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  • Photo of Don’t be a fire risk: Preparing rentals for bushfire season

    Don’t be a fire risk: Preparing rentals for bushfire season

    With bushfire season starting earlier, and lasting longer, landlords and property professionals need to make sure investments and incomes are better protected should disaster strike, says insurance leader Sharon Fox-Slater.  This comment comes on the back of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service being forced to bring forward the start of its bushfire danger…

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  • Photo of Beepo and Rockend partner to provide accreditation for offshore employees

    Beepo and Rockend partner to provide accreditation for offshore employees

    Adequate training is usually one of the biggest challenges in implementing offshore teams. One of the main issues has always been the struggle with a large number of unique software products along with legislative and geographical knowledge requirements. But Beepo has recently decided to tackle this challenge head-on by partnering with Rockend to develop trained resources,…

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  • Photo of Strong financial results for rent.com.au

    Strong financial results for rent.com.au

    Rental property website rent.com.au has reported strong results for the 2018 financial year, noting revenue growth of 41 per cent. The company, which specialises in rental property searches and associated products, released their full financial year results yesterday morning, stating revenue for 2017/18 was $2,324,880 - up from $1,654,395 in 2016/17. In their report to…

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  • Photo of Rent.com.au launches first mobile app

    Rent.com.au launches first mobile app

    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…

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  • Photo of Vivien Yap adds Senior Property Manager to her team at Ray White Dalkieth Claremont

    Vivien Yap adds Senior Property Manager to her team at Ray White Dalkieth Claremont

    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…

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  • Photo of Fiona Nichols joins Coronis Property Management team

    Fiona Nichols joins Coronis Property Management team

    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…

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  • Photo of 2018 PPM National Property Management Award finalists announced

    2018 PPM National Property Management Award finalists announced

    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…

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  • Photo of LPMA 2018 Annual Award Winners Announced

    LPMA 2018 Annual Award Winners Announced

    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…

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  • Photo of The suburbs helping rentvestors outperform homeowners

    The suburbs helping rentvestors outperform homeowners

    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…

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  • Photo of Homie, a personal house-hunting service for renters

    Homie, a personal house-hunting service for renters

    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…

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  • Photo of Chatbots are coming to an apartment near you

    Chatbots are coming to an apartment near you

    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…

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  • Photo of Morgan Stanley report shows Airbnb growth has slowed overseas but Australian data tells a different story

    Morgan Stanley report shows Airbnb growth has slowed overseas but Australian data tells a different story

    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…

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  • Photo of Global Consumer Group Launches Push for New South Wales Government to Ban Rent-Bidding Apps

    Global Consumer Group Launches Push for New South Wales Government to Ban Rent-Bidding Apps

    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…

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  • Photo of Winter Olympian, The Urban List and Josh’s Rainbow Eggs take centre stage at the PM Leadership Summit

    Winter Olympian, The Urban List and Josh’s Rainbow Eggs take centre stage at the PM Leadership Summit

    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…

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