Jack Vale

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Back to the future - Property Management in 2050?

Posted by Jack Vale on September 12, 2017 3:12:12 PM NZST

 The future is coming.  Property management is finally being dragged out of the dark ages. 🔮


At a recent conference held in Taupo for the New Zealand Realtor’s network of property managers, our team was able to discuss with some of the leading property management agencies across the country, the changing face of our industry.


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Topics: property management, Portfolio Growth, property investment, PropTech

More Than Just Collecting The Rent.

Posted by Jack Vale on August 29, 2017 6:53:56 PM NZST

It is no secret that property management is a changing industry. From changes in legislation to the increasing understanding by tenants of what to expect from a landlord, property investors and property management companies have got their work cut out.


It has long been understood that property managers offer varying levels of service, but mostly they just collect the rent.

 Now, is the time to challenge the perception! 🤜


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Topics: property investment, Property Law Advice, Mediation

Finding The Perfect Tenant - The Complete Guide

Posted by Jack Vale on August 16, 2017 9:10:50 AM NZST

Landlords prepare. Silly season fast approaches! 😱 

Recent history suggests that Wellington’s rental market is under some serious pressure...

With a shortage of rental properties and good levels of tenant interest, prices are being kept at a premium and finding rental property can be difficult for many tenants.

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Topics: renting wellingon

The Fire Continues to Burn - The Numbers behind Wellywood

Posted by Jack Vale on August 3, 2017 9:53:54 AM NZST

Wellington’s rental market is booming. 🚀


Landlords across the capital are seeing rental prices remain strong, with the capital’s lack of inventory not able to keep up with demand...

At around a quarter of the inventory levels of Auckland, Wellington sits as one of the regions with the lowest number of listed property for rent, fuelling the fire in Wellington’s rental crisis.


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Topics: Insider, rental market

Inspections? A waste of time!

Posted by Jack Vale on July 18, 2017 3:49:13 PM NZST

Inspections are a waste of time.

You spend 15 minutes of valuable time every 90 days walking round the house looking at a ceiling here, a wall there and making sure the doors still open and close.

It's pretty basic stuff...

Of course, this is not our opinion as a property management agency, but the opinion of an alarmingly high number of private landlords we have spoken to in recent times.

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Topics: Insider, maintenance

4 Weeks Free??

Posted by Jack Vale on July 5, 2017 11:43:28 AM NZST

Warning: This article contains elements of self-promotion.

It is no secret that Wellington’s rental market has been a hot media topic of late.

With rents rising 6.8% from January 2016 to January 2017 attention was inevitable.

However, there are now calls from some quarters that finding tenants is more difficult and that investors should lower their rent or face up to four-week vacancies.

In Auckland, there are 1,805 listings advertised on popular rental search sites whereas Wellington has only 570.

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Topics: property management

Living The high Life - The Answer To Wellington's Housing Crisis

Posted by Jack Vale on June 20, 2017 3:54:25 PM NZST


There is a simple fact that us kiwis are now facing, and that is that New Zealand doesn’t have enough houses to go around. 😢


Local councils and governments are crying out for more to be built with an expected population growth to 5 million people in the next three years.

There is no doubt then that the housing crisis claims thrown around by the media may have more standing than initially suggested.

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Topics: Insider, Developments, Portfolio Growth

Going Once, Going Twice! The RentBerry Story

Posted by Jack Vale on June 7, 2017 9:46:22 AM NZST


New Zealand’s rental market is starting to prepare for its newest guest, a polarising app expanding from America. 🤔 

Rentberry is a self-proclaimed ‘price negotiation platform’ which offers a closed loop solution for landlords where ‘everything’ can be done in one place.

There is, however, one key point which is set to throw a curveball to those invested in the rental market in New Zealand.

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Topics: Insider

Investment Property Insurance - What they didn't tell you!

Posted by Jack Vale on May 23, 2017 4:50:04 PM NZST


It's no secret that insurance for your investment property is an important decision.

In fact, as a property management agency, it's something we recommend that you simply cannot go without.

In this article, I am going to bring to light some potential issues we see daily... and what you can do about it.

Let's get started.

Warning: This is just an example... you are NOT going to find any diluted misinformation here… everything we do is backed by credible sources. Follow the links and check for yourself.


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Topics: property investment, insurance, property investment insurance

Grow Your Property Investment Portfolio Through Buying Off The Plan

Posted by Jack Vale on May 9, 2017 3:28:46 PM NZST

Sooo as a property investor... you might be asking yourself the simple question...

Should I just build my investment properties or should we buy an existing property??

It’s not an easy question to answer...

Especially when you have hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake.

But you probably know other people that have gone through the same process and everything turned out OK for them.

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Topics: property investment