Landlords, Tenants, Renting and Management

Information about renting units

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

Never before has technology taken such an invasive knife to our privacy. It’s a well known fact that our smart phones and appliances track our every move, search, and even our conversations and share this information with “private” corporations like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. The ATO will now demand granular data on all trading information and use advanced data-matching to identify anomalies and trigger audits. Banks and financiers these days pick through bank statements with a fine-tooth comb and if they feel an applicant takes too many overseas holidays, or spends too much on cosmetic surgery, may decline to offer them finance. We haveRead More →

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“So, how’s your vacancy rates these days?” I asked a manager who I’d popped in to visit for a quick chat. “Great, we’re almost full, and our two bedders fill faster than we can list them!” “Oh that’s excellent” “It is” she continued before pausing “there’s just this one listing I’m having a really hard time shifting…” She went on to explain she’d had this unit sitting vacant for over a month, the owner wanted two thousand dollars a week in rent. It was in a great area, it was a penthouse, it had incredible views and a stunning private rooftop terrace, but even so…Read More →

Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager on

NOTE: This is an older article from 2016, we have now overhauled our software to *automatically* strip the unit number out of the listing for you before sending it to outside portals. You should therefore now include the unit number in your address, and keep the box marked “Show Unit Number To My Competitors” set to NO. This will then ensure all systems work optimally for your owner’s security. As a manager you have a finite number of owners in your complex. As such, outside agents have the potential to inflict enormous damage to your income and the value of your business if you let them.Read More →

Realestate.com.au’s Rent Specialist, Kurtis Pirotta, sits down with a local tenant to discuss exactly how tenants are using their service these days to locate rentals from TheOnsiteManager. There’s a lot of great information here about how we can tailor our marketing strategy to capitalise on tenant search methods. Check it out!Read More →

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As we explained recently in this article, the net benefit of upgraded listings is greater than their cost, meaning they actually save owners money rather than costing it. Well, we’ve now sat down with RealEstate.com.au who have painstakingly reviewed our listing data and composited a beautiful 30 page report quantifying EXACTLY how much that net benefit equates to, and the numbers are staggering. Even I was surprised – EVERY onsite manager needs to read this article. Lets break it down! What is a Feature Listing Feature listings appear ahead of Standard listings Interactive photo carousel highlights the best features Receive 1.6x more Average Views thanRead More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

There is a VERY strong mentality amongst onsite managers, that upgraded listings are expensive. I hear it every day. I get managers calling me up telling me they desperately need to find a tenant, and they’re losing rent, and when I explain the very simple solution is to boost exposure, they balk because of the ‘high cost’ of an upgrade. This is wrong-headed thinking and not the correct way to approach marketing. Marketing doesn’t cost money, marketing saves money!!! Good agents know this. The average real estate agent commits hundreds of dollars EVERY MONTH on EVERY RENTAL LISTING to market them. In fact most realRead More →

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There are very few certainties in life, and even fewer in business – yet over the last 14 years one thing that has been proven to me is if you don’t recognise and embrace beneficial change – your business will wither and die. When I built TheOnsiteManager back in 2005, the concept of an online portal for Management Rights seemed ideal. There we were with a multi-billion-dollar management rights marketplace just sitting there, and the only way to actually sell a management rights was to shove a little ad onto a dark corner of the Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper and hope for the best. ToRead More →

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As an online real estate office servicing onsite managers, TheOnsiteManager.com.au has over 400 building managers in our agency now. We’re marketing over 7000 rental properties per year and one thing our managers have been asking us for, for a very long time, is an Inspect Now Booking Button. The Inspect Real Estate (Booking Button) system allows prospective tenants to easily book inspections with managers at times convenient to both parties. It ensures less no-shows, drives more leads, and keeps prospects informed of any changes to the listings they’re enquiring about. It’s a very powerful and comprehensive system that is being used by most of the majorRead More →

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It’s perfectly legal, cheap, and a highly effective means for real estate agents to grow their rent rolls. I’m talking about prospecting software, and over the last decade it’s become common-place in property management. From RPData, Pricefinder, Winning Edge, and many more, these systems are becoming faster, smarter and more efficient all the time. Their purpose, more or less, is to put you out of business. Here’s what Winning Edge has to say on their website about their tool: “With more than 12 years’ experience providing owner information to the real estate industry and multiple databases across Victoria and Queensland. Ownership Data is proven toRead More →