TOPIC: I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant?

I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54822

Here’s the thing. People need to be paid properly for their work, and if one is expected to do as much as a PM, they should be paid adequately for it. Which we all know AM is not and that’s why the language “learning opportunity” is used. In my opinion this is manipulative and is the benefit of keeping the budget lean. There are huge improvements to be made here in terms of role structure and compensation. I’ve seen far too many great people lost due to burnout and improper pay that would have been incredible assets to these companies.
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I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54823

I think that sometimes the problem comes from implementing technology but not offering sufficient training. The last big company I worked for rolled out Yardi Inspections that then created work orders, vendor requests and invoices. The expectation was for maintenance to handle this portions of Yardi (minus invoicing). The combination of lack of training and a busy turn schedule made it difficult.
Evaluate what portion can and should be done by your maintenance team but also ask if they need assistance in navigating the software. I’ve had coworkers who thought that maintenance was too slow with the computer portion of the work and handed it off to their assistant managers rather than taking the time to train them.
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I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54824

A team is a team. Everyone has to pull together to be successful. My company is great about spreading that message, but they also provide the man power to make it possible.
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I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54825

Companies operate differently, it's not the same across the board. It could even be different between properties within the same portfolio depending on staffing and unit count. Look at the company job descriptions for each role. Review policy and procedure manuals and ask for clarification regarding the overlap of responsibilities. Take this opportunity to learn as much as possible, your new role will prepare you for future promotions!
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I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54826

Most of these comments are perfect. To be successful keep this attitude -" I am being paid to learn." It will take you further it will keep you hungry and you be happier because it's about growth not paychecks. On top of this - take responsibility for your learning outside of work...read a self help or business book at least once each month. - I'm a format asset mngr and mngr....now I own a 7 person company that growing to 10 in the next 30 days and likely 13 by the end of the year.
  • Erik Beutler
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I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54827

It's hard to say what's normal. Depending on the unit count and how many other employees work there, might be totally normal.
  • Michelle Cornelison-Cruz
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I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54828

Seems normal to me, and the longer you are an assistant, the more you take care of. Remember, you are the assistant manager, not the manager's assistant, you need to have your nose in everything. Learn to delegate though, I usually entrust my team with managing the make readies and focus more on marketing and leasing than I do, but if they start slacking, you gotta be able to pick it up. You can do it, congrats on the promotion.
  • Dakota Massey
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I need some clarification about being an assistant property manager. What’s the average amount of work for an Assistant? 1 week 4 days ago #54829

Hello! I came from a retail background for 35years. Then started at a leasing agent- loved it! I asked to help them with Delinquency, walked vacate units, take pictures and give to the AM, because managers are usually off on weekends. So that help them alot. But i also made it clear i didnt want to be a manager..lol
( i was a DM & Regional and was burned out) so i just wanted to help.
But 6 months later the AM left and they asked me- i turned it down but was asked again. So i said yes, i was an AM for 2.5 yrs. Loved it! I learned so much more. During that time i was asked to be a PM- i said no a couple of times, but in 2019 i said okay bc the first property i was at I liked the owners and they purchased a small community that i can take care of. So now i am at another property more units, high raise and learning more and more everyday.
Take every day as a learning experience- good or bad ( we are human being, we are not perfect) but I put my mind set on the saying, do the best i can:)
Let go of what I cannot control or do !!! LOL
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