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Property manager - Carindale area (SE Bris) - any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by KayTea, 6th May, 2016.

  1. KayTea

    KayTea Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    I'm looking at getting a PM to look after my townhouse in the Carindale area. There are a lot of different real estate agencies, and property managers, in the area.

    I'd love to hear of any recommendations (or horror stories) from anyone else who use a PM in the area.

    Cheers, and TIA
    KayTea
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I'd use Russell Peter from Pure Rentals
     
  3. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Do you have Onsite Manager? I would use them if I were you.
    It is not easy to quantify which is better: OSM or outside REA, financial-wise and non-financial-wise. I feel that in the longer term, you should be able to build a better relationship with the OSM. For one, they have far more intimate knowledge of the Complex than any outside REA, and it is in their best interest to have you in their Letting Pool.
     
  4. KayTea

    KayTea Well-Known Member

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    No OSM here (only a very small complex), otherwise I would probably use them. Thanks Pumpkin.
     
  5. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Ah I suspect that might be the case.
    We are managing 2 properties out of a Complex of 5, and sometimes I feel like ringing the other 3 Owners and see if they'd like to come to us. To me that just makes sense because we have more understanding of the Complex, and both our Owners sit in the Committee. Also dealing with the BCM is quite challenging too.
    So with that, I would suggest you look into the PM looking after your neighbours.
    Just dont appoint anyone based on price alone.
    Sorry I cannot self-nominate although I think I am a good PM :)
     
  6. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    Lu Bracher from Property Management HQ.
     
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  7. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    Rental Place at Carina. Jasmine has had great reviews from clients in that area.

    Also, there is an awesome couple opening a Franchise agency in Cannon Hill shortly. Can't give details till the end of the week unfortunately. The have excellent business skills, experienced developers and investors in their own right. Very passionate property people and he has RE experience going back 20 years. If you can wait a couple of weeks these guys would be my pick.
     
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  10. Lil Skater

    Lil Skater Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Another vote for @DiligentPM

    Renee and I have some mutual clients, no bad reviews so far :)
     
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  11. DiligentPM

    DiligentPM Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I recommend emailing various preferred agencies and commencing 'conversations' to identify who you feel comfortable working with - take notice of who responds within 24 hours, articulates shared expectations and provides helpful information