Putting Value into Property Management

Property investors, do you ever wish that managing your investment was more profitable and less stressful?
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Choosing a Property Manager: Make sure you ask these 4 questions

Here are 4 key skills and questions you need to ask when choosing a Property Manager.

16th March 2016

Choosing a Property Manager is an important decision to make. After all, this person is going to be responsible for one of the biggest assets you own. Yet many property investors don’t look much further than the percentage rate that’s …

What is the job of a Property Manager? Discover the 7 hats of property management

What is the job of a Property Manager? Discover the 7 hats you need to wear for effective property management.

16th February 2016

What is the job of a Property Manager? Well, the job is very varied, and there are numerous capabilities you need to possess – or in other words, hats you need to wear. You don’t need to be an expert …

What ground rules should you set for your tenants?

Just like well-implemented school rules help create well-behaved students, rules for tenants help create a better tenancy.

1st October 2015

Ground rules for tenants are important: they let everyone know where they stand, and what their obligations are. Think back to your school days: there were rules in place that dictated how you behaved. These rules might govern things such …

Contractor & tenant negotiation: ask for what you want!

Contractor & tenant negotiation: ask for what you want!

1st July 2015

Asking for what you want is central to all your communications with tenants and contractors – and life in general. In property management, you need to be very clear about what you want, whether it be defective work a contractor …

Why the Big Tidy Up is a problem for property inspections

Discover why the Big Tidy Up is a problem for property inspections when you’re a Property Manager.

1st May 2015

Rental industry commentators often give the advice: “If you don’t do your property inspections, you don’t know what’s going on inside your house.” This is partly true. But with the typical property inspection being conducted every 3, 4 or 6 …

Dealing with difficult tenants: Your 9-step troubleshooting guide

Dealing with difficult tenants: Your 9-step troubleshooting guide.

1st September 2014

Dealing with difficult tenants can be very stressful for property managers and for investors who are self-managing their properties. At Bridgman Property Management, we’ve dealt with many scenarios over the years – and have heard some real horror stories from …

Rent collection: What are you doing on Friday and Saturday?

Rent collection is an important part of a property manager’s job. Here’s what you need to do this Friday and Saturday to avoid rent arrears...

1st August 2014

Rent collection is an important part of a property manager’s or landlord’s job. And with no rent defaults in our 25 years of property management, it’s a task that Bridgman Property Management has mastered. Here’s how we do it… 1. …

Tenant problems: 3 steps to dealing with tenants

Tenant problems: 3 steps to dealing with tenants.

1st June 2014

Dealing with tenant problems is part and parcel of a landlord or property manager’s job. And it can be a very stressful part of your job – if you let it be! The key to dealing with tenant problems is: …

The sliding scale of rental property inspections…

Discover how to carry out rental property inspections on a sliding scale, so that your property management suits all tenant types.

1st March 2014

Here in New Zealand, the industry standard for rental property inspections varies between 3, 4 or 6 months… yet under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 it allows for rental property inspections once every 4 weeks. More frequent rental property inspections …

How to deal with re-occurring late rent payments

Manual Rent Collection is an effective (if unpopular) method of dealing with re-occurring late rent payments.

1st April 2013

Dealing with one-off late rent payments is one thing: but what should you do if your tenant is repeatedly late with their rent? If regular late payments are ailing your property investment, you need to do two things: first of …

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