An Introvert’s Guide to Property Management
- Jul 25, 2014
It might seem that being an extrovert would be a key personality trait for property managers. They frequently have to interact with both residents and staff. And not just interact, but also deal with issues that come up, manage people, delegate responsibilities, all that. And, sure, being an extrovert certainly couldn’t hurt. But that doesn’t mean that an introvert couldn’t thrive as a property manager. After all, some introvert traits include: enjoying observing detail, keeping emotions private and learning through observation. Those sound like pretty good property manager traits to me!
So if you’re an introvert, fear not! You could still be an excellent property manager. Here are some tips for success:
Wear something you’re confident in. If you don’t have to wear a uniform, then wear something you feel confident in or that frequently gets compliments. (Yes, this is a great reason to go shopping.) You’ll feel more comfortable—and more importantly, confident—interacting with different people, especially residents you don’t see that often or prospective residents, when you know you look good.