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Estate Management

Date. 1st August 2021


Estate management is concerned with channeling and supervising personal interests, held by acquired property such as land and building. These properties are developedto achieve a specific goal. The ultimate goal of estate management is not necessarily for financial success and social status but to uphold a property’s condition. To maintain and increase the value of your estate, you need to have a well-established estate management structure.

Objectives of Estate Management

Besides personal interests like financial merits, the primary objective in estate management is to deliver on promises of the company to tenants. This might be anything from offering timely services to adhering to a certain level of professionalism as an organization. The management incorporates both sides, the managerial staff and the residents, to achieve smooth operations running. Given that all of them have to effectively play their part in the administration, their roles should be clearly stated.

Here are the main types of estate management.

Types of EstateManagement

There are many different types and styles of estate management. The differences can range from the types of buildings or facilities being managed to the style of management that is applied. Some companies focus on one niche of estate management, while other companies provide all encompassing property management solutions.

Estate management refers to services geared to the attainment of property like residential structures, improving the property value to the desired level, and marketing it for its sale. The main aim of managing the estate is to ensure it is in its optimal condition. These benefits can take many forms, from financial success and prestige to social status.

Listed below are some specialized areas of management.


Self- storage management, also known as mini storage management, consists of running daily operations, implementing business policies and procedures, and determining prices and rates for customers. Hiring and training of employees of the self-storage facility, human resource responsibilities, and accounting are also provided by full service self-storage management agencies. Typically, these types of services can help improve the occupancy rate and profitability of a storage business.


Is building or unit zoned and purposed as living space. It’s one of two general categories of real estate, the other being commercial property.

Residential property is usually owner-occupied, but not necessarily. In real estate industry convention, any properties with fewer than five units none of which are for commercial use are classified as residential. Larger properties and those with mixed residential and commercial use, then, qualify as commercial.

Good example is the single-family home. Definitions may differ but, generally speaking, it is building containing one dwelling unit, detached from all other structures, with open space on all sides.Multi-family homes of two, three or four units also considered as residential property,so do townhomes and semi-detached homes.Because their purpose is return on investment, rental properties with five or more unitswhether they’re apartment buildings or commercial properties.


It has to do with direct management of buildings and land that is used to create a profit or income. This would usually include, but not limited to, office buildings, industrial property, retail stores, and warehouses. Commercial management solutions can vary in degree depending upon the number of tenants in a building or the specific use of the property. Professional services provide plans to fill vacancies, a way to add value to lease contracts, daily maintenance, employee training, and ultimately, a better ROI from the property.


It is a niche service designed specifically for management such as resorts, marinas, parks, campsites, and more. An example of marina management would include plans to increase boat slip rentals, oversee site amenities, and provide training for excellent customer experience. Business aspects such as accounting, advertising, and human resources can also be a part of a recreational property management service.

Asset Management

It often associated with the financial industry, but also having a connection with real property, is a process of operating and managing physical assets. A key difference between an asset and a liability is how quickly an item, or property, can be sold. An asset management company may prepare to have the property ready to sell and also search for potential buyers in order to profit from a property sale.

While there are many specialized types of management, they all share a common denominator in that they provide services to oversee properties. They should always have the best interest of the property owner in mind, and the service provider is there to improve the property from a business perspective.

Customer Satisfaction

The managerial staff aims to provide a friendly, efficient, and accessible service to tenants with close attention to customer liaison, whether in face-to-face interaction, written, or other means. Among the best practices are promptly attending to the issues raised by tenants, being open while dealing with tenants, and setting up ways of getting satisfaction ratings from their clients.

The staff also carries out weekly visits to tenant housing to assess various matters. They also provide annual estate reports that summarize the year’s activities, all the costs and income generated, plus any project undertaken or scheduled to take place. Tenants’ complaints and personal issues can either be noted down or verbally recorded for further investigation, then appropriate measures are taken. All unresolved complaints within a specified period are lifted and sent to Management for appropriate action.

Financial Management

Financial management is a primary objective in any business. Estate management ensures that the organization is in proper control of its finances and assets and effectively channels them to cover various maintenance and management costs. Current or future projects should conform to the estate management strategies regardless of their scope.

First off, all the rental fees are revised to fit the financial capabilities of the residence. Then, rent is calculated based on the government-issued criteria that account for the tenants’ ability to pay. That way, the management can be in a better position to plan and execute different tasks. It also guarantees minimal arrears on the side of tenants.

Sustainability of the Estate

Among the critical roles of estate management, is regular repairs and maintenance. The primary objective of undertaking these activities is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the different elements of the housing or structure. To do this, the estate management team strives to provide substantial maintenance support to the tenants and the estate as a whole.

The managerial team can take on planned check-ups regularly in an attempt to spot signs of deterioration, whether on structures or significant components. Relatively crucial activities include maintenance of generally used facilities like water points and washrooms. All these aims at peaceable coexistence between management and the residence, not to mention the longevity of various components. The identification of a potential breakdown is not only limited to the landlord or the managerial staff. Tenants can also report any needs for repair to the management.

Management Purposes

Every organization needs to have a management policy to mitigate various risks. For management purposes, estates have a clean and clear vision for their staff and tenants. The occupants, therefore, feel safe and proud living within the estate as the property manager efficiently undertakes their role. These roles might include critical activities like the review of repairs, maintenance, litter, graffiti, and the overall upkeep of the space on random occasions. Proper estate management also ensures adequate communication channels with residents, whether or not there are matters to address. Besides, the occupants become informed of relevant issues which will affect their dwellings.

Residents can be notified when they have or have not complied with their letting conditions through the management. The estate management can also take care of quarterly and annual reviews and reports of property usage.

Estate Managers

1. Estate Managers are appointed by property owners to find purchasers or tenants for their property and then to facilitate negotiation and agreement of terms between their client and the purchaser or tenant.
2. Residential estate agents are involved with selling houses, flats and land and may also manage rental properties. Commercial estate agents deal with business properties such as offices, hotels, restaurants and shops. Rural estate agents specialise in land and rural businesses.
3. The typical activities of an estate management working in the residential sector include the following.
4. Viewing properties, recording details and measurements and taking photographs.
5. Undertaking valuations of properties.
6. Marketing and advertising properties for sale.
7. Showing potential buyers around properties.
8. Providing advice to buyers and sellers about the process of buying and selling.
9. Liaising with surveyors to arrange building surveys.
10. Acting as negotiator for seller.


Estate management is an essential service that geared to the attainment of properties such asresidential,commercial, industrial building and Land. Improving the property value to the desired level, and marketing it for it for sale, rental and purchase. The main aim of managing the property is to ensure its optimal condition is achieved, with an established budgeted cost and to ensure that it isnot over- run. These benefits can take many forms, from financial success and prestige to social status.

Estate Management
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