Onsite Property Management Skills

With unemployment at an all time high and the economy tight you might be looking for ways to save money anywhere you can. One popular way to save a lot of money is by looking at your living situation and reassessing. Did you know that many landlords will offer you free or reduced rent if you act as an onsite property manager for their unit? This can be an ideal situation as you can save a lot of money and learn a new job skill while continuing your current job.?

Each property is different but there are several skills you?ll either have to have or be able to learn if you want to be a property manager.


To be a property manager you?ll have to be diplomatic with other tenants and contractors as you try to resolve disputes, schedule repairs, enforce rules and handle all daily interpersonal interactions.

Light to Heavy Maintenance?

Some landlords want onsite property managers who can do all of the landscaping and most of the repairs on their property some don?t need as much heavy lifting but most of them expect their property managers to do light maintenance such as salting icy sidewalks, changing burned out lightbulbs, cleaning up trash on the property and other similar tasks.


Onsite property managers will need to have very good organizational skills in order to organize maintenance schedules, routine inspections, apartment showings, cleaning schedules and other events throughout the year.

Before you decide to become an onsite property manager make sure you learn all that is expected from the position and the hours you?re expected to be available. Finding the right job to fit your schedule and lifestyle is key to making sure everyone is happy and satisfied.

Kristin Kizer
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