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Landlord statements get a power-up

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June 8, 2020

Power-ups for landlord statements We’re bringing sexy (landlord statements) back! Now if you’re on Console Cloud, you’ll have access to the slickest, most customisable and easiest-to-read statements in the industry. So if you’re ready to have fewer ‘what does this mean’ conversations with landlords and get more done in a day, read on! 1. We’ve…
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Alert Level 2 Guidelines for Property Managers

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May 15, 2020

New Alert Level 2 guidelines for property managers in New Zealand. The latest standards to adhere to: routine inspections can resume and that property viewings can occur with much more flexibility. Property managers can essentially perform all aspects of their role but must adhere to the General Safety Precautions for Alert Level 2, this includes all parties involved in the tenancy process.

Managing Healthy Homes Made Easy

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February 27, 2020

In December 2017, the Government passed the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act 2017, designed to make New Zealand rental homes warmer, safer, and more comfortable. In 2019, the standards were finalised and drafted in the Residential Tenancies (Healthy Homes Standards) Regulations 2019. And while this legislation has been an important step forward for the nearly 600,000…
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Smarter property management through Console Cloud workflows

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February 1, 2020

Why workflows in Console Cloud should be your new best friend, and what are they exactly? Simply stated, workflows are an easy way of managing property management processes in real estate and property management software. We named them workflows because they represent the work processes that most property managers already do. Console Cloud has workflows…
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6 tips for delivering an exceptional customer experience in property management

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January 15, 2020

If you haven’t noticed we now live in a CX (customer experience) economy. Never more than now, has there been such a strong movement towards customer experience.  We interviewed Australia’s Macquarie Bank National Head of Real Estate – Domonic Thompson to get his insights and predictions on the future of the property management industry both…
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Buying and selling a rent roll: interview with Dean Yeo, part 2

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August 23, 2019

In order to learn and share with you his rent roll valuation secrets and his opinion on the current property management market and how it is currently performing, we sat down with him for an interview. In this second part, we will be covering his response to what agencies should look for when thinking about…
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What is your rent roll worth? Interview with Dean Yeo: part 1

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August 22, 2019

Interview with Dean Yeo, part 1. What is your rent roll worth? When purchasing a rent roll, what are the correct questions to ask? What preparations are needed to sell one? How much is your rent roll even worth? We know someone who can help you find the answer to these big, ponder inducing, property…
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The ultimate EOFY checklist for property managers

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May 21, 2019

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 write a compelling agent bio

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April 1, 2019

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 ultimate pre-holiday checklist for property managers

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December 20, 2018

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 inspections that…
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