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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Property Manager by Melissa Prandi, Lisa Iannucci

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Chapter 1
An Overview 1
In This Chapter
• Understanding the role of a property manager
• Learning about the different types of property managers
• Utilizing personality traits and job skills
Owning a building is an investment for an owner or developer. Like all investments, it needs to be properly taken care of in order for it to grow in value and become a source of income and profit. Nobody wants to own, live, or work in a rundown building that has out-of-date systems, shoddy landscaping, and cracks and holes in the walls and roof. That simply isn’t the type of building that will attract the interest of a potential homeowner, renter, or commercial tenant.
On the other hand, a building that is properly maintained—complete with a maintenance schedule—can ...

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