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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by giraffez, 17th Dec, 2015.

  1. giraffez

    giraffez Member

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    Is there a website out there that gives reviews of real estate agents. I'm looking for a new agent to manage my property due to an incompetent one at the moment. I don't want to get stuck with another one that doesn't do their job properly.

    Also, what is the market commission rate for property management at the moment? Does this percentage depend on the rent per week? ie if the rent is higher, the percentage is lower.
     
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  2. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I'm not sure if there are any complete ones or how reliable they would be.
    I've had new prospective landlords that have asked me to give them 3 numbers of current clients that they can ring and speak to, I've looked through my phone and wrote down 3 numbers for them. Maybe that is a tactic you can use, ask for 3, 5, 10 clients that you can speak to in private as a reference.

    Another strategy you can use is to ring as a tenant on their for rent listings and see what kind of response you get. How willing are they to show you the property? Do they have open inspections booked or can they book you into one soon?

    As for a service guarantee - can they stand by their service.

    Also ask, what is the worst thing that has gone wrong in your agency? What balls have been dropped and what happened? If they say that everything is perfect - they are lying.
     
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    Post here
     
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    Hi it depends on the location of your property try the website localagentfinder.com.au there you will get a summary of Local Agents abnd there proposals to manage your property for you.
     
  6. Props 2 U

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    Yes, check out Property Concierge. Very good!
     
  7. DiligentPM

    DiligentPM Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I do not think that property concierge offer reviews of real estate agents - it appears to be a property management business with an interesting point of difference
     
  8. Props 2 U

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    No, but hey do sort out the crap PM's for you. Saves trying to work out the best one. All PM's promise the world initially but then let you down later on.
     
  9. Davothegreat

    Davothegreat Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure how much value this would really offer as who's to say the numbers you provide will be for clients that will be impartial and therefore offer valuable, unloaded feedback? As the PM this hands you the opportunity to preselect clients you know will say good things about your business. It's no better than testimonials being filtered before being posted on a corporate website - as if they're going to put up anything other than glowing comments.
     
  10. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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