Jan Malmstrom

Jan Malmstrom

Jan Malmstrom has had 35 years in the real estate industry, always with a specific interest in property management. Jan is currently Head of Property Management at Investors Direct. For more information visit: idfg.com.au
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    Still Got a Long Way to Go

    Once upon a time, Property Managers routinely rode around their suburb or town on their bikes to collect the rent. While technology has changed the industry for the better, there are still many improvements that can be made – including a consistent and national approach to legislation. Young or new property managers couldn’t be expected to know how far our industry has advanced over the last ten or even twenty years, …

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    Paving the Way for Growth

    Jan Malmstrom is without a doubt one of Australia’s most loved and experienced property management professionals. In this article, she generously gives Leased her top 10 tips for rent roll growth. The focus of most property managers and business owners is normally on the growth of their asset – the rent roll. If this is not the case in your business, …

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    Professional Investors – Are You Ready For a New Type of Client?

    It is widely recognised that property management is changing, particularly with respect to how investors are now viewing their property assets. Story by Jan Malmstrom. Our industry has recognised for some time that the vast majority of tenants now choose to rent.This is the complete reverse of the situation of not too many years ago when the rental population was made up of people who simply had to rent – they were unable to put a deposit together or they didn’t have the capacity to meet mortgage repayments, …

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    Property Management – No Longer “Just a Job”- Now a Career Path

    Those property managers who, like me, have been around for a number of years would know that the perception of property management as a job choice has changed for the better. And that’s a great thing! The days are long gone when rental properties were somehow looked after by the ‘girl’ behind the front counter and the management of properties was considered something an agency had to do because they had sold a client an investment property. …

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    Expect the Unexpected

    When times are tough you need to be proactive in finding ways to add value for your clients. Communicating the benefits of landlord insurance might be an initiative that saves them thousands. Jan Malmstrom discovered some scenarios where appropriate insurance meant happy landlords. For a property manager, there is also an obligation to the landlord to minimise their loss by preparing the property for re-letting as quickly as possible. …

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    Train, train, train: the PM’s mantra

    Property Managers know all about the metaphor of needing to wear many different hats to get their job done. You may need to throw footwear into the metaphor as well, because you’ll be training like an athlete in order to stay ahead of the game. Story by Jan Malmstrom. Any professional athlete or sportsperson will tell you their success is the direct result of better and more consistent training, …

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    The Changing Face of Tenancy

    We often report on the growth of Property Management as a career and as a standalone component of the real estate industry, but what is driving this important trend and how can we capitalise on it? Story by Jan Malmstrom. Not too many years ago, the only people who tenanted rental properties were those who simply couldn’t afford the ‘Australian Dream’. …

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