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 #20857

Ask for the opportunity to get more responsibility and showcase your initiative to get more experience relevant to your goals
  • Sandra Quiñones Williams
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20858

Show them this is NOT JUST A JOB, but is a visible and attainable career path.
I would give examples of people who started as Leasing Consultants and Porters/Techs are now Regional Property Managers, Presidents, Asset Directors, Trainers, Regional Maintenance Managers and business owners (Industry Partners). Many of us started as Leasing Consultants and Maintenance with little to no experience and have made a career out of our start (I started at $6.50 per hour Leasing and now own a $3M Staffing company and growing). Get a list together of those who started at "entry level" and grew to executive level.
  • David Carchidi
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20859

Seek mentors that will help you grow and support you through the many many layers of this industry. Always seek opportunities to learn and give back to the industry whenever possible through the association, education, etc.
  • Dayna Gardner
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20860

Remember that someone opened a door for you and one day, you can open a door for another. Pay it forward through developing others.
  • Suzanne Hopson
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20861

Those who excel in this industry are those that learn the language of upper management. Financial literacy in property management is still woefully behind, which makes it extremely difficult to align one's personal goals with the goals of the organization. The ones who rise through the ranks are the ones who push towards the goals of the organization rather than being dragged along.

What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20862

Do the work. Every time. All the time. The crummy work. The fun work. The really hard work. Take the prospect no one wants, the phone call everyone dreads, the property that is cursed. Be authentic, stay out of the drama, and lead with your work. That’s how to shine.
  • Andee Myatt
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20863

Don’t take things personally. Mostly they are angry at the situation not you.
  • Erica Swinson
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20864

I just started working in this industry in December. I would have liked to know that sometimes people stand you up, don't get your hopes up on an application, Always get the money don't get payments set up, prepare for the busy season, how social media can be a part of marketing. A pointer, if in corporate or larger business, ask others for help! Never be afraid to ask for help or ask someone for an idea or a project they did at their property. Hope this goes well!
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20865

I think the most important thing to do is listen! Then, before you react, think about it some more. Learn patience
  • Teresa Swift
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What advice would you give someone just starting out in multifamily? 3 years 3 months ago #20866

Bottom line treat others how you require people to treat you...Manage the owners check book BETTER than your own
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