Hire a Household & Estate Manager

Household Managers and Estate Managers oversee the day-to-day operations of private estates to keep them running smoothly. They are the helpers, coordinators, and planners for today’s busy families. Whether you’re seeking a Household or Estate Manager, or wish to become one, you’ll find valuable information below.

What Does an Estate Manager Do?

An Estate Manager, or Private Estate Caretaker, oversees the operational aspects of properties, including the preparation of financial statements and supervision of contractors and other household staff, as well as assisting with negotiations and other financial matters on behalf of their employer. An Estate or Household Manager may also be referred to as the Majordomo—the highest ranking member of the household staff.

Other duties of an Estate or Household Manager may include:

  • Managing the household’s schedules and calendars
  • Event planning, organizing, and coordinating
  • Arranging appointments for personal and professional needs
  • Scheduling and supervising home and grounds maintenance and repair work
  • Maintaining household budgets, bills, and administrative duties
  • Errands and performing necessary tasks
  • Supervising household staff, such as Groundskeepers, Private Chefs, Nannies or Governesses
  • Shopping for food, supplies, and other similar items

Depending on the size of the family and their requirements, a Household or Estate Manager job description may include the fulfillment of other needs, such as:

  • Laundering and putting away clothing, or changing linens
  • Overseeing an employer’s finances and valuables

What affects an Estate Managers Salary? 

An Estate Manager’s salary will depend on several factors, including level of experience, the size of the estate and household staff to oversee, and the breadth of duties involved. They are typically provided with full benefits, and in certain cases, private housing. 

What Makes a Good Estate Manager?

An Estate Manager is, essentially, a “Jack or Jill of all trades”. Therefore, the best Estate Managers possess a wide range of valuable and important skill sets, such as:

  • Facilities management
  • Cultural knowledge and proper etiquette
  • Problem solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Personal service with private families
  • Service in the hospitality environment
  • Business skills, including finance and computers
  • Human resource management

Is Estate Management a Good Career?

Yes, Estate Managers enjoy exciting careers with many opportunities to branch out into other types of Estate Management. Individuals who are passionate and driven will find there are plenty of long-term placements to be found.

Estate Management roles include:

Personal House Manager – These professionals usually work in smaller households having fewer domestic staff, and have similar responsibilities to Estate Managers.

Chief of Staff – This is a higher-level Estate Manager who is primarily involved with overseeing one or more House Managers or Estate Managers. They may also manage several estates internationally.

Is Estate Management in High Demand?

Yes, not only are Estate Managers in high demand currently, but it’s expected that demand for these professionals will continue to grow far faster than the average rate through 2026. This means many opportunities for Private Estate Management jobs, and a high availability of skilled professionals for families looking to hire a Household Manager.

How to Hire a Professional Estate Manager

Your Estate Manager should be a highly skilled individual with excellent communication, leadership and negotiation skills. Staffing at Tiffanie’s is an experienced Private Estate Staffing Agency that matches top candidates for hire near you to your household’s needs and personality.

If you possess the skills and drive for this career and are seeking Estate Manager jobs, consider registering with our exclusive Private Staffing Company. We hand-select only the best candidates for our high-profile clients who are seeking Estate Management solutions and other Domestic Staffing Services.

Contact our Estate Management Company to begin your hiring or employment process.