- On August 6, 2020 /
- By PMAS /
- In PMAS Update
Whether you’re a property factor who is interested in developing your career, strengthening your network or are simply passionate about promoting progressive industry change, becoming a member of PMAS could be a great opportunity for you. Belonging to a professional association like PMAS grants you access to resources to help you enrich your career as a professional property factor. Below, we have listed some of the key benefits to becoming a member of PMAS.
At PMAS, one of our key aims is to promote efficient and effective factoring of property through legislative progress. For our members, this means they are part of a professional body that is trying to help influence important government decisions that involve property and, ultimately, supporting progression in the industry. Being part of a professional body like PMAS is incredibly important for professionals who want their voice to be heard too. Our members can participate in committees and the PMAS Council to vocalise their wishes and changes they’d like to see. Additionally, this is an excellent way to stay involved and up to date with the latest developments.
Training and Education
Continued training and education are crucial for professional development and working your way to the top of any industry or remaining at the top. Professional bodies usually hold events such as seminars or training courses that enable their members to continuously enhance their knowledge. At PMAS, we host our Annual Conference which is designed to offer solutions to problems faced by property managers in their four main areas of challenge: customer service, income management, legal and buildings, with special attention also paid to staff development. More importantly, PMAS members can, commencing in 2020, also sit the new set of IRPM Scottish examinations at Foundation, Associate and Member levels on factoring in Scotland. This set of exams, created by the IRPM Scottish Working Party and its many PMAS members, is exclusive to Scottish factoring and enables Scottish property managers to achieve formal accreditation.
One of our members revealed: “Initially we were against joining Property Managers Association Scotland, as we were content to build our business by our own strategy. After an invite to a conference, listening to speakers and engaging with other industry leaders, individuals and firms it was clear that this organisation was an essential as an information exchange platform and something our own organisation had to be part of.”
Membership in a relevant professional organisation is a key aspect that defines professionalism and is expected by all professionals. PMAS is recognised as the leading professional body for property factors across Scotland, therefore our members gain a greater level of credibility and expertise. To highlight this, our members can display our badge on their websites. You can also see a full list of PMAS members on our website here.
How can you become a PMAS member?
We actively welcome applications for membership from individuals and businesses within the property managers industry. There are two types of membership: Property Manager Members, for companies working managing real or heritable property in Scotland, and Ordinary Members, for individuals working within member firms.
You can find out more about each of these memberships and how to apply for membership here.