The main difference between an Estate Manager and a House Manager is the size of the household they supervise. The Estate Manager is generally in charge of a sizable high-end estate with land, while a Household manager is in charge of a condo or smaller residence.
Both positions require management, organizational skills, a firm budget, and project management abilities.
However, an Estate Manager has more experience as they are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, management of a large staff, and project management (like renovations). A House Manager is in charge of a smaller residence and organizes hired companies such as landscapers and pool companies.
Due to the smaller size of the household, a House Manager is more of a hands-off member of the staff and may even be the only staff member of a small household or oversee multiple houses. Some duties of a Household Manager even include serving, cleaning, shopping, or driving.
Estate Managers typically oversee staff hiring, scheduling, terminations, maintaining quality standards, supervising employees, and managing contractors. Being in charge of a large estate, they may also be required to plan and organize significant social events. In which case they would be responsible for hiring additional help or entertainment.
Both types of Managers are responsible for maintaining a calendar to record events, appointments, and travel dates for the family. They are also responsible for sustaining a record of household expenses, scheduling house maintenance, and dealing with contractors.
Whether you have a large estate or a smaller house, call The Wellington Agency to find the Manager best suited to your particular needs. With their rigorous recruitment process, they can help you find the suitably experienced and most qualified candidate for your requirements.