QLD Property Manager recommendations - Gladstone

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  1. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

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    It's time for me to make a change!

    Just wondering if anyone is currently receiving decent service from their property manager in the Gladstone area, QLD and could recommend any?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

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    Wow! It's just as I thought, they're all the same :p

    Hopefully someone knows someone...?
     
  3. Kathryn_QLD

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    I can tell you who not to use. We've put our property up for sale in Gladstone as we are unable to find a competent PM. ( we have properties elsewhere, no problem).
     
  4. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

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    Wow... this is exactly what I am experiecing.

    Not only have I had to deal with significant capital losses / drop in values in the property, I find finding a competent PM extremely difficult. I have gone through 3, one was excellent, but closed shop.

    Currently with #3 and having huge costs, tradies rip me off, PMs are far too pro-tenant and constant huge headaches.

    I get triple the hassle from my single IP in Gladstone than my 3 in Melbourne.
     
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  5. Kathryn_QLD

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    Yep, we had 3 different property managers over 6 years. All pathetic. Cheaper to loose $50k in selling than getting the house trashed all the time.
     
  6. Kathryn_QLD

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    $650 To clean the gutters, $130 to change two light bulbs. $150 to replace aerator on vanity spout. Yep I know all about rip off real estates/ tradies in Gladstone.
     
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  7. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I was hit with not one, but TWO, $600 'sparkle cleans' on the properties right after they settled and were being prepared to be rented out.

    Mind you, the properties were already cleaned and handed over clean by the outgoing owners.

    I then had a huge fight with the PM at the time about this, she insisted this was reasonable and required.
     
  8. Kathryn_QLD

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    Yep we got hit do with "sparkle cleans" before tenants moved in and every time tenants moved out place was a pig stye and accepted by agent.
     
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  9. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

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    I can only guess that the PMs in the area learned their trade managing properties for the mega billion dollar resource companies like John Holland et al.

    There is where the default approach of full replacement with brand new if anything goes wrong would have been fine, tenants rarely questioned if they broke anything (or left a property in a mess), no expense would be questioned (ever) and where the 'poor tenant' vs the 'big bad rich landlord' mindset would have begun.

    As a private landlord I can't afford $10-15k in annual expenses per property when the average is around $3-5k.
     
  10. the world is your oyster

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    LJ hooker are pretty good