Property Management

Property management

How to Get the Maximum Returns From Your Investment Property

Strategies you can use to increase your rental yield and maximise the profits you generate from your rental property.
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Property management

Do You Need a Local Property Manager? Local vs National Compared

As it turns out, local property managers aren’t always the right fit for you and your rental property.
01 July 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

9 Signs of Professional Property Management

What do you look for in a property manager, and how do you know if your property manager is legitimate?
23 May 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

What to Do if You Suspect Your Tenant is Doing Something Illegal

Learn the necessary steps you should take if you suspect there's illegal activity going on in your rental property.
19 May 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

5 Tips for Happy, Long-Term Tenants

Ensuring your existing tenants are happy and continue renting is a real issue many landlords face. In this blog post, we give you some helpful advice to focus on in order to ensure your tenants remain...
29 April 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

Making Your Rental Property Stand Out in a Competitive Market

To help you win great tenants for your rental, we've called on Leigh Patrick (a.k.a. @mrsbabbito on Instagram) to share her top tips.
28 March 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

Renting to Students - The Pros and Cons

We’ve outlined the main advantages and disadvantages of having students as tenants in Australia.
12 February 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

Everything You Need to Know About Property Management

Everything there is to know about property management and property managers, all in one article! Learn if a property manager is what you need for your property.
06 February 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

Do I Need An Agent to Rent Out My Property?

In this blog post we will outline the steps required to lease out a property. You’ll learn how to rent out your property by yourself, and we’ll throw in our perspective on how a property manager helps...
06 February 2021   |   Team :Different
Property management

Types of Property Managers & Self-Managing Compared

How can you assess your options when it comes to property management? Is self-managing ever a good idea? And is hiring a property manager really worth it?
17 undefined 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

Property Management and Maintenance - How Agents Handle Repairs

Unless you're a handyman or tradie, knowing if you are paying a fair price to fix that leaky tap or broken cupboard door can turn into one big guessing game. In this article, we explain why you should...
10 undefined 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

Best Property Management Software for Landlords | How Tech Helps Owners

For decades, the way you managed your investment property remained unchanged. Property management software has changed that status-quo. To empower you with all the information you need, we’ve intervie...
17 December 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

How Property Managers Help You Find Good Tenants

Problem tenants are a thorn in the side to new property investors and seasoned veterans alike. So, how can you find a good tenant for your property? And how do good property managers help you find goo...
16 December 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

How Hard is it to Change From a Bad Property Manager?

There are many misconceptions around when and how you can switch property managers, leading to owners clenching their teeth and bearing through terrible service, counting the days until either their a...
16 December 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

Your Property Manager's Duties and Responsibilities Explained

What are the duties of a property manager? Here's everything you need to know about property manager duties, how they deal with tenants, fees and finance, and value add-ons.
15 January 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

Our leasing fee explained

Transparency is a priority for us when it comes to working with you and your property. Just like our flat $100/month fee, which has no hidden extras, we charge a flat leasing fee. 
28 October 2020   |   :Different Leasing Team
Property management

Real-Estate Expert’s Guide For Finding A Good Property Manager

Our property expert Wayde Hildrew has outlined four steps for how to find a good property manager. We’ve also included a list of questions you should ask a property manager at an interview, all the wh...
09 October 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

7 Things to Look Out for in a Property Management Contract

It can be hard to know just what to look for in a property management contract to understand precisely what you're getting yourself into. With the help of our property expert Wayde Hildrew, we’ll let ...
26 September 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

How to know when it's time to evict your tenant

We’ll cover the reasons for you to legally evict your tenant and map out the process so that you can get a sense of how it happens. Of course, we haven’t forgotten to include important details like te...
17 September 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

The 4 Pillars to Best Practice COVID-19 Property Management

Customer experience has taken on a new meaning with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting many people and industries. This poses a major challenge to property managers who have always thrived ...
16 September 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

What you need to know about switching property managers

Changing property managers isn't as difficult or expensive as often believed. Did you know you can change property managers whenever with minimal disturbance to your tenants?
01 June 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

Introducing 3D Virtual Inspections

At :Different, we are constantly looking for ways to provide better service to our owners and tenants. To deliver a better overall experience for both tenants and owners, we are now offering virtual h...
07 May 2020   |   :Different Leasing Team
Property management

Our team-based approach explained

You’ve heard the term ‘one team, one dream’, here at :Different, we live by this motto. We pride ourselves on delivering best-in-class service to our owners and tenants and the key to this success is ...
02 May 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

New owner guide

Welcome to :Different! As a new owner you will find some of our processes familiar and some – well, different. Below we have broken down some of the most standard processes you will experience with us...
02 May 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

COVID-19 FAQ

It’s a challenging time for everyone and we understand that the last thing our customers want is to worry about something to do with their homes. We’re taking a proactive approach and following govern...
24 April 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

How we find the right tenant for your property

Finding good tenants is key to a happy, long term tenancy, we know that time is money in the leasing game and we want to ensure that our clients have the best quality tenants in their properties in th...
30 February 2020   |   :Different Leasing Team
Property management

Getting your property ready to lease

Putting a property up for lease can be stressful. Whether you’re getting your property ready to lease for the first time or between tenants, a few simple checks and measures should be done to ensure y...
28 February 2020   |   Team :Different
Property management

Get to know the Brisbane team

We have two superstars joining us in Brisbane and we wanted you to get to know them both a bit better. They will be backed up by our larger team who operate across Australia and the globe. Thanks to o...
03 January 2019   |   Team :Different
Property management

What to expect from an inspection report

A good property inspection report pays attention to details, is extensive, allows you to be aware of the property's conditions and whether there's any aspects that require repairs. When inspecting, we...
02 October 2019   |   :Different Ops Team
Property management

Landlord pain spotlight (The art of setting and forgetting)

The traditional model of property management makes life way harder than it needs to be, with incessant back-and-forths over email or phone, complicated billing structures, unfiltered requests… But :Di...
04 August 2019   |   Team :Different
Property management

Finding and keeping great tenants

At :Different we take a two-step approach to leasing: finding you good, high-quality, long-term tenants AND working hard to keep them there.
04 August 2019   |   Team :Different
Property management

The secret behind our flat management fee

Many people have the belief that the more you pay, the higher the quality of service you receive. However, this isn't the case with property management. Traditional property management is very profita...
04 August 2019   |   Team :Different
Property management

Is it time to say goodbye to common fees for property management?

Purchasing an investment property can be a great way to build long term wealth however it's important that you understand the varying property management fees and what they are to ensure you're making...
25 January 2018   |   Team :Different
Property management

Why spring is the best season to list your rental property

Could that uplifting spring energy help you attract high-calibre tenants in a competitive rental market? We think so. Here are three reasons why spring is a great time for rental listings:
30 October 2018   |   :Different Leasing Team
Property management

NSW tenancy law changes - what they mean for you

Tenancy laws are a hot topic, with more than one-third of NSW residents renting. A new bill before Parliament looks set to reform current NSW tenancy laws, in what is said to be the biggest shake-up o...
26 October 2018   |   Team :Different
Property management

What will the real estate agency of the future look like?

When people think about the future of any industry, they often focus on technology, rather than people. Given that, what role does technology actually play in the real estate industry? And what should...
12 August 2018   |   Mina Radhakrishnan
Property management

The top 6 reasons to switch your property manager

A lot of owners (around 70% by our calculations) are quite unhappy with their current property manager, but not sure of a better solution so they’ve stayed unhappy for several years. Sound familiar? H...
08 February 2018   |   Team :Different
Property management

Tenants, Airbnb and Your Investment Property

Let’s say your tenant is going away for a couple days around New Years. They they sublet the place on Airbnb to a stranger who hosts a huge party. Someone gets drunk, slips and gets hurt. You get sued...
10 January 2017   |   Team :Different
Property management

The King's 3 tips for picking good tenants

While no one can ever replace Elvis, you can be the King of choosing a tenant for your property. When reading that tenant application, avoid getting all shook up by asking yourself three key questions...
20 September 2017   |   Team :Different
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