Property Management West Linn OR 97068

Property Management West Linn OR 97068

Top 10 Skills Needed for Property Managers

Do your skills line up with what hiring managers are looking for when they are reviewing resumes for a Property Manager position? 

Based on our assessment, mastering the skills below and listing them is critical in Property Manager.

  1. Property Management Experience
  2. Lease Agreements
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Budget Management
  5. Customer Service
  6. Vendor Management
  7. Scheduling
  8. Coordinating
  9. MS Office
  10. Collection Management

Over the past five years I have learnt that one of the keys to happiness is loving what you do and being passionate about it. For me, loving property management in West Linn isn’t hard. It isn’t something that just pays the bills; it is a career I absolutely love and continue to enjoy every day.

For me, one of the joys I get out of it is that no day is the same. Things can change at any second, which often requires you to think quickly on your feet and complete three tasks at the one time. The variety of tasks I do on a daily basis is very broad. I can go from meeting a plumber at a property and looking at a burst pipe to listing a new landlord and then carrying out routine inspections. Also, the different types of people I meet every day varies and it always challenges me to develop my communication and people skills.

One of the main satisfactions I get out of my job is growing the agency’s portfolio and knowing that a landlord places their complete trust in me to manage their investment property. I take the role of managing someone’s property very seriously - and when someone trusts you, it gives you great satisfaction, especially when you are a young agent.

There are many career opportunities in property management. I started out as a junior property officer/property management assistant for a small company in the city. I then progressed into a property manager role at that same company. Two years ago I started working as a property manager for a local Wollongong agency, where I still work. However, I know that my career doesn’t stop here. Having a career in property management will allow me to step into managerial roles in the future and pass my skills and knowledge onto other staff members. It is also a career you can come back to. I am currently in my mid 20s and starting a family is something on the cards in the next few years. Knowing I have a background in property management gives me peace of mind. I can either work part-time or take time off and come back to working in the field. It is a career that can open up many doors for you.

If you want a career that pushes you to develop your people, communication and problem solving skills and ability to adapt to different situations, then this is for you. I enjoy every day of my career and a big part of that is working for an agency that supports you and is behind every decision you make. It is important that you have this support, as it gives you confidence in carrying out your daily tasks and handling any complex situations.

If you are considering taking a role in property management then I urge you to; you won’t regret it. It is something that you will always look back on and be thankful for.  

Office Location

2051 Willamette Falls Dr.
West Linn, OR 97068




About Tony Locke

Live in Gwinnett, GA next to Lake Lanier Islands. Married with four children. Pastored three churches over 18 years. Spent time serving as an Army Chaplain. Traveled in ministry to over 34 countries. B.A., M.A., M.Div., M.A.T.S., D.Min. BCC with NSC. Covering Georgia and upstate South Carolina

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