Tackle your household operations in 3 sessions

Ready to turn chaos into calm? Enrollment is now open for our new workshop:

Modern Household Management: How to Streamline Operations for Homes and Estates

In this hands-on course taught by expert estate manager Shelby Boudreau, you’ll get a basic understanding of a modern approach to household management, then start putting these ideas into practice right away. 

And in 3 sessions, you’ll walk away feeling ready to take on the operations of any home, prepared for the year ahead, and confident in your ability to manage a growing estate.

Enroll today to get access to the recordings.

"Shelby and the Nines team have been instrumental in helping me set up all the properties. I'm new to household management, and her guidance has been gold. With the processes set up, organized and in one place, my team and I are set up to succeed — we're prepared for anything that comes our way."

Jenny, Chief of Staff (CT)

"Shelby is great to work with, she’s patient, knowledgeable and understands what is required to successfully operate in private service. Shelby’s knowledge is broad - she knows a lot about many subjects that are required to successfully manage a complicated and sophisticated estate; service, personnel management, construction management, dealing with principals, proper care and cleaning of fine household furnishings and goods."

Jared, Director of Residences (TX)

"Shelby’s knowledge and understanding of household/ estate management is unparalleled. We had an opportunity to work with Shelby for a short time and everyone on our team was extremely impressed. Clearly her past work experience is broad and her ability to grow with the organization is outstanding."

Mark, CEO (GA)

How it works

Enroll now to access 3 recorded workshop sessions, and feel better prepared to manage household operations.

Where: Wherever you want to be! This course is virtual.

When: Whenever you want to take it! This course is on demand.

Admission: Course admission is $350, which includes:

    –  Three 60-90 minute recordings with instructional sessions

    –  Guided homework 

    –  Several templates for easier household operations (in MS Word and Excel)

    –  Certificate of completion 

    –  Access to exclusive Easemakers channel for course registrants (you need to have some professional household management responsibilities to join Easemakers)

Bonus: Anyone who completes the course and subscribes to Nines household management software will receive an additional month free. 

Session 1: People & Properties

We’ll start at the very beginning, helping you collect the information you need to manage your property, understanding who’s responsible for what, and identifying tasks that are within your control — so you can be ready for anything.

Session 2: Time & Tasks

Next, we’ll give you tips and tools for managing your time and keeping everyone in your household (residents, staff and vendors) on the same page. You’ll organize tasks into four core categories, so you can anticipate as much as possible and minimize surprises.

Session 3: Control & Consistency

Finally, we’ll make sure you’re ready to put what you’ve learned and planned into practice. You’ll leave with tips for working with your team, verifying and tracking progress, and reporting on what you’ve accomplished, so you can start to create consistency year after year.

Meet your instructor

Shelby Boudreau is a seasoned estate manager with two decades of experience managing luxury properties and growing estates. In this course, she’ll draw from her own experience scaling a 16property estate, and share her own tried and true methods for managing household operations.

As someone who has walked in your shoes, it’s my goal to teach you the importance of connecting the dots between people and properties,” says Shelby. “I want to help you elevate your skills, gain the respect of your team members, and walk away from this course with the knowledge and confidence to thrive (instead of survive) as an estate manager.” 

Meet your household operations workshop instructor, seasoned estate manager Shelby Boudreau

Be a part of the mission 

At Nines, we’re on a mission to simplify and elevate household life. Managing the operations of any home is too complex — and we want to make it easier. Our household management app is designed for managing properties and assets, keeping track of vendors and tasks, and accessing critical checklists and documents. Meanwhile, our Easemakers community gives private service professionals connections and resources to grow their skills and careers.

With this workshop, we want to give you a modern approach to household management, and a starting point for streamlining your household’s operations.  

Enroll today, and in 3 sessions, walk away ready for anything.

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What you’ll learn

Enroll today to walk away with strategies and tools to help you manage the operations of any home, as well as a solid foundation of checklists and plans for the year ahead. We’ll show you how to: 

    –  Create a property overview 

    –  Designate responsibilities 

    –  Lay out a calendar of predictable tasks and projects 

    –  Improve communications with staff and vendors 

    –  Implement checklists and planners

    –  Start building out an operational household manual 

    –  … and more! 

Whether you want to learn something new or get practical tips to make your life easier every day, we’ve got you covered.