Choosing a Property Manager
Your choice of property manager could be the difference between a good return and a great return, a no stress asset or being stuck managing issues yourself. When speaking with property managers, don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to, to make sure you are comfortable and confident with choice.
Prepare your Property for Rent
The first tip is the simplest. It’s a must to clean and tidy your home before hitting the market and prior to every inspection.
Make any aesthetic repairs well before hitting the market. Your chosen property management team should be happy to plan and project manage this for you as part of their service.
Adding improvements such as air-conditioning can not only improve the rental return significantly but also the tenant satisfaction with the property leading to longer rental terms.
A Distinct Strategy for Property Marketing
Your photos are the best chance we have of drawing tenants in. Your Harcourts Solutions property manager uses a professional photographer to ensure the best possible shots of your property are available. We also recommend virtual furniture to capture the audiences’ attention and evoke emotion. Floor plans help show the space and layout of your home.
This important step is overlooked by many property managers, using boring, uninspired written copy. The written word is just as important as important as the photos at drawing your potential tenant in. Your Harcourts Solutions property manager makes sure we use it to make your property’s features and benefits are known.
To market your home to locals, friends of locals and people with reason to pass through the area. These people can turn into “opportunity tenants” – i.e. they weren’t actively looking but would make a decision to move based on opportunity.
Your property should be listed on all the major sites including realestate.com.au, domain.com.au and rent.com.au as well as smaller more specialised sites. Your Harcourts Solutions agent will launch your property on a minimum of 15 key listing portals. On realestate.com.au (where you have the most competition) we recommend a minimum listing size of “Highlight”.
A great property manager invites all their perspective tenants to their Facebook page to help control content going out to them external to the real estate portals. This is a great way to get tenants to look at properties in different suburbs or price ranges to their search on the portals.
Your Exclusive Service Plan
Our mission is to create clients for life. To achieve this, we commit to Our Promise; a written assurance that we will deliver you an exceptional level of service and, most importantly, deliver on your primary objective – to achieve the best possible result for your property.
To get the best out of your property investment some of the most important decisions you’ll make includes your choice of property management agency, lease terms, and marketing of the property. We’ve written this guidebook to give our potential clients some helpful advice and information prior to making those important decisions.
Local Touch. Global Reach
As a consistently high performing real estate business, and backed by one of Australia’s most recognisable real estate brands, our organisation is made up of a team of individuals who are set on achieving great results for their clients, both in the sales division and in property management. With 5 Offices throughout Brisbane and a team of over 60 Agents and 25 Support Staff, we have all bases covered to support you in the selling process.
Harcourts has four key factors which have contributed in pioneering it’s success: the strength of our brand, superior technology, proven marketing tools & strategies and incredibly skilled & committed people.
Harcourts was established in 1888.
Over 600 independent online ratings and we received a 96% satisfaction score.
Harcourts Solutions has over 2500 properties managed by our property management team.
Harcourts Solutions has 4 offices and over 86 team members helping to give our clients great experiences.