Heidi Walkinshaw

Heidi Walkinshaw has been immersed in property management for over 14 years, dealing in all aspects from leasing, property management, business development and team management. Heidi brings enthusiasm and energy to Real Plus and is passionate about system implementation; procedures and staff training that can assist in reducing stress and saving time while helping clients. For more info visit realplus.com.au.
  • Q. I’ve realised that most of the training I did in 2018 hasn’t really stuck and I’ve fallen back into old habits. How can I get better about implementing the things I learn in training sessions and conferences while juggling my property management workload? It can be challenging when you are attending so many training sessions and learning, as well…

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  • Our love of the bells, dings, whistles supplied by technology has created an addiction. As a result, we find that our brains are in the process of being rewired to cope with the demands that technology places on our everyday lives. Recent studies have shown that our physiology has evolved, leading to altered memory, sleep patterns and even our attention…

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  • Q. I have so many different programs to use on a daily basis and still the emails and calls don’t stop! Where can I make our tech more efficient? Day to day property management demands and the changes that are constantly happening with technology can at times be incredibly overwhelming. One of the things that we can do in trying…

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  • Q. I have recently been promoted into a team leader role. How do I get on top of my time management with the added workload? Firstly, congratulations on your promotion and jumping into the next phase of your career! While it can be exciting to begin a new role, it can be daunting as you try to take into account all…

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  • WHEN IT COMES to managing teams in property management, one of the most vital aspects is remembering to keep them safe both in the office and on the road. Heidi Walkinshaw suggests six ways to minimise the inevitable risks. As I prepare training programs and consult with teams, one topic that is regularly raised is that of the safety of…

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  • Q. The thought of Tribunal and the process is daunting. How can I be more prepared? One of the first things to remember is to breathe. Tribunal is one of those areas in property management that can prove challenging and often is entwined with an element of stress. One way of reducing that stress is your level of preparation. Being well…

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    Q. I can never seem to find enough hours in my day and my workload just seems to be increasing with the demands of my clients. How do I find more time? One of the first things to remember is that we all have the same number of hours in the day. It’s what we plan for and set about…

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  • It’s only fair that our EPM readers get their questions answered in the same way that our Elite Agent readers are able to ‘Ask the Coach’. Ready to help in 2018 with no question too big or too small is the expert coach from Real+, Heidi Walkinshaw. Q. I know there is opportunity for my team and me to be more…

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  • WHEN IT COMES TO the engine room of a real estate business, the importance of the administrator in keeping the business running well can often be overlooked. Heidi Walkinshaw from Real+ explains the skills a good administrator needs to have across both sales and property management. WHILE THERE are many functions that with technology can now become automated, a personality…

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  • When was the last time you gave your property management department a compete service checkup? Is it in the best shape to help you achieve your goals for 2017? Heidi Walkinshaw of Real+ takes a look at some of the key areas that might be in need of a tune up. When we set out our goals at the beginning…

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  • How many people do you talk to in the course of a day? In real estate the people we meet are from all walks of life, meaning we have to manage a range of personalities and expectations, and all with differing styles of communication. Heidi Walkinshaw outlines a few points to bear in mind when it comes to getting the…

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    Beyonce, Oprah and Branson all have the same 24 hours in a day that you do, but as a property manager what has changed in recent times are the expectations of what you are able to get done in a day. Heidi Walkinshaw reveals how to rethink the constant multi-tasking and discover how to use your brain and a clever app…

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  • Heidi Walkinshaw from Real Plus offers some tips and suggestions to make your inspection rounds that little bit easier. Routines, periodics, ingoings, commencements, vacates, finals: whatever you like to call them, when it comes to office tasks we often find this is one that tends to take a segue into Neverland and is sometimes forgotten. Your inspections don’t need to…

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  • Heidi Walkinshaw discusses how to get your time management and productivity under control, even taking into account the odd inevitable emergency. Time! That elusive beast that makes minutes turn into hours and days into weeks all in the blink of an eye, sometimes leaving us wondering ‘how on earth do I fit everything in?’ The demands on property management teams…

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