Ten reasons why you should select The Hopkins Group to manage your investment property
28/11/2016 Tannaya Jessop, Property Portfolio Manager
It’s hard to believe the Christmas season is already upon us. Wasn’t it only yesterday we said goodbye to 2015?
We know that this is a busy time of year – and we also suspect that if you’re the owner of an investment property, the last thing you probably want to think about is the care of your rental. Which is why it pays to have a good team by your side; Santa certainly wouldn’t be where he is without the help of his elves.
So if you’re considering calling in the experts to take the fuss out of leasing, or change the guard on your current property managers, let me outline the reasons why you should look no further than The Hopkins Group to help lift a weight off your shoulders this silly season.
Let’s start with the first reason, shall we?
1. We’re leasing champions. We will find you a suitable tenant to rent your property.
At The Hopkins Group, we’re lucky enough to have a dedicated leasing consultant to help us find amazing new tenants to put forward to our landlords.
For every application we receive on your property, we will process them by checking all of the potential tenant’s references, including their current employment details, current and previous rental history. We want to make sure everything checks out with the applicant before presenting them to you, so that with our professional guidance we can help you make an informed decision.
2. We take the stress out of moving.
We get it. Moving is hard work – so we try to make the process as smooth as possible. Our property managers are on board to assist your new tenants move into their new home with ease.
Before your tenant moves in we complete detailed reports, with photos, to document the condition of the property. That way everyone is on the same page for about the general state we expect the property should be maintained.
We also make sure there are no existing maintenance issues and in the event that there are, we will seek your permission to have everything in good repair before the tenant moves in.
And as if it couldn’t get any better, we can even make sure water and utilities are set up for the tenants, should they opt in to this service.
Peace of mind during moving? We can make it happen!
3. We’re about the whole journey, not just the start and end. Your property will be maintained under our care.
Throughout the life of a lease, we will look after your tenants and the property by completing scheduled routine inspections.
We will go through the property and make note of any repairs that need fixing or any cleaning issues that need to be addressed with your tenants. The earlier we catch any potential problems, the quicker we can get on top of them and ensure they don’t escalate unnecessarily.
We keep all of our landlords informed throughout the tenancy and update regularly on how the tenants are tracking.
4. We keep you up to speed on the current rental market.
Our property managers have their finger on the pulse and know what’s happening within local rental markets. We have access to a wide range of statistics and reports, to assist us in educating our clients on the current state of the market.
Each year, we will conduct a review of the rent you’re earning on your property. Where appropriate, we can advise on and implement rent increases so we can make sure your return on investment is the best it can be.
5. Get out the fine china – we’re all about the silver service!
We promise to service our clients to the best of our ability. Whether it’s returning phone calls, emails or attending private appointments – you’re our number one priority.
We strive to be as punctual and as responsive as we possibly can. We will issue statements each month and keep your rental payments on time through our direct debit facility.
6. Down to the heart, we’re all about Melbourne.
You might be thinking, “Why would I go to a city based property manager when I can go somewhere local?”
We have a breadth of experience and location specific knowledge to draw from.
Our inner city location is exactly the reason why you should consider us - it means we’re central to a broad range of inner urban and suburban areas. It also means our property managers can be experts across a number of local areas, not just one.
7. We can pay your bills for you
Our accounts department will not only disburse your rental income to you each month, but they can even pay some of your bills for you. We can pay your council rates, water rates and body corporate fees related to your investment property.
Aside from one less thing to think about, the benefit of having us paying your bills is that we can collate your payments into one simple statement. Your accountant will love you for this, come tax time.
8. Zero percent vacancy? We made it happen.
In August 2016, we had a 0% vacancy rate across our property portfolios. A low vacancy rate means more money in your pocket.
When it comes time to your tenant vacating, we’re equipped to re-lease your rental property in a timely manner.
We will conduct open for inspections while your outgoing tenant is still in possession of the property, to minimize your vacancy and hopefully secure a new tenant in time for your current tenant’s vacate.
9. We’re more than just your average property management business.
In fact, property management is only one part of what we do.
The Hopkins Group is a boutique financial services company. We pride ourselves on offering all the services you might need in order to take control of your financial future, all in one place. To help guide our clients on their financial journey, we provide them with access to a range of services including financial planning, tax and accounting, mortgages and finance, property investment advice, and of course property management.
Having all of these areas of business under one roof means we can take a holistic approach to securing your financial future, and ensure your investments are working for you.
10. We’re putting the love into leasing this Christmas with six months FREE property management.
The Hopkins Group are offering six months free property management in the lead up to Christmas 2016, to all those who transfer the management of their investment property over to us. We also have a number of incentives available to those who refer their friends.
Unwrap free property management this Christmas and make the switch to The Hopkins Group today!
If you have any questions regarding The Hopkins Group property management services or how you can make the switch, please do not hesitate to give our office a call on 1300 726 082 and ask to speak to someone in our property management team today!
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