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APARTMENT MANAGER: This Job Has Been A Good Education On How To Resolve Conflict

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Barry, an Apartment Manager, shares the responsibilities of his job, how he found it and what he knows now about his job that he didn't know when he first started. This job affords him the time to dedicate himself to the craft of writing and it's also taught him how to resolve conflict and not to worry about his own house keeping skills.

Degree: History
Job Title: Resident 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
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$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='12680'>on</span> <span m='12790'>a</span> <span m='12830'>regular</span> <span m='13190'>basis.</span> <span m='14000'>I</span> <span m='14090'>call</span> <span m='14330'>people</span> <span m='14580'>back</span> <span m='14890'>and</span> <span m='15000'>set</span> <span m='15180'>up</span> <span m='15310'>times</span> <span m='15560'>for</span> <span m='15700'>them</span> <span m='15840'>to</span> <span m='15920'>come</span> <span m='16100'>by</span> <span m='16270'>and</span> <span m='16360'>look</span> <span m='16560'>at</span> <span m='16640'>the</span> <span m='16730'>apartment.</span> <span m='18150'>I</span> <span m='18250'>do</span> <span m='18420'>a</span> <span m='18470'>little</span> <span m='18660'>bit</span> <span m='18790'>of</span> <span m='18890'>cleaning</span> <span m='19300'>every</span> <span m='19500'>day</span> <span m='19680'>just</span> <span m='19870'>to</span> <span m='19950'>keep</span> <span m='20110'>the</span> <span m='20190'>public</span> <span m='20550'>areas</span> <span m='20920'>nice.</span> </p><p><span m='21900'>And</span> <span m='22160'>then</span> <span m='22760'>the</span> <span m='22840'>rest</span> <span m='23080'>of</span> <span m='23120'>my</span> <span m='23240'>day</span> <span m='23430'>is</span> <span m='23560'>kind</span> <span m='23750'>of</span> <span m='23820'>free</span> <span m='25360'>unless</span> <span m='25830'>one</span> <span m='25980'>of</span> <span m='26050'>my</span> <span m='26200'>tenants</span> <span m='26560'>calls</span> <span m='26820'>me</span> <span m='26990'>with</span> <span m='27210'>some</span> <span m='27380'>sort</span> <span m='27590'>of</span> <span m='27660'>maintenance</span> <span m='28080'>issue.</span> <span m='29550'>It's</span> <span m='29760'>a</span> <span m='30260'>really</span> <span m='30500'>great</span> <span m='30770'>job</span> <span m='31070'>for</span> <span m='31470'>someone</span> <span m='31740'>like</span> <span m='31940'>me.</span> <span m='32200'>I</span> <span m='32850'>finally</span> <span m='33180'>decided</span> <span m='33590'>to</span> <span m='33740'>embrace</span> <span m='34160'>my</span> <span m='34280'>dream</span> <span m='34540'>of</span> <span m='34860'>being</span> <span m='35060'>a</span> <span m='35150'>writer.</span> <span m='36350'>And</span> <span m='36500'>so</span> <span m='36630'>it</span> <span m='36740'>frees</span> <span m='37040'>me</span> <span m='37180'>up</span> <span m='37330'>to</span> <span m='37450'>spend</span> <span m='38380'>five</span> <span m='38650'>or</span> <span m='38730'>six</span> <span m='38980'>hours</span> <span m='39220'>a</span> <span m='39280'>day</span> <span m='40080'>writing,</span> <span m='40650'>and</span> <span m='40800'>then</span> <span m='40900'>I</span> <span m='40980'>also</span> <span m='41290'>have</span> <span m='41460'>a</span> <span m='41510'>job</span> <span m='41980'>that</span> <span m='42130'>allows</span> <span m='42450'>me</span> <span m='42540'>to</span> <span m='42600'>have</span> <span m='42740'>a</span> <span m='42770'>living.</span> </p><p><span m='43370'>It</span> <span m='43470'>was</span> <span m='43660'>kind</span> <span m='43920'>of</span> <span m='44010'>luck</span> <span m='44330'>really.</span> <span m='45840'>I</span> <span m='46360'>actually</span> <span m='46780'>spent</span> <span m='47080'>most</span> <span m='47360'>of</span> <span m='47400'>the</span> <span m='47490'>last</span> <span m='47770'>15</span> <span m='48190'>years</span> <span m='48450'>working</span> <span m='48930'>in</span> <span m='49850'>what's</span> <span m='50100'>called</span> <span m='50280'>residential</span> <span m='50770'>treatment</span> <span m='51300'>with</span> <span m='51710'>troubled</span> <span m='52000'>teens.</span> <span m='54290'>And</span> <span m='55040'>my</span> <span m='55740'>ex-wife,</span> <span m='56260'>who</span> <span m='56370'>I</span> <span m='56440'>met</span> <span m='56680'>through</span> <span m='56840'>that</span> <span m='57070'>job,</span> <span m='58650'>we</span> <span m='58810'>were</span> <span m='58890'>thinking</span> <span m='59140'>about</span> <span m='59330'>moving</span> <span m='59610'>down</span> <span m='59840'>to</span> <span m='59900'>Berkeley</span> <span m='60540'>because</span> <span m='60740'>it</span> <span m='60790'>was</span> <span m='60910'>a</span> <span m='60950'>nice</span> <span m='61240'>area</span> <span m='61560'>and we</span> <span m='61640'>have</span> <span m='61810'>a</span> <span m='61940'>lot</span> <span m='62120'>of</span> <span m='62190'>good</span> <span m='62340'>friends</span> <span m='62630'>there.</span> <span m='63310'>And</span> <span m='64400'>she</span> <span m='64769'>happened</span> <span m='65160'>to</span> <span m='65440'>have</span> <span m='65800'>a</span> <span m='65860'>friend</span> <span m='66380'>from</span> <span m='66610'>college</span> <span m='67700'>whose</span> <span m='67920'>father</span> <span m='68370'>sort</span> <span m='68560'>of</span> <span m='68670'>owns</span> <span m='68970'>the</span> <span m='69060'>company.</span> <span m='70330'>And</span> <span m='70720'>she</span> <span m='70910'>mentioned</span> <span m='71260'>to</span> <span m='71320'>him</span> <span m='71470'>that</span> <span m='71590'>I</span> <span m='71650'>was</span> <span m='71820'>looking</span> <span m='72100'>for</span> <span m='72220'>something</span> <span m='72930'>in</span> <span m='73100'>this</span> <span m='73300'>area,</span> <span m='73740'>and</span> <span m='74450'>he</span> <span m='74530'>called</span> <span m='74770'>me</span> <span m='74870'>and</span> <span m='74970'>said,</span> <span m='75330'>hey,</span> <span m='75730'>I</span> <span m='75810'>have</span> <span m='76000'>this</span> <span m='76180'>new</span> <span m='76290'>building.</span> <span m='76740'>Do you</span> <span m='76910'>want</span> <span m='77100'>it?</span> <span m='78820'>I</span> <span m='78950'>feel</span> <span m='79190'>so</span> <span m='79650'>lucky.</span> <span m='79890'>It</span> <span m='80040'>was</span> <span m='80190'>a</span> <span m='80270'>really</span> <span m='80800'>amazing</span> <span m='81210'>experience.</span> </p><p><span m='82030'>I</span> <span m='82130'>think</span> <span m='82320'>no</span> <span m='82920'>one</span> <span m='83140'>of</span> <span m='83200'>the</span> <span m='83270'>main</span> <span m='83440'>things</span> <span m='83700'>I've</span> <span m='83850'>learned</span> <span m='84090'>is</span> <span m='84980'>from</span> <span m='85180'>now</span> <span m='85440'>on</span> <span m='86860'>if</span> <span m='87220'>I</span> <span m='87300'>don't</span> <span m='87500'>continue</span> <span m='87890'>to</span> <span m='87970'>do</span> <span m='88130'>this</span> <span m='88310'>kind</span> <span m='88500'>of</span> <span m='88600'>work,</span> <span m='88890'>whenever</span> <span m='89310'>I</span> <span m='89380'>live</span> <span m='89630'>in</span> <span m='89720'>an</span> <span m='89790'>apartment</span> <span m='90170'>complex,</span> <span m='90640'>I'm</span> <span m='90720'>going</span> <span m='90880'>to</span> <span m='90940'>be</span> <span m='91090'>much</span> <span m='91360'>more</span> <span m='91540'>careful</span> <span m='91970'>about</span> <span m='92450'>how</span> <span m='92690'>I</span> <span m='92780'>take</span> <span m='93080'>care</span> <span m='93390'>of</span> <span m='93480'>the</span> <span m='93570'>public</span> <span m='93950'>areas,</span> <span m='94890'>much</span> <span m='95130'>more</span> <span m='95250'>careful</span> <span m='95530'>about</span> <span m='95720'>where</span> <span m='95900'>I</span> <span m='95940'>leave</span> <span m='96330'>things.</span> <span m='98321'>Because</span> <span m='98780'>you</span> <span m='98860'>have</span> <span m='98960'>100</span> <span m='99280'>people</span> <span m='99570'>in</span> <span m='99620'>the</span> <span m='99700'>same</span> <span m='99920'>building,</span> <span m='100390'>it</span> <span m='100470'>can get</span> <span m='100630'>really</span> <span m='100960'>messy.</span> <span m='101820'>And</span> <span m='101920'>if</span> <span m='101980'>you're</span> <span m='102140'>only</span> <span m='102290'>one</span> <span m='102480'>of</span> <span m='102540'>those</span> <span m='102690'>people</span> <span m='102950'>that's</span> <span m='103090'>not</span> <span m='103240'>responsible</span> <span m='103760'>for</span> <span m='104000'>it,</span> <span m='104130'>you</span> <span m='104240'>don't</span> <span m='104490'>really</span> <span m='104750'>notice.</span> </p><p><span m='105850'>The</span> <span m='106030'>other</span> <span m='106200'>thing</span> <span m='106460'>is,</span> <span m='107820'>and</span> <span m='107990'>I</span> <span m='108030'>don't</span> <span m='108170'>know</span> <span m='108280'>if</span> <span m='108330'>you</span> <span m='108450'>want</span> <span m='108550'>to</span> <span m='108590'>add</span> <span m='108770'>this</span> <span m='108930'>in</span> <span m='109020'>your interview or</span> <span m='109500'>not,</span> <span m='110720'>I</span> <span m='110860'>was</span> <span m='111050'>always</span> <span m='111330'>a</span> <span m='111380'>little bit</span> <span m='111810'>worried</span> <span m='112170'>about</span> <span m='112430'>my</span> <span m='114140'>own</span> <span m='115630'>housecleaning</span> <span m='116770'>skills</span> <span m='117170'>and</span> <span m='117280'>like</span> <span m='117480'>the</span> <span m='117560'>level</span> <span m='117870'>of</span> <span m='117960'>cleanliness</span> <span m='118500'>I</span> <span m='118560'>kept</span> <span m='118820'>my</span> <span m='118960'>home.</span> <span m='120120'>I</span> <span m='120220'>don't</span> <span m='120360'>worry</span> <span m='120550'>about</span> <span m='120790'>that</span> <span m='120940'>anymore.</span> <span m='122070'>Sometimes</span> <span m='122510'>I</span> <span m='122570'>go</span> <span m='122780'>into</span> <span m='122910'>apartments</span> <span m='123410'>and</span> <span m='124350'>the</span> <span m='124440'>way</span> <span m='124580'>people</span> <span m='124860'>live</span> <span m='125020'>is</span> <span m='125150'>just</span> <span m='125340'>mind</span> <span m='125580'>boggling</span> <span m='125910'>to</span> <span m='126040'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='128080'>But</span> <span m='128289'>it's</span> <span m='128400'>also</span> <span m='128650'>been</span> <span m='128820'>a</span> <span m='128880'>good</span> <span m='129050'>education</span> <span m='129610'>in</span> <span m='129729'>just</span> <span m='131660'>talking</span> <span m='132030'>to</span> <span m='132100'>different</span> <span m='132410'>people</span> <span m='132880'>and</span> <span m='133900'>how</span> <span m='134060'>to</span> <span m='134130'>resolve</span> <span m='134470'>conflict.</span> <span m='136460'>I</span> <span m='136580'>feel</span> <span m='136720'>like</span> <span m='136860'>I've</span> <span m='136970'>learned</span> <span m='137270'>more</span> <span m='137580'>about</span> <span m='137900'>myself</span> <span m='139220'>than</span> <span m='139450'>I</span> <span m='139540'>have</span> <span m='139900'>about</span> <span m='141860'>the</span> <span m='142070'>more</span> <span m='142230'>day</span> <span m='142410'>to</span> <span m='142500'>day--</span> <span m='142820'>like</span> <span m='143100'>the</span> <span m='143210'>things</span> <span m='143470'>you</span> <span m='143560'>usually</span> <span m='144190'>hear</span> <span m='144360'>people</span> <span m='144610'>talk</span> <span m='144810'>about</span> <span m='144990'>when</span> <span m='145090'>they</span> <span m='145180'>talk</span> <span m='145430'>about</span> <span m='145650'>a job</span> <span m='146235'>like</span> <span m='146760'>I</span> <span m='146830'>just</span> <span m='147030'>feel</span> <span m='147140'>more</span> <span m='147300'>confident</span> <span m='147920'>and</span> <span m='149170'>no</span> <span m='149300'>matter</span> <span m='149540'>what</span> <span m='149710'>comes</span> <span m='149950'>up, I</span> <span m='150190'>feel</span> <span m='150370'>like</span> <span m='150560'>I</span> <span m='150640'>can</span> <span m='150780'>handle</span> <span m='151150'>it.</span> <span m='151450'>It's</span> <span m='151640'>been</span> <span m='151780'>a</span> <span m='151820'>good</span> <span m='152020'>deal.</span> </p>","file":{"id":340568,"video_id":"3086250899001","name":"1772-Barry-p-Apt.Manager","duration":152602,"thumbnail_url":null}});