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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While our property markets have boomed over the last few months with the the strongest rebound in property values fir decades, the rental property market has been more subdued. Rental property website Rent.com.au has released its report for November 2019 and here are the highlights: Sydney house median rents fell for the first time in over…

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It’s no secret that the rental market in some parts of the country is sluggish.  But just because some areas are performing below average it doesn’t mean that investors can’t achieve rental growth. The truth of the matter is that you can manufacture higher rents no matter what the market is doing. Don’t believe me?…

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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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The most successful property investors have a number of tools in their landlord kit-bags. One of the most important of them all is using professional property managers to do the heavy lifting for them. That’s because, to create significant wealth, investors not only need to be strategic with their property purchases, they also need to…

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Want to know what’s happened to the rental property markets over the last month? Rental property website Rent.com.au has released its report for October 2019, based on property leasing data. The report 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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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…