Becoming a manager of an apartment complex or a mobile home park does not always require a real estate license or a leasing agent as some companies would have the public believe.
In fact, more and more private companies are finding couples are the best alternative to employing a bunch of random people who are not mature enough to handle situations with tenants and property.
Because a more mature couple usually has more life experience in work, property care and general problem solving seniors are being recruited to fill these positions more often than their younger counterparts.
Job responsibilities usually include renting and collecting units, property maintenance, sending late notices, dealing with tenant problems and filling out a lot of paperwork.
Although these are just a few of the requirements, it is a good idea to study landlord/tenant statues and laws in the community where you are looking for work. Every state has it’s own regulations and the vary by location.
Put together a collective resume which combines the best of both partners when applying for the position. Look over the ad carefully and see if there is any particular format the employer would prefer. Otherwise, send your file in either a Microsoft Word .doc or a PDF file. These both let the employer know you might be over 35 but you know how to use the Internet and computer.
Never make friends with the tenants – ever! You’ll never get the authority or respect when enforcing the rules if you deal with friends.
Craigslist and newspaper ads are good places to look, but most of these jobs are posted on WorkingCouples.com or can be collectively found on Indeed.com. In the search bar of your browser, go to Indeed.com and insert the keywords and hit the “search” button.
You’ll find not only the job title, but a small description and when the ad was posted. On Indeed. com, you will follow links to the website which posted the listing. On WorkingCouples.com, you’ll have to subscribe to their service, but it’s worth the money if you’re really hunting for a job.