A Guide to Apartment House Management
A Training Manual for Apartment House Managers
Mary Margaret "Steemy" Holt came to Washington State in 1946. This was the beginning of a successful career in the real estate industry. Over the 35 years that she was involved in the real estate industry, Holt owned and managed several businesses. She also owned and managed several rental properties. She later retired in Washington State and currently lives in Seattle.
Holt worked with many property managers over her active 35 years. However, there was one thing she noted. Many of the managers lacked information to help them improve their services. Those she encountered were eager to learn from those with experience. However, many of them lacked the basic training.
Although Holt started out in the real estate industry in the 1940s, her research has found that many of the property managers in the field today lack the proper training and information they need to get the job done. It is with this mindset that Holt wrote "A Guide to Apartment House Management: A Training Manual for Apartment House Managers".
This book is suitable for both the owners of apartments as well as those who are involved in the management of these properties. Although the main focus of the guidelines and tips provided is for apartment properties, they are transferable. Those involved in the management of any type of residential property can therefore benefit from reading this book.
According to Holt, many property managers are underpaid, mistreated, and overworked. This book provides comprehensive information on the do's and don'ts of property management. According to holt not much information is available on the training of property managers. Most books only contain a small section about the training of property managers. This book focuses completely on the property manager’s training. It therefore provides information that both property managers and landlords ought to know about the management of property to ensure a profit.