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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The job of being a tenant should be simple, but as with all things that involve human beings, it often isn’t. If every tenant knew these ten things, life would be a little happier for everyone. 1. Paying rent on time is very important  This isn’t because landlords are greedy – it’s because landlords rely…

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Too many landlords think that property management is easy, when it isn’t. And too many landlords never receive anything more than a “one-size-fits-all” property management service. But there is a better way to manage and grow your portfolio – and all you need to do is read on. A common problem  One of the most…

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Making the leap from homeowner to property investor comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. While many landlords try to minimise their outlay and maximise their return – and understandably so – insurance is the one essential expense you simply can’t afford to scrimp on. It’s so important that you are adequately covered…

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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…

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One of the main things that property investment naysayers get wrong is that landlords just want to someone to pay the most rent. That is not true at all. The smartest property investors want to attract – and keep – good tenants for the long-term. That’s because they understand that having a long-time tenant will…

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Can you guess how many pets there are in Australia? Well, there are actually more pets than people! According to the RSPCA, there are more 25 million pets in our country. But here’s the thing: it’s estimated that more than half of rental properties have a no pets policy. So what do these statistics mean?…

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Buying your first property heralds the beginning of your investment journey, but it does not end with signing that contract and getting that property title. That home or apartment is not going to make money by itself, so for savvy investors, the natural next step is to rent it out and make a killing off…