Property Personalities Can Be A Good Thing

Real Estate Agent with Exit Pro Realty

Over the years I have learned a lot about "property personalities."  I have managed a variety of property types, including condominium conversions in California to  market apartments and Section 8 housing in Arkansas.  While rents vary among these property types, one thing holds true across the spectrum:  properties become homes to the people who live there.

Property personalities are formed by the various tenants who reside in the complex.  Senior housing will have different needs and wants than the apartments full of college students, young families, or singles.

Here are the different personalities I have encountered in my property management journey:

The Party Personality

The Complaining Personality

The Do Everything For Me Personality

The Reclusive Personality

Each personality presents its own set of challenges to the property manager.

These personalities may seem negative at first glance, but they all contribute to the overall makeup of the housing community they live in. With a little consideration and patience from a good property manager, these personalities can have a positive and healthy fit that makes tenants happy to call the complex a home.

I am a property manager who believes that our job has a twofold function.  My primary function is to please the property owner who is paying my salary.  My second and just as important function is to respect and advocate for my tenants.  Trying to strike a balance between the two worlds is not for the faint of heart.  Remember,  all roads lead to the property manager's desk.




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Paula Stills
RE/MAX Real Estate Results - Bentonville, AR
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Good day Beverly I totaly agress abou the different personalities that's what makes the world go round...I also deal with alot of different personality in the real estate community.  Buyer, other agents, sellers seems like they all want something a little different. I try to alway smile and let them know I"ll do my best for them....Make it a great day

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