Should I Have the Questions or the Answers?
Presenting, maintaining and managing multifamily properties is a daily opportunity to succeed. In today's financial climate, finding a job and keeping a job can be a challenge.
A competitive job market has placed individuals to the test. Our job performance is under constant evaluation. What most people seem to forget is that interacting with clients and co-workers is a personal performance. As property management becomes more and more competitive, the ability for multifamily management companies to place great team
How to Recruit, Hire and Retain the Best Talent:
The cover letter is where you really shine in the job application process. In my many years operating multifamily real estate companies, most of my best hires were without resumes. What I mean is that sometimes new placements came from referrals or within my network. You never know when you will need someone and I always tried to add value to my multifamily network before I called upon them. No one likes to be treated like a vending machine. So adding value to your collegues is important, then they are more likely to help you when you are in a pinch. This goes for recruiters as well. As far as finding the right person, I believe everyone has something valuable to share within a company- everyone is valuable and everyone is needed in some capacity.
In every organization it is the people and the positions they hold that create the true structure. A powerful business has roles that need to be filled by qualified personnel. Multifamily real estate investments depend on the collective team of people that cater to the management of a top selling property. Regardless of the number of units or desired occupancy, it is the ability of the team to execute that creates success.
The role defined by a job position can be a set of guidelines or a set of limitations if an employee does not commit to the expectations set forth. It is necessary for each person of a property to execute on their responsibilities or it strains the business. The understanding of each employee and the process of their role in the success of a property - provides a set of decision making functions keeping pressure off of each team member.