Job Description for Assistant Property Manager
Assistant property managers oversee the daily activities of one or more rental properties; these are typically residential properties, such as large apartment buildings or condominiums.Read More...
Assistant property managers work under a senior manager and are often be the first contact with potential tenants. They discuss lease agreements, show apartments, and host open houses. They may review applicants by running background or credit checks and checking references. Once moved in, tenants typically communicate with assistant property managers regarding paying rent or negotiating leases. Assistant property managers collect rent and pay the building’s bills and property taxes. They connect with all on-site management, including maintenance and security, to ensure that everything at the property is being handled well.
Assistant property managers often work on-site at the property in an office. Since it may be difficult to keep up with administrative duties such as answering phones and filing, they often hire administrative assistants or secretaries. They must keep in touch with tenants to ensure that there are no issues with the building, and they keep their supervisors and building owners up to date with everything happening at the building.
In some areas, assistant property managers must be certified; some employers may also ask that assistant property managers hold a bachelor’s degree in property management, real estate, business management, or a related field. Assistant property managers may be required to take state licensure exams pertaining to real estate law and other fundamentals of property management. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Assist the manager with administrative tasks such as preparing the budget, collecting rent, and sending tenant notices.
- Oversee facility upkeep, inspecting and maintaining units, public areas, and grounds.
- Manage tenant move-in and move-out processes, handing paperwork, evaluating applicants, and explaining policies.
- Schedule showings of vacant units, advertise vacancies, and conduct tours.