Julie Sandham of Peach Blossom Properties: An Austin Property Manager Tells Her Story
System - Monday, November 20, 2017
Today, I want to answer a question I get asked a lot: How did I become a property manager? Most people don’t grow up thinking they want to be a property manager, unless they have parents who own a company. My path to property management was a bit different, and I want to share it with you.
Early Professionalism and the Lessons of Being Detail-Oriented
I grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. Then, I moved to Denver, where I lived for 10 or 11 years. During most of that time, I worked as a pharmacy technician. For five of those years, I worked at the Children’s Hospital in Denver. I worked in the ICU and I learned the importance of details. When I was making a drip, it was critical to have the right decimal point and the right amount of medication to give to children who were in distress. This made me pay attention to detail and understand that accuracy is always more important than speed.
Discovering Austin Property Management
Pharmacy did not feel like my calling, so I went back to school and obtained my paralegal certificate. I moved to Austin in 2011, and worked for a local real estate attorney. I became his office manager, and he put me in charge of his 25 personal rental properties. I had no idea what I was getting into. Over those two years, I found I loved property management. It became my passion and since then has been what I want to do.
I started my own company in 2013, and I have been excited to do property management over these years. I thrive on taking care of my clients better and leaving a company legacy that I can be proud of.
That’s my story. I am keeping a sharp eye on your investment.
If you have any questions about me or my company, please contact us at Peach Blossom Properties.
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