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Live-In Property Manager

REPORTS TO: Community Manager and/or Maintenance Supervisor and indirectly to Assistant Manager, Zone Manager, Regional Operations Manager and Chief Operations Officer

OVERVIEW: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Supervisor in ensuring that the physical aspects of the community meet the company’s established standards for safety, appearance and operation within the budgeted financial goals. Responsibilities include completing apartment turnovers to meet MRD expectations to ensure ready apartments, completely all service requests timely and courteously.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct all business in accordance with MRD policies and procedures. Fair Housing, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other Federal and State laws. Must comply with the community’s operating and safety policies and procedures.

  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor and/or perform assigned maintenance tasks in a timely manner
  • Perform all other “service” positions as needed (Grounds, Housekeeping, etc)
  • Understand all areas of Maintenance expectations, curb appeal, boiler room, water softener and hallway inspections, customer service, and resident retention. Performs Preventative Maintenance following company policy. Maintain all buildings, common areas and grounds in a safe and clean manner.
  • Understand MRD purchasing process for approval and ordering.
  • Understand how to use all maintenance forms and logs (ex. Salt/Snow Logs, maintenance request, Hallway inspections, etc.).
  • Perform tasks in accordance with the schedule prepared with and by the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Community Manager.
  • Operate and maintain machinery (manual and electric tools) that is necessary to perform the Maintenance Technician’s duties, including but not limited, to, lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.
  • Perform turnover of apartments, including cleaning, painting, carpet shampooing and other repairs as directed by and with the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Community Manager.
  • Perform such functions as mowing, raking, planting, fertilizing, watering, edging, weeding, installing mulch, pruning shrubs and snow removal.
  • Perform asphalt maintenance through out the year.
  • Promptly report actual and potential problems, including potential liability and work place hazards to the Maintenance Supervisor, Community Manager and/or Zone Manager.
  • Perform yearly unit-by-unit inspections as directed by Maintenance Supervisor and/or Community Manager.
  • Keep the grounds clean by picking up papers and debris, emptying outside trash cans, sweeping and snow blowing walks and lots, applying oil dry in parking lots and maintaining all dumpster areas in a clean and safe manner.
  • Perform all maintenance and repair operations at the site, including responding to service requests within 24 hours and refurbishing vacant apartments within 3 working days.
  • Understand our policy and procedure for entering occupied apartments and leaving the proper documentation for work performed.
  • Wear personal protective equipment, as required by policy, including: lumbar belt, wrap around safety goggles, cut/slash proof gloves, etc.
  • Ensure that any outside contractors or Management Resources Development crews responsible for apartment turnovers are performing the required work is a timely and effective manner.
  • Represents himself/herself and the property in a professional manner with residents, visitors and other employees.


  • May be required to live on-site as a condition of employment.
  • Respond to training provided by Maintenance Supervisors within the Company to improve qualifications to perform repairs of increasing complexity on buildings, systems, and equipment contained in the property.
  • Assist other properties when needed.
  • Must provide own tools. However some specialized tools are provided by the company and must remain on site. The company does not replace individual tools when lost or damaged.
  • Wear the prescribed uniform at all times during working hours.
  • Attend and participate in the presentation of regular monthly safety meetings and regular team meetings.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: One year related experience and/or training.

  • Work Hours: Full time hours. Be available for emergency calls, 24 hours per day, and 7 days a week when required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle objects. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance for up to 50 feet. Occasionally climb ladders to a height in excess of 10 feet to a maximum of 25 feet depending upon the nature of the property. The employee must have experience and knowledge in working on electrical systems, plumbing and carpentry (including painting, drywall repair, etc). Specific vision abilities required by this job include; close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


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Fixed the a/c. Had to go outside, open the wall switch panel, flip down the back up the main outdoor hvac breaker. The fan immediately started spinning, which should make the house cool down. I had the house set to 84 when I left. I set it to 74 at ~3:30am today.

Yeah I guess that didn’t fix the a/c unit. It’s still not blowing cold air. Ugh

Turned off the inside unit at the inside closet wall breaker.  Turned off the thermostat.  Went outside turned off the main outdoor HVAC unit at the wall breaker.  Took off the main HVAC panel, inspected the wires and found a disconnected red cable with gator clip attached to the end.  I connected aforementioned gator clip to the one terminal missing a wire.  Closed everything back up, turned everything back on, and am confidently waiting to experience cold air! I set it to 74 at ~8:30am today.

Air conditioner is working! The problem was a single cable being disconnected from the main HVAC outdoor unit under the main skin/case.

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Pool 2018.03.17.SAT

Back again with another pool update!  I woke up at the crack of 8am and immediately head outside, then immediately back inside to grab a sweatshirt, then back outside to work on the pool!  I cleaned the filter, brushed the sides, brushed the bottom, cleaned the skimmer basket, and added another pound of shock.  It all took about 30 minutes total, and I was video taping the entire process, which means I can probably knockout a full clean in about 15 minutes.  I also did laundry and cooked breakfast during this time, so the morning routine took about 2hrs total.  I can definitely get this down to an hour with practice and some fine tuning.  Here’s what the pool looked this morning.

I’m now out of acid and shock so I’ll need to place an order for both soon.  I also haven’t used any liquid chlorine since I started this process 3 days ago so that’s next on the list.  Only problem is liquid chlorine is a local endeavour, which includes DRIVING (boo).

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Airbnb Info


Smoking is not allowed on the property, that includes the front and pack patios and sidewalks. If you -really- need to smoke, take a walk down the street and see the beauty Tampa, Florida has to offer! 🙂

The main road is N Dale Mabry (Pronounced Dale ‘May Bree’).

The long road leading out of the neighborhood is N Lake View.

The following locations are all SOUTH (turn left) on Dale Mabry.

Nearby Food..
Applebee’s (host’s picture is on the wall)
Bob Evans
Boston Market
Genghis Grill Stir Fry
Pollo Tropical
Steak ‘n Shake

Nearby Convenience..
Shell Gas Station

Shell Gas Station on 3435 N Lakeview Dr which is a .9 mile walk and Bob Evans & Boston Market are right next door.

Walgreens is 1.6mi away and is across the street from Chick-fil-A.

Starbucks is 2mi away from our home at 15240 N Dale Mabry Hwy.

Walmart is across the street from Starbucks (2mi away) at 14941 N Dale Mabry.

Walking Directions to Shell..
Head out the front door of our home, take a right to go towards Copperfield Dr where you’ll take a right. Walk [add dimensions] Left on N Lakeview Dr and walk for .7 miles until you see the Shell Gas Station on the right side of the road!

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Pool – 2018.03.15.THU

Day Zero
“Before” Pic.. 6 Months of No Love.

Had a good time working on my pool today! Was talking to my pool guy pretty much the whole time about pools and life in general.  It’s been a crazy year, especially for him, but that’s a story for his blog.  Today I took it upon myself to finally get back to working on the pool for the first time since 2018 started.  Granted, I haven’t been in town until last week Sunday, the pool has easily been neglected for around 6 months.  In it’s current state it is very green and will definitely be an uphill battle.  Here’s what I did today in reverse chronological order.

Washed filter.

Added 1lb pool shock

Brushed bottom towards main drain.

Added half basket of stabilizer to skimmer.

Added 6 ounces of phosphate remover to deep end.

Brushed sides.

Added 1lb pool shock.

Found and replaced filter top’s retention band screw.

Walked through the pool bounce back process over the phone with Demetri.

Vented to Kylie about the pool and going back and forth between pinch-a-penny.

Called Pinch-a-Penny to see if they would come checkout the pool, nope, $125 visit.

Looked at pool lights, regular and rgb remote after ordering zwave system.

All-in-all it was a great day of conversation and productivity as the pool color has changed from dark green to light green with a tinge of aqua.  Tomorrow I plan on repeating the process of brushing the sides, the bottom towards the main drain, and will ask my pool guy to advise me on further chemical treatment.  After my meditation I will also look into test strips for the pool so I can have a better understanding of the pH, alkalinity, chlorine, calcium, and other aspects that work towards a clear and healthy pool!

Pool Progress Pic 2018.03.15