What is NARPM® and what does it mean to be #NARPMSmart?
NARPM® is the National Association of Residential Property Management. The San Antonio Chapter has been around since 1995 and is currently one of the largest, most active chapters in the United States. We have won the Chapter of the Year award and Chapter Excellence awards more times than we can count. NARPM® provides property managers with a resource for education, best practice, ethics classes, and industry trends. Every year they hold a national level conference and trade show as well as a local conference and trade show, Texas Style.
NARPM® has several levels of designations to provide a certification of professionalism in the field. The RMP® (Residential Management Professional) designation is the most common designation for property managers. It requires:
- the member to be in good standing with the association
- letters of recommendation from two NARPM® members that are already a designees
- letters of recommendation from three clients
- 100 Unit Years of experience in two consecutive yars
- current management of 25 doors during candidacy
- be a licensed real estate agent for at least two years
- 18 hours of NARPM Education Courses
- attendance at national and regional conferences
- an ethics class
- at least 50 points of electives
Elective points can be earned in a variety of ways, but they all require service and participation in the local or national chapter. Every other month there is a local meeting for which points can be earned. You can also earn points by volunteering to be on a committee or serve as a chapter officer. Other items to earn points include contributing to the national Residential Resource publication, completing membership retention calls, attendance at National Business Development Training or Leadership training, attendance at Day on the Hill in Washington DC, serving as a Committee Chair for an associated committee at the Board of REALTORS®, or significant contribution to non-NARPM® publication.
This designation allows you to decide how to develop your career, which is wonderful because you can choose how to specialize yourself. Currently, we have two RMP® Designees in our office and one candidate. However, we have seven people who are active in various committees and the executive board; and, we have nine employees that are members of NARPM®.