Property Managers Auckland
Why choose Bridgman property managers for your Auckland rental property?
Property managers in Auckland do not all offer the same services! Here are 9 reasons why our real estate property management service is ideal for discerning Auckland landlords:
1. FREE Annual Property Maintenance Report
Property management is all about keeping your properties in top condition. To ensure that your asset is well protected, an experienced building inspector reports on the interior and exterior of your property every year – for free.
This Report is completed for all our clients’ properties every year – and we’re the first property management company in the country to offer this at no additional cost. It’s all included in the annual management fee. You can read more about the Annual Property Maintenance Report here.
2. No commission on small property repairs
We don’t apply a mark-up or commission for maintenance work to the value of $3,000. Yet these mark-ups are commonly charged by other real estate property management companies – and can quickly erode your profitability on your property.
3. Zero tolerance policy on late rental payments
We’re in the business of rent collection: that means collecting your rent on time, every time.
While there are other real estate property management companies that promise zero tolerance on late payments, the difference is that Bridgman Property Management will make contact with the tenant within 24 hoursand personally visit them, if required, to collect the outstanding rent. We’re one of the very few property management companies which operate an in-house collections service.
From experience, we’ve learnt that when a tenant knows that the landlord will visit them to collect the rent, then payment problems tend not to arise. To date, this means that in our 25 years of real estate property management, we’ve never once had a rent default.
4. Full service to landlords
As your Property Manager, we’ll do everything from selecting tenants; conducting background checks; property inspections every 4 months… and that’s all included in the management fee, there are no extra fees on top of this. Best of all, you have online access to your account statements, inspection reports and property photos.
5. Experienced Property Manager with an outstanding track record
Barry Bridgman of Bridgman Property Management has been managing his own investment property portfolio for 25 years.
During this time, there has never been any occurrence of rent defaults or property damage… and Barry’s goal is to achieve the same result for your property!
6. Exclusive, personal service for landlords
All properties are managed personally by Barry Bridgman, your Property Manager: your valuable investment is never left in the hands of juniors. The service is exclusive as Barry Bridgman only manages a maximum of 60 properties at any time. Most other Property Managers in Auckland will try and juggle a portfolio of 100 to 250 properties: this is not good news for you, the property investor, who wants your valuable asset to be taken care of!
With Bridgman Property Management’s exclusive approach you’ll receive attentive, personalised service every time. That means that you’ll be treated as an individual, and never just another number.
7. No conflicts of interest because we’re independent
Have you noticed how many property management companies are linked to real estate companies? The number of properties that pass from the real estate sales team to the in-house Property Manager and then back to the sales team is very high. And this to-ing and fro-ing means that the real estate company can clip the ticket numerous times on the same property!
You don’t have that worry with Bridgman Property Management: being independent, our goal is to provide you with a first-class service so that you get the best possible returns on your property investment.
8. On call 24/7
Real estate property management doesn’t sleep! We’re on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deal with those after-hour emergencies, to minimise any damage to your property.
9. Focused on your profitability
You’ll be better off in a number of ways when you choose us as your real estate property management provider. Find out why you’ll be better off with Bridgman Property Management.
Real estate property management service areas
Bridgman Property Management’s services are available in the central Auckland suburbs shaded in the map below, with the exception of Auckland CBD and Viaduct Harbour.
Barry is a regular contributor on www.PropertyTalk.com, a global, independent property investment forum, and is the Auckland Events Coordinator for PropertyTalk.com.
Barry is also a convener for the APIA (Auckland Property Investors’ Association) Central Group and attends the monthly APIA keynote meetings at Alexandra Park. He has been a member of APIA since 1998; was a Board Member for the 2007-8 period; and has been actively involved with running APIA Local Groups since 2007.
Barry is a member of the Auckland Independent Property Managers Group.
About Barry Bridgman
Offering a 24/7 real estate property management service, it’s probably little surprise that coffee is an important part of Barry’s life, and one which he enjoys very much. Fortunately, the central Auckland suburb area in which Barry works provides an excellent range of cafés and coffee shops, as well as restaurants.
Dining out with friends is another of Barry’s favourite things: Asian and Indian foods are firm favourites.
Fortunately, living in Auckland makes it a pleasure to walk off those calories in pleasant surroundings (well, provided it’s not raining…). Weather-permitting, Barry enjoys three 5km walks each week around his neighbourhood in Mt Albert. (Yes, there are some good cafés en route..!)
Work history and background
Barry Bridgman has been self-employed since 1985 with 25 years’ experience in the engineering consulting and construction industries.This experience has been gained in draughting and design, contract documentation, project management and site supervision.
Barry’s career spans a wide range of industries including milk processing, water and wastewater treatment, chemical processing, pulp and paper, steel milling, broadband cable television, geothermal power stations and building services. Building services work included: office and commercial buildings, primary, secondary and tertiary educational facilities and specialist restaurant complexes.
Barry spent the first few years contracting to engineering consultants as an electrical design draughtsman, with notable projects being the electrical design for a $200million paper mill and the total re-design and reinstatement of a Bay of Plenty dairy factory following the 1987 earthquake. Later, Barry worked as an electrical engineer to consultants and design and build construction companies throughout New Zealand and the UK. Projects were located in such diverse locations as the Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
He returned to New Zealand in 1993 and was happy to quit engineering in 2005. His passion has always been property, and he’s happy to be working full time as a Property Manager in Auckland. (And not just because of the good coffee!)
Barry has also completed the New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (NZCE) at AUT in 1984.
Hint: If your property does need any renovation or maintenance work, the management and supervision of this work is in very experienced hands!
Contact Barry now if you’d like to meet him over a coffee to discuss your property management needs.
Property investment is Barry’s passion
Barry has been managing his own investment property portfolio for 25 years. During this time, there has never been any occurrence of rent defaults or property damage… and Barry’s goal is to achieve the same for your property.
Barry’s personal property investments are all in the Central Auckland suburbs, so they’re areas he knows well. Especially as he’s also lived in the area for more than 18 years.
If you’d like to get the best return on your rental property, do get in touch!
Barry Bridgman, NZCE
Director and Property Manager
Bridgman Property Management Limited