What does a Residential Advisor do?

Resident managers are assistants or general managers who reside at a hotel or rental property and oversee its maintenance and budget, train employees, and assist and address issues that arrive at the site. They help new tenants while moving in, resolve tenant disputes, enforce relevant building rules, and collect rents to deliver to management. Resident managers are often on call for emergencies and need experience with building maintenance, utilities, and landscaping.

Resident managers show vacant units to prospective residents and ensure new residents understand the terms when signing a lease agreement. They resolve tenant disputes, including noise complaints and relevant concerns to all parties’ satisfaction and perform light maintenance and landscaping. They connect with vendors and repair subcontractors including a plumber or electrician when necessary. Resident managers need a high-school diploma or GED certificate and experience with building maintenance and management.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Residential Advisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,315 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£20K
Median: £30K
£45K
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Residential Advisor Career Path

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Residential Advisor Insights

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Covenant House CaliforniaCovenant House California
Residential Advisor
29 Mar 2019

“Former executive director in Oakland was nasty and had no idea what she was doing.”

Personal Mini StoragePersonal Mini Storage
Resident Manager
28 May 2020

“I sincerely recommend this awesome opportunity to anyone who is looking for a stable and empowering career in this field.”

Five Star Senior LivingFive Star Senior Living
Director of Resident Care
18 Apr 2020

“I was doing a good job running my department and she kept me in unnecessary meetings all day.”

Georgia State UniversityGeorgia State University
Residence Hall Director
25 Aug 2020

“The people are super nice and I enjoy getting to know them”

UW-La CrosseUW-La Crosse
Residence Hall Director
8 Jun 2020

“I am disappointed to have taken this job in the first place as I have felt as a token minority.”

Department of Defense Education ActivityDepartment of Defense Education Activity
House Parent
23 Oct 2020

“Flexible Hours and schedule.”

Austin RecoveryAustin Recovery
Residential Manager
17 Dec 2020

“Great team to work with”

University of Nevada Las VegasUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas
Residence Hall Director
10 Sep 2020

“Not much support/work life balance”

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