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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Hwangers, 2nd Aug, 2015.

  1. Hwangers

    Hwangers Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, can anyone recommend a good property manager in Canberra? More specifically around the Woden area... (doesn't make that big of a difference the location would it?)
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Well-Known Member

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    Nikoletta Pal is fantastic.
    http://www.palproperty.com.au/

    She managed my properties for several years through another real estate agency before starting her own business. Highly recommend.
     
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  3. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Nikoletta is awesome!

    I found her details on somersoft.

    I had an IP that I was struggling to fill - it was vacant for a while. Nikoletta took over management - landed a tenant within a week.....and also got a much higher rent.

    She's very proactive too - we haven't had any issues with the property since she's managed it.

    I couldn't recommend her highly enough.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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  4. Hwangers

    Hwangers Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys, I've left a message with her.

    Also spoke with a couple of other property managers - the agency which sold the property (Ray White) quoted 9% + GST for ongoing management fees, that seems quite high? What is the standard for a 2bdr unit in Canberra?
     
  5. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Not sure what I pay - it's probably around that. I'd pay her more though.....hopefully she doesn't read this :)

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  6. Hwangers

    Hwangers Well-Known Member

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    haha one would think you are putting her on a pedestal

    no worries - thanks again
     
  7. Smilesica

    Smilesica New Member

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    Hi,
    Not sure if you have got one yet but I would highly recommend Distinct Property Management (in particular Rachel Papp). They have a great online portal so that you can keep track of your property (see that the rent is paid and check out the inspection reports anytime) and all the staff have been extremely helpful. Our IP is in Kambah and the reverse cycle air con stopped working on a weekend in the middle of winter this year. They notified us and dropped some heaters off for our tenants that day. It was no extra cost to us (except the repair of the air con), but I count it as great service since i was on the road to QLD for school holidays and I didn't have to worry about a thing. I'm sure the tenant apreciated the heaters too.
    I also got a good deal as my friend recommended me and so we both got a discounted 6.57% for our managment fees (instead of 7.3%. Note that there is also a $9.90 per month admin fee).
     
  8. Hwangers

    Hwangers Well-Known Member

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    That is impressive - thanks! Will check them out for sure - decent options to choose from going forward
     
  9. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    @Hwangers don't focus too much on getting the lowest management %

    The difference between 1% on a $400 p.w property is $4 (before tax)

    Besides - some with low management % charge other ongoing fees.

    Focus more so on getting quality service.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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  10. Tracey Seghabi

    Tracey Seghabi Member

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    Hi, I may be a little late on this one but I recently went to a property management conference and heard Tamara Davis head of property management at Luton speak. Sounds like a strong hard working team - I would give them a call...... good luck