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Cam Or Cpm

Postby Ivar » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:45 am

Dear Doug:

I am from Abilene, TX and I have been an Assistant Property Manager for 6 years.  There is not a lot of opportunity to move up to manager here since most people stay in their positons for many years.  The last company I worked for, I was with for four years without a chance to advance, so I decided to quit and get my real estate license.  I just finished and have my license now, but since my husband is military, we will be moving in less than a year.  Since it takes a couple of years to build up clientel in real estate, I have decided that it might be in my best interest to get my CAM or CPM before we move to help me have a better chance of getting the position of community manager when we move.  I'm hoping that my real estate license, my six years of experience in multi-family housing and either a CAM or CPM will help me land a great job.  What do you think would be most beneficial for me to have between the CAM and CPM?  Sorry for the long explanation.  

Amanda
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Postby Mariner » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:56 am

Hi Amanda:

The CPM designation is recognized as the most valuable in our industry. The CAM offered by NAA(www.naahq.org) is on the same level as the ARM(Accredited Resident Manager) offered by IREM(www.irem.org) and the RAM(Registered in Apartment Management) offered by NAHB(www.nahb.org), and is recognized as an on-site manager designation. NAA offers the CAPS designation(Certified Apartment Supervisor) and NAHB offers the Advanced RAM designation for multi-site managers.

It will be easier, quicker and cheaper to get your CAM / ARM / RAM(listed in order of value to the general public) than to get your CPM. Also, please keep in mind that the only time these designations really give you a return on your investment is when you are up against another candidate with substantially the same experience that you have - then the designation could be considered "bonus points". Many companies don't believe in the value of the designations at all, and hire primarily on attitude and experience.

Hope this helps, and good luck. Doug Chasick, CPM, CAPS, CAS, Adv. RAM, CLP

The Apartment Doctor

www.NOINews.com
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Postby Chatima » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:28 am

Dear Doug:

I am from Abilene, TX and I have been an Assistant Property Manager for 6 years.  There is not a lot of opportunity to move up to manager here since most people stay in their positons for many years.  The last company I worked for, I was with for four years without a chance to advance, so I decided to quit and get my real estate license.  I just finished and have my license now, but since my husband is military, we will be moving in less than a year.  Since it takes a couple of years to build up clientel in real estate, I have decided that it might be in my best interest to get my CAM or CPM before we move to help me have a better chance of getting the position of community manager when we move.  I'm hoping that my real estate license, my six years of experience in multi-family housing and either a CAM or CPM will help me land a great job.  What do you think would be most beneficial for me to have between the CAM and CPM?  Sorry for the long explanation.  

Amanda
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