Archive for the ‘Property Management’ Category

How to spot the dream tenant as a landlord

Investment

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

Investment

 

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)

Investment

 

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

Investment

 

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?’

Investment

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

Investment

 

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 »

LANDLORD INSURANCE – sleep easy at night

Investment

 

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 Communication – ‘no news’ is not always good news, this week we discuss LANDLORD INSURANCE – sleep easy at night.

Generally there are two main types of insurance available … Continue Reading »

Communication – ‘no news’ is not always good news

Investment

 

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 Routine Inspections – look for the red flags, this week we discuss Communication – ‘no news’ is not always good news.

 

It is really important to communicate … Continue Reading »

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