Newest Property Management Job Skill: Singing (Badly)
Thanks to Jonathan Mann of Brooklyn, N.Y., property managers may need to add “sings off key” and “awkward dancer” to their list of qualifications when interviewing applicants for property management jobs.
You see, Mr. Mann needs a roommate. But rather than settling for boring classified ads on Craigslist, he composed a song and uploaded it to YouTube.
Fad or the Future in Apartment Jobs?
Notice how he creatively marketed his Williamsburg apartment’s amenities: a 7-minute commute to the Bedford Avenue “L” train, neighborhood information such as a bar, the floor plan, exposed brick wall, and bedrooms that are on opposite sides of the apartment for maximum privacy.
It’s funny. It’s brilliant. And it worries me.
Are we looking at a future wave of apartment marketing specialists that will create videos full of off-key singing, cheesy lyrics, and goofy dancing?
If that’s the case, I’m your man and my rates are reasonable.
Getting Serious about Property Management Jobs
If you’re serious about looking for property management jobs, then this is a great time to explore your options. February is National Apartment Careers month. Created in 2010 by the National Apartment Association Education Institute, National Apartment Careers Month brings awareness and promotes the attractive and recession-resistant careers in the apartment industry.
The NAA, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) feature extensive educational resources and development programs for property managers and everybody involved in the multifamily industry.
What are you doing to promote and participate in National Apartment Careers month? And does it include singing and dancing lessons?