There are many reasons why real estate jobs are in demand. One reason is due to the salary potential, a passion for working with others, and the increased demand in the real estate market.
Aside from real estate agents, there are also other careers options in the real estate field that could be a perfect fit for you!
Community management is an exciting career for those who enjoy real estate, but are interested in the Property Management side of real estate. It is a great career for those who enjoy connecting with others and making a difference. The profession of community manager isn’t as well known as a Real Estate Agent, so you may wonder how to become one.
We at the Lewis Group of Companies, we are here to provide the answers you may have to community management. You can also learn how to become a community manager with our company.
Read on to discover these answers!
What Is Community Management?
When it comes to real estate careers, community management is overseeing and taking care of a property, whether it is an apartment complex, retail center, office building, or single-family home. The duties of a community manager include collecting rent, maintaining the property, and dealing with tenants. They also handle any repairs or renovations that need to be done.
Sometimes, they may even be responsible for marketing the property and finding new tenants. Therefore, community managers must be able to think creatively, multitask and handle any problems.
They also need to have strong people skills to deal with prospective and current tenants. If you are thinking about becoming a community manager, it is essential to make sure that you have the necessary skills and experience.
A Community Management Job Description
A community manager is responsible for the overall property management, overseeing maintenance and tenants. One of the job’s most critical aspects is ensuring that the property is well-maintained and in good repair; this includes everything from regularly scheduled inspections to responding to emergency maintenance requests.
Additionally, the community manager is responsible for setting rental rates, collecting rent, managing operations, and enforcing the terms of lease agreements. They may also be responsible for marketing the property to potential tenants and screening applicants. Ultimately, the goal of a community manager is to protect the owner’s investment, maximize the return on their investment and provide an exceptional experience for Lewis tenants, guests and customers.
What Are Some Community Management Benefits?
For many people, the appeal of a community manager job is the opportunity to lead a team and take care of a valuable asset. Community managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a rental community or property, including marketing the property, screening and signing leases with tenants, collecting rent, and handling repairs and maintenance.
Community managers also enjoy the satisfaction of helping people find a safe, engaging and pleasurable place to live. A community manager job can also gratify those motivated by a challenge.
Successful rental community management requires a wide range of skills, from financial management to customer service. As a result, community managers who can meet these challenges often find that their career provides them with a great sense of achievement.
The Future of Community Management Jobs
As the real estate market continues to evolve, the role of community managers is also changing. In the past, community managers were primarily responsible for dealing with maintenance and repairs, collecting rent, and enforcing leases.
However, as the rental market has become more competitive, community managers are now expected to provide a wide range of services, from marketing and leasing properties to handling finances and providing customer support.
In addition, as the number of apartments, retail centers and the overall real estate market grows, so does the need for employers to find community managers who specialize in these types of properties. As the demand for qualified community managers continues to increase, there are many opportunities for those with the right skills and experience.
How to Become a Community Manager With Lewis
It is in the work culture at Lewis to train others gain the necessary skills to excel within the real estate profession. Here’s how to get started as a Community Manager:
First, start by reviewing our open positions for community management. Then, complete the application if there are any openings. Once we receive your application, we will check it and give you a call, text, or email to schedule an interview.
You’ll be interviewed by a Lewis Recruiting team member first, and if you succeed, a hiring manager will interview you. So yes, you’ll have to go through two, or sometimes more, interviews.
We strive to find great employees with the right skills and talent. But, we also want you to feel that you’re a great match and have a chance for a prosperous career with Lewis.
To succeed in your interviews, practicing your interview skills is a good idea. In the next section, we’ll go over some real estate questions you should practice answering. You can also review our blog for tips on gaining real estate jobs.
What Are Some Real Estate Interview Questions You Should Know?
You must be prepared for your interview if you’re looking to get hired in the real estate industry. Here are some commonly asked questions that you should know how to answer:
- What experience do you have in the industry?
- Why are you interested in working in real estate?
- What do you know about the current market trends?
- What do you think makes a successful property manager?
- What would you do if confronted with a difficult customer or situation?
- Do you have examples of managing, counseling and/or rewarding your team?
- What is the most important quality for a successful leader?
By preparing for these questions, you’ll be able to put your best foot forward and increase your chances of getting hired. Good luck!
Join Our Team at Lewis to Become a Community Manager
We want to hear from you if you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding position in community management. At our company, we pride ourselves on giving our employees the tools they need to succeed.
We offer extensive training as well as opportunities for growth and advancement. So if you have a passion for people and are excited about helping brands build relationships with their customers, join our team today. We’d love to have you on board!
David Draper is the Director of Talent Acquisition for the Lewis Group of Companies. David is proud to be a part of a successful, stable, and winning team dedicated to its projects, its people and its community. Follow David on Twitter @LewisRecruits.