Articles by Leanne Jopson

Leanne Jopson

Leanne is National Director of Property Management at Metropole and a Property Professional in every sense of the word. With 20 years' experience in real estate, Leanne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to maximise returns and minimise stress for their clients. Visit: www.metropolepropertymanagement.com.au


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You’ve probably seen scenes like it on a late-night police reality show. Officers storm into a property and uncover marijuana plants, hydroponic lighting set-ups and a cache of guns and cash. But what if you had to do a double-take when you realised that front door they just broke down belonged to your very own…

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Awesome landlords attract awesome tenants. It’s a simple matter of A + B = C… and while this equation applies in virtually all areas of life, it is remarkably relevant when it comes to managing your investment properties at an optimal level. A brilliant landlord is able to keep hold of tenants for longer periods…

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It wasn’t so long ago that most landlords automatically said no when it came to allowing pets in their properties – but times they are a changing! Part of the reason for that, thankfully, is common sense given that the majority of Aussies have a pet, which means most tenants have a furry friend of…

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After a long period of slow or no rental growth it looks like Australia’s rental markets are on the move again. Rent.com.au latest market update for the month of June 2019 illustrates the shift in Australian median rental property prices (both metro and regional), rental affordability (the median room price metric) and days on market….

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You can’t have successful property investment without tenants but too many landlords pay scant regard to their tenants – to their financial detriment.  I’m sure you’re aware, one of the keys to property investment success is cash flow and that generally comes from your tenants paying rent for your property over the long-term. Many novice…

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Property management can have its ups and downs because fundamentally it’s about managing humans, who we all know can be unpredictable! Professional property managers, though, have best practice policies and procedures to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.  Private landlords, and bad property managers, on the other hand often make mistakes that can…