102020'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='102430'>And</span> <span m='102860'>the</span> <span m='103010'>learning</span> <span m='103510'>was</span> <span m='103790'>the</span> <span m='104000'>key</span> <span m='104290'>thing</span> <span m='104610'>that</span> <span m='104760'>I--</span> <span m='104880'>it was</span> <span m='105100'>something</span> <span m='105410'>that</span> <span m='105580'>I was</span> <span m='105690'>striving</span> <span m='106090'>to</span> <span m='106170'>learn</span> <span m='106390'>more</span> <span m='106730'>about.</span> <span m='107130'>So</span> <span m='107990'>from</span> <span m='108150'>assistant</span> <span m='108450'>manager,</span> <span m='108880'>obviously</span> <span m='109280'>portfolio</span> <span m='109810'>manager,</span> <span m='110520'>even</span> <span m='110780'>a VP</span> <span m='111210'>or</span> <span m='111300'>president</span> <span m='111710'>of</span> <span m='111780'>the</span> <span m='111870'>company.</span> <span m='113310'>And</span> <span m='113550'>it's</span> <span m='113850'>not</span> <span m='115460'>something</span> <span m='115850'>that's</span> <span m='116120'>not</span> <span m='117010'>unreachable.</span> <span m='117380'>These are</span> <span m='117750'>goals</span> <span m='118220'>that</span> <span m='118380'>can</span> <span m='118460'>be</span> <span m='118560'>done.</span> <span m='119180'>And</span> <span m='119340'>I've</span> <span m='119430'>seen</span> <span m='119650'>it</span> <span m='119740'>been</span> <span m='120170'>done.</span> </p><p><span m='120950'>So</span> <span m='121690'>I</span> <span m='121770'>would</span> <span m='121910'>say</span> <span m='123010'>good</span> <span m='123390'>look</span> <span m='123620'>out</span> <span m='123800'>there</span> <span m='124040'>to all</span> <span m='124440'>of you and</span> <span m='124790'>don't</span> <span m='125020'>give</span> <span m='125210'>up.</span> <span m='125400'>And</span> <span m='126170'>maybe</span> <span m='126520'>you'll be</span> <span m='126680'>a</span> <span m='126740'>present</span> <span m='127080'>of</span> <span m='127140'>a</span> <span m='127210'>company</span> <span m='127520'>one</span> <span m='127690'>day,</span> <span m='128169'>depending</span> <span m='128500'>on</span> <span m='128639'>what</span> <span m='128820'>your</span> <span m='129330'>dream</span> <span m='129750'>is.</span> </p><p><span m='131130'>Just</span> <span m='131370'>walking</span> <span m='131770'>in</span> <span m='132190'>from</span> <span m='133140'>outside,</span> <span m='133780'>I</span> <span m='133810'>was</span> <span m='133980'>just</span> <span m='134180'>leaving</span> <span m='134390'>the</span> <span m='134470'>conference,</span> <span m='135090'>and</span> <span m='135320'>I</span> <span m='135350'>was</span> <span m='135460'>stopped to</span> <span m='135760'>do</span> <span m='136160'>this</span> <span m='136260'>interview.</span> <span m='136520'>And</span> <span m='137100'>I</span> <span m='137230'>let</span> <span m='137450'>the</span> <span m='137670'>person</span> <span m='138030'>interviewing</span> <span m='138470'>me</span> <span m='138650'>know</span> <span m='138820'>that</span> <span m='139070'>I</span> <span m='139140'>won</span> <span m='139400'>outstanding</span> <span m='139810'>manager</span> <span m='140120'>of the year</span> <span m='140440'>throughout</span> <span m='140740'>California</span> <span m='141790'>for</span> <span m='141920'>this</span> <span m='142080'>conference.</span> <span m='142335'>And</span> <span m='142590'>I'm</span> <span m='143270'>very</span> <span m='143530'>happy</span> <span m='143710'>about</span> <span m='143920'>that.</span> <span m='144020'>It's</span> <span m='144170'>one</span> <span m='144300'>of</span> <span m='144330'>my</span> <span m='144930'>biggest</span> <span m='145550'>accomplishments</span> <span m='146260'>to</span> <span m='146390'>be</span> <span m='146820'>acknowledged</span> <span m='147350'>my</span> <span m='147550'>coworkers,</span> <span m='149310'>the</span> <span m='149430'>industry,</span> <span m='150400'>as</span> <span m='150650'>well</span> <span m='150780'>as</span> <span m='150980'>the</span> <span m='151180'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='151580'>Conference.</span> </p><p><span m='152200'>And</span> <span m='152640'>so</span> <span m='153070'>I would</span> <span m='153280'>like</span> <span m='153760'>say</span> <span m='154570'>thanks</span> <span m='154890'>to all</span> <span m='155160'>that</span> <span m='155430'>got</span> <span m='155620'>me</span> <span m='155710'>here.</span> <span m='155950'>So</span> <span m='156450'>there's</span> <span m='156680'>more</span> <span m='156870'>to</span> <span m='156930'>come</span> <span m='157140'>from</span> <span m='157270'>myself,</span> <span m='157910'>as</span> <span m='158030'>well.</span> <span m='158880'>Thanks</span> <span m='159410'>for</span> <span m='159520'>interviewing</span> <span m='159820'>me,</span> <span m='160120'>as</span> <span m='160420'>well.</span> </p>","file":{"id":293985,"video_id":"2700640855001","name":"1049-Noel-CommunityManager2","duration":161426,"thumbnail_url":null}});