The role of an property manager grows more diverse every year. There is far more to managing a multi-family building than collecting the rent, trying to attract qualified residents, and calling for maintenance when something breaks. Furthermore, apartment management is a career field and the only way for people to advance is through experience and education. The real estate industry recognized this and there are several certifications available for new and experienced managers to attain.
There certainly is a cost associated with the courses. Besides the fees for the course, there is the time off needed to study and to take the qualifying tests.
However, the cost is worth it for both the employee and the management company. The employee benefits because of the certifications and knowledge gained, with the validation of the course certificate.
Of course, they will learn from the class, but they will also network with other managers. During class discussions or forum discussions for an online course, they may learn tips and different perspectives from more experienced managers.
Certifications also validate the profession. New apartment managers learn they have entered a career field, not just settled on a job. Also, employees appreciate a company that puts resources into their career.
Management companies benefit for the same reasons. Certified managers raise the company brand and managers with ideas from other sectors of the industry generate new ideas and bring fresh information into the company.
Management companies will gain information, motivated managers, and happier residents by investing in their employees’ careers. If you would like to discuss this topic further, contact us at Marquette Management, the best place to work, live, and invest!
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