Assistant property managers work closely with property managers, tenants, and others to oversee all aspects of a building's maintenance and occupancy. This role requires managers to communicate regularly with tenants to ensure on-time payment rent and proper adherence to lease agreements. Assistant property managers also provide direct assistance to tenants to troubleshoot any property-related issues, to include hiring and working with professional services, such as plumbers, construction workers, and HVAC professionals. This industry is specific to both commercial and private housing, and property management companies exist nationwide. Advancement into this position is often a result of previous property management work at lower levels or proven knowledge of property management.
Assistant property managers require a high school diploma or equivalent (such as a G.E.D.) at a minimum. However, an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree may be preferred, depending on the primary tenancy served by the real estate agency. A real estate broker license is legally required in many US states. This license can be acquired through additional education and testing. Some states may have additional certifications or requirements. Property managers should have a keen attention to detail and possess distinct knowledge of local and regional laws related to property management and real estate. Strong communication skills will also be necessary for success in this career.
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