Are IREM Certifications for You?


CareerDevIf you’re looking to excel in a career of property management and/or residential management, then it would be a good idea to become familiar with The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) if you haven’t already.  IREM is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) but focused on serving those professionals within real estate management.  Although IREM certifications and accreditations is an optional choice for those in management, CPM’s and ARM’s are seen as industry professionals with higher standards just like the more trusted representation buyers and sellers have with a Realtor vs. a real estate agent when buying or selling a home.

Property owners/companies often expect a higher standard of ethical business practices, education and sales experience that you can develop over time by becoming a member.  If you’re just getting started, we recommend browsing through the various courses offered through IREM, but wait until you’re more firmly employed as a Leasing Professional before investing into somewhat costly training programs.

Ask one of us as Property Staffing Associates when it would be a good time for you to consider earning credentials to further your career!

For future reference, here are some courses & webinars offered by IREM.

Attracting and Retaining Residents

•Conduct market, property, and comparison analyses
•Determine appropriate marketing plans and leasing practices
•Identify legal issues involved in residential management
•Identify resident retention strategies

Managing Residential Properties

•Improve your property’s bottom line and receive recognition from your employer’s clients
•Increase productivity and collaboration among your site management staff
•Secure a reputation as a manager who knows what it takes to achieve the owners’ objectives

Managing Single-Family Homes and Small Investment Properties

•Gain an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of managing single family homes and small investment properties
•Maximize the value and financial potential of the properties you manage
•Secure a reputation as a manager who knows what it takes to lease and manage a property
•Earn the respect of residents

Marketing and Leasing: Multifamily Properties

•Position your property to succeed in your market
•Showcase your property in the best light to secure new residents
•Achieve higher levels of resident satisfaction and retention by effectively troubleshooting resident issues

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