General Interest

Contributed By: Nick Gorrell, InnerVision Media on

Facebook have just released a new low cost, standalone VR headset called the Oculus Go which is set to significantly spread the adoption of virtual reality technology. We received our new headset delivered directly from the USA yesterday and early tests show that access to virtual property tours, accessed through theonsitemanager.com.au are very easy, slick and offer excellent viewing quality. The Oculus Go will be a game changer for VR and is expected to be widely adopted very rapidly, soon there will be millions of people online searching for, and increasingly expecting/demanding, high quality virtual content. If there was ever a time to consider enhancingRead More →

Contributed By: HiRUM on

Article originally appears on the HiRUM industry blog What is bundling? Bundling is the term used when property managers roll all of their management services into a single, ‘overall’ commission fee, rather than charging owners a separate amount or commission rate for each sub-service. For example, as a property manager, you would traditionally charge your owners for the below services, as dictated by your body corporate agreement: Management fee: 12% of gross tariffs Marketing fee: 3% of gross tariffs Merchant fees: 2% of gross tariffs Housekeeping fees: $40/clean Linen costs: $3/bed/booking Guest amenities: $10/guest Spring cleaning: $250/year Foxtel: $35/month PABX: $30/month Normally, these charges wouldRead More →

Contributed By: Calvin Bailey Management Rights on

Calvin Bailey is proud to welcome Alex Barker-Ré on board. Alex joins Calvin Bailey Management Rights with a wealth of management rights experience. Selling Management Rights From 2001 to 2011 Alex represented Venz Management Rights Specialists as their North Queensland Sales Director. Working with one of the largest management rights brokers at the time, Alex was responsible for every aspect of selling management rights. Alex was responsible for selling tens of millions worth of MLR businesses and associated property. An experienced Management Rights Operator From 2001 to date Alex has managed and owned eight different management rights properties, from the Gold Coast to Port Douglas and Cairns. His knowledge of the industry is second to none – having hands on experience of permanent and holiday lettingRead More →

Contributed By: CBRE on

Brisbane, 19 April 2018 – CBRE Hotels is expanding its hotel division with a new Management Rights service line following the appointment of Shane Mullins as a dedicated specialist in the field. Mr Mullins, who has more than 10 years’ experience in the hospitality sector, will lead the new Management Rights business line, which specialises in the management and letting of strata titled units on the Eastern Seaboard. Wayne Bunz, National Director of CBRE Hotels, commented on the team’s expanded capability; “We are extremely excited to welcome Shane to the team. Shane’s extensive knowledge in the management rights space further complements the comprehensive hospitality expertiseRead More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

Any time you perform any kind of search for Management Rights on TheOnsiteManager, be it for all of a broker’s stock, or all listings in a given suburb, or any other management rights related search for that matter, you can now output a stock list. You will now find a ‘print a stock list of the top 21 results’ link at the top and bottom of each results page. These neat little documents will show you upto 7 pages of listings in a save-able and print-friendly PDF file. They will give you the IDs of all the listings shown along with photography, broker details, locations,Read More →

We are thrilled to launch our Industry Recommended Professional program! Below is a Q&A explaining the program, its benefits and how it works. What Is the Industry Recommended Professional program? Our industry has entered an age where the quantity of suppliers is great, but often the quality of work offered is not. Managers and prospective managers expend considerable time and money in their efforts to source professional service providers who understand this industry and specialise in it. The Industry Recommended Professional program allows such service providers to rapidly and easily distinguish themselves as authorities both trusted, and respected in our Management Rights industry. It isRead More →

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

Our friends at Resort Brokers have organised a Gala Lunch for one of their own: Brad McDowall and his family. This is a really good cause, and it’s a well known fact that Resort Brokers know how to organise a Gala! The prizes they have pulled together are nothing short of spectacular and they have asked me to forward this invitation to all of our database which I’m more than happy to do. I hope you’ll all try and get along to this and help throw your support behind Brad and his family any way you can.  Please join us… Thursday April 19th 2019 atRead More →

Contributed By: HiRUM Software Solutions on

Article originally appears in HiRUM industry blog: https://www.hirum.com.au/blog/responding-online-guest-reviews/ The benefits of building a strong online review profile are irrefutable…Online reviews not only provide a unique opportunity to foster guest relationships post check-out, but have also been proven to deliver higher profits to accommodation providers. We discussed these benefits in more depth in a recent blog article. Now, we would like to explain to you the benefits of responding to the reviews your property receives & how you should go about doing so. Reviews, responses and Google It’s rare for Google to openly discuss aspects of their ranking algorithm, but perhaps in an effort to support small business,Read More →

Contributed By: Mike Phipps Finance on

We live in uncertain times. Disruption is everywhere. Unpredictability is the new normal and in a world of constant change who would dare to suggest what 2018 might hold. Yep, you guessed it, I’ll have a crack! Let’s look at 2018 with crystal ball in hand and tongue firmly in cheek. In no particular order and based on nothing but wild guesses, blind hope and a generous serve of optimism here we go………. 1. The word Like is banned from use by anyone under the age of 35, thereby rendering speechless an entire generation and having absolutely no negative impact in the national discourse 2.Read 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 →