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Residential Property Manager Job Description

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Property Manager Job Description

Residential property managers help investment property owners and homeowners in preserving and increasing the value of their real estate investments. They manage the day-to-day financial operations of the property, including finding and placing qualified tenants, and they ensure the property is in good working order.

Principal Responsibilities

Marketing: Keep properties occupied with qualified tenants through advertising, lead follow up, property showings for prospective tenants.

Tenant relations: Develop rental agreements, selects qualified tenants, collects deposits and rents, enforces terms of rental agreements, resolves tenant complaints, oversees eviction proceedings if necessary.

Facilities management: Schedule maintenance and repairs, negotiates contracts with vendors, regularly inspects property to ensure it is in good working order, quickly resolves emergency maintenance issues.

Financial reporting: Keep financial records from property operations, creates monthly financial reports for property owner.

Owner relations: Keep open dialogue with property owner on vacancies, tenants, physical condition of property, and financial issues.

Knowledge & Skills Needed

  • Familiarity with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal & business communication skills
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Competence with office management software
  • Knowledge of financial reporting
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (in most states)

Salary Range

Property managers can make $35,000–$65,000 depending on experience and location.

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