TheOnsiteManager.com.au frequently gets introduced to many products, including landlord insurance, catering to the real estate industry. With our managers in mind, we assess the overall benefit of each product. Recently, Australian Landlord Insurance (ALI) presented an offer to us to take to our managers. We are pleased, on behalf of ALI, to offer to you landlord insurance for just $320. This represents a reduction, in most cases, over landlord’s current policies but also provides your clients with additional cover in many areas. Also note that the normal cost of a ALI landlord insurance policy in Queensland is $325. ALI’s product is extremely competitive in theRead More →

Contributed By: Short Punch & Greatorix on

When the original Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 was drafted, it contained a provision that made it illegal for a Body Corporate to seek, or accept the payment of an amount, or conferral of a benefit for itself for the engagement of a person as a Service Contractor (“Caretaker”) or authorisation of a person as a Letting Agent.  These ultimately became Sections 113 and 115 of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, in which they are also extended to cover replacement or renewals of any engagements or authorisations. The provisions worked well to protect Caretakers and Letting Agents from being heldRead More →

We used to think that getting to settlement was a normal process over about 90 days with maybe a bit of renegotiation on verification but due diligence and finance were fairly straight forward if we had qualified our buyer and committee approval was a given. What happened? Now we see more contracts fall over than ever before and extensions requested with almost every deal and finance can take 42 days or more. Buyers are providing more information than ever before and sometimes Sellers not enough. I think we all need to understand that the criteria has changed in the past couple of years. Sellers needRead More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

Yesterday I was invited along to the BNE Airport Business Advisory Group Airport Tour. They hold these tours once a year to communicate to the business community their strategy and roadmap for the future. I’m pleased to report: it’s a very good roadmap and one of the things that makes me excited to live in South East Queensland over the next decade. The tour began, and ended, at the Accor’s brand new IBIS hotel and conference centre, opposite the domestic terminal. It’s an impressive hotel, particularly for a 3.5-star offering, but what really amazes me is that it’s the 3rd hotel Accor have launched inRead More →

Contributed By: Mike Phipps Finance on

If you can just get your mind together Then come on across to me We’ll hold hands an’ then we’ll watch the sun rise from the bottom of the sea But first Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced? Well, I have Jimi Hendrix May 1967 I’ve had this great old Jimi Hendrix song tumbling around in my head this week. A great riff and a great song from one of the legends but that’s not why it’s stuck on high rotation in my already overstressed mind. Here’s the thing. Not so long ago new entrants to the management rights, caravan park and motelRead More →

Contributed By: Chris Novak - CBRE Hotels on

Management rights, whether permanent, short-term (or holiday-let), hotel or motel; can benefit from overseas or inbound business. Although the term overseas, or even global, markets can sound daunting at first; if you have been working in this market segment, some insights should help to increase market share by focusing on the right markets and approaches. The selection of markets is based on many visitors but even more importantly, on the degree of difficulty in developing the market. New Zealand is the biggest market but many Kiwis stay with family and friends, choosing cheaper options when they do stay at a hotel. Asian markets Owing toRead More →

Contributed By: The Onsite Manager on

When running a management rights business, it’s so easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day that you forget you’re not just an employee doing a job, but in fact a business owner and investor. It’s understandable – if you’re spending all your time listening to complaints and getting covered in bin juice, it’s not hard to lose sight of the reason you first went into management rights: to enjoy a better work-life balance, to semi-retire, or to build a nest egg off of your letting pool income. Unfortunately, there’s no secret get-rich-quick method to running an effective, profitable management rights business. But thereRead More →

Contributed By: Lindsay Petty Management Rights on

Do you wish to list your business “for sale” or actually list your business “to sell?” There is a difference and here we look to identify some of the issues to assist when you decide to place your business on the market. As with most businesses, buyer appetite continues to evolve & management rights are no different. I have written various articles on aspects of the management rights industry & think it is important for all business owners to be well aware of how to move forward when it is time to sell & to also understand buyer needs. Most buyers that I speak to are considering what their exit strategy is before they make a decision on whatRead More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

When you’re in the market for Management Rights, the best place to search is TheOnsiteManager.com.au, I don’t just say that because I own the site, it really is the only website in the country that  has every single listing, from every single broker in the industry, all located on one super-fast and easy-to-use website. You can search a wide range of parameters to nail down exactly the listings you’re interested in, and short-list these for closer review, or enquire straight away, directly with the broker. We have relationships with many of the nation’s top data aggregators who have built a specialised XML structure exclusively forRead More →

Courtesy of our friends at the Urban Dictionary I have unearthed what I believe to be the definitive description of this month’s bulletin title:  Crash and Burn : to come to grief or fail spectacularly. If you are an industry professional active in the management rights industry I suspect this description may resonate with you.  Our own observations and feedback from the coal face suggests that deals have never been harder to hold together with many “surprises” along the way. Why is it so? Let’s have a look at the key moving parts, the accepted best practice processes and see if we can identify someRead More →