If you own a large home or estate or own multiple residences, an Estate Manager can help to keep your properties running smoothly so you can worry less about their management and enjoy them more. Estate Managers are well-trained and have excellent judgment regarding decisions about household maintenance and management such as hiring service people and providing direction to other household staff.
Town + Country Estate Managers have significant experience working with employers who have multiple residences and have the top notch skills that enable them to perform their responsibilities to the highest of standards. Computer and accounting skills are commonly required for the position of Estate Manager in addition to general household management duties.
We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Estate Managers and check every reference. We practice “full disclosure” which means that we share all pertinent information about candidates with our clients so that you can make a fully informed hiring decision. We’ll never withhold information from you just to push a candidate through. We will keep you informed of our progress screening your chosen candidates throughout your search.
It is important to us that you feel confident that the Estate Manager you hire through Town + Country will maintain the safety and security of your home as well as your personal belongings and private information. Just as important, we work closely with you to understand the unique needs of your property or properties so that we can match you with an Estate Manager who will be a great fit.
The duties of an Estate Manager may include:
- Hiring, training and supervising all household staff
- Overseeing the operation and maintenance of an estate or multiple residences
- Creating and maintaining household manuals
- Managing the calendar
- Organizing and running large events and parties
- Bookkeeping and accounting tasks
- Booking travel arrangements
- Maintaining household security
- Managing designated projects
Compensation for an Estate Manager is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties and hours included in the Estate Manager job description.
Full-time Estate Managers typically earn between $100,000 and $200,000 per year.
Most families choose to provide benefits to full-time Estate Managers, which may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Medical insurance
- Dental and vision benefits
- 401(k) plan
What clients and staff are saying
“If you have a large property, or several homes, an Estate Manager can keep it all running smoothly. Town + Country’s experienced Estate Managers excel at tasks like hiring service people, managing staff at multiple properties and working directly with your accountant or financial manager to keep your home budgets in order.” —Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources
Which positions are similar to an Estate Manager?
A Household Manager position is similar to an Estate Manager position. Both positions require excellent experience and judgment associated with the care of large or complex residences with many demands. Typically, an Estate Manager will have more experience and have a wider range of responsibilities that may include managing multiple properties, overseeing a larger staff and managing properties in the owners’ absence.