Household Management

Your household deserves better technology

Your household faces many of the same challenges as a small business. But the spreadsheets, text messages and physical paperwork you're using to manage your employees, properties and vendors can’t keep up — and it’s time for a change. 

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[Easemakers Podcast E10] Managing construction projects for luxury homes

Estate managers balance a huge range of tasks every day — so how do you add a construction project to the mix? Veteran Estate Manager and owner's rep Tammy Goforth shares her secrets for striking the right balance in our latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast.

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[Easemakers Podcast E9] Fractional estate management: managing multiple principals and properties

Curious about the pros and cons of balancing multiple principals and multiple properties? In the latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast, fractional estate management veteran Christopher Milu shares his experience — and his tips for other PSPs.

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[Easemakers Podcast E8] The perks and challenges of working with celebrities

Dream of working with a celebrity? Trying to figure out if working for someone in the spotlight is right for you? Estate manager J Paulin worked for one of the biggest names in show business — and weighs in on the pros and cons in our latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast.

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[Easemakers Podcast] Leadership, job searching, manuals and more

Every estate manager has a story, and the Easemakers Podcast is where you get to hear them. Tune in to hear guests share their tips for becoming a better leader, landing the right job for you, building an effective house manual, and more.

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3 questions for home organization expert Faith Roberson

Curious about taking on an organizing project? Don’t miss these home organization tips from professional organizer and life coach Faith Roberson.

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AMA: Detoxing your household for a healthier lifestyle

Many households are becoming more eco-conscious, but don't realize how much of what they buy is toxic. Sophia Ruan Gushée wants to change that — and now, she's sharing her secrets with the Easemakers community.

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[Easemakers Podcast E7] Making your vendors feel a part of the team

Want to work with vendors who would drop everything to help you? Get tips from Estate Manager Shelby Boudreau in the latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast.

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AMA: The magic of organizing and decluttering

Getting organized helps your household run smoothly — but where do you start, and how do you find the time? Bring your questions to our ask me anything (AMA) conversation with Faith Roberson!

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[Easemakers Podcast E6] Building an effective household manual

Does your household have a manual that sets expectations and helps everyone on your staff succeed? Housekeeping and estate management expert Marta Perrone shares her secrets in the latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast.

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House rules: how to set expectations with your vendors

Your vendors can only live up to your household’s standards if they know what they are. Here’s how to write house rules that set expectations from the beginning.

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9 ways to build strong, long-lasting relationships with your vendors

Your household couldn’t run smoothly without the help of experts who specialize in A/V, irrigation, construction, and more. Here are 9 ways to build stronger relationships with your vendors.

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[Easemakers Podcast E5] Agencies, resumes and references

How do you find the right match in private service? Whether you're looking for an agency to work with, a principal to work for, or a private service professional to hire, this episode of the Easemakers Podcast has you covered.

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4 questions estate managers should always ask in a crisis

Estate managers are responsible for making important decisions on the fly. Are you doing everything you can to protect yourself and your household when you're under pressure?

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[Easemakers Podcast E4] Becoming a better communicator

Estate managers face tough conversations every day. In this episode of the Easemakers Podcast, we asked Director of Residences Fiona Spence-McNeil to share her strategies for navigating any conversation.

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AMA: Minimizing risk for your household

You're responsible for managing risk when it comes to your vendors, household staff, and more. Are you doing everything you can to protect your principals and yourself?

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[Easemakers Podcast E3] Navigating the job search in private service

What questions should candidates ask in interviews to get a clear understanding of the principal? Why does ghosting happen? In the latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast, we asked Peter Van Ryder to share what he's learned as a private service professional turned educator and recruiter.

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5 tips for managing a great private event

As the owner of the NYC-based boutique catering and events company KG Fare, Joshua Griffiths knows how to create a fantastic guest experience. Now, he's sharing his secrets with the Easemakers community.

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[Easemakers Podcast E2] Driving change in estate management

What is an estate manager? Why is this role so hard to define, and who sets the standard? Veteran estate manager Kimberly Varney wants to help answer these questions. Listen to our new episode of the Easemakers Podcast to hear how she plans to do it.

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[Easemakers Podcast E1] How to foster an amazing team

We're kicking off the Easemakers Podcast with an expert in managing teams and fostering employees: Director of Residences Jared Miles. Listen now to get Jared's tips for his fellow people leaders.

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Introducing the Easemakers Podcast

Tune in to hear your fellow easemakers talk about everything from pivoting at a moment's notice to bringing out the best in everyone on your team.

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AMA: Translating your principal's vision into the perfect event

Want to turn your principal's grand ideas into a concrete plan? Bring your questions to our ask me anything (AMA) conversation with Joshua Griffiths!

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Household Employment

9 benefits to retain your best private service professionals

Nationwide resignations are up 60% over last year, and demand for household employees is booming. How are you working to retain your best private service professionals?

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20 resources every estate manager should know

We put together a list of private service industry resources every estate manager should know. Check out the list below, and let us know what’s missing.

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3 questions to add to your interviews with private service professionals

As an estate manager, you're responsible for hiring household staff members who share your high standards for trust and quality of service. How do you get a clear sense of a candidate’s behavior, character and work ethic?

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Setting the table for a 5 star Thanksgiving dinner

Director of Residences and professionally trained Chef JP Cole thinks about Thanksgiving dinner all year round. “The preparation is utmost,” says JP.

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The hidden resume

When Fiona Spence-McNeil joins a new household as Director of Residences, she interviews every member of the team. But she doesn’t want to hear about your resume.

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One thing I wish I’d known before getting into private service

Anyone in the private service industry will tell you, no day is the same. So, how do you prepare for a career full of surprises?

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Why private service professionals need community

The best private service professionals in the world too often feel alone. We believe Easemakers is the solution.