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Property Manager

What's it like to be a Property Manager?

Property Managers are responsible for organising, supervising and managing the letting of commercial, residential or retail properties on behalf of investors, landlords or owners.

Property Manager

Tasks and duties

  • List properties, organise inspections for potential tenants, prepare tenancy agreements, negotiate and collect rental income.
  • Conduct inspections of properties, liaise with tradespeople to organise maintenance and repairs as required.
  • Address owner or tenant concerns, liaise with owners about difficult tenants and deliver termination notices, and prepare and handle contracts pertaining to the property.
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Property Managers oversee the daily business operations of dwellings and commercial entities, including advertising, collecting rent, screening tenants, and organising maintenance and repairs.

Property Managers often manage more than one property at a time, so it’s important that they are organised, are excellent communicators and possess strong problem-solving skills.

What can I earn as a Property Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Property Manager is between $65k and $75k

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How to become a Property Manager


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To work as a Property Manager in Australia, formal qualifications are recommended. An entry-level certificate course provides a solid foundation in real estate and will teach key skills in property administration and marketing.

  1. Undertake a certificate-level course in real estate. To become licensed as a property manager in your state, you can complete a Certificate IV (QLD and NSW) or a Certificate of Registration or Licensing Program (all states).
  2. For those wanting to further their career in property management, undertake a Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) (CPP40307) or a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate.
  3. Common career pathways for Property Managers include specialising to become a Body Corporate Manager.

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How do Property Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 68 Property Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
4.1
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
4.3

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Nov 2018
Property Management requires dedication and a friendly approach in order to have a rewarding career.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Real Estate
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Property Manager
The good things
Great management support is strong in our organisation. It is important to have support from your manager and co workers to ensure you have a smooth work life. Challenging tasks such as owner and te...
The challenges
Challenges can be building manager responsibilities such as when a issues occurs within the building that could effect residents. E.g the waste chute compactor breaking down means getting in contracto...
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Nov 2018
Property Management can be a challenging career with plenty of ups and downs. Trying to not take it personally is the biggest challenge.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Property Manager
The good things
Meeting new people, working with like minded colleagues
The challenges
Dealing with different personalities, different people's priorities and work ethics. Owners expectations and lack of maintaining properties.
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Working hours for Property Managers

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What are the job opportunities for Property Managers?

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National increase over next 5 years *
6.9%
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