Realestate.com.au’s Rent Specialist, Kurtis Pirotta, sits down with a local tenant to discuss exactly how tenants are using their service these days to locate rentals from TheOnsiteManager. There’s a lot of great information here about how we can tailor our marketing strategy to capitalise on tenant search methods. Check it out!Read More →

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After the runaway success (and promptly copied 😉) 2018 awards night – we’re thrilled to announce the official 2019 Industry Excellence Awards. The awards night will be November 22nd, at The Warehouse Function Centre in Fortitude Valley, an amazing multi-level function facility with a rooftop bar and space for 400 guests. We look forward to a sensational evening of fun and celebration as we acknowledge the service providers who gave their all in 2019 and made our industry a strong, exciting and amazing field in which to operate. As always, all winners are decided by the most nominations from our onsite managers – so rememberRead More →

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Industry experts will provide a full industry overview covering Legal, Brokering, Finance, Accounting and more. Join us for an in-depth educational event on the Management Rights industry. Hear from Industry Experts including: Think Management Rights Narelle Filmer & Wayne & Linda Stoll Agents, First National Think Management Rights The team at Think Management Rights have been involved in the Management Rights Industry for over 20 years and have been brokering for the past 10 years as directors of their own agency. They have owned and operated a number of their own Management Rights businesses and understand the complexities of the industry. This team have soldRead More →

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As we explained recently in this article, the net benefit of upgraded listings is greater than their cost, meaning they actually save owners money rather than costing it. Well, we’ve now sat down with RealEstate.com.au who have painstakingly reviewed our listing data and composited a beautiful 30 page report quantifying EXACTLY how much that net benefit equates to, and the numbers are staggering. Even I was surprised – EVERY onsite manager needs to read this article. Lets break it down! What is a Feature Listing Feature listings appear ahead of Standard listings Interactive photo carousel highlights the best features Receive 1.6x more Average Views thanRead More →

Back when real estate wasn’t as expensive, multipliers weren’t as high and banks didn’t care as much about serviceability as they did security, buying a lot with a business all worked without much of an issue. That has changed (noticeably for high value real estate with shorter term management rights agreements), which has led to us receiving lots of requests from clients about separating their lot from their management rights business.  Every management rights business is different. There are no hard and fast rules, but in general terms, these are the issues that come if you want to consider doing breaking that link. Let’s startRead More →

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As some of you will no doubt have figured out by now, I have a weakness for cars.  Old cars, new cars, fast cars, slow cars, even electric cars and the occasional motorcycle. I am fascinated by cars and the auto industry. This basic flaw in my good judgement has led to me investing wisely in a few vehicles, much to the dismay of the managing director.  By wise investment I mean spending more than said vehicles will ever be worth and then justifying the “investment” by grossly overinflating the values when debating the matter with my accountant, bank manager and afore mentioned MD. MyRead More →

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There is a VERY strong mentality amongst onsite managers, that upgraded listings are expensive. I hear it every day. I get managers calling me up telling me they desperately need to find a tenant, and they’re losing rent, and when I explain the very simple solution is to boost exposure, they balk because of the ‘high cost’ of an upgrade. This is wrong-headed thinking and not the correct way to approach marketing. Marketing doesn’t cost money, marketing saves money!!! Good agents know this. The average real estate agent commits hundreds of dollars EVERY MONTH on EVERY RENTAL LISTING to market them. In fact most realRead More →

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Last night our technicians did a final migration and switched on our new hosting server. It’s been a few years since we performed a major upgrade on our hardware infrastructure and the site has grown immensely since then and surpassed the technology it was running on. We’re now running independent solid state RAID drives for both our file system and database, we increased RAM, beefed up our processing power and took out a totally separate server just for our website to keep it completely isolated from the other sites our company hosts. The speed increase is considerable, but more importantly, the speed will be consistentRead More →