What does it take to be a great property manager? The National Association of Residential Property Managers is a trade association dedicated to finding out.
The Western Colorado NARPM has elected leadership and Cheryl&Co’s Lindsay Jewell is its new President.
The Chapter President elect is Danielle Smith with Bray and CO Property Management.
Chapter Secretary is Dena Watson from Freedom Property Management.
Chapter Past President was Sarah Winholz, of Crystal Property Management.
NARPM missions include networking, education and designations as it is the premier association for residential property managers. Among their 5,000 members are brokers, managers and their employees.
NARPM has designation programs include the Residential Management Professional, the Master Property Manager, and the Certified Residential Management Company, and finally the Certified Support specialist. There are more than 60 local chapters of NARPM.
I talked to Lindsay Jewell about her participation in NARPM. She has been the acting Education Chair. The classes that have been offered include trust accounts, risk management, mold and fire prevention and roofing. These are complex issues and property managers need to know the ins and outs of the business.
Lindsay works with the HOAs managed by Cheryl&Co. She has noticed the large influx in HOAs managed by Cheryl&Co and thinks its may be due to the fact that HOAs are beginning to recognize the value of licensed, educated CAM Managers. In board managed HOAs, usually one board member is doing all of the work. When that board member burns out or wants to move on, professional HOA management companies can step in. In obtaining the CAM license, the manager learns the ins and outs of HOA regulations. In getting educated as a property manager, the professional learns how to navigate the complex problems that can arise with property ownership. These are the skills that Lindsay brought to Cheryl&Co and continues to develop here.
It has been amazing to see how her past homeowners and contacts who have experienced her property management skills have turned to Lindsay again and again when its time to buy and sell. In becoming a property manager and HOA specialist first, Lindsay has learned the industry from the ground up, or inside out! Lindsay is never fazed by problems that arise from inspections, and she has a lot of experience in dealing with tenants and landlords. She started her real estate buying and selling career with landlords, but has expanded into being a buyers agent and listing agent for single family homes in the area.
If you want to buy or list an investment property or a single family home in Rifle, Parachute, Battlement Mesa, Silt or New Castle, get an agent with plenty of hands on property management experience!