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PROPERTY MANAGER: Started As A Maintenance Technician Then Moved Into Management

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Will enjoys his position as a Property Manager of an apartment complex, ensuring that the building runs smoothly. He got into this by first working as a maintenance technician. What he wishes he knew in high school? How important school is. Don't skip classes or homework! They help you in the future.

Degree: Fine Arts
Job Title: Property 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.

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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
$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
Office, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

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m='13490'>collect</span> <span m='13970'>the</span> <span m='14060'>rent</span> <span m='14690'>and</span> <span m='15040'>make</span> <span m='15240'>sure</span> <span m='15410'>that</span> <span m='15590'>they</span> <span m='15670'>are</span> <span m='15770'>paid</span> <span m='16120'>on</span> <span m='16280'>time,</span> <span m='17120'>and</span> <span m='18040'>just</span> <span m='18240'>make</span> <span m='18420'>sure</span> <span m='18560'>the</span> <span m='18680'>building</span> <span m='19050'>is</span> <span m='19250'>run</span> <span m='19505'>as</span> <span m='19760'>it</span> <span m='20260'>should</span> <span m='20492'>be.</span> </p><p><span m='21420'>Actually,</span> <span m='21850'>I</span> <span m='21930'>came</span> <span m='22330'>into</span> <span m='22740'>management</span> <span m='23600'>through</span> <span m='23820'>maintenance.</span> <span m='24610'>I</span> <span m='25030'>was</span> <span m='25240'>actually</span> <span m='25570'>a</span> <span m='26070'>maintenance</span> <span m='26270'>tech</span> <span m='26640'>at</span> <span m='26740'>the</span> <span m='26840'>building</span> <span m='27270'>first,</span> <span m='27920'>and</span> <span m='28700'>due</span> <span m='28910'>to</span> <span m='29040'>the</span> <span m='29150'>fact</span> <span m='29460'>that</span> <span m='29600'>I</span> <span m='29650'>had</span> <span m='29860'>a</span> <span m='29930'>little</span> <span m='30170'>bit</span> <span m='30340'>of</span> <span m='30420'>knowledge</span> <span m='30675'>in</span> <span m='30930'>management</span> <span m='31200'>also,</span> <span m='32340'>I</span> <span m='32800'>just</span> <span m='33020'>grew</span> <span m='33360'>into</span> <span m='33620'>the</span> <span m='33790'>property</span> <span m='34190'>management</span> <span m='34445'>field.</span> <span m='35720'>So</span> <span m='36120'>I</span> <span m='36340'>graduated</span> <span m='37310'>Westchester</span> <span m='38000'>High</span> <span m='38170'>School,</span> <span m='38650'>which</span> <span m='38860'>is</span> <span m='38970'>in</span> <span m='39090'>southern</span> <span m='39390'>California--</span> <span m='40130'>in</span> <span m='40480'>Los</span> <span m='40750'>Angeles,</span> <span m='41140'>actually.</span> <span m='41990'>And</span> <span m='42340'>I</span> <span m='42440'>attended</span> <span m='43170'>college</span> <span m='43700'>in</span> <span m='43930'>Louisiana--</span> <span m='45410'>Southern</span> <span m='45810'>University.</span> </p><p><span m='48090'>But</span> <span m='48310'>in</span> <span m='48440'>property</span> <span m='48860'>management,</span> <span m='49400'>you</span> <span m='49490'>definitely</span> <span m='49900'>don't</span> <span m='50620'>necessarily</span> <span m='51380'>need</span> <span m='51810'>to</span> <span m='51990'>have</span> <span m='52260'>a</span> <span m='53870'>college</span> <span m='54650'>education,</span> <span m='56200'>but</span> <span m='56880'>it</span> <span m='56990'>definitely</span> <span m='57410'>would</span> <span m='57580'>help.</span> <span m='58290'>What</span> <span m='58870'>I</span> <span m='58990'>wish</span> <span m='59300'>I'd</span> <span m='59410'>known</span> <span m='59600'>when</span> <span m='59760'>I</span> <span m='59860'>was</span> <span m='59960'>in</span> <span m='60060'>high</span> <span m='60270'>school</span> <span m='60640'>is</span> <span m='60860'>how</span> <span m='61100'>important</span> <span m='61900'>school</span> <span m='62350'>is,</span> <span m='62670'>actually.</span> <span m='63760'>Now</span> <span m='64030'>that</span> <span m='64200'>I'm</span> <span m='64340'>an</span> <span m='64430'>adult</span> <span m='64500'>in</span> <span m='64709'>the</span> <span m='65019'>working</span> <span m='65330'>field,</span> <span m='66350'>I</span> <span m='66430'>never</span> <span m='66780'>knew</span> <span m='67240'>how</span> <span m='67530'>important</span> <span m='68090'>that</span> <span m='68240'>homework</span> <span m='68690'>was</span> <span m='68900'>to</span> <span m='69000'>get</span> <span m='69230'>done,</span> <span m='69840'>how</span> <span m='70050'>important</span> <span m='70700'>each</span> <span m='70940'>semester</span> <span m='71500'>was,</span> <span m='72030'>each</span> <span m='72290'>class</span> <span m='72740'>is.</span> <span m='73530'>And</span> <span m='73720'>you</span> <span m='73800'>just</span> <span m='74050'>can't</span> <span m='74370'>skip</span> <span m='74870'>or</span> <span m='75220'>overlook</span> <span m='75710'>any</span> <span m='76080'>one</span> <span m='76153'>of</span> <span m='76226'>them,</span> <span m='76300'>because</span> <span m='76530'>it</span> <span m='76780'>definitely</span> <span m='77160'>helps</span> <span m='77410'>you</span> <span m='77520'>out</span> <span m='77630'>in</span> <span m='77670'>the</span> <span m='77740'>future.</span> 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