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"Property owners hire property managers to oversee duties related to their residences such as rent, tenant relations, and maintenance upkeep. Interviewers are looking for candidates who have excellent communication skills and can complete projects and assist tenants in a timely fashion. Be ready to discuss your experience in the field and how you would handle difficult tenant scenarios."

Property manager Interview Questions

Property manager Interview Questions

Property owners hire property managers to oversee duties related to their residences such as rent, tenant relations, and maintenance upkeep. Interviewers are looking for candidates who have excellent communication skills and can complete projects and assist tenants in a timely fashion. Be ready to discuss experience in the field and how you would handle difficult tenant scenarios.

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Top Property Manager Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top property manager interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: How will you market our property to prospective tenants?

How to answer: You need to show the interviewer that you understand the property owner's target market and know how to approach their potential customers in an effective way. Some of the things you can do to market a property include online advertising, local advertising, onsite advertising, and approaching businesses or other organizations directly.

Question #2: How will you choose individuals or companies to take care of maintenance and repair work in the property?

How to answer: Tell your potential employer that you'll do proper research, compare prices, read reviews and references, and assign test orders. By monitoring and supervising the workers, you'll eventually find the right candidate for each given area.

Question #3: A tenant has been late with their payment for two consecutive months. What will you do?

How to answer: This question seeks to test your problem-solving skills. Let your interviewer know that you'll pay the tenant a visit in person and politely ask them if they're experiencing any problems. Depending on the reason for the late payments, you may change the payment schedule or just give a friendly warning.

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Aspen Square Management
Property Manager was asked...March 17, 2014

The most difficult question I was asked was how I would deal with an eviction

1 Answers

First and foremost every eviction should be treated as if it was you the one being evicted. Generally speaking people that are being evicted have come to some form of hardship and are under tremendous emotional stress and duress. Must approach with kid gloves, show respect and be genuine. Yet be firm and be in complete control of the situation. it's nothing personal and don't appear to be judgemental. Be helpful and understanding but, firm and unwavering. Less

US Bureau of Land Management

How would you address a circumstance in which you disagree with your supervisor's decision or actions in a particular instance?

1 Answers

I responded that my responsibility is to provide my supervisor with sufficient info for her to make a good decision and ultimately I have to trust she is going to do just that, she won't ask me to do anything unlawful, and as she has the overall responsibility, I will need to accept her decision and move on with business to support her decision. Less

Capri Communities

What software systems are you familiar with for property management?

1 Answers

I said Yardi, RentRight, RentRoll and MPW. They were shocked because they apparently use MPW and it's a very uncommon program! Less

Alexander Forrest Investments

How would you handle a tenant who is late with their rent?

4 Answers

Of course, I would follow company procedures, but would see if their is a way I can help them get it paid, and avoid being late in the future. Less

Follow any company procedures to contact the tenant, whether it's written or verbal. Inform them if the delinquency and inquire about the payment. Less

First, send an email or note stating that they are late and get a date that they will pay by. (Within the normal grace period, if any) Less

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Extra Space Storage

have you submitted your application and resume via brassring.com or company Web site?

3 Answers

Yes, I have, I've also been to two other locations, called, and applied through two other job search engines. Still, no confirmed appointment for a scheduled interview. Less

Never apply for the Buford location, it's a waste of time and the district manager is not fit for his position, apply somewhere else, you have a better chance with a decent human being Less

When you apply online there are screening questions that if you don't answer "correctly" you will not even be offered an interview. Less

Hartman Income REIT

I was asked many personal questions.

3 Answers

I had my devout Christian father and Real Estate Broker review my answers and know that I did well on the assessments, including the math portion. If this is truly a Christian company, based on certain values, an honest reason why I was denied the position would have been ideal. Less

They were neither truthful nor transparent. Always the same modus operandi: they portend their Christianity while tearing you to pieces. Cliques abound and suspicions run high. Don't think God woman approve of such false prophets. Less

I don't know why they call themselves christian when their actions are not really christian base. I work for them for 2 years and during those two years, I was humiliated and accused of things caused by my supervisor. I confidentially asked HR (Kimberly Strickland) for an internal investigation, the first thing she did was notify my supervisor and the vice president of the company what I had told her. Instead of helping, she contributed so I could be fired. They refused to pay my 80 hours vacation and Kimberly ignored all my emails. HONESTLY YOU WILL BE BETTER WORKING FOR ANY OTHER COMPANY. Less

Notting Hill Genesis

During the infrastructure change why would people be expected to apply for demoted Job title positions and for a large decreased in salary which is something like ten to thirteen thousand decrease ? and would you consider that reasonable ? especially considering the economic climate of today and inflation and such .. realising it more cost people more to work for you which would incurr hardships and deficits in the employers pockets and so employers are expected to be assimilated into their Job roles despite whether they agree with their Job roles and large decrease in salaries and if they refuse they fail getting there redundancy ? despite employers hardships and basically you are demanding that employers apply for the proposed Jobs with there hands up there backs with a large Junk of there salaries missing and that you would dismiss them under there current contract if they fail to be assimilated to a job position you proposed with a large decrease in salary ? and that this is not a case of re engagement of the current contract proposed with different terms and conditions and that they would still have to attend a interview and application before which is no guarantee anyway and failure to agree is instant dissmissal ?I asked when will get notice you terminate are current contract ?

3 Answers

No

No

No

Lillibridge Healthcare Services

Do you have experience using Yardi?

3 Answers

I have not used Yardi, but I am a quick learner and am computer savvy.

Yes I have used Yardi

Yes I do know Yardi.

Berkshire

Why are you leaving your current job?

3 Answers

Dallas tx

I don't have a job I m look for work

I don't have a job

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Will you be willing to work overtime?

2 Answers

I answered yes

I want to help people. I’m willing to relocate if I have to. I want to help make a difference in the lives of others. I lost two very close people to this horrible disease and I don’t care what the hours are or what I have to do. Passing out blankets when it’s cold, giving food to the hungry,I’m sure you understand what I’m saying bye now Less

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