Rumble in the Jungle?

Posted by Jack Vale on November 21, 2017 12:17:00 PM NZDT

Almost a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, we were given a timely reminder that Wellington sits on one of New Zealand’s major fault lines.

 

A 4.8 shake in the Cook Strait was enough to remind us all that we should always be prepared. ☠️

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Topics: insurance, earthquakes, landlord insurance, civil defence, emergency plan

Rental Market Update

Posted by Jack Vale on November 8, 2017 9:02:40 AM NZDT

You can’t beat Wellington on a good day. And when it comes to investing in property, it seems like Wellington is definitely having a good day.

Despite no recent changes in the national average rent, Wellington’s market has remained strong and shows no signs of slowing down. Investing in property has, and always will be, about the numbers.

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Topics: investing, rental market, renting wellingon, investment advice, Rental Pricing

Virtual Rental Assessment

Posted by Jack Vale on October 25, 2017 9:46:16 AM NZDT

Technology continues to change. Whether we like it or not, technology is playing more and more of a role in the world that we live in and is affecting industries all around the globe. It seems that now property management’s turn is next.

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Topics: PropTech, Rental Pricing, Automated Assessment, Prop Tech, Appraisals

Private Management Vs Property Management

Posted by Jack Vale on October 10, 2017 5:15:19 PM NZDT

The war is on. 💣

Property managers everywhere are readying the troops.

Private landlords are forming alliances with each other.

It’s time to do battle and find out once and for all whether you should use a property manager or whether you should manage the property privately. 

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Topics: investing

How to be the best landlord in the world!

Posted by Jack Vale on September 27, 2017 9:42:34 AM NZDT

Recently, we tried to get in touch with some of our landlords...

Unfortunately, no matter how hard we tried we couldn’t. Their phones rang and rang and their emails weren’t checked.

It turns out our landlords were overseas, dodging taxes and sitting on a beach somewhere counting their money.

Apparently, there was quite a lot of money to count so it took a long time for them to get back to us.

 

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Topics: property management, property managers wellington

The Honest Housing Policy Guide - NZ Election 2017

Posted by Harrison Vaughan on September 16, 2017 12:19:36 PM NZST

On September 23rd, New Zealand’s future is up for grabs as the country rushes to the polls to decide who will be in charge. Every election is important, but with so many key issues being raised over the course of this year’s campaigns, this election seems to be much more enticing.

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Topics: Insider

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 companies 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

 

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