Real Estate Managers


Real estate managers oversee buildings and homes that people rent or lease. They show property to people who are looking for a home or office space. Real estate managers make sure the property is clean, orderly and in good condition. They meet and work with many people.

Working Conditions

Real estate managers have flexible hours. Their jobs can be part of full time.


The middle half of real estate managers earn between $21,000 and $43,000 a year. Some resident apartment managers also receive the use of an apartment in which to live.

Helpful Skills and Subjects to Study

Good communication skills and the ability to work with all kinds of people are important for this job. Classes in English, mathematics and business are helpful.

Related Jobs

City managers, education administrators, facilities managers, health services managers, hotel managers and assistants, real estate agents and brokers and restaurant and food service managers.

Education & Training

Many employers prefer to hire college graduates. Those who have worked as a real estate agent can also find employment easier.

Job Outlook

There should be good opportunities for qualified applicants.

Sources for Additional Information

Institute of Real Estate Management
430 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611