QLD Labrador (near gold coast) - need agent recommendation

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  1. KT_Blues

    KT_Blues Member

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    Hi guys,

    Ray White Labrador manages my investment property at this stage. They are beyond terrible. Looking for recommendation good managing agent in the area.
    Also want to make sure that you don't pick Ray White as your managing agent if you are considering.

    I had 5 investment properties and only had bad experience twice (one small family operated no name agency) and this one who is also family operated. Mum is fantastic (work in sales), but I am dealing with daughter who opinionated, lazy and does not have any integrity.
    Here is my rant: there is a water leak, has been for few months. Agent need constant reminder to get this fixed. Two months later I get 2 quotes: 1 and 3 K. So I said this is very big discrepancy, get a third quote. Agent sent 3K quote to 1K quote and asked them to make the same, then said to me here are 2 of the same quotes, copied me on email trail etc.... Plumber sent pictures where ceiling in laundry missing, shower screen falling off, cracks, water damage... Agency sent everything is OK inspection report. I have contacted insurance, insurance said get a quoter to state 'water damage'. I have passed this request to my agent, she said that in her opinion this is not all water damage, and that was end of it. Anyway, this is just one episode. I should have changed them when she advertised my place below market price, like by $50 a week below. Her rational was that she thought I want a tenant quick, which means below market price.
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Send us the details we might be able to help you out
     
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  3. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about your bad experience. Mind to share how they charger?

    Seeing that's GC, is that an Apartment? Onsite Manager?
     
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    I can highly recommend Jenny Morais at GC Real Estate in Runaway Bay, It's a family run business. Phone Jenny 0416 007 995.

    Property Management Services | GC Real Estate Pty Ltd

    I've had 11 IP's on the Gold Coast (currently hold 4) including a block of units in Labrador and have been through a few bad PM's including LJ Hooker in Southport and Ray White in Labrador. I was recommended Jenny by another member here and have been very very happy with her management for the last 11 years.

    She goes way beyond what is required. One place I had was fully furnished and got trashed when I was overseasa so she went shopping for me and bought new furniture, TV, mattresses, fridge, washing machine etc. No extra charge!

    She's excellent at communicating and very skilled at finding good tenants. She doesn't bat for the tenant and every lease renewal she will let you know how much to increase the rent. I just wish I had a PM as good in Melbourne!
     
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  5. KT_Blues

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    Thank you heaps! I was just about to contact LJ Hooker. So glad I checked replies.
     
  6. KT_Blues

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    Its a 2 bedroom townhouse. Ray White charges 7.7%. Ends up about 1500 a year.
     
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  7. Tom Rivera

    Tom Rivera Property Manager Business Member

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    If you haven't already made your decision, I highly recommend giving @D.T. a call to discuss his services.
     
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  8. Lacrim

    Lacrim Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Landlink Realty (in Chirn Park) for a few years now for my IP in Labrador. No complaints - they do a good job.
     
  9. Momentum

    Momentum Well-Known Member

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    Do you have personal experience from an IP that he's managing for you? How can you recommend him? It's a joke you business members recommending each other. Shame on you.
     
  10. Tom Rivera

    Tom Rivera Property Manager Business Member

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    A number of mutual clients and associates have all highly recommended him, so I'm making a recommendation by proxy.
     
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  11. RS Gumby

    RS Gumby Well-Known Member

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    He manages for me and he's first rate
     
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