5 Property Manager Resume Examples To Get A Job In 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: April 11, 2021

As a property manager you are always on the career move. Whether you’ve just completed a BA in real estate or you manage 10+ properties, crafting the perfect resume never gets easier. 

We’ve spent hundreds of hours reviewing thousands of property manager resumes and have discovered what it takes to write a successful manager resume in 2021.

These property manager resume samples have helped property managers get interviews at small and large-scale companies across the country so they're a great place for you to get started.

Property Manager Resume

Property Manager resume example

Why this resume works

  • Set a timer for 6 seconds and glance through this property manager resume. What do you notice?
    • We have asked this question in countless focus groups, and the answer is always the same. The numbers stick out. 
    • This is important because hiring managers only review property manager resumes for 6 seconds on average. Use numbers to both: 1.) get the key information seen quickly, and 2.) slow their eyes down and get them to spend more time on your resume.
      • We discovered that hiring managers will spend twice the amount of time reviewing property manager resumes with ample metrics, and these metrics make your resume nearly five times as likely to get interviews.
  • As a property manager, you should include metrics about tenant occupancy, the number of units you manage, demonstrable efficiency and organization, finances and money saved through negotiations, marketing, and the number of staff you work with or manage. 
    • It is okay if you do not have exact figures, a rough estimate works too.
  • Property management is a diverse world. If you have experience in multiple types of property management (such as multifamily, single family, HOA, or commercial), highlight it. This will demonstrate your adaptability.

Assistant Property Manager Resume

Assistant Property Manager resume example

Why this resume works

  • One of the most overlooked and underutilized sections on most assistant property manager resumes is the skills section.
    • On this assistant property manager resume, you can see the skills listed in the top right corner. They include problem solving, detail oriented, vendor management, and move-ins.
      • Think about the last property management job description you read. Nearly every one you see lists these skills as essential job qualifications. 
      • That means they are critically important for the job and likely to be picked by hiring managers for applicant tracking systems (ATS). If your skills section doesn’t include the skills selected by hiring managers, then the ATS will decline your resume automatically.
  • You should aim to include 3 work experiences on your assistant property manager resume when possible. Though it may sound irrelevant, service experience can highlight relevant property management skills.
    • For example, the server work experience on this resume highlights attention to detail, customer service, efficiency, and problem-solving skills.
      • You can make nearly every work experience relevant if you showcase relevant skills.

Entry Level Property Manager Resume

Entry Level Property Manager resume example

Why this resume works

  • It’s never easy getting your foot in the door. Fortunately, property managers with limited management experience can emphasize internships, assistant job roles, and volunteer experiences.
    • This entry level property manager resume states that Tavares was a Junior Property Manager but demonstrates a clear capacity to go above and beyond the work expectations of an assistant.
    • You can use metrics to demonstrate your capabilities to handle more responsibility. For example, mention the number of units you help manage, the number of people living in those units, the coworkers and contractors you collaborate with, efficiency in administrative work and in addressing tenant complaints, money you saved the company through negotiated contracts, unit occupancy, survey or review results, and more.
  • Though this entry level property manager resume has limited work experiences, it still fills up the whole page. If you are having trouble filling the page, consider including a resume objective.
    • A resume objective also provides a nice summary for hiring managers, and it’s a helpful place to note why your past experiences help you when you’re looking for a career change. 
    • However, if you are including a resume objective, be sure to specialize it for each job you apply to. You should include the job title, key skills, and the company name mentioned in the job description.

Affordable Housing Property Manager Resume

Affordable Housing Property Manager resume example

Why this resume works

  • As an affordable housing property manager, you need to clearly demonstrate that you can run a successful, profitable business.
    • The biggest issue faced by affordable housing managers is the difficulty staying out of the red. Therefore, you should highlight any grants you have applied for and received, any ways you have saved the company money, savvy contract negotiations with contractors, specific certifications and training, and the ability to follow all laws to a tee.
  • The best way to highlight the superior organizational skills required for affordable housing property managers is through the use of numbers.
    • We may be sounding a bit repetitive here, but it’s important that you use quantifiable metrics in this field. You need to be on top of law compliance, customer service, repairs, certifications, finances, and time management. Use numbers to illustrate this effectively.

On Site Property Manager Resume

On Site Property Manager resume example

Why this resume works

  • Don’t be shy. When it comes to writing about ourselves, we tend to be bashful about our accomplishments. Unfortunately, your on site property manager resume will not get you many jobs if you don’t sell your strengths.
    • Use concrete numbers, rather than abstract language, active voice, and start your sentences with strong action words. And be sure to avoid excess filler words. You need to make the case that you are valuable, and that you’re confident about yourself.
      • In fact, many hiring managers (subconsciously or not) look for confidence in job applicants. Workers with higher confidence tend to set higher goals, work harder, and inspire others to do the same. So, it’s no wonder that hiring managers gravitate towards confident-sounding resumes.
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