My best friend encouraged me to work in residential property management (RPM), and now I have a lucrative career! As an RPM Careers ambassador, I want to inspire others to join this exciting industry.
When the economy took a dive in 2008, so did the real estate industry. That was the catalyst I needed to leave my job in new home sales to search for something better. What I found was a career in residential property management (RPM), which offers a steady income in an economically resilient industry and much more.
When I graduated from Ball State University, I ended up in a struggling job market where finding employment was nearly impossible. I started searching for careers and apartments in the Indianapolis area, never thinking I’d find both at the same place!
How did I get into residential property management? I was looking for an apartment — and found my new career. When the property manager who was showing me a residential community asked if I wanted to be a leasing consultant, I didn’t know much about the industry. The more I learned, the more I realized that RPM was a great fit for me.
Six years in the hospitality industry gave me a foundation. Residential property management (RPM) gave me a future.