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Property Management Courses

Career Diploma in
Property Management

Manage real estate or own investment property? Get the skills you'll need for success with our Career Diploma in Property Management. This accredited course covers real-world topics that include lease negotiation, owner relations and managing Federal/State laws.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Exams
  • Program Length: As few as 6 Months

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  What You'll Learn

Our Property Management training course provides in-depth instruction that guides you from basic concepts to advanced skills in an easy-to-follow format. Everything you learn is applicable in the real world. Challenging practice exercises reinforce key topics such as…

  • The lease contract
  • Marketing techniques
  • Tax reporting
  • Maintaining and improving properties
  • Tenant relations

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Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson 2: Concepts in Small Business and Self-Employment  

Evaluating your business idea; setting yourself apart from the competition; market testing; investment funding and donation funding; qualities of an entrepreneur; crowdfunding and angel investors.

Lesson 3: Overview of Property Management: Economic and Planning  

Property management defined; types of properties involved; professional organizations; duties and job descriptions of property managers; applying principles of property management.

Lesson 4: Managing Owner Relations and Marketing  

Business relationships between property managers and owners; preparation of the management contract; the manager's reporting obligations; mutual responsibilities.

Lesson 5: Managing Leases and Lease Negotiations  

How to negotiate a lease to your advantage; understanding specific lease terms; concessions; rent schedules; rent rebates; length of the lease period; including options for tenant alterations and expansion; qualifying the prospective tenant financially.

Lesson 6: Managing Tenant Relations, Maintenance, and Construction  

Building a good relationship with the tenant; inspection to verify conditions of the property; security deposits; renter's rules and regulations; scheduling rent payments; termination of tenancy.

Lesson 7: Managing Reports, Insurance, and the Office  

Reporting procedures in the management of different kinds of properties; budgeting; preparing profit-and-loss statements; tax implications; tax records; cash flows; depreciation; investment tax credits; after-tax cash flow; risk management; how to obtain proper insurance.

Lesson 8: Managing Federal/State Laws and Residential Property  

Types of multi-family and apartment complexes; creating and using an effective residential market analysis; how to market apartment space; price adjustments; the show list; advertising; rental offices; leasing; maintenance.

Lesson 9: Managing Specialized Housing and Office Property  

Types of office buildings; determining a suitable rent schedule; marketing considerations for office buildings; advertising; public relations; how to get referrals; canvassing for tenants; preparing a solid rental sales plan; how to negotiate a lease; escalation clauses; maintenance.

Lesson 10: Managing Retail and Industrial Property  

The nature of industrial real estate; types of properties; industrial markets; tenant qualification; marketing techniques; lease negotiation; maintenance; security.

Lesson 11: Managing Life Safety and Environmental Issues  

Maintaining safety and security; emergency technology and equipment; the role of property management personnel in safety; managing environmental issues; controlling hazards.

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  What You Get

Everything you need to succeed in the Property Management training course is included with your tuition. The flexibility of online learning allows you to move at your own pace, and when you need help, we are here for you. Each program includes:

  • Comprehensive property management textbook & study guides
  • Open-book online exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates of our Property Management training program receive a handsome diploma and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Your diploma from our accredited school should impress prospective employers and serve as a strong foundation for your success.

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Knowledge is your most vital personal property. Expand it now! Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.