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What the law says about EOFY, EOM, and disbursements

Real Estate Laws

There is no shortage of advice about when property managers must legally do EOFY, end of month or EOM, and when to disburse to owners or landlords. But what is often missing in action is evidence that supports this advice. And that creates uncertainty and misinformation. How agencies must legally conduct EOFY, EOM or when…

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The ultimate EOFY checklist for property managers

The ultimate eofy checklist for property managers

Preparing for end of financial year (EOFY) EOFY is a word with the particular power to strike fear in the hearts of property managers. But it doesn’t have to! With a bit of preparation and the right mindset, even a first-timer can close out the financial year with confidence and ease. And no matter which…

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How to ace LinkedIn if you work in real estate

Linkedin Real Esate Professionals

LinkedIn for real estate professionals is primarily about generating online conversations and connections that convert to new business. Like most agents and property managers, you’re probably on LinkedIn. But you may find it’s not a huge driver of leads for you. Not directly, anyway. It’s nonetheless a critical part of your customer’s journey. Whether your…

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More ways to use video in real estate and property management

video marketing ideas for real estate

Why video? As much as we love words, the stats say that four times as many customers would prefer to watch a video than read about a product. But besides being an effective way to deliver more of what your audience wants, videos enjoy a number of algorithm privileges. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter…

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How to write a compelling agent bio

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If writing a compelling agent bio was easy, everyone would have one. Australian and New Zealand real estate agencies are competing in an increasingly saturated and competitive market. Standing out as an agent or property manager has probably never been so difficult. So how do you get someone to choose you? It sounds cliched, but…

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The evolution of a property manager

evolution-of-a-property-manager

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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Property management: the next 12 months

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It seems every other day someone will write about AI or VR as ‘the future of property management.’ While they rave breathlessly about agent-less inspections and facial recognition of the future, they miss the forest for the proverbial trees. The conditions for a colossal industry shake-up are already here. Exciting as robots and machine learning…

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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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Nhi Chang on being an early adopter

Nhi Chang on being an early adopter

Why Technology Won’t Replace You Nhi Chang brings her passions for real estate, agile development, and technology to everything she does. As a self-identifying early adopter and advocate for #proptech (property technology) Nhi is an all-round dynamo. And that’s why we are thrilled to read her recently published article. If you haven’t already read it,…

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Change logs for clear accountability

Console Cloud - Change logs for clear accountability

Accountability matters. That’s why we built the Change Log in Console Cloud. Historically, agency principals had a bit of a time of it trying to identify who made changes to files in their property management system. They had no precise, easy way of knowing if sensitive information had been compromised, or if someone had committed…

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