Property Investment: 9 Key Tips for Increasing Returns

1. Good presentation is the key to maximising return on investment. A well presented property attracts interest and creates increased competition among prospective tenants, enhancing the prospects of a higher rental return. 2. First impressions are critical. A fresh, clean and cheery property arouses interest and creates the conditions for the best rent. 3. When a rental property becomes vacant it pays dividends to look at it through the eyes of a tenant and note anything that requires att...
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Tips: Attracting Top Tenants to your Rental Property

To attract quality tenants you need to offer a quality property. Here's a guide to considerations you need to make before you purchase your property, after you buy and during the tenant search. Purchasing a rental property First off: identify the type of renter you're hoping to attract and put yourself in their shoes. If you're hoping to attract students, look for property close to universities, colleges and transportation. If you're after families, then proximity of schools will play an imp...
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Rental Management: Is your property manager choosing the best tenant?

If you’ve ever been to an open house for rental properties particularly in capital cities, you’ll know that it’s quite normal to see several dozen prospective tenants browsing one property.  It’s also not unusual to receive dozens of rental applications for each property. This is great news for landlords, as it means there’s plenty of demand. But here’s where problems can arise: often, the real estate representative showing the open home is not the same person who processes the application...
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