I seem to have struck out with my current manager for my 2 properties . While they seem to be ok at finding tenants , they don't seem to know anything about house repairs and tend to go to the most expensive (and often inappropriate trade) with the glossiest marketing material when something goes wrong . They seem to have limited experience in solving problems ( such as finding out if its a tenant user problem in the first instance). I am not looking for cut price tradies- i just want middle of the road quality trades such as i would engage for my own house ( or my PM in Sydney would use) and a property manager that uses their intelligence and knowledge in the first instance . I am now picking up problems in their accounts to me as I do my tax (not in my favour) . Its time to change. I have had 2 brilliant property managers elsewhere, but seem to have struck out this time . My 2 properties are in the centenary suburbs and close by.