TOPIC: What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily?

What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20837

Always remember that is a job or career for you, but for them it is their HOME. Home is the castle, where we live, sleep, feel safe, raise ourselves, our children. Never ever forget that.
  • Dale Holder
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20838

I agree with Dale. It is a privilege to serve people in the most intimate part of their life... their home.
  • Pat Pinigis Patterson
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20839

Serving is a privilege and helping find a home has impact
  • Jacklyn Arnest
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20840

NEVER burn a bridge. Everybody in this industry knows everyone, they are all related, or married, or dating. Smallest giant industry you will ever be a part of.
  • Terri Nicholson
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20841

Don’t be the problem , be the solution. Be willing to do whatever it takes. Be authentic. Earn respect and then re-earn it every day thereafter.
This is the greatest business in the whole wide world. You don’t have to graduate Summa cum laude to get ahead. Anyone with the right attitude , right smarts who are working in the right organization can get ahead.
  • Joy Arsham Anzalone
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20842

I have a staffing service for property management. I see it all. I would choose your management company wisely. There are many out there. Some good but many not so good. Research and talk to employee’s that work for the company. Try to prevent job hoping. Keep your ears and eyes open and listen. Learn to love your job by being truly compassionate about pleasing your prospect and residents. If you don’t feel that way. Find another career.
  • Julie Shepherd Moore-Guyer
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20843

Lead by example
  • Lesli Roddy Frazier
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20844

Be a student of the business. Take continuing ed classes, read articles, research and ask lots questions. Also, position yourself as an answer by looking for solutions to your company’s problems. You’ll be valued and respected for it.
  • Melissa D. White
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20845

Always make sure every employee, in every position knows that they are respected and valued. Everyone from porter to property manager has a part to play to run the “machine” smoothly.

- Cut “that’s not my job” out of your vocabulary. No one is beneath cleaning, helping, picking up trash etc. We ALL help one another when necessary.
  • Jennifer Loesch Will
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20846

I agree with what Julie said. Don't make hasty career decisions. Remind them to never burn Bridges. Also, be of service to all people around you, do more than expected and never stop learning.
  • Rebecca Rosario-Bueno
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