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 #20847

Never chase a dollar.
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20848

Don't break the Chain of command! Always go to direct supervisor never above her head. Shows disrespect.
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20849

People buy from people they like.
Smile. Even on the phone a smile radiates through.
Listen to understand, not reply.
Repeat information back for confirmation.
I could go on and on and on...
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20850

The work will always be there tomorrow. Not in a stressful way but staying until 6 pm closing or 8 pm won't hide the fact that there is still more work tomorrow. Work life balance is key in a successful employee
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20851

Love what you do this is someone’s home and they need to feel wanted. See the good in every thing, stay positive and take recognition in all employees as a team be willing to help build each others strengths. Always refer to the lease agreement if you don’t have a direct answer, and last but not least never stop learning. Remember we once where a newbie.
  • Elizabeth Lira
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20852

In 1978 we said "Be here now"; in 2018 we talk about "Mindfulness" and both mean "Focus - keep your head where your feet are and do what you're doing while you're doing it." Multitask with things; be present with people.
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20853

Managing an apartment community is a valuable role. You are running a multi-million dollar Business. Manage as if you own it. Use good judgment. Always better your best. Don’t manage from behind your desk. Lead by example. Take care of your customers. Retention costs less than turnover. Find a mentor. Hold yourself accountable to the highest standard. Don’t take things personally. Have an open door policy. Overcommunicate with your residents. Have fun!!
  • Tina West
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20854

It’s a highly interconnected vertical - with lots of bridges - don‘t burn any of them!
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20855

Ask your colleagues at least 3 questions a day. If you report a challenge or problem to your supervisor, include at least a piece of a potential solution. Continuously seek learning opportunities, at least weekly.
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20856

Learn and teach.
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