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Property ManagementAustralian Landlord Rights Explained
Landlord rights are one of the most important things to know as a first time or even a seasoned property owner. Here's a break down of these rules and regulations, what’s expected of you as a property investor and what responsibilities you have to meet. 
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Property Management7 Thoughtful Ways To Keep Your Tenants Happy This Holiday Season
The holiday season is the perfect time to show your tenants some appreciation. Finding a good tenant is sometimes near impossible, so, if you've got a good one, we say hang on to them!
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Property ManagementHow Much Does Renovation Add To Home Value
Looking to increase the value of your investment home through renovations? Get started by reading out blog on how much value do renovations add to your investment property.
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Property ManagementHow :Different Can Help You With Overseas Property Management
If you're an overseas investor in Australia's property market, it can be a struggle getting your investment off the ground. Here's how using our :Different approach to Australian property management services will help make the most of your foreign investment.
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Property ManagementWhat Does A Property Manager In Australia Do?
As an overseas investor you might be confused on just what does an Australian property manager do? That's why we wrote up this handy blog listing out their responsibilities and how a good property manager will take care of your Australian investment home.
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Property ManagementYour Ultimate Guide To Meeting Property Compliance Requirements 2022
Rental property compliances are confusing and ever changing, in this blog you'll find all you need to know on meeting property compliances in Australia.
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Property ManagementThe Difference Between :Different’s Team-Based Approach And Traditional Property Managers - Is it Better?
What's the difference between our team-based approach and the traditional property management structure, and what's best for your investment property?
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Property ManagementHow To Prepare Your Home For Winter
Here's how you can make sure your rental property is ready for the winter months
Property ManagementWhat Are The Minimum Standards for Rental Properties in QLD And How To Meet Them
This guide is a handy tool for new owners to make sure that their investment property in QLD is compliant.
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Property ManagementHow to Calculate Rental Yield on Your Investment Property
Rental Yield is the most effective metric showing you if your investment property is giving you returns. Here's how you calculate your rental yield.
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Property ManagementHow 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 ManagementDo 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.
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Property Management9 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?
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Property ManagementWhat 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.
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Property Management5 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 happy.
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Property ManagementMaking 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.
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Property ManagementRenting to Students - The Pros and Cons
We’ve outlined the main advantages and disadvantages of having students as tenants in Australia.
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Property ManagementEverything 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.
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Property ManagementTypes of Property Management & Self-Managing - What's Best For You?
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?
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Property ManagementProperty 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 consider using a property manager for maintenance, and how you can know if your maintenance quote is fair and realistic.
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Property ManagementHow 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 agreement is over or their tenants move out. In this article we break down the most common myths surrounding switching property managers and answer the question of what to do with a bad property manager.
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Property ManagementHow 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 good tenants for leasing?
Property ManagementFor Home Owners - 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.
Property ManagementOur leasing fee explained
Transparency is a priority for us when it comes to working with you and your property.
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Property ManagementReal-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 while setting you up with essential tips along the way. By the time you finish this article you’ll be well-equipped to find and evaluate your options, and choose the right property manager with confidence.
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Property Management7 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 you know what you should look out for in different parts of your contract. That way, you'll know how to sign an agreement with confidence.
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Property ManagementHow 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 tenants’ rights, costs to consider, and where to go for support. By the time you reach the end of this article, you’ll be equipped with the confidence and resources necessary to tackle your tenant eviction.
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Property ManagementThe 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 on close interaction with their customers, but now scramble for new solutions to keep operating efficiently
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Property ManagementWhat 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?
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Property ManagementIntroducing 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 home inspections for property listings!
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Property ManagementNew 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. Of course, this is only the beginning of (what we hope to be) a long friendship. We can’t wait to look after you, your tenants and your property.
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Property ManagementCOVID-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 government announcements closely. We can assure you that we are well set up to continue essential operations through this period.
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Property ManagementHow 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 the shortest amount of time.
Property ManagementGetting 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 you’re covering yourself and making the property as enjoyable as possible for your tenants.
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Property ManagementEverything To Know About A Rental Property 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 don’t just walk through and take some photos. Instead, we actively compare the condition with the last report, using our proprietary inspection process.
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Property ManagementLandlord 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 :Different is here to bring back the art of setting and forgetting.
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Property ManagementFinding 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.
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Property ManagementIs 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 the most return.
Property ManagementWhy 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:
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Property ManagementNSW 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 of rental laws in more than two decades.
Property ManagementWhat 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 we expect from agents?
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Property ManagementThe top 5 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? Here are 6 reasons why you should change your property manager
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Property ManagementTenants, 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, and insurance doesn’t cover it.
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Property ManagementThe 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:
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