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Property Manager Interview Questions

1. What factors are crucial within an organization and must be present for you to work most effectively?
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What is the one thing people repeatedly commend you for? Think back to past performance reviews. What common themes have been there? Think about things your family has praised you for. What common things do they say you are good at? You will find your answer to this question in these things! Start off by telling the interviewer your strength, and share how other people have told you this is your strength. You might say, "My strength is organization. My past manager wrote this in my past two performance reviews, and my family always comments about how I am one of the most organized people they know!"

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A property manager is a person or firm charged with operating a real estate property for a fee, when the owner is unable to personally attend to such details, or is not interested in doing so.

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Describe how you motivated a group of people to do something they did not want to do.

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We currently have 10 percent vacancy. How will you try to fill those spots?

Education Requirements

Although many employers prefer to hire college graduates, a high school diploma or equivalent is enough for some jobs. Some managers receive vocational training. Other managers must have a real estate license. Depending on the complex, maintenance skills of some sort can be a bonus.

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How did you handle a recent situation where the direction from above was unclear and circumstances were changing?

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When have you had contractor disputes? How do you handle them?

Work Environment

Most property managers work out of an office. However, many managers spend much of their time away from their desks. Onsite managers, in particular, may spend a large part of their workday visiting the building engineer, showing apartments, dealing with owners and board members, checking on the janitorial and maintenance staff, or investigating problems reported by residents. Real estate asset managers may spend time away from home while traveling to company real estate holdings or searching for properties to buy.

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When you believe an unethical issue is occurring, how do you react?

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Describe to me the last property you managed. What did you find to be successful during that period, and what did you find that you or the company did that was unsuccessful?

Property Manager Pros

1. Rewarding and fun filled days July 26th, 2012

2. The ability to work with the owner as there eyes and ears and to have the freedom to make good choices to produce a positive result for all parties to have good relationship in our business. September 7th, 2012

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Has there been an occasion when you refused to bow to a customer's pressure to 'bend the rules'?

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Rate your management skills on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 representing excellent management skills. Provide three examples from your past work experiences that demonstrate your selected number is accurate.

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View our top property manager interview questions, as voted on by our users! Good luck on your upcoming interview. Created on February 20th, 2016

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What is the most challenging thing about being a manager?

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What action would you take if you joined the company?

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Describe a scenario where you had to balance competing customer demands with project constraints. How did you ensure customer satisfaction while maintaining the goals of the project?

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What methods have you found successful in determining the priorities when you start in a new facility?

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Give me your best talent or skill that makes you a great property manager?

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What is your definition of empowerment?

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What was the most challenging space you've had to lease in the past? What made it a challenge?

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What do you know about our organization?

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Describe the work environment or culture and its management style in which you have experienced the most success.

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Describe a recent project where you were responsible for managing multiple people or teams. What were some of the key challenges and how did you handle those challenges?

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What process have you used to screen potential tenants in the past? Go through the process you had with me.

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Tell me about a time when you experienced a major change to your normal work practices. How did you handle it?

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Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.

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If I were to interview the people who have reported to you in the past, how would they describe your management style?

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Tell us about an innovative idea/change that you implemented. Was it or was it not successful?

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Describe a time when you had to balance quality management with a challenged project schedule.

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Describe a time when you implemented a new idea without being asked or pursued a new opportunity that could improve the building.

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How do you perform when others need your guidance in a building crisis?

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Tell me about a time when you had to deal with conflict on the job.

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What is the largest building, space, that you have managed?

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Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others.

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Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.

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How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our property?

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Have you ever discontinued service with a vendor or contractor? How did it go?

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Why are you leaving your current/last job?

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What do you do when priorities change quickly? Give one example of when this happened.

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What job duties would you like to avoid if at all possible?

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How do you reward employees?

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What experience do you have handling tenants?

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What is the salary that you expect?

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What is your definition of Quality Assurance (QA), and who should be responsible for QA?

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Why do you want to become property manager of this building?

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What sort of marketing objectives did your past property employ? Which marketing initiaves did you create and start? Were they successful?