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.

How to attract an A1 tenant from Day One

Whereas a scruffy property attracts less-than-desirable tenants, a neat property is likely to attract neat tenants.

1st January 2016

The minute you start marketing your property for let, it’s like trying to attract the best applicant on merit. Just like a job application, your property needs to have a ‘first-in, best-dressed’ mentality. That’s because your property is competing against …

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 …

Discover the one thing you should never, ever say to your tenant…

If you want your tenants to pay the rent on time and generally act like good tenants, you should never ever say this one thing to them...

1st October 2014

In a game of chess, every move is dependent on the move of the other player. So a good chess player will pre-empt the various moves the opposition player makes, to counter any threats before they happen. The last thing …

How to master tenant communication – the easy way

Tenant communication: Here’s how to master it - the easy way.

1st February 2014

There’s silence as the tuxedoed magician puts his white-gloved hand into the shiny black top hat. The magician pauses to make eye contact with the audience. The audience catch the magician’s steadying gaze, and holds its collective breath. The tension …

Why you need to keep an eye on these clues in between property inspections

Tenants leave many clues on the property exterior, and you don’t need to do full property inspections to find them. Here’s what to look for.

1st November 2013

There are many things you can learn about your tenants in-between property inspections. Have you ever noticed how many ‘clues’ tenants leave outside the property? Small clues can often hint at a problem with the tenancy. If you pick up …

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 …

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 …

How to build a relationship and gain your tenants respect

Gaining respect from tenants is all about walking the walk as well as talking the talk.

14th November 2012

Fact: it’s hard to take hypocritical people seriously. You know, there the ones with the “do as I say, not as I do” approach to life. Sure, they might have the gift of the gab and promise great things, but …

Speak softly and carry a big stick: achieving firm and respectful outcomes in property management

Theodore Roosevelt’s ideology of “speak softly and carry a big” stick achieves respectful outcomes in property management.

1st October 2012

Theodore Roosevelt underwent a prolonged political battle while he was Governor of New York, but eventually came out to be the winner. He attributed his success to a West African proverb that teaches, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; …

How to get your tenants to respect you – and your property

If you can get your tenants to respect you from Day One, chances are they’ll respect your property too. Here’s how to set a high standard in property management that’ll command respect.

14th September 2012

There’s no doubt about it: first impressions do matter. Even when you were a kid at school, it took you mere moments to realise that you had to put on your best behaviour for the strict, suit-clad English teacher… whereas …

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