The Essentials of Household and Estate Management

Located in Dallas Texas, this classroom-based course will give you the skillset and resources to organize your service environment, write a household manual & become a better private service professional.  I designed this training with an understanding of the ever-changing nature of our profession. The content was developed based on real-life Estate Management experiences and input from a variety of industry professionals.

“Essentials” will begin by covering the intangibles that are some of the cornerstones of out industry.  Topics that are rarely covered in schools that every PSP should know.  We continue on with discussing how to compartmentalize the estate or residence in which you work.  We will tackle the integration of this information, including accounting, task sheets, punch lists, administrative duties, and creating the components of a Household Manual.

Upon completion of this course, you will have all the tools you need to create an operational manual for any size Home, Estate or Service Environment.  You will also have one of the most valuable assets in our industry, a network of fellow Private Service Professionals that will serve you well in future endeavors.

The Essentials Course will take place over two days and spans fourteen-hours, 9am – 5pm each day.

Cost: $599.00

What's Covered

Preparing for a New Position
Communicating with your Principals
Find Your Place in the Home
Working with Your Principal
Managing Staff
Components of a Household Manual
HR Basics
Setting Up a Chart of Accounts
Establishing a Budget
Accounting & Reports
Principal and Household Profiles
Developing Task Sheets
“How-To” Documents
Vendor Management

What's Included

Course Book
Estate Manual Index
Estate Manual Templates in Word & Excel Form
Task Sheet Templates
Profile Templates
Estate Compartmentalization Discovery Questions
Budget Comparison Spreadsheet
Sample Resume For Your Reference
Sample Full Disclosure Document
Preferred Placement Agency List
Employment Agreement Template
Separation Agreement Template
I-9 & W-4
IRS Publication 926 – Household Employer Tax Guide
Basic Housekeeper Job Description
Hypoallergenic Cleaner Recipe

Peter has taken his years of private service expertise and made it available to others to learn and excel in this industry. He brings real solutions to everyday issues for today’s professional private service staff. Attending his session will not only enhance your career but help take it to the next level. Honest, concise, entertaining and educational! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an industry leader.


Household Manager/Nanny

I highly recommend anyone in this Service Industry to take any course that Peter Van Ryder offers. I received a wealth of knowledge from an outstanding professional and the information Peter shared is priceless!


Estate Manager

Not only did I learn new skills and how to improve the level of service showing value to the Principals, I was given a different, fresh and new perspective on the business as a whole. Thank you Peter!


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