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2016 REME Award Winner: ARM of the Year Nicole Helton

May 17, 2017 | IREM Staff

Nicole Helton, ARM, truly has a passion for the real estate management industry. While going through her ARM training and certification, Helton notes that she learned so much more about the industry than she ever thought she could. She believes that the IREM education allowed her to put herself in different roles within real estate management and to gain a better understanding of what goes on in the big picture.

Through her company, Helton is a “Certified Coach”, serving as a mentor to new associates. Through effective mentoring, her staff has been recognized on both a regional and national level. In 2013, Helton’s property was nominated for “Most Improved Property of the Year.” In 2013 her property placed #1 in the Alliance Residential’s Summer Sales Challenge – placing #2 in the 2014 challenge. Helton recently implemented a “Position Swap” challenge for a month where an office associate and a maintenance associate swapped positions for the day. As a result, her team gained a better understanding of what their teammates do, and developed greater respect and appreciation for one another.

When asked what advice she would give to newcomers in property management, Helton notes, “If you are up-and-coming in this industry, you must have a passion for helping people or it just won’t work out. What has helped me be so successful is NETWORKING! Raise your hand to help, get involved, get out of your office and meet the people and companies who can benefit you and vice versa. You will feel so empowered to know what is going on around you and also open up countless doors to your career. Not to mention, understanding the big picture will make you better at your job!” Helton states she is still surprised by being named ARM of the Year, but has big goals moving forward – she has decided to earn her CPM designation.

For more on Nicole and how she earned the 2016 REME Award for ARM of the Year, read her story in the January/February edition of the Journal of Property Management.

Do you know or are you an exemplary Accredited Residential Manager? Nominate or submit for a 2017 REME Award by June 1!
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