EPM: News

  • Rental property website rent.com.au have announced they will launch a mobile app for IOS and Android this week. In an ASX announcement, the company said the app would bring all the “unique and useful features” the platform already has alongside a range of “unique new features”. According to the announcement, 60 per cent of the current customers using the platform…

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  • Vivien Yap has further extended her team, bringing on Fiona Short as a Senior Property Manager. Ms Short joins Ray White Dalkeith | Claremont with over 15 years’ experience in the property management industry. She firmly believes communication is the key to a successful property management business. “Whether you know the answer or not … as long as you’re communicating and being…

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  • Fiona Nichols has joined the Coronis leadership team in the position of Training and Development Manager. Starting in real estate more than 13 years ago, Ms Nichols has headed up several property management departments at Ray White, Johnston Dixon and most recently Devcorp Services. Property Management Director Jodi Ford said Ms Nichols was a valuable addition to the team and brought…

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  • The finalists have been announced for the 2018 PPM National Property Management Awards. The PPM Group received more than 135 submissions across eight categories. The judge’s feedback back was that this year the level of submissions were exceptional with many of the category nominees being very close. Here are the finalists in each of the eight categories: Property Manager of…

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  • The annual Leading Property Managers Association Awards night was held on May 10th at The Star on the Gold Coast with over 400 industry guests in attendance. LPMA Australia National Manager, Jodie Stainton said, “It was an extraordinary night rewarding extraordinary efforts! All of our finalists worked so hard to get to this point so it was amazing putting on…

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  • The technique of rentvesting has become increasingly popular with property investors around the country. Now new research from LocationScore.com.au shows the suburbs where renters are paying less than homeowners for the same lifestyle. The property research site has identified the top suburbs around the country where renters are paying less than owners to enjoy the same top-notch lifestyle. In NSW…

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  • A UK start-up is taking the time and legwork out of finding rental accommodation by offering a personal service which matches prospective tenants with properties, then schedules viewings and takes them on a tour of what’s available. Known as Homie, the service is making serious inroads into the London market, catering to busy professionals, expats and students who are short…

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  • As anyone who has ever worked in strata management can appreciate, often inquiries and complaints relate to similar things – Can I book a facility? What day is bin day? And that good old strata living gem, how do I make a noise complaint? A new service called Strata.chat sees chatbots taking on some of this repetitive grunt work, allowing…

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  • According to a recent report from Morgan Stanley, as awareness of security issues rises, Airbnb’s growth slows. The third annual AlphaWise survey saw the researcher drop their prediction of Airbnb growth by over 50 per cent, from 29 per cent to 12 per cent, in the EU/US. However, the data in Australia tells a much more concerning story for property…

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  • SumOfUs, an international consumer group with more than 170,000 members in Australia has called on the New South Wales Government to ban the spread of “pernicious and mercenary” new rent-bidding apps. They say the apps – US-based Rentberry and local apps Property Connect and RentWolf – will push up rental prices by forcing applicants into rent-bidding wars. Victorian Premier Daniel…

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  • On the 7th and 8th March, a Winter Olympian, The Urban List and Josh’s Rainbow Eggs will take centre stage at the Property Management Leadership Summit on the Gold Coast. Connecting principals, heads of PM department, BDMs and career property managers with experts from outside the real estate industry, the summit empowers delegates with leading tools, new technologies and bold…

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  • Console Group have announced the introduction of Console Pay as a new capability in their flagship property management and trust accounting software, Console Gateway. Console Pay powered Ezidebit, is now officially the first fully-integrated payment solution on the market. The integration provides full visibility of payment information and the ability to manage changes to payment schedules, such as rent increases,…

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  • McGrath Estate Agents have announced the return of Michael Conolly as Head of Network Property Management for McGrath. Mr Conolly is one of Australia’s most respected experts in property management with over 28 years’ experience in residential, commercial and business management. He has extensive leadership experience including roles as State Manager of multi-billion-dollar asset portfolios. Mr Conolly returns to McGrath…

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    Property Management Leadership Summit presenter, ireviloution Founder and Managing Director Jo-Anne Oliveri, recently shared her insights on the real impact technology has on the business of property management, and why it is so important for principals to understand. Speaking with Elite Agent, Jo-Anne says technology has changed things but property management has remained the same. “Whilst technology has enabled principals to…

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