Last week Residential Property Manager asked PMs to share the biggest misconceptions their friends and family have about the industry.
There are so many loose ideas floating around about what exactly a property manager’s job entails.
Are they a key manager? A repair person? A property safety supervisor? A rent collector? A routine inspector? Or just perhaps a jack of all trades.
Property managers commented on the stereotypes they are grouped in with on the RPM Facebook page.
That I'm a real estate agent – Nancy Loane
That I sell houses!! – Veronica Garrigan
That I sit around drinking coffee all day! (I'm not denying the coffee consumption!)– Morgan Dani
That I just do lunch with different people every day. Sometimes have more than one lunch too ... but isn't that what sales people do? – Justin Spencer
'Oi Cam, don't you just get people's dishwashers fixed when they call' – Cam Ewers
All we do is inspections – Millissa Shaw
Property managers just collect rent from tenants who just pay into our account anyway so it's a big waste of landlords’ money to use them! – Lynda Pearce
That we work from 9 to 5 behind a desk. [I would] like to see them knee deep in an ant/spider/frog-infected water meter – Cheryl Pearson
To see the conversation, check out the Facebook post below.
Each week, RPM asks our readership the big questions that the property management industry faces. Respondents will appear in an editorial lead story – so share your opinion and get noticed!