Property investors and property managers getting ready to market a property should have a plan ready. You’ll want to save time and energy and maximise interest from the best possible tenants. Here’s a checklist of what you can do to get optimal market appeal.

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According to a study polling Australians, 35 percent of people in search of property specialists rely on recommendations from friends, much more than people who websites, signage and other forms of advertising.

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The review of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (RTRA Act) began 30 September and will run until 30 November of this year.

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One way to ensure a better return on your property investment is to make some improvements to the rental property. However, it’s more than just applying a fresh coat of paint or installing new kitchen appliances. You should be wise about this, tailoring your plan to your target market and allocating your budget appropriately.

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Taking photographs of a property rental for an inspection means more than just making sure you’re taking clear, well-lit photos of every area of the property. In fact, there are laws a property manager must follow, particularly when the property rental includes the tenant’s personal possessions. Here’s how you can be thorough while still following the best practice according to state legislation.

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A reduced electric bill is always a great thing to receive, but saving energy can also help the environment and who doesn’t want that, too? Whether you’re a landlord/property manager or a tenant, you’ll want to make note of these practical and easy tips when using electrical appliances and gadgets at your property rental.

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Ready to remodel? Renovating your property investment has plenty of long term benefits. You maximise the value of your property, make it more appealing to your target market and this increases rental returns of the property.

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Short-term letting is a growing trend and usually comes in the form of letting homes as vacation rentals via short-term letting companies, such as Airbnb. A major headache for property managers and investors is unauthorised lets from tenants.

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From a Queenslander-style residential office in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha, wunderkind Lauren Robinson has built a property management empire from the ground up. The journey has seen her win numerous prestigious awards including 2017 Property Manager of the Year. Between running her own business, surfing on the weekend and practising Pilates, Lauren has written and published a book about investing in property as a new landlord titled “Rented”.” Listed,” a podcast by realestate.com.au, caught up with Lauren to find out how she got started in the business as well as how she uses marketing savvy to win new business.

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One of the first questions first-time investors will ask themselves and their real estate property professionals is what’s a better investment- a house or an apartment? Ultimately it depends on your investment needs, goals and strategies. You also want to factor in market trends and consult with property managers, sales agents and other specialists so you can know which investment is best suited for you.

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