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The ingredients that make a good property manager

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Introduction and background

Property Management provides an excellent career path that is full of challenges, fun and a great deal of satisfaction. Highly trained and skilled property managers are sought after in the industry and are critically important to the success of a real estate business.

A property managers role is varied and interesting, their primary duty is to look after their client's investment to the best of their ability, including doing all they can to provide their client with a sufficient return on their investment - property managers specialise in obtaining a good weekly rental, minimising vacancy time, carrying out necessary maintenance and repairs, completing regular inspections, and providing advice and information to all of their clients.

If you are looking for a career that will get you out of the office, in a role that is varied and interesting, property management could be for you! We can assure you, no two days are the same!

The personal qualities you’ll need:

  • Excellent communications skills

  • An eye for detail & organisation

  • A passion for ongoing training and education

  • The ability to relate to people from all walks of life

  • To be a team player.

What you need to commence your career:

  • You need to be 18 years of age or older

  • Current drivers licence & reliable car

  • You will need to complete a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (Agents Representative Course) before you can be employed as an agent.

To get tertiary qualifications in the industry, and to be able to run your own agency at some point in the future you will need to become a Fully Licensed Agent and complete Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice and Diploma of Property - Agency Management.

Not yet qualified?

Barry Plant Real Estate Training offers this course with flexible learning options and a variety of real world examples and experts, to ensure you are job ready at the end of your course!

What you’ll bring to a property management role

  • Local knowledge. Knowing the local area is really important for a property manager as it helps you understand the value and potential rental a property can bring. You also need to know whether there are any council by-laws or regulations that apply to renting out properties.

  • A love of learning & training. Legislation and precedences are always changing and keeping up to date with all of the changes will be part of your role. Successful property managers prioritise learning and development, and are always across changes to the industry.

  • A client focussed approach. This is the ability to always be thinking in terms of what will provide the best outcome for your clients - and being proactive in providing information that will help them achieve their goals.

  • Excellent communication skills - not only in how you communicate but also in how frequently you communicate and the quality of your communications.

What to look for in an employer

  • Someone who has a good, well respected brand in your local area.

  • Someone who has a career plan for you and will provide you with a mentor.

  • Someone who will provide you with ongoing and frequent training.

  • A workplace that has a strong, supportive culture built on respect.

If you’re looking to build a career in real estate, the best start you can have is to get your industry qualifications through Barry Plant Real Estate Training. We provide a course that allows you to be not only qualified, but job ready and equipped with the right information and enthusiasm to succeed in your new real estate career!

To learn more about our training options, please CLICK HERE.

To learn more about job roles available in the Barry Plant office network, please CLICK HERE.

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