In order to become an apartment complex manager, do you have to have prior management experience?

I currently do not have prior management experience because currently I work as a wedding cake designer and decorator, but i do have a business/office degree. Do I have what it takes to be an apartment manager? If not, what experiences qualifies you to become that?

Asked By: Eternal Elevation - 6/4/2009
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Probably w/o the experience, you will be overlooked for someone with the exp. Most companies have on sight mgrs that live in one of the units. And being a mgr equals to being a policewoman, babysitter,part time maintenace person, etc. Not exactly a "fun" job :}
Answered By: not 2 B fooled - 6/4/2009
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It depends entirely on what the hiring person wants. But, I'm sure it would help tremendously. And any type of management position probably counts as experience.
Answered By: Beth - 6/4/2009
If you have a business/office degree, I hope that means that you are familiar with a computer. You will need that. Also, sales experience, or anything to do with public relations is good. You will probably need to start as a leasing agent & then work up. Sometimes when you apply for a leasing position, the employer... More
Answered By: SUSAN K - 6/4/2009
You can apply for the job and show them your credentials.
Answered By: Dickie Spank - 6/4/2009
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