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Taking care of your home can be a lot of work. You’ll need to manage your home inventory, schedule regular maintenance and any repairs that need to be done. If you have staff, you’ll also need to manage and supervise them. If you’re also trying to run a business and raise a family, the demands can become overwhelming.

Instead, consider hiring a house manager. Charles MacPherson Associates can help you find the right person to manage your house in Toronto.  House managers are a special type of professional who bring expertise, efficiency, and a sense of calm to the daily operations of a household. Your house manager will ensure smooth and seamless operations in your household. 

Hire A Full-Time House Manager In Toronto

A strong house manager will have the following skills: 

  • Effective communication
  • Thorough organization
  • Anticipation 
  • Proactive initiative 
  • Leadership abilities

Together, these skills allow your house manager to maintain the standards of your house and keep it functional.  House managers should also be able to: 

Manage Household Staff

If you have other house staff members, your house manager will be your primary point of contact for your household. They will be responsible for letting your team know what the monthly, weekly, and daily plans are. Plus, they will be able to train your staff to the standards expected in your residence. House managers set the tone for the household and are expected to monitor the work being done by other members of your housekeeping team. This team could include housekeepers, drivers, and cooks or private chefs. They oversee staff schedules, evaluate performance, and facilitate effective communication in the household. 

Oversee Household Maintenance and Repairs

A house manager organizes and manages all aspects of household maintenance, from routine upkeep to unanticipated repairs. To keep your home operating smoothly, your house manager  will identify problems, request quotes, schedule maintenance, and supervise their work. They will be the main point of contact for all the trades of your house. 

Plan Events and Travel 

Your house manager can assist with organizing events, parties, and travel arrangements. They will coordinate with vendors, create itineraries, and manage logistics to facilitate your event smoothly. 

Coordinate Schedules and Appointments

Coordinating schedules and appointments for your residence is another aspect of your house manager’s responsibilities. They are your go-to person for arranging deliveries, services, and vendors to ensure your household runs smoothly and effectively.

Manage Household Finances and Budgets

A house manager can sometimes help manage your household budgets. They can track all payments, create budgets, and reconcile household credit cards at the end of each billing cycle. 

Run Errands and Handling Household Tasks

Running errands is a daily part of your house manager’s position. They will coordinate dry cleaning drop off and pickups, grocery shopping, and household inventory purchasing.

Ensure The Safety and Security Of The Household

Daily walk-throughs are a consistent part of your house manager’s schedule. Your house manager will make sure all the appropriate windows and doors are locked throughout the day and when they leave. They can also be your point of contact with your security company in case of an emergency. This is especially helpful if you travel often, since insurance typically requires that you have someone check on your residence if you’re gone for more than ten days.

How To Hire A House Manager In Toronto

House managers are a great addition to your team of staff. But how do you hire one? By reaching out to a reputable and established staffing agency.

At Charles MacPherson Associates, we understand that there is a lot that goes into matching a client to a candidate. We do our best to make sure that both skills and personality match, which helps to ensure longevity in the role.

As a full-service placement agency, we will: 

  • Only take on the position if we’re confident we can fill it
  • Create a custom job description after a consultation with a senior team member 
  • Only present vetted candidates that match your role
  • Facilitate the hiring process with consistent and clear communication
  • Stay in touch post-hiring to ensure the longevity of the placement


Hiring a house manager is a first step towards stress reduction. By hiring a professional to manage your residence, you can reclaim your time and stop worrying about maintenance schedules or closet storage solutions. Call Charles MacPherson Associates at (416) 361-7279 and speak to a member of our placement team today to get started finding your private service professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

The duties of a house manager can include: 

  • Scheduling and maintaining household records
  • Supervising, training, and hiring household staff
  • Maintain household standards 
  • Event organization and facilitation
  • Driving principals and running errands
  • Paying bills, budgeting, and managing household expenses

You can identify a good house manager by:

  • Assessing their communication skills
  • Checking their organizational ability
  • Testing their ability to anticipate 
  • Gauging their initiative

The best way to find a house manager in Toronto is by working with a reputable agency like Charles MacPherson Associates. We go above and beyond to ensure a successful match so that our candidates can get placed for the long term.

In Toronto, the general salary range for a house manager is between $75,000 – $120,000 per year. This will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and the intensity of the role. If you’re not sure where your house manager position fits in this range, give us a call. We’re happy to help point you in the right direction.

A nanny is responsible for taking care of the children. A house manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the household, excluding childcare. Some of the key differences in their responsibilities are: 

Nanny’s Responsibilities House Manager’s Responsibilities
  • Dressing and taking a bath
  • Changing diapers 
  • Potty training
  • Little one’s laundry
  • Organizing meals 
  • Cooking and feeding the children
  • Setting up playdates and excursions
  • Playing both inside and outside 
  • Reading aloud to kids
  • Tutoring for homework
  • Arranging bedrooms and toys
  • Arranging household tasks
  • Running errands
  • Grocery shopping
  • Transporting children to appointments
  • Watering plants
  • Managing bills as needed
  • Managing schedules (pre and post-travel)
  • Taking or sending vehicles for routine maintenance

A house manager can help with supervising employees, organizing schedules, overseeing finances, organizing events, and guaranteeing home safety. They are also responsible for general maintenance and repairs like scheduling HVAC appointments or calling a plumber to fix a leak. Your house manager can help you plan events, gatherings, and trips. They will manage logistics, plan itineraries, and coordinate with vendors to ensure your event runs smoothly.