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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As a property investor it’s your job to maximise the return of your assets. One way to do this is to maximise your rent. Here’s a list of 10 ways to do this that I’ve learned over my 20+ years in property management which has now allowed me to oversee the team that manages properties for…

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It’s a universally acknowledged truth that you can’t have successful property investment without tenants paying you rent regularly.   But too many investors don’t put enough thought into who is the best person to professionally manage their properties – and many even try to do it themselves. Successful property investors, however, understand that they need…

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These days, finding a new rental property can seem like an extreme sport! Housing affordability issues mean many of us are renting for longer, driving up competition for the good rental properties that are available. So, when you find the perfect property in your dream location, how can you make sure your application stands out…

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Far too many novice investors falsely believe that their property managers are entirely responsible for their investment properties. They adopt a “set and forget” mindset and blindly hand over the care of their investment to someone who probably is overworked and underpaid! Savvy investors, on the other hand, understand that while they might hand over…

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At a time when more and more people are saying property is expensive in Australia, rental affordability is better than ever. According to research from the Real Estate Institute of Australia, rental affordability improved during the June 2019 quarter to the lowest proportion of income required to meet rent payments since June 2008 . REIA…

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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…