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2 essential qualities in every property manager
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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…

11 questions to ask your property manager
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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…

10 Things every landlord wishes tenants knew
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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…

Tenant concerns a concern
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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…

The 7 deadly sins of learner landlords
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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…

Do you know what a property manager really does?
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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…

Do pets mean more rental income?
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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?…

If your investment was a hotel – would you stay again?
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As property investors, we are in the business of providing shelter to our clients – our tenants. In the interest of our own bottom line, it is imperative that we pay attention to the accommodation we are providing to ensure our returns are maintained and our property remains an attractive commodity in a competitive market….

80% of property investors and tenants are underinsured
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No one like to think about insurance do they? Well…at least not till they need it and then they hope they are adequately covered. The problem is an alarming 80 per cent of property owners and tenants are underinsured according to  EBM |Rentcover.  Now this doesn’t mean they are not insured. Data from the Insurance…