Property Manager Test

Property manager tests are designed to assess whether a candidate possesses the core skills required to be an effective property manager.

  • What is a property manager test?

    A property manager test aims to determine the aptitude a candidate has to be instrumental in the maintenance, improvement, and administration of real estate. This test is best used by companies in the early stages of the recruitment process, to ensure the most promising property manager candidates are selected.

    Evaluated using a series of multiple-choice questions, the property manager test highlights what level of oral comprehension and expression skills a candidate has, as well as their ability to assess risk, listen actively and quickly resolve problems whilst under pressure.

    Performing well on this test demonstrates a candidate would be able to confidently manage inbound inquiries from both tenant and owners alike, oversee external contractors, manage projects to a reasonable degree, and keep records up-to-date in a timely manner.

About the Property Manager Test

A property manager is responsible for creating a seamless liaison between property owners and tenants. Tasks include collecting fees, ensuring properties are let, kept, and vacated in good order, screening potential tenants, overseeing letting paperwork for both parties, and liaising with maintenance providers.

The role requires a confident communicator who is able to be concise and deliver exceptional customer service for both property owner and tenant. The test will evaluate proficiency in these skills, to help you shortlist the most suitable candidates for your position.

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  • Why should you use a property manager test for recruiting?

    Identifying key differences between applicants based on their resume alone can be challenging, particularly as many of them will have a similar level of experience.

    A property manager test removes this challenge and gives employers the ability to administer skills tests to large numbers of candidates. The comparative data you receive will give an unbiased insight into how well suited each candidate is, creating a more efficient hiring process.

    The test will highlight how proficient a candidate is in communication and comprehension skills, computer literacy, and a methodical approach to work. It will also measure their ability to solve problems under time pressure, as well as basic numeracy and literacy competencies, attention to detail, and communication styles.

    Applicants highlighted as meeting the requirements of the role can be shortlisted, while those who do not demonstrate the necessary skill set can be excluded.

    A property manager test could be useful for the following additional roles:

    • Property Management Coordinator
    • Property Services Coordinator
    • Tenant Administrator
    • Tenant Services Coordinator
    • Building Services Coordinator
    • Assistant Real Estate Manager
    • Assistant Property Manager
    • Facility Manager
    • Custodian
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Results for the Property Manager Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses property manager skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. organisation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a property manager were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our property manager test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

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FAQs

What are the key skills for a property manager?

The key skills required to be successful in a property manager role include:

  • Outstanding communication and comprehension
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the property market
  • Active listener
  • Decisive and confident
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Methodical and organised
  • Compliant with operational policies and procedures, codes, and regulations
What other tests might a recruiter use when hiring a property manager?

As this role requires a mix of skills to succeed, recruiters may also want to consider screening applicants with additional tests such as a situational judgement test to assess how a candidate takes action under various pressures, or an employee personality assessment to measure if they would be a positive company representative.

What is the cost for Picked's property manager test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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