Posts by Alex Stevenson

How to: Writing a property management job description that attracts top-quality staff

The real estate industry isn’t for everyone, especially when it comes to the fast-paced world of property management. Dealing with tenants, chasing down overdue rent, and managing maintenance emergencies—all before lunch—takes a certain blend of skills and experience. If you’re looking to expand your team, it can be a challenging, time-consuming, and frustrating exercise. After…

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Why it’s time to move to a cloud-based property management system

Across Australia, thousands of agencies are making the move to cloud-based property management software. And they’re not alone. In fact, according to the ABS, the number of Australian businesses harnessing cloud computing jumped from 31% in 2015-16 to 42% in 2017-18, with businesses of 200 or more employees being the keenest adopters. But whether your…

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Understanding Trust Accounts

A real estate trust account is one of the most important legal and financial parts of any property management business. But for many principals and property managers, they’re also one of the most frequent sources of confusion and stress. This is particularly true for new entrants into the industry, who may not be familiar with…

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Your No-Nonsense Guide to Working from Home


While working remotely has become almost ubiquitous in some industries, it’s still building traction in property management. Unless you count fielding calls from tenants, owners, and colleagues on your mobile, that is. But in an increasingly connected world of cloud-based software and integrated smartphone apps, many agencies are embracing a more flexible way of working.…

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Highlights from the Summer Release Webinar

2020 Summer Webinar

In our mission to power greater success for property managers, trust accountants, and principals across Australia and New Zealand, we’re constantly adding new features and upgrades to Console Cloud. And the last three months were no exception. From an upgraded lease renewal workflow and Forms Live integration to brand-new key management and KPI reporting capabilities,…

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