Make Ready Maintenance

October 8th, 2014

Make Ready – Canyons at 45 West Apartments

This position is responsible for preparing make ready units for releasing. The Make Ready Technician provides necessary repairs for all aspects of the units and is responsible for bringing units up to market ready condition.
Job Summary:
• Review daily work order priorities with the Maintenance Technician Supervisor at the beginning of each day.
• Ensure all vacant apartments are ready prior to move-in by completing a Make-Ready Checklist of needed services and repairs. Complete all services and repairs correctly and on schedule.
• Inspect vacant apartments and inform the Maintenance Technician Supervisor of needed repairs and services.
• Perform routine maintenance tasks, minor maintenance requests, routine preventative maintenance, and repairs as needed.
• Monitor the physical condition of the community and immediately report and correct maintenance issues.
• Assist Maintenance Technician Supervisor by conducting inventory of supplies and parts needed.

Property Manager

October 2nd, 2014

Finlay Management is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®), multifamily property Management Company. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Property Management at our property in Amarillo, TX.

The Property Manager is responsible for managing the apartment community for the company with the goal of maximizing operating performance by executing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. The position reports to the Regional Manager.
Duties: Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Monitors financial and businesses dealings of the community. Routinely monitors community’s adherence to budget and addresses area of variance. Creates, with management, monthly and annual budgets and occupancy goals

* Works with management in maintaining and adjusting rates, monthly renewal rates, and incentives. Directs and coordinates activities of leasing staff engaged in marketing and leasing of apartment units and community.

* Directs and coordinates community staff involvement in promotional campaigns. Interprets, implements, and oversees adherence to company policies and procedures. Responsible for adherence to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

* Responsible for day-to-day communications with Regional Manager and ensuring all regular reporting is completed on time.

* Reviews and investigates (as needed) resident complaints about malfunctions of utilities or furnished household appliances or goods. Resolves resident complaints concerning other residents or visitors. Promotes positive public relations with apartment community residents.

* Routinely inspects community buildings, grounds and vacated apartments to determine repairs or maintenance required to maintain high quality appearance and product. Creates, with management, long term capital asset plan.

* Directs and coordinates activities of maintenance and/or grounds staff engaged in repairing plumbing or electrical malfunctions, painting apartments or buildings, and performing landscaping or gardening work or arranges for outside personnel to perform maintenance. Directs and coordinates maintenance staff engaged in building code adherence.

* Monitors responsiveness and effectiveness of after-hours and emergency on call coverage and service.

* Monitors agreements for other services such as trash collection, extermination, or carpet cleaning.

* Directs and coordinates activities of housekeeping staff engaged in keeping community’s common areas in clean and orderly condition.

* Directs and coordinates activities of courtesy patrol staff and/or monitors outside firm agreement and performance.

* Reviews and approves all prospective resident applications ad credit reports insuring equitable match to leasing and credit criteria.

* Responsible for ensuring the outstanding resident balances are monitored and collected.

* Responsible for identifying, hiring, and on boarding of new team members.

* Responsible for approving purchases, processing invoices and ensuring expenses within community budget. Also responsible for seeking approval if expenses are outside the approved guidelines.

* All other duties assigned.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

* Manages 2 to 5 subordinate supervisors who may supervise a total of 8-25 employees. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units. Promotes positive working relationships with and between employees.

* Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizations policies and applicable laws. Develops and coordinates a motivated community staff team through effective personnel management. Handles all personnel matters for community staff including interviewing hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; seeking as needed and required, counsel and final approval from the corporate Human Resources Department and the Regional Manager.

Qualifications: Education and Experience:

* Three to five years previous experience in property management with one-year supervisory experience.

* College degree preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
CAM (preferred)
ARM (preferred)
CAPS (preferred)
CPM (preferred)
Manager’s License (SC)
Valid driver’s license and insurance are required with reliable transportation required to operate a licensed motor vehicle in order to perform the job duties.

***Tax credit experience preferred

Please go to our website and apply in our careers section. Thanks!

Maintenance Tech

October 2nd, 2014

Finlay Management is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®), multifamily property Management Company. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Maintenance Tech at our property in Amarillo, TX

This position assumes the supervisory responsibility for the maintenance function in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor; performs a wide variety of mechanical, supervising, and construction-related tasks in order to ensure the residents a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive place to live.

Duties: Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Responds promptly to service calls during scheduled work shift and on-call as assigned.

* Diagnoses problems and makes repairs, and handles service request in areas such as but not limited to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, painting, pool, carpentry, dry walling, appliances, carpet cleaning and exterior structure.

* This position assists with preparing or prepares vacant units for market ready condition including paint preparation, painting and clean up. Performs various non-technical functions such as maintaining exterior lighting, preventative maintenance, caulking, pool maintenance, lock repairs etc.

* Conducts all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, state and federal laws; e.g., OSHA, ADA, Fair Housing laws, etc.

* Ensures that all areas of property are neat, clean and safe in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.

* Additional duties as assigned.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

* Assumes responsibility for all managerial, supervisory, coordination, and administrative duties in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor.

Qualifications: Education and Experience:

* 2 years of prior Experience as maintenance technician for a multi-unit property.
* Advanced Training obtained from a Mechanical or Trade School preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

* EPA Certification
* Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
* Valid Driver’s License and insurance are required with reliable transportation.

Please go to our website and apply in our careers section. Thanks!

Full Time Property Manager

September 22nd, 2014

We are currently seeking a Full Time Property Manager. Must have computer experience. Apply online at and join our team!

Property Manager-Plainview, TX

September 10th, 2014

Salary Range: Negotiable
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Competitive Compensation and Benefits Pkg
Employment Type: Full Time

Description: The Property Manager is responsible for the overall performance of their assigned property. Duties include managing and directing the on-site staff, leading leasing and marketing activities, market analysis, resident relations and preparation/management of property budgets.

•Accountable for all aspects of the day to day operation of assigned property.
•Ensure that all physical aspects of the property are at all times fully functional and maintained.
•Frequent interaction with residents, proactively responding to their needs; focus on relationship development and resident retention.
•Achieve the highest possible net operating income through implementation of effective cost control.
•Develop yearly operating and capital budget plans.
•Monitor and enforce resident lease obligations.
•Understand and maintain strict adherence to State and Federal Fair Housing Laws.
•Communicate effectively with site staff members and ensure compliance of all personnel policies and procedures.
•Provide direction and oversight to property maintenance staff. Ensure that units/space conditions are in market ready condition.
•Promote and teach safe work practices and ensure all safety of site and the occupants.
•Perform regular inspections of managed property.
•Bid, negotiate and manage vendor service contracts and one-time projects.
•Train and mentor office staff in an effort to implement sales and marketing materials.
•Provide reports as required.
•Other tasks as assigned.

•Must have strong financial management skills and be well versed in budgeting, forecasting and cost control.
•Ability to work effectively and lead the community staff in a fast paced, ever changing environment.
•Solid multi-tasking skills along with the ability to meet deadlines.
•Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with co-workers, residents, vendors and corporate staff.
•Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
•Experience with OneSite, Yardi and/or eSite preferred, but not required.
•Willingness and ability to work weekends and holidays when the business requires.
•Must be able to travel for training and occasional business meetings.
•High School diploma or equivalent; some college strongly preferred.
•Minimum of 3 years as a Property Manager or Assistant Property Manager required.

To apply on line go to:
Or email your resume to:
Background Screening and Drug Test Required

Highland Park Village

August 13th, 2014

Highland Park Village, a rental housing community has an immediate opening for Certified HVAC person and an opening for general maintenance position.

Apply in person at Highland Park Village, 13300 Bandera, Amarillo, TX 79111 or send resume to

Is your occupancy down?

March 31st, 2014

Is your occupancy down?
Do you want to rent your available units?

Take a look at our Property Search program on our website at

This program on our website allows the general public to log onto our website and search for available apartment and/or rent houses. It allows them to search by bed/bath count, price, area, etc. Anytime someone calls the association looking for available units, we refer them to this website.

In addition, the association pays for an Advertisement in the AGN referring people looking for homes and/or apartments to rent, to go to This drives the traffic to your listings.

Why are your properties not listed?
Do you want to rent your available units?

Is it time consuming to list your properties for rent on the site?

Solution: Let us do it for you!
The AAP staff will type in all your listings, as you provide them to us. We will remove them when they are rented, etc. A nominal fee and a completed form is ALL it will take for you to take advantage of this benefit.

Cost: Based on unit count:

0 to 10 units $10 monthly w/12 month commitment*
11 to 50 units 20 monthly w/12 month commitment*
51 to 100 units 40 monthly w/12 month commitment*
101 to 200 units 60 monthly w/12 month commitment*
201 + units 100 monthly w/12 month commitment*

*Cost doubles without commitment contract on file.

How to submit your listings:

Send an email to to request a property search listing form that you can fill out and return or go online to and fill in the form there.

Your Best Advertising Is You!

November 26th, 2013

It’s been said that to have a successful business, it’s about location, location, location.

Exactly what location is best? Is it the beautiful three story building on the corner of a major intersection?

Would a better location be right next to a bank where people are coming and going all the time and have easy access to your business?

Maybe you could buy the biggest billboard in town announcing your location, because it’s always best to advertise, advertise, advertise.

No matter where you locate your business, you will always need to advertise or no one will know you exist. When the economy is slow, companies often cut advertising budgets while waiting to see what will happen. When the economy picks up again, will your customers know who you are and what your company does or will your competitor have spent the last 6 months building a stronger relationship with your clients because they continued to advertise?

Your biggest complaint may be you have no advertising budget or your company won’t approve sponsorship of an event so it’s hard to get your name out there. The other complaint you might have is time. Your swamped handling day to day duties, and you can’t hit the streets to visit all the properties you’d like to do business with.

My father always told me to be resourceful and called me “Pollyanna”, because he knew I always looked for the positive in everything and spent my life trying to succeed with minimal resources. So here’s my positive outlook for you!

It’s all about location, location, location, but not necessarily where your company is located. It’s about where “YOU” are. Are you at the monthly meetings to network with your target customers? Your competitors may be.

Companies spend millions branding their names and products. A big part of advertising comes from sales representatives, not advertising budgets. “YOU” are one of your companies best advertisements. Being involved in your local association’s events and committee meetings allows members to get to know about you and your company. It’s been said that people buy from people they know. How well do your customers know you?

And let’s talk about time. There is never enough of it. We all struggle with limited hours in our work day. As I’m sitting here writing this I’m thinking about 12 other projects on my “A” list that are being ignored, at the moment. However, they’re not being ignored, they are being gently pushed to the side for only 1 hour. After that I’ll go back to them at full force. Imagine it taking only 1 hour out of your day to attend a luncheon or have one-on-one time with current or prospective customers. You can do this by serving on a committee. By participating in the PSC committee which is made up of PSC members for PSC members, you can build owner relationships.

Now, do you get the point that I’m trying to make? It costs little to nothing to be involved in your Association and you have the potential to reap big rewards in the end.

So, still no advertising budget? Consider us your partner in advertising. Get Involved! Stay involved and grow your business. Remember, people like doing business with people they know.

Janette Litz
Association Executive


August 16th, 2013

“Trade shows are a great way to put a face and personality to your company.”

Showing your product and services at a trade show or exhibition offers an excellent opportunity for face to face contact with customers.

The trade show environment can be one of the most exhausting and challenging of all marketing activities. However, they provide cost effective exposure to a large relevant audience and the perfect way to meet great potential customers in one location.

You also gain the chance to strengthen past/existing relationships with your clients, as well as being able to mix in with your competitors. This could lead to new idea’s for better business strategies toward your business.

By the end of the day you should receive great insight from other businesses, as well as a good indication where your business stands in the current market.

For more insight and great tips on trade show skills, call C&B Marketing Solutions at 1.806.374.6262.
Ask for Zack or Mike.

C & B Marketing Solutions

August 8th, 2013

Since 1962, C & B has been making businesses look good by promoting your image through visual communications. Advertising your business, your products and what you do through printing, specialty items, and graphic design is what we do.

Not only can you get your business cards and letterhead from C & B, but also imprinted promotional products such as pens, chip clips, koozies, mouse pads, t-shirts, etc. Whether planning a trade show, company event, or a fund-raiser, C & B can help you stretch your advertising budget. C & B Printing suggests printing and promotional products that represent your message more effectively.

C & B is Amarillo’s full service business to business partner. C & B Printing offers single to full color printing, legal document copying and imaging, business and legal forms, and graphic design.

Call us at 374-7773