What Skills Make the Best Property Manager?

Being a property manager can sometimes seem like an intimidating job, but with the right set of skills and knowledge, you will be able to succeed. Keep reading to find out what skills make the best property manager. 


Communication is an important skill to have in almost any job, but a property manager who consistently communicates with their clients and tenants makes for a successful candidate. Let your clients and tenants know that it is ok to reach out to you if they ever need anything. You will maintain a strong connection with this way. It is also important to stay clear and concise in order to avoid conflict or confusion. Make sure to be precise with your words to ensure that everyone is receiving your message.

Problem Solving / Conflict Resolution

Just like in any job, sometimes problems and conflict will come up. The best way to handle this is to have a strong grasp on the best problem solving skills, and how to manage conflict. A strong problem solver will think critically, make decisions, and use their creativity to come up with suitable solutions. This skill is essential to a property manager as one of your duties can often be managing tenant conflicts.


As a property manager, a part of your job is to sell yourself and your team to prospective clients. You want to show them why you are so valuable and what makes your property management company stick out from all the rest. Marketing yourself will also require a sense of charisma, and the determination to reach your goal.


Problems are bound to happen, and it’s important to stay calm and keep a clear head. As a property manager, you may have to deal with difficult tenants, and patience is a skill that will help you through this. If you’re interested in learning more about how to manage difficult tenants, check out our blog for more.

Finding the Right Company

Although the above skills are essential to making a strong property manager, there is still so much more to learn and being in the right team can play a crucial role as to how you develop as a property manager. Living Properties is a GTA property management company that helps bring peace of mind to property owners, and provides a place for property managers to learn and grow. With our professional and efficient team, our clients feel like they are in good hands and our staff have years of experience that make them ideal mentors for new property managers joining the team.

If Living Properties sounds like a company that interests you, use the form below to reach out to us and ask more.

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