The wealth spiral
Success comes with an unexpected level of complexity, leading high net worth families to fall into a wealth spiral. Here’s why it happens, how it affects life at home, and what you can do to calm the chaos.Read this story
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How to master estate management projects
Major projects present an exciting opportunity for estate managers to shine in their roles. See what goes into mastering projects — and how you can level up your skills.
11 non-obvious questions to ask when you’re interviewing for estate manager jobs
Every estate manager wants to find a role where they can thrive. So, what questions should you ask during the interview process to help you recognize great principals, uncover growth opportunities, and land a role that’s a long-term fit? Get tips from the experts.
Bridging the fall property management transition
Are you ready for the fall changeover? Here are the questions you should be thinking about to prepare for winter and preserve a property and everything within it.
The wealth spiral
Success comes with an unexpected level of complexity, leading high net worth families to fall into a wealth spiral. Here’s why it happens, how it affects life at home, and what you can do to calm the chaos.
How a family office streamlines operations with an estate management system
This family office was managing five properties with Google Docs, text messages, Whatsapp and more — and things were slipping through the cracks. See what they wanted in a software solution, and how they found the right estate management platform for them.
Why every estate manager should master HVAC troubleshooting
Do you know your HVAC system better than anyone? Here’s why you should — and how to gain the knowledge you need to get ahead of HVAC maintenance, collaborate with your HVAC company and solve any problem with your heating and air conditioning system.
What is executive protection? A hiring guide for HNW households
What is executive protection? When should you consider executive protection services, and how do you go about finding the right executive protection agent? Here’s a guide to figuring out the right private security setup for a high net worth household.
What every household manager should know about electrical & lighting home systems
Understanding electrical and lighting systems can help you reduce risk and keep a property in excellent condition — but you don’t have to be an expert. Here are some basics everyone managing a luxury home should know.
5 housekeeping basics every household manager should know
Whether you’re hiring a private housekeeper for the first time or managing a team of full-time housekeepers, here are 5 things you should know.
What is a property manager, and should you hire one for your luxury home or estate?
Luxury homes come with unexpected complexity — and a property manager or property management company can help you keep things running smoothly. Figure out the best way to manage your high end property with tips from the experts.
The 1 thing every estate manager should do to earn the respect of household staff and vendors
Building mutual respect amongst household staff and vendors takes time. Here's one thing you can do right now to accelerate the process.
How to hire a private chef for a high net worth household
Curious about hiring a private chef for your home? We’ve got the answers to all your questions, including salary tips, a private chef job description template, and advice from expert estate managers about how to find the right chef for your household.
How to find a private housekeeper for a high net worth household
Finding the right housekeeper for a high net worth household can be challenging, and today, the market is more competitive than ever. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know, from job descriptions, salaries and benefits, to the questions the experts always ask in the interview process.
Why a wealth event can lead to chaos in your home — and how to fix it
Is your household unmanageable? Check out 3 mistakes that lead to chaos in a high-net worth household, and how to avoid them.
Why every household and estate manager needs a system for 2023
As an estate manager, you’re an expert at making other people’s lives easier. But what about your life? Here’s the 1 tool every estate manager needs to work smarter, minimize frustration, optimize performance, and save time in 2023.
The household management app to organize your home and keep your family on track
You need an easier way to manage properties and all the chaos that comes with them. Meet Nines, the household management app designed for homes like yours.
What is an estate manager, and do you need one?
What does an estate manager do? How much do estate managers make? Should you hire an estate manager, and if so, how do you find the right fit? Find the answers to all your questions in this ultimate guide.
How a digital house manual helped this estate manager save time and provide better, more cost-effective service
Linda Peifer never wanted a digital house manual — she liked the way she was doing things and she was wary of change. But today, she’s saving time and enjoying a clean desk, and she says, “I’m a believer.”
How family offices manage homes and staff with an app built for estate management
This family office was struggling to find and share information with family members and staff. Now, they have everything they need, right at their fingertips. Here's how they streamlined the chaos and reduced stress with an app that's designed for estate management.
[Easemakers Podcast Bonus] Learning the basics of property management and household operations
Don't know where to start when it comes to managing properties? Expert estate manager Shelby Boudreau learned everything she knows on the job — and now, she's sharing her tried and true household operations tips to help others feel less overwhelmed.
Tackle your household operations in 3 easy steps
Managing homes and estates isn't easy. But if you take these 3 simple steps, you can cut down on the chaos, save time, and be more prepared for anything that comes your way.
35+ templates to create a smart household manual (in a fraction of the time)
You know you need a house manual, but where to start? Introducing Nines list templates — built by the experts, so you can save time and start checking things off your list right away.
3 ways Nines helps you control your household’s information
You depend on trusted staff to manage your family’s most important information, but what happens if you have to part ways? With Nines, you can hold on to everything from paint colors to HR records, and ensure continuity for your household — come what may.
[Easemakers Podcast E12] Managing second homes and seasonal properties
A second home should feel like a sanctuary, but maintaining a seasonal property can be a lot of work. How do you manage vendors from afar? How do you keep the home safe year round? Kelly Cooper has built a business around managing seasonal properties, and she's sharing her secrets in the latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast.
3 things you need to know about your household staff
Your household staff is always there for you when you need them. But are you running the risk of losing your most trusted employee? Here are three things every household employer needs to hear.
The ultimate guide to household manuals
A household manual keeps your home running smoothly. But what exactly goes into building one? Does everyone need a manual? And how do you get started? Here’s everything you need to know about building a house manual that will change your life at home.
What is a household manager, and do you need one?
Running a household can feel like a full-time job — and that’s because it is. If you’re spending too much time on managing household staff and balancing projects, and not enough time enjoying your home and bonding with your loved ones, you may need a household manager. Start here to learn about house manager roles and responsibilities, titles, salaries, and more.
[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.
Centralize your household's preferences, personal information and more with Nines
Whether you're managing your own household or communicating resident preferences with household staff, you need a secure way to store and share sensitive personal information. With Nines, you can keep everything at your fingertips — without losing control.
How this luxury wellness retreat keeps track of every detail
Luxury service is in the details. But how do you keep up, when the number of details is overwhelming? See how the right household management platform helped the team behind this luxury wellness retreat save time and focus on meaningful work.
Build a dynamic house manual to match your household
Your household manual should be able to keep up with your fast-paced, constantly changing household. Introducing a better way to create manuals that work, powered by Nines and industry expert Marta Perrone.
Manage your household’s contacts all in one place
Your household needs to track contact information, birthdays, anniversaries, gifts and more. Nines household management software comes with built-in contact management, so you can store contact data and use that information to strengthen your relationships.
Are you setting your household employees up for success?
Onboarding is a critical step in helping your household run smoothly. Are you giving your new employees the tools and guidance they need?
Organize your home’s most important documents with Nines
Say goodbye to paper clutter and desk organizers that never have enough storage space. Keep all of your household’s most important documents in one easy access, searchable place.
Manage household tasks anywhere, anytime with Nines
Need a better way to check things off your household’s to-do list? With Nines, you can create tasks, assign them to household staff, share them with contractors, and follow along as work gets done — anytime, anywhere.
Simplify your luxury property management with Nines
Whether you’re managing one home or a dozen, high-end property management is complex. Nines household management software handles all the details, so nothing slips through the cracks.
Manage your household staff with Nines
Your household staff deserves a tool that’s built to help them succeed. Nines empowers everyone in your household with easier, smarter support.
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!
How tech is changing household management
Top private service professionals keep the households of CEOs and celebrities running smoothly. But they’re drowning in spreadsheets and long text message threads. Why don’t the world’s best estate managers and personal assistants have a tool that’s built for them?
Your high-net-worth 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.