If you’re considering moving into the property management field congratulations. Property management can be a very rewarding and lucrative job, especially for people with the right personality type.?
There are no real steps to becoming a property manager as no schools offer a degree in this field. But degrees in finance and business are helpful for property managers.
Although there aren’t any degrees in property management there are a number of classes, certifications and professional groups. You should try to take as many courses as you can to educate yourself and then gather certifications and professional affiliations.
Check with the state you live/work in to see if they require any licensing examinations. Not all states do but if yours does you’ll need to have this taken care of.
Getting experience in the real estate world is quite useful, maybe more useful than management experience. Real estate is a tricky field and knowing the ins and outs can be very helpful in the future. Being involved in this field can also open doors and introduce you to local landlords and property owners.
And finally, get noticed in your community. Join the chamber of commerce and other professional groups that bring business leaders together. Network with realtors and property owners. Arrange meetings whenever possible to let people know of your services. Establish a reputation for yourself as a hardworking, go getter who is a leading professional in their business.