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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We know our rental markets are slow at present and this has been confirmed by Rent.com.au Their report for May 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. Highlights: Median apartment rents fell in five of eight capitals in…

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As a property investor, one of the toughest decisions you’ll face is choosing the right professionals to manage your property.  Their role is an important one.  They’ll be in charge of advertising, conducting inspections, vetting potential tenants and organising maintenance – not to mention ensuring rent is paid in full and on time – so…

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For any landlord with an investment property, your property manager should be your greatest asset. While it’s always possible to manage your own property, it can be so much smoother to have a professional do it for you.  They can help you find the best tenants, manage (and chase) rent collection, keep up-to date on…

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While many investors spend a large amount of time and effort carefully researching the property markets and then finding the top investment, they ignore the role that a professional property manager can play in preserving their property’s capital value and maximising its income.  With our property markets growing strongly and no shortage of tenants, many…

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A report published recently aired many tenant grievances and seemed to indicate that most landlords are doing “the wrong thing”. The report received a lot of press coverage, but unfortunately that’s not surprisingly given there does seem to be a bias when it comes to the tenant/landlord relationship in the media. In fact, the media’s…

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Buying your first investment property can be both exciting and daunting.  You’ve poured your hard earned savings and/or equity into a  expensive asset, and now you take on the responsibility of being a landlord and the challenges of property management to ensure you maximise the return on your investment property. Over the years I’ve see numerous mistakes…