Archive for the ‘Property Management’ Category

Can the right property manager make a difference?

Property Management

Investors pay a lot of attention to finding the right location and property, but one area they often neglect is selecting the right agent to manage their investment.

Can a property manager really make a difference though?

“Absolutely” says Tracey Chandler of Buyers Agent Sydney. ”The right agent can make a substantial difference over the life of your investment.”

“You learn over time, … Continue Reading »

Evicting a tenant: A landlord’s guide

Property Management

Ending the lease

There are many reasons a lease might end before its specified date, and not all reasons are due to the action or inaction of the tenant. If you’re selling your house with ‘vacant possession’, you’re going to need to ensure there are no tenants occupying the property at settlement.

Similarly, if you need to carry … Continue Reading »

How to spot the dream tenant as a landlord


Once they’re living in your place, it’s dead easy to spot a bad tenant. They’re usually the ones paying late, causing havoc with the neighbours, treating your place like a tip or demanding endless costly repairs.

In short, making your life – and your property manager’s life – hell.

But if you can select a great tenant from the outset, you … Continue Reading »

How to: Pick the right tenant



Many investors have already experienced the tenant from hell. It may have been daily calls to fix a loose door handle or unexplained holes in the walls and broken glass.

These problems, no matter how big or small, can make owning a rental property a real nightmare; especially if you’re managing the property yourself. What … Continue Reading »

What makes a good landlord?

Property Management


Good landlords are worth their weight in gold. They’re the unsung heroes of the rental market. So we put together our list of what makes a good landlord.

We all know the bad landlord stereotype, and there are a few doozies out there.

But there’s plenty of good eggs who take the role seriously.

A good … Continue Reading »

Common household disasters (& how insurance can help)



We never know when something’s going to go wrong with our home, but it’s likely that at some stage in your life as a homeowner, tenant or landlord, something most certainly will.

Whether you’re a homeowner dealing with a burst pipe or rotting floor, a tenant dealing with a burglary or a landlord wanting peace of mind that your property is … Continue Reading »

What you need to know about being a landlord



Property is a top investment choice for many Australians, and so it makes sense that more of us are becoming landlords.


Being a good landlord takes a little more effort than just sitting back and collecting the rent and taken on the title comes with certain responsibilities.

7 things to know about being a landlord
Here’s our list of … Continue Reading »

6 Tips for Staging Your Rental Property

Property Management


One of the most effective ways to get a property rented quickly is to stage it. In other words, to make it appear warm and welcoming so that prospective tenants can envision what it would be like to live there themselves. Successful staging, however, involves a lot more than just putting furniture and a few other … Continue Reading »

‘Can I Claim for This?’


It’s a very rare day when a property manager doesn’t receive at least one call about repairs and maintenance. As you call your owner for authorisation, it is handy to be familiar with the different types of deductions investment property owners can claim.

All property managers are familiar with managing the careful negotiation which can sometimes be required between … Continue Reading »

Extra Services – benefits to you



Recently we’ve been looking at the 14 Fundamentals Of Effective Property Management with Changing Places CEO and Founder, Cameron Fisher.


Last week we looked at LANDLORD INSURANCE – sleep easy at night, this week we discuss Extra Services – benefits to you.


The property manager’s service should not stop at the management of your property. There are … Continue Reading »

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