Property owner's friend is a Realtor/property manager. The property owner gets a call at 10:30P on Saturday night from his manager that his TENANTS have called saying that their lights are blinking on and off and are now OFF.
The property manager lives almost an hour away so the property owner calls a handyman he knows who goes to the property and upon entering the area, he notices that ALL of the lights are out.
When he gets to the house, he advises the residents to check OUTSIDE because EVERYBODY'S lights are out so there is MOST LIKELY a power outage because of the HEAVY AC use in the area.
A PROFESSIONAL property manager KNOWS to ask the question first...LOOK OUTSIDE and SEE if EVERYONE ELSE in the area HAVE POWER?
This property owner does not have a PROPERTY MANAGER. He has a real estate agent with limited experience and skills who can only CONVEY a message or situation rather than actually SOLVE the problem without BOTHERING their client at 10:30P.
I'll bet this property owner is wondering the same thing....why am I paying this person?
If you are thinking of making the jump from sales/listing agent to property manager it MEANS that you should actually have KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE as a property manager.....calling the client without a solution is NOT something a PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER would do!
That's our JOB and that's why WE get paid!