EPM

  • I’ve been thinking about what property managers often say are their stress triggers and the things which make property management difficult at times. Property management is often referred to as the ugly sibling to sales and other sectors of our industry, and that’s because if we all had smooth-sailing tenancies the need for property management wouldn’t exist. Property managers have a…

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  • It’s hardly an industry secret that the rental market is hot right now, with economic trends and more stringent lending criteria seeing the great Australian home ownership dream make way for a more transient living experience. realestate.com.au’s Kul Singh explains the shift is resulting in rental searches outstripping sales in some areas. It’s also seeing rental properties in many suburbs spending…

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  • You can’t say when it began exactly. You were happy in your role,  and the culture of your organisation felt a perfect fit. But somewhere along the way a nagging sense of discontent has crept into your daily experience at work. Sunday nights feel depressing, and you might be feeling bored – or worse – angry. If this sounds familiar, it’s likely…

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  • 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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  • With so many tasks to oversee, team members to supervise and clients to communicate with – not to mention finding the time to market your business – it can sometimes feel like you’re running on empty as a property management principal. But the good news is that there is a way to structure your business so your operations run like clockwork…

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  • Firstly, if you or your team are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you are not alone. As someone who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, I know this concern has been shared often by many principals and property management team members across the nation. The role of a property manager is extremely complex. The diversity of the…

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  • The latest Perceptions of Property Managers report examines the quality of service landlords and tenants receive from agents. It found that while the majority of landlords – 56 per cent – received good or excellent service from their property managers, 16 per cent of landlords experienced poor service and an additional 28 per cent received average service. Tenants reported an even…

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  • Rebecca Halton As the CEO of LJ Hooker City Residential in Perth, Rebecca has a lot on her plate. Leading two offices and a sizeable rent roll in a fairly tough market, efficiency and cost-effectiveness were two of the top concerns for Rebecca’s business. She now has five staff members from Beepo working across both her offices. “We have three staff…

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  • It may seem like an outdated process to some, but conducting regular performance reviews across the property management department is a sure-fire way to motivate and reward your staff while driving the bottom line. WHY DO AN ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW? Clarity A performance review can be a great opportunity to get some one-on-one feedback from your employees and understand what their…

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  • No matter how diligent an agent you are, sometimes issues arise and you can find a tenant or landlord accusing you of failing in your duties. This is where Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance is a safety net, protecting you from financial loss following a claim of negligence against you by covering your legal defence costs and damages payable. PI cover is a…

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  • Branka Stankovic’s motto in life is simple: never give up. It’s a phrase many a person touts but few truly live by, yet Branka has the evidence and life experience to back it up. The then 21-year-old didn’t give up when civil unrest broke out in her home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina following the declaration of independence in 1992.…

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  • What if I told you that you could have anything you want in your career if you were prepared to do one thing? All you have to do is focus on one key strategy each week for the next 12 months, and your year will be even bigger and better than you could ever imagine! Here are the steps to help you get…

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  • With 11 years in property management under her belt, Jessica Melling is somewhat of an expert. It’s this passion and knowledge that drives her in her current role as BDM at LJ Hooker Robina and Mudgeeraba, where she also oversees the property management team across both offices, as well as working with Burleigh Waters and Burleigh Heads. “As a team we’re growing rapidly.…

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  • Q. I know that growth needs to be a focus for 2019, but I don’t know where to start to make sure the team are on board with this goal. When considering growth my first question is always, ‘Why do you want to grow the portfolio?’ Be clear on this as it’s important to get the team on board. You will…

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