Property management has never been more critical. The career is projected to grow by over 10% in the next few years and is one of the few recession-proof careers you might find yourself within.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is this growth and stability can also mean more competition.
What you Need to Initiate as Soon as Possible
Here at iRestify, we are privy to knowing much of the behind-the-scenes happenings of property managers, and owners and the feedback they receive. We want you to stay successful because your success is our success.
The number one tip for growing and keeping your career successful isn’t networking events or wearing the right suit.
The Answer to the Problem of Lagging Behind
It’s education and certifications.
At some point, it isn’t enough to learn and accumulate certifications. You will have more opportunities to prosper if you teach as much as you learn.
How do you Begin the Process?
In addition to real estate organizations and associations that offer and recognize training, you also can think outside the box.
For example, start taking inventory of your skills and abilities that reach beyond your scope of practice.
An example might be that you enjoy public speaking and you have been attending Toastmasters for several years. Maybe you create a program to help Property Managers be literally and emotionally “heard” in meetings.
Do you have a background in accounting or an affinity for finance? Teach a course on property finance management.
Imagine if you mastered zoom in 2020, and in 2021 you taught a class and become “the” expert in property management and video conferencing- you’d be a leader right now and the go-to expert on all things Zoom.
Property Managers Who Travel
Make sure your education includes travel; dive into property management across regional and country borders. As we become a more global economy, you’ll want to be ready and prepared.
Confident Property Managers
Education and certifications for commercial and residential building management is one way to create an impact on your confidence.
When you are confident, you will be less frazzled, more clear, and embody leadership. This translates into your day-to-day interactions with others.
Personal Development for Real Estate
While not a traditional training, like find in real estate management, commercial management, or janitorial service management, looking into personal development like personality tests such as the most commonly used in corporate environments, the Myers-Briggs, often improves performance and reduces conflict.
The interesting aspect is that as you learn your personality type, you automatically gain insight into others, making your career as a property manager even more rewarding.
As you create your own path, you might want to mentor others. Taking this role might help you to create more opportunities in your commercial building or other commercial buildings, as you will be viewed as a leader.
Creating Your Unique Path
Non-recognized certificates like those in Skillshare or LinkedIn are going to be feathers-in-your-cap professionally as well as enriching personally.
Creating your unique path will set you apart from the pack and help you stay far from burnout. iRestify can help you to streamline your life so that you have more time for self-enrichment and education.
We’d love to know some of the courses, certificates, classes you’ve been taking, or books you’ve been reading for an upcoming round-up of experts. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to add your name, title, organization, region, and a blurb about what you’ve been up to lately.