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How to Build an Extraordinary Property Management Team

By Sandra Zimmerman

Building a Property Management TeamThe first step in building an extraordinary property management team is knowing what you want that team to accomplish.

This goes back to having a vision for your organization. You want your team to propel your vision forward, so you have to know what you are leading them to.

Your brand is also a critical consideration in assembling an extraordinary team, because you need a team that effectively represents your brand and promotes its attributes and values.

Go back to the visualization process that we explored when creating a vision for your organization. This time visualize your property management dream team. Consider each role needed for your team, and outline each position’s duties, expectations and responsibilities. Then visualize how they will function together as a team.


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How does your existing team measure up? Be prepared to make some difficult decisions in order to bring the team in line with the standards that will support your vision. You may have to let go of some veteran team members who aren’t pulling their weight or don’t make the right contributions to your team.

Or you may have to guide existing employees in a new direction — just be clever and strategic about how this is positioned and executed, because people are generally resistant to change. You may also find that you need some new skills brought into your organization to fill any holes, such as marketing and social media experts.

While it’s true that there is no “I” in team, arguably the most important factor in determining the success of your team is YOU. Are you an extraordinary team leader? Once you have your team members in place, can you effectively inspire, nurture and guide them to victory?

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." – President John Quincy Adams

Read our blog post Are You an Inspirational Property Management Leader? for practical leadership tips that will help you to build a strong, driven team.

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