Brock Fisher

Brock Fisher is the National Manager, Operational Excellence for Little Real Estate, Australia’s largest property management business. His industry experience spans more than two decades and covers all roles you will find in a property management team. Having worked with some of the country’s biggest and most innovative businesses, he loves the challenge of large scale operations, integrations and ensuring teams have the right tools and support to succeed. For more information visit littlerealestate.com.au
  • Most businesses could do with saving a few dollars, a good way to do that is to review your systems and find more cost-effective solutions. The proliferation of rideshare options is a simple and excellent example of how paying more for a service doesn’t mean that you have a better experience or get better value. Does paying more for the…

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  • What strikes me when I think back to the start of my accidental property management career in 1998 is that the fundamentals of what we do are still very much the same. Sure, our trust accounting software is now a bit fancier. We market properties on the internet and take online bookings to view them. We usually do our inspections on an app rather than with pen…

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  • Regardless of their title, everyone in a team can demonstrate leadership. The more people who show it, the less it matters whose title is what. But ultimately there will be a manager who is accountable for the performance of the team, and the way that person goes about their work is a critical element of success or failure. Brock Fisher…

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  • A CURSORY GLANCE THROUGH any of our industry social media groups shows story after story about the trials and tribulations of being responsible for the dreaded after-hours ‘emergency’ phone. In an industry renowned for staff churn and burnout, Brock Fisher asks: Why does it have to be this way? In a previous role was on call 24 hours a day,…

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  • Technology is ultimately about improving the customer experience as opposed to causing angst. However, in some cases, when used improperly, it has been known to do just that. Brock Fisher explains the pitfalls of three scenarios from his previous experiences that you may wish to consider in your own technology setup. As Steve Jobs once said, “You’ve got to start…

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  • What is the best way to collect and measure how your clients feel about your services? Brock Fisher outlines the key elements and most common mistakes. If you are passionate about measuring the customer experience and keen to implement measuring tools, there are two books that you should read: The Ultimate Question and The Ultimate Question 2.0 by Fred Reichheld.…

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  • PAYING A PROPERTY MANAGER a percentage of income generated by the properties they manage seems to have some obvious benefits and is discussed often. But is it all plain sailing? Brock Fisher looks at the pros and cons. FROM THE BUSINESS perspective, paying a revenue split allows the wage-to-gross-income ratio of the business to be optimised and managed effectively. From…

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  • LAST ISSUE, BROCK FISHER discussed his findings in scaling a PM business. But if you really want to grow while staying productive and profitable, you’ll need to study these as well. SIMPLICITY – IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE All businesses need great systems and procedures. I love a system and a process that works. But to work effectively and be fully…

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  • BROCK FISHER TAKES AN HONEST LOOK back at the learning curve he experienced when he joined Rental Express after managing a much smaller rent roll. Before Rental Express, the biggest department I had worked in managed 500 properties. Now, working in a multi-layered business looking after 4,500 properties, with organic growth of 900-plus properties per year, has been quite an…

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  • IS THERE A CEILING on the portfolio size for an individual property manager? Could you improve your capacity by 20 per cent while still doing a great job? Brock Fisher, COO of Rental Express, takes a look at both the myths and the possibilities. ‘HOW MANY properties can a property manager manage?’ This is one question I hear a lot…

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