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WHY PROPERTIES REMAIN VACANT TOO LONG

July 17, 2017

Advice for property owners Property management

Renting a property quickly to the right tenant is essentially the most important task any agent can do for their client. However, we find there are factors that can cause a property to remain vacant for longer than desired. With these factors in mind, we can improve the chances of renting a property quicker and […]

HIGH RENT COULD EQUATE TO LOWER INCOME

June 21, 2017

Advice for property owners Property management

Many landlords who lease their property often have a mindset of ‘holding out for the highest rent’, thinking the sky is the limit in a competitive rental market. Many even do this if it means losing several weeks of rental income, with an over-priced and sometimes assumed rent without substantiating evidence. What does ‘holding out […]

Paying The Agent

May 8, 2017

Advice for property owners Property management

When it comes time to rent out your property, many will select an agent based on the price they quote and the fee they charge. How much do you think our property will rent for and how much do you charge? And the good news is, if you want an agent that will quote you […]

WOULD YOU LET YOUR TENANT KNOCK OUT A WALL?

February 6, 2017

Advice for property owners Property management

We have heard some interesting requests when it comes to a tenant wanting to make alterations to the property they rent. Tenants sometimes think that because they are paying the rent, they have the right to make improvements, and more often than not, these improvements turn out to be anything but. Over the years we […]

Keeping Up Appearances

December 9, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

The dynamics of renting properties has changed over the decades. There are more expectations on landlords in regards to legislation and compliance, with a strong focus on presenting properties in a safe and well-maintained condition.  Because of these changes, many tenant’s expectations are high and they want more for their rent. Investing in property is […]

Skill And Experience - Nothing Else Matters

November 22, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

Skill – Very few are born with it. To acquire it, can generally take years of study, failures and disappointments. It’s only those who master discipline, develop good habits, continue to study and learn valuable lessons from their mistakes who will become great. Most investors do not realise that on any given day, a property […]

COMFORT, PRIVACY & SECURITY

November 7, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

Everyone wants all three.  Many prospective investors will rarely ask a property manager what they should consider when looking to purchase a good investment property. Ask yourself this question. If I was going to rent, what would influence my decision to rent this property and call it home. The three essential elements in attracting and […]

10 Frequently Asked Questions by Investors

October 19, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

1. Can I say I don’t want pets at my property Landlords may choose to specify if pets are allowed or not in a Tenancy Agreement. If you elect to allow pets, the Residential Tenancies Act outlines the tenant’s responsibility regarding having them at a rental property. Our agency can provide practical suggestions for your […]

ARE YOU BEING HOODWINKED?

October 9, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

Too many times we are asked to take over the management of a property only to discover that the rental on the property is way below market rent. Believe it or not, some properties we acquire have not had rental increases in over four years. Now some owners could argue the fact that they have […]

Routine Inspections – Don't Have Unrealistic Expectations

August 15, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

Routine inspections are a vital part of our management service to landlords. They allow us to ensure that the property is being cared for by the tenants and is presented in a well-maintained condition, free from the potential risk of injury to tenants or their visitors. Property management is a complex process involving many facets […]

Don't Let Your Tenants Sabotage Your Sale

August 15, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

If you’re looking to sell your investment property, it is important to communicate with the tenants, as they can often feel like their privacy and quiet enjoyment has been invaded. If you get a tenant offside, it can cause unnecessary challenges and inhibit your ability to quickly sell the property. For this reason, it is […]

Don't cheat yourself out of rental income

August 15, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

We are often asked to take over the management of a property (managed by another agent) only to discover that the rental on the property is way below market rent. Believe it or not, sometimes we acquire property that has not had a rental increase in years! Some owners could argue that they have great […]

DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

August 15, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management

Does it really matter if my tenant will not sign a new lease agreement when I want them to? Does it really matter if my property becomes vacant when I don’t want it to be vacant? Does it really matter if my tenant does sign a new lease and then has to leave? If only […]

Keep Them Comfortable, Keep Them Happy

August 15, 2016

Advice for property owners Property management Tenants

Is your property vacant? Be honest, you know there is a reason. Is it that the price is too high? Could it be that it presents poorly, or you’ve got an inexperienced managing agent, or even a lack of communication? Any one of these things can cause your property to sit empty while others are […]