MOVING IN: 5 REASONS TO START YOUR CAREER IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TODAY

Have you ever considered a career in real estate? If you’re thinking about a career change, real estate is a rewarding and prosperous industry. Property management has always been a popular career choice for passionate people with outgoing personalities who enjoy variety, like to be challenged and want to help people.

Property managers are responsible for looking after a rental portfolio of clients, made up of both tenants and homeowners. You’ll be leading property inspections, helping tenants to move in, liaising with contractors to arrange maintenance requirements, and representing owners and their property investments. You’ll need to have strong communication skills, be an organised and confident multitasker, and enjoy problem solving. 

So what are the perks? RECD’s Trish Payne and Kate Rowe share the top five reasons why you should seriously consider a career in Property Management!

 

1. LAUNCH YOUR REAL ESTATE CAREER

Property management is often considered the best place to kickstart your career in real estate because it allows you to specialise in so many different areas and learn new skills. You’ll get the opportunity to learn an incredible foundation of knowledge about the industry, including legislation, so that you can answer every question a vendor or a tenant might have. Property managers can progress into so many different areas of the industry and eventually specialise, like commercial or owners corp. RECD has even seen people move into leasing manager roles or management positions within residential. The sky’s the limit! 

 

2. VARIETY

For Property Managers, variety is the spice of life! Property managers have all kinds of responsibilities, like leasing, maintenance and liaising with VCAT. No two days are ever the same, and you can expect to constantly be on the move as you transition between inspections, new listings, and working in the office. You’ll also get the opportunity to attend industry events and conferences interstate!

 

3. WORK WITH THE BEST PEOPLE

There’s a reason real estate agents are known to love a chat! A career in real estate is never lonely. Property managers spend their days working with all kinds of people – tenants, vendors, and prospective clients. But the best connections you’ll make throughout your time in the industry are with the people you work with. RECD’s clients are all incredible people who work hard to foster incredible working environments for their agents. 

 

4. DO YOUR BEST WORK

Property management isn’t just a job – it’s a career. You’ll be able to take charge of your day by keeping control of your workflow and working somewhat autonomously. Property managers are a huge part of people’s lives. Every day gives you the opportunity to make someone’s life better and make a positive impact on their well-being.

Most Property Managers go above and beyond because they love what they do, and it never goes unnoticed! A career in property management gives you the chance to do the work you love, and still have the time left over to enjoy being with your friends and family. You’ll also earn a good salary plus commissions on KPI’s/new business properties brought in. 

 

5. SEE MELBOURNE’S PROPERTY MARKET FROM THE GROUND FLOOR

As a property manager, you’ll constantly have your finger on the pulse of Melbourne’s property market. For many people, one of the biggest draws to a career in property management is getting the opportunity to experience the many different properties that Melbourne has to offer – talk about a work perk! 

 

If you’re ready to start your career in real estate, call us today on 03 9949 8290 for a confidential discussion! 

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