Contributed By: ARAMA on

THE RECENT UNPRECEDENTED FLOODING across Queensland and New South Wales devastated areas of both states. The massive downpours created trauma and turmoil, but at least those properties with a resident manager were in capable hands. Sadly, resident managers have had to become really good at disaster management in recent years. No one knows a building or its occupants better than a resident manager, and they are always on the spot to deal with a crisis immediately. In the last few years, our ARAMA members have had to manage just about every kind of natural and economic disaster. Their effectiveness is one of the reasons thatRead More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

A recurring theme I encounter from onsite managers is “How can I stop someone stealing listings from my letting pool?”. Well next week TheOnsiteManager and Letts Rebuild are teaming up with ARAMA to deliver a 1 hour webinar and Q&A session with some excellent strategies and advice on this very subject. Make sure you tune in you’ll definitely learn a few things! Register for the Webinar here: – it is free for ARAMA members. We will also be posting the video afterwards here so keep an eye out for that if you miss it. Be sure to post any questions you may have onRead More →

I joined ARAMA about six months ago – the Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association. I’ve attended plenty of events with them since then (See the events section on TheOnsiteManager now: ), and am proud to support the industry association that supports our industry. It’s important. So important, in fact, that TheOnsiteManager have now purchased 20 x six month memberships (value $330+GST) for onsite managers to join ARAMA and we’re giving them away for free! All you need to do is register here ( ), pay for the other six months, and a yearly ARAMA membership is all yours! This offer is open toRead More →

Contributed By: ARAMA on

If you came into the business of management and letting rights (MLR) because you saw an attractive balance sheet but have solely focused on the maintenance of gardens and not on the importance of marketing, then you have not set down the road for success. Our business is referred to as ‘Management and Letting Rights’ for a reason. That is the resident manager has a dual role as both a caretaking service provider and an onsite letting agent. This dual role  provides an opportunity to market services to a number of different target markets.   To define, a target market ‘is a group of existingRead More →

Contributed By: ARAMA on

As reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland has seen approximately 14,000 Australians migrate from interstate in the 2nd & 3rd quarter of 2020 and there is no sign of a slowdown in interstate migration to Queensland. The growth in Queensland residents has created a high demand for homes. Either by owner occupiers or by long-term residential tenants. This has driven average weekly rentals and property prices sky high. Low interest rates and the desire for interstate migrants to work from home in Queensland has fuelled emotive buying tactics which put further pressure on the tight rental market. At the height of the pandemic,Read More →