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You might hire a property manager to:

  • Screen and approve tenants; handle tenant issues; collect and adjust rent
  • Schedule and oversee maintenance projects

  • Oversee evictions or lease terminations; prepare vacant units; advertise properties

  • Maintain records; ensure compliance with health/safety/housing laws; prepare taxes

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Must be at least 18 or 21 years old, depending on local regulations Strong verbal and written communication skills
Professionalism and interpersonal skills Exceptional organizational, multitasking, and problem-solving abilities
A real estate broker’s license (if required by local law) Degree in property management, finance, real estate, or business administration