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AWESOME LANDLORDS ATTRACT AWESOME TENANTS

May 23, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

It’s a simple matter of 1 + 1 = 2… When a landlord manages their investment at an optimal level, it equals happy, longer term tenants who will take great care of their property. But being a terrific landlord does take some work. Understandably, some landlords think they only need to view their investments through […]

AVOID THESE SELLING MISTAKES

May 16, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

The sales process can be a roller coaster ride and things can go wrong.If you are about to place your property on the market, to limit your financial and emotional stress, here are some mistakes you may want to avoid. 1. Not hiring a professional to sell your home Why would a seller want to […]

What is my home worth?

May 15, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

When it comes to selling property, “How much is your house worth?” can be on par with the “How long is a piece of string?” question. There are dozens of factors that determine the price of a property, and an astute Vendor needs to weigh up all of them.  Pricing a property incorrectly – too […]

LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONSHIPS – TURNING SOUR INTO SWEET

May 8, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Sometimes this partnership is divided by the proverbial wedge due to unavoidable circumstances, but it can also be the actions and attitudes of the people involved that create disharmony. Here are some of the ‘lemons’ that can turn a tenant-landlord relationship sour and the role a top notch Property Manager can play in each situation. […]

PROPERTY INVESTORS – MANAGE RISK, PROTECT ASSET

April 29, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Investing in property has the ability to improve your bank account — but as a landlord, it is your responsibility to provide safe accommodation. It’s essential that you manage the following risks and hazards within your investment property to protect both your asset and its residents.  Property is an excellent source of passive income, which […]

LOOKING FOR AN EGG-CELLENT PROPERTY MANAGER?

April 17, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Are you becoming a basket case looking after your rental property? Are you hopping mad at your current property manager?  Come and talk to us – we are all ears.   Maintaining a property and looking after renters can leave you egg-xhausted.  You have to make sure your property is up to code and maintained, […]

10 Landlord leasing mistakes

April 16, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

If you’ve been con­sid­er­ing rent­ing out a house you own, or buy­ing a house to rent out, you have things to think about. Although a rental house can be a good way to earn some extra money, it’s not always the easi­est. If you want to rent it out, it has to be man­aged cor­rectly, […]

Why Real Estate Agent Referral Sites Can Be Misleading

April 11, 2019

Landlord Purchaser Sales Vendor

Basically, here’s how it works. You go to a referral site and ask them to find you an agent to sell your property. They come back to you with a short list of the ‘best agents’ in the area, but what they don’t tell you is that the first three or four agents they contacted […]

Expect the unexpected

April 4, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

When you choose an agent, be aware that how the agent manages all the ups and downs of the selling process will determine the final sales result. You need an experienced agent who understands the risks and manages them to a successful outcome. Some of the unexpected obstacles that could present themselves might create some […]

Negotiating Buyers' maximum price and Sellers' maximum price

March 25, 2019

Sales Vendor

If you have sold your property or you are currently negotiating a contract would you take the opportunity to ask the buyer whether or not they would or could pay more? In our experience when this question is asked there are generally 2 answers: “Yes I would have though I wasn’t asked to” “No, I […]

Some Traits to Look For in a Real Estate Agent

March 12, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

It can be a difficult challenge for a Vendor to find a suitable Real Estate Agent to help them with one of the most important transactions they may ever undertake: the sale of their home. With Agents having such a diverse range of skills and personalities, it can be hard to determine which Agent is […]

Allowing Pets - Pros and Cons

March 5, 2019

Landlord Tenant

Landlords are put off by prospective Tenants with pets. Why? Because they have a perception that pets will cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to their investment and they will be left with the clean-up bill. But if a Tenant has proof they are a responsible pet owner should they change their minds? Outlined […]

Pets and Rentals

February 28, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Even though we are a nation of pet lovers, finding a rental property that allows pets can be rather difficult. This situation is causing many people stress, and being unable to find a property where pets are welcome, tenants resort to desperate measures, such as giving up their pet or keeping it a secret – […]

Meet your match!

February 13, 2019

Landlord Property Management Sales Vendor

Were you looking for “the one” this Valentine’s Day? You know, someone who will be attentive to your wants and needs, always openly communicate with you and be there for you whenever you call? Yes? Well, then you’ve come to the right place! That is, if you’re talking about finding a real estate agent that’s […]

Lower Commissions - Are they better for the seller?

February 7, 2019

Sales Vendor

If you pay your Real Estate Agent a lower commission, will you make a greater profit? It is understandable that you want to pay a lower commission and lower fees, but that shouldn’t be your sole consideration when comparing Real Estate Agents. If an Agent is promising you a surprisingly high sale price and is […]

Buy or sell first?

January 23, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

Juggling settlement without dropping the ball It’s a common conundrum – how do you balance buying a home while selling the old one? If it’s your own home that you’re putting on the market, the stakes are even higher. You don’t want to be paying two mortgages, but you don’t want to lack a roof […]

Open for inspections - What are the benefits?

January 21, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

In the real estate world, we give our own type of tours through available homes, they’re called open for inspection (aka inspection, OFI or open house)—and, they not only benefit the seller but the buyer and real estate agent as well.   Here are a few reasons why open houses will always be appealing for many […]

Time to hire a Property Manager?

January 15, 2019

Landlord Property Management Tenant

Is it time to hire a for your investment property? For many investment property owners, regulating their properties and Tenants is not their only profession. But, when you take on the title of Landlord, there is, unquestionably, a lot of responsibility that goes along with it. Of course, it is possible to manage an investment […]

7 Pricing Myths

January 7, 2019

Purchaser Sales Vendor

Pricing your own home is hard, what with all the history and hopes this magic number entails. Of course, you want to make a profit. Of course, all that money you spent installing a swimming pool or a half-bath will be recouped, because you’re leaving your digs in better shape than when you bought it, right? Right? Well, not necessarily. Too many home […]

Five ways to fool burglars while you're away for the holidays

December 19, 2018

Landlord Property Management Purchaser Sales Tenant Tennant Vendor

We’re heading into the Christmas holiday season, which may have many of us feeling very merry. However, for any would-be burglars out there, the upcoming holiday may seem like the perfect opportunity to get their “Grinchy” ways in gear. After all, homes are typically filled with a little more gifts and goodies during this festive […]