When we first started our Property Investment journey we self managed our properties to help keep costs as low as possible. We felt we could look after the property just as well as any property manager. We completely understand your desire to save on property management fees and look after your own property, particularly if you live locally.
The key to a good, long term tenancy is getting the right tenant in the first instance.
Searching Is Now Online
Few tenants still use print medium for sourcing somewhere to live, especially in the past five years. Most potential tenants now browse www.realestate.com.au as their first option when looking at rental properties.
It allows them to search for a suitable property, view all the images and lodge an application form from the comfort of their lounge and laptop, saving them time and petrol in the process. This is particularly the case with properties in the mid to higher-priced brackets, such as houses and good quality townhouses and units. It is easier than the printed classifieds, and they can find exactly where a property is, thanks to Google Maps.
This can be a real negative for private landlords who cannot access any reputable online real estate services as they are only available through a licensed real estate agent. It is surprising how many newcomers to Cairns search and secure a property before they arrive, having used www.realestate.com.au
Helping you find a quality tenant
We understand you may not want to use a Property Manager for you rentals but finding a good tenant can be difficult – so we’re here to help.
Our service includes:
TICA is a national database which helps provide previous rental history on an applicant. This is a crucial component of checking who will be living in your investment property, as applicants with a bad history (property damage or rental arrears, for example) seek out private landlords knowing they are unable to access this information. For more information relating to TICA please visit their website.
The cost of this service to you?
A flat fee of one week’s rent. There will be no further costs from Property Ladder Realty.
This rent is only payable if we find you a tenant. If you find a suitable tenant beforehand, then there is no charge from Property Ladder Realty, and you continue to manage your property on a day-to-day basis.
Speak to Property Ladder Realty today for the best expertise and advise.