In today’s constantly evolving and fast-paced world, balancing work, family, and personal life is becoming increasingly challenging for parents.
For high-net-worth and incredibly busy families, maintaining the equilibrium between professional and private lives requires additional support from staff. Many families are finding that their estate manager is indispensable.
Estate managers supervise the daily operations and management of households or estates. They need to be agile because they wear many hats. An estate manager manages tasks that range from coordinating family schedules to overseeing household staff, dealing with maintenance issues, and managing budgets.
While estate managers are busy, their multifaceted roles bring structure, order, and tranquility to busy households. As a result, they empower parents to focus on their professional commitments and personal relationships rather than the time-consuming, task-oriented aspects of household management.
Here are a few ways estate managers help busy families find peace while still managing their careers and personal connections.
Busy families have varied schedules that require meticulous planning and coordination. Estate managers can organize these schedules efficiently, ensuring nobody’s soccer practice, piano recital, or dentist appointment gets forgotten.
In addition to managing the family calendar, estate managers are also tasked with maintaining a peaceful and harmonious environment within the household. If you have other people on staff, your estate manager will manage them. They’ll address staff concerns and resolve disputes so you don’t have to.
A great estate manager will foster a positive work environment for your entire staff, which can keep your home running smoothly and reduce or eliminate the amount of stress you experience at home.
Financial management can be a monumental task for families with extensive assets and multiple properties. Estate managers can keep your family’s finances in order by managing budgeting, expense tracking, and bill payments. Additionally, they can manage payroll for household staff and oversee the financial aspects of property maintenance. This takes the burden of day-to-day financial planning off your shoulders so you can focus on your broader financial goals.
Estate managers coordinate the maintenance, repair, and renovation of properties. They’ll hire and work closely with contractors, landscapers, and interior designers to ensure your estate is in impeccable condition. This attention to detail can allow you to enjoy the time you get to spend at home with your family without the hassle of dealing with everyday maintenance issues.
Many high-net-worth families love hosting events, whether it’s a large fundraiser or an intimate dinner with friends. Either way, hosting events can be stressful and time-consuming, particularly for busy families with extensive social commitments.
Estate managers can alleviate the stress of event planning and management by overseeing the planning, organization, and execution of events. They can handle everything from coordinating with caterers and decorators to managing guest lists and entertainment. If you plan on hosting a lot of events, look for an estate manager with event planning and management experience.
Estate managers are the unsung heroes of busy, high-net-worth families, orchestrating a symphony of tasks and responsibilities to create a harmonious and organized household.
By removing the burdens of daily management, estate managers allow busy families to experience the luxury of time, focus on their passions, and nurture their relationships. If you would like to hire an estate manager to help your busy family, let’s talk! Fill out a form on our website to get started.