Productivity

Highlights from the Autumn Release Webinar

Autumn Release Webinar

We’ve released so many exciting new features this season in Console Cloud. If you missed our Autumn Release Webinar, (or even if you didn’t), we launched a number of powerful features our customers have been waiting for. There’s a new tenant selection workflow, bulk email and SMS, online document storage and filing, better forms integration,…

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The evolution of a property manager

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Whether you’re looking forward to your career in property management, in the thick of it, or reflecting back on it, here’s what the journey to the top looks like. Good property managers somehow manage to be trust accounting geniuses, technological wizards, top communicators, gifted organisers, occasional crisis counsellors, and savvy business-people. They’ve got a black…

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The ultimate pre-holiday checklist for property managers

The Ultimate PM pre-holiday checklist

You made it. It’s almost time to go on holidays. If you’re logging off for the rest of the year pretty soon, make sure you’ve got these items ticked off your list first. So let’s get to it: The Ultimate Pre-Holiday Checklist for PMs—no matter which software you’re using. 1. Make sure you’ve rescheduled any routine…

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The Rental Arrears Workflow in Console Cloud

Rental Arrears Workflow

The property management revolution is here. That’s because the Rental Arrears Workflow has just been launched in Console Cloud. So let’s explain what the Rental Arrears Workflow does, and how it is going to deliver radical productivity gains for property managers.  You have probably heard of or used the term workflow before. At Console, we…

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The Lease Renewals Workflow in Console Cloud

Lease Renewal Workflow

The property management revolution is here. Workflows have just been launched in Console Cloud. In this article, we explain what the new lease renewals workflow does, and how it’s going to revolutionise property management. Let’s start by explaining what a workflow is, in the sense that we talk about them in Console Cloud. We’re guessing…

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Clean desk, clear mind: how your agency can go paperless

Clean desk, clear mind: how to go paperless

Clean desk, clear mind You’ve heard this advice before: go paperless. You have probably also heard the reasons why. To go paperless means instant cost savings, conservation of space, and less time spent looking for files. It’s a win for data security too, with the right protections in place. Digital files are harder to steal,…

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How to be the best manager for your agency

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Written by James Stone If you’re a manager growing your independent agency, you may not be ready to hire a full-time HR professional. That puts you in the same boat as about 97.4% of other Australian businesses. So what is the secret to being the best manager you can be, without the support of an HR…

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How to change property owner details without duplicating entries

Change Owner Property Details Console Cloud

It’s common enough for a rental property in your portfolio to be sold to a new owner, and of course it’s great news when they decide to keep managing it through your business. Hooray—you’re not losing money. The difficulty with a change in ownership, of course, arrives at the moment you record that change. Here…

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5 Productivity hacks to live by this financial year

Productivity Hacks Console

New financial year, new you. If you’re a property manager looking for ways to boost your productivity and bottom line this financial year, we’ve got you covered. Let’s begin with a hard truth: Just say no is unhelpful advice. Chances are, you’ve already heard of its managerial equivalent, also known as ‘Just don’t check your emails,’ or ‘Just don’t…

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Trust receipting: how much time spent is too much?

Trust receipting

Receipting trust money—particularly rent payments—is a bit like doing the dishes. It takes time and it’s not much fun, but it simply has to get done eventually. But how much time, exactly, does your business spend on trust receipting each day? Fifteen minutes? Thirty? Over than an hour? With Console Gateway, you can automate a…

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