Putting Value into Property Management

Property investors, do you ever wish that managing your investment was more profitable and less stressful?
Find out here how that's possible.

What are the tenants’ motivations for renting in your area?

Be sure to find out why your tenant wants to rent in your area: the more connections they have with other people nearby, the longer they’re likely to stay.

1st August 2013

Why do we live where we do? Chances are, that there’s a good reason for our choice of home and suburb. The same applies to your tenants: they’ll also usually have very specific needs and motivations for living where they …

Is rent leakage affecting your property investment’s profitability?

Avoid rent leakage by re-letting your property within the 21-day notice period. Here’s how to do it.

1st May 2013

Many property investment cash flow models suggest that landlords plan for a four-week vacancy every year. Four weeks? That’s a huge expense to landlords! If you’re experiencing four weeks’ vacancy in your rental property, it’s time to take another look …

Can’t be bothered to put up a ‘For Rent’ sign?

‘For Rent’ signs are a powerful way to attract A1 tenants who already have a connection with your area.

1st February 2013

Did you know that For Rent signs are a highly effective marketing tool when letting a property? It’s true. Even though internet and newspaper advertising media are great, signs should not be overlooked when you’re letting your property. It’s a …

Attractive property = good tenants + maximum rent!

Investing in an attractive colour scheme will give your property the ‘wow’ factor that’ll attract maximum rent – and good tenants.

14th December 2012

Here’s a challenge for you: go into a book store; head to the magazine racks; and find the section with Home magazines. Pick any Home magazine out of the rack, and flick through it. What do you see? Nice, smartly-presented …

How long does it take to find an A1 tenant?

Time is money: here’s how to speed up the process of finding an A1 tenant for your property.

1st December 2012

Just like with any other business, time is money in the property management world. Every week that a property is empty costs the property owner, and cuts into profit margins. Even long-term tenants move on eventually, so a property owner …

Save time on your internet advertising with these easy techniques

Promoting your rental property on the internet is cheap, easy and highly effective. Here’s how you too can find your A1 tenant online.

1st November 2012

There’s no doubt about it: the internet is the best thing since sliced bread for advertising rental properties. Why is the internet so good for advertising rental properties? It’s because: All prospective tenants look for rental properties online. The landlord …

Market rent: knowledge = power!

If you’ve done your homework on market rents in your area, you’ll be in a strong negotiating position at letting time.

1st September 2012

Letting time can be a daunting time for property owners: after all, every day that the property is empty for costs you money. But making a decision in haste will just make things worse: not only might the tenant applicant …

The #1 rent review fallacy

If you keep your rent at the market rate, you’ll always attract a good tenant pool and you’ll meet your long-term investment goals.

1st August 2012

“If I keep my rent under the market value, I am more likely to secure a good tenant and they will stay for longer.” This has to be the most over-worked and untrue statement used when property owners and property …

Do you treat property investment as a business – or as a hobby?

If you’re serious about making money from property investment, it’s vital that you run it like a business. Here’s a guide to help you get started.

4th July 2012

If someone were to ask you to picture a well-run business, what would you see in your mind’s eye? Amongst other things, you could be imagining people on the phone and at computers making deals. Accountants keeping an eye on …

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