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Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager

TheOnsiteManager

We are really proud to announce that ArborApartment.com.au is now live. We developed this site using a special system we developed to roll these sites out very quickly via TheOnsiteManager software, keeping development costs low and ensuring exceptional standard of quality is achieved. Using this framework, we can now deliver beautiful, sophisticated, and totally custom WordPress driven websites for onsite managers with incredible turn-around times. ArborApartment.com.au was the test-case for this, and we’ve already taken 3 more bookings for manager’s apartment complex websites. As you can see, the result is a beautiful website that can be used from a phone, tablet, or PC. The featuresRead More →

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Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager

TheOnsiteManager

We’ve made a lot of new site enhancements this week on TheOnsiteManager.com.au that I wanted to point out to our users. Shortlist Upgrade The site has had a shortlist system for several years, but we’ve given it a full overhaul now. Every listing has a prominent shortlist link that will instantly store any listing you like the look of, in your own private shortlist. You don’t need to be logged in, you don’t even need an account, the shortlist is stored in a cookie so it will be there waiting for you any time you return to the website from the same computer, even ifRead More →

FV

Contributed By: Resort Brokers

Resort Brokers

The record sale by Resort Brokers Australia of the $600m ‘FV’ by Gurner management rights to Mantra Group has capped a run of chart-topping sales for the growing national accommodation property specialist. With 970 apartments plus commercial and leisure facilities spanning three landmark towers underway by Gurner in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, FV is the largest management rights ever sold off-the-plan in Australia. The sale was handled by Resort Brokers’ national sales manager, Trudy Crooks, and her brother, off-the-plan specialist, Tim Crooks.  They said it was an outstanding result and a win-win-win for everyone, particularly for FV apartment owners who will have such a quality, experiencedRead More →

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Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager.com.au

TheOnsiteManager.com.au

Conventional wisdom in the real estate industry has always purported there are really only 2 property portals that ‘matter’: RealEstate.com.au and Domain.com.au. According to Roy Morgan, RealEstate.com.au enjoys 4.5M visitors per month, nationally, with 3.2M using Domain.com.au. Of that 3.2M Domain users, 2.2M use both Realestate.com.au and Domain.com.au. Michele Levine – CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says: “Of the one million people who access Domain and not Realestate.com.au in a four-week period, over 30% are Mid-Life Households, aged 45-65 with no children under 16 still at home. For Realestate.com.au, a similar proportion of its 2.3 million exclusive audience is Young Parents, aged under 45 and with kids. So this meansRead More →

BR

Contributed By: TheOnsiteManager

TheOnsiteManager

Our friends at Resort Brokers invited me along to their industry seminar last night. They had guest speakers from Urbis and Bambrick Media and plenty of managers were in attendance. Was a great night, highly informative. Urbis presented first and had some interesting information and data analysis in relation to development through the CBD. The short of it was: Yes, lots of buildings have been completed recently, yes, downward pressure had been placed on rentals… but vacancy rates on new stock are still only at 1.6%, and new projects being completed have fallen off sharply with the remaining to be completed representing a much smallerRead More →

TheDon

Contributed By: Mike Phipps Finance

Mike Phipps Finance

  “When America sneezes the world catches cold”.  A cliché perhaps but with some truth behind it I suspect. Consider this : The United States is the world’s largest national economy in nominal terms and second largest according to purchasing power parity (PPP), representing 22% of nominal global GDP and 17% of gross world product (GWP). The United States’ GDP was estimated to be $17.914 trillion as of Q2 2015. Australia’s top 3 two way trading partners are China, Japan and The USA. China is the world’s largest export economy and the USA and Japan are two of China’s top 3 trading partners. Anyway, on to thisRead More →

hirum

Contributed By: HiRUM Software Solutions

HiRUM Software Solutions

Many residential property managers have told us they simply want a property management system that does all the things they need, without the expensive price tag. Why pay for things you never use, right? At HiRUM we value industry feedback, this is why we developed HiRUM Front Desk for Residential. This provides residential property managers, or those with a rent roll, with all the essential tools they need to manage their business. From full trust accounting, to comprehensive office tools including integrated RTA forms1, we definitely have your needs covered. With NO Monthly fees and a very low one-off fee for set-up & training youRead More →

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Contributed By: Real Strategix

Real Strategix

I am going to touch on a subject that relates to everyone on a daily basis. As business owners, do we name and shame customers that cost us money? I don’t care what business you operate. I guarantee all of you have at least one customer who believes they are better than you and everyone else. That one customer will simply refuse to pay for services/products rendered. We have quite a few! It is very hard to sit back and watch while they keep trading with their big franchise name knowing that the smaller operators cannot afford the legal fees or resources to fight them. It isRead More →

noosa

Contributed By: Hynes Legal

Hynes Legal

It’s over. The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court.  There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision making obligations are based on. Round one went to the deck owner (Commissioner’s Office) Round two went to the complaining owners (QCAT) Round three went to the deck owner (Qld Supreme Court) We wrote an article after the Supreme Court decision here. The opponents to the deck won. The smartest group of lawyers in the country (being the High Court) has decided that the oppositionRead More →

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Contributed By: Nick Buick

Nick Buick

September 1st 2016 saw us launch the new site interface. The objective was to ensure content and advertising was more integrated so the site flowed better, and also ensure we had better support for mobile devices. Ensuring less pitfalls for our managers was also a big priority, so we now screen uploaded images to check they are named correctly, inspection times can now be added using an html5 calendar widget, and images are uploaded in sequence now so corrupt files are easier to spot. Other enhancements include the ability for Brokers to buy more featured listing credits as they need them. PDF brochures can nowRead More →