We surveyed 3,635 property managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical property manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a property manager?

Low

High

Working as a property manager typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a property manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a property manager typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a property manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a property manager. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for property managers.

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Do property managers work full-time or part-time?

88% of property managers work in full-time roles while 12% work part-time.

Is being a property manager stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst property managers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a property manager?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for property managers, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for property managers?

Low

High

Property managers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a property manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Property managers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are property managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Property managers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do property managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally property managers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a property manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a property managers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are property managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a property manager changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a property manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for property managers.

Does being a good property manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as property managers.