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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by giswal22, 15th Oct, 2015.

  1. giswal22

    giswal22 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used Maryanne Birch Real Estate as a property manager? We are looking for a new manager and were reccomended them and would love to hear of any experiences
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Well-Known Member

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    I havent - but maybe give an idea of the location she is in.
     
  3. giswal22

    giswal22 Well-Known Member

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    Morningside in QLD. Our property is in Moorooka
     
  4. Michael_X

    Michael_X Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    I know @Lu Bracher looks after a few in that area if you are looking for good PMs.

    Cheers,
    Michael
     
  5. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    + 1 for Lu

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  6. Janine Colman

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    My two cents - keep location into consideration. Morningside to Moorooka is a 23 minute trip so if you need to release your property and they have to do three inspection a week, they are looking at applying over 1 hour in and eight hour day just to do a 10 minute open for inspection at your property. Two ways to do your research

    1) Homely and RE.com offer a great find an agent service where you just put in your suburb and they list local agents
    2) My favorite way - jump into re.com and send an email enquiry to the agents that currently have properties for rent in the area - this will give you a great indication on their customer services and also you know they already have stock in the area.

    No issue with the current recommendation - just be sure to ask
    1) how many properties in the suburb they manage
    2) how many properties your allocated property manager manages
    3) do they have a dedicated leasing office or does the pm manage properties and do open homes
    4) how many years experience your pm has

    Good luck - I know of this office and have never taken a property off them or heard any negative reviews either.
     
  7. giswal22

    giswal22 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys. I have already posted a question regarding a pm in general previously but I was basically asking about this specific one as it was reccomended by a reputable source. Thanks
     
  8. Props 2 U

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    Always best to go with a PM that is strictly their only business and not part of a big chain RE agency. You will get more service this way. Don't go near Hot Property Specialists, East Brisbane - shocking!
     
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  9. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I can attest to that :)
     
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  10. DiligentPM

    DiligentPM Well-Known Member Business Member

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    There is a lot of value re: boutique specialist property management agencies - always assess who responds to your inquiries, and who follows up on your questions - another way to assess what kind of service you will receive