If you are like me, you love your home. You have spent years making it just how you want it, and you love relaxing in your sanctuary after a long day at work. But what happens when that sanctuary has become overrun with clutter? What if repairs need to be made, but you need to know how? This is where hiring a house manager can help. A house manager will take care of all of these things for you so that all you need to do is enjoy the benefits of having someone else take care of the boring details!
Duties Of A House Manager
If you’re wondering what a house manager does on a day-to-day basis, here are some of the more common duties:
- Caretaking and maintenance: A house managerwill ensure your home is well-maintained, clean, and safe. They’ll clean bathrooms, sweep floors and mop them if necessary (depending on the type of flooring), dust furniture and windowsills, vacuum carpets/rugs and wash laundry-all while making sure they don’t miss any spots!
- Communicating with vendors: Your house manager may be responsible for communicating with contractors who need access to your property when you’re away or unavailable (such as when they need to make repairs).
- Coordinating visits from guests: If guests are coming over while you’re away, he’ll likely help them by checking in on them at their hotel or providing transportation between locations if necessary and sometimes even preparing meals!
- Maintenance: A house manager may also be responsible for basic repairs around the house, such as fixing leaky faucets or replacing light bulbs. They might even be able to make more complicated repairs like installing new shower heads or repairing broken appliances if needed-just ask!
How Much Does A House Manager Cost?
The answer to this question is different depending on who you ask. A house manager can be a part-time or full-time employee, and the cost will vary accordingly. Typically, high-end homes have full-time house managers on-site for at least 40 hours per week. At that rate, it’s not uncommon for them to earn $50k+ per year (and sometimes much more).
If your home is less than 10 bedrooms with no staff quarters needed and only 1-2 bathrooms in need of cleaning daily, then hiring someone part-time may work best for you and it might be cheaper too!
How Do You Find The Right House Manager For Your Home?
It is important to find the right house manager for your home. It is also important that you only hire a house manager after considering all of the factors involved in making this decision. Here are some things to think about as you search for the person who will be responsible for taking care of your property:
- How much time can they dedicate to it? The more time they have available, the more likely they’ll be able to provide excellent service and attention to detail.
What kind of experience do they have? Anyone can put up an ad saying “house manager needed,” but not everyone has experience managing homes in your area-or, even managing any properties! Ask about previous jobs before hiring anyone new into yours so that nothing gets overlooked during this process. Once you find someone who seems like a good fit for your home, it’s time to start negotiating terms!