Estate management requires a wide array of skills and talents. Do you have what it takes? From administrative activity to hands-on work, you’ll be doing a little bit of it all. Whether you manage an estate large or small, there’s no end to the interesting tasks you’ll come across.
In many ways, an estate agent manager is the head of an estate in place of the estate’s actual owner. They oversee all other estate staff, tenants and anyone else who comes in contact with the estate. In many instances, the owner will hire an estate agent manager to more efficiently run and oversee an estate while they’re not present. From accounting and budgeting for repairs, acting as an advisor to the owner, providing legal advice and more, an estate agent manager’s to-do list almost entirely relies on the needs of the client. Some clients will have the odd request that you’ll need to attend to. For example, you may be asked to hire some sort of security, or check up on the estate on a regular basis. You may have to go through a thorough inspection to ensure nothing needs repairs on a regular basis as well. You may also find yourself hiring gardeners, landscapers, housecleaners or any other number of staff, which may or may not be managed by you in your client’s absence.
There are, however, a few overall qualifications that fit an estate agent manager best. Great business skills are a plus, especially when it comes to budgeting, administrative tasks, technology, planning and management. A knowledge of the London estate scene, especially on the luxury side of things, is crucial. Great people skills come in handy when dealing with both tenants and other staff members. Overall, a personality that is tenacious, creative, intuitive and resourceful is a personality best suited for the job. While not as important, a college degree, prior experience in management of some kind and a second language are helpful in some cases.
The salary for an estate agent manager entirely depends on your client as well, and how extensive their needs are, but some salaries stretch as far as £200,000. Sometimes, company cars, housing, insurance and a clothing allowance are also available. However, keep in mind that these perks are often highly dependent upon performance.
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