Property Management: Everything you need to know 

Presented by Ros Burton (Principal – The Real Estate People)

Did you know 80% of property owners in Australia use the services of a property manager? In Toowoomba’s bustling landscape of real estate investment, understanding the ins and outs of property management is critical. This article walks you through everything you need to know about property management and how a property manager can benefit you and your property. 

What is property management? 

Property management is the all-encompassing umbrella that covers the administration, maintenance and leasing of real estate properties. In Australia, properties can be managed either through a real estate agent, independent property manager or by the property owner themselves. Property management entails a multitude of tasks, including: 

  • Property Maintenance: Keeping your property spick and span, ensuring necessary repairs, renovations and garden upkeep. 
  • Tenant Management: The process of finding reliable tenants, handling leases, resolving tenant issues and overseeing evictions if required. 
  • Rent Collection: Timely collection of rent and overseeing all financial aspects related to the property. 
  • Marketing: Creating videos, eye-catching photos and accurate descriptions to attract the right tenants for your property. 

Due to the vast scope and time requirements of these responsibilities, many property owners choose to hire a property manager to undertake these responsibilities on their behalf. 

Benefits of using a property manager 

Diving headfirst into property investment can often be overwhelming. That’s where a property manager steps in, acting as the bridge between you and the day-to-day operations of your investment. For landlords and property investors, the benefits of property management are numerous. A property manager can help with: 

  • Managing day-to-day tasks associated with rental properties 
  • Increasing rental income by setting fair market rent and reducing vacancy rates 
  • Improving tenant satisfaction and retention 
  • Handling maintenance and repair requests, as well as emergency situations 
  • Collecting rent and managing any late payments 
  • Protecting the property owner’s financial and legal interests 
  • Reducing the property owner’s involvement in time-consuming and potentially stressful tasks 
  • Enhancing the property’s value and marketability long-term 

How to find a good property manager? 

Finding a good property manager is an essential part of your investment property journey. If you are on the lookout for a property manager, make sure that they: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the local property market and relevant laws 
  • Perform regular comparative market analysis 
  • Tailor a rental payment schedule 
  • Market your property on various platforms 
  • Conduct regular property inspections and property viewings 
  • Provide ongoing open, clear communication between landlords and tenants 
  • Provide a transparent property management fee structure 
  • Demonstrate a proven track record in successful property management. 

Need property management for your Toowoomba property? 

Toowoomba’s vibrant real estate market presents abundant opportunities for property investment. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out, seeking the services of a property manager can prove invaluable. If you want to ensure your investment journey is smooth sailing, contact the property management team at The Real Estate People. 

Our property management team are supported by real estate professionals who can help maximise your property returns, oversee day-to-day responsibilities and provide you with peace of mind. Want to get started today? Get in touch with our friendly team any time.