General Interest

Contributed By: Mike Phipps Finance on

For those of you who may still think the photo I use in some articles is current, it is not. The look of shock on some faces when we first meet suggests that it might be time to update said image and nothing confirms my retreat into older age more than recent events.  Yes, it’s true.  The managing director and I have purchased a caravan.  But Mike, you’re too young I hear you cry.  Nonsense, the MD may be too young, child bride that she was, but I am certainly age qualified. In fact, I know of several other industry specialists who call something onRead More →

Your trust account and the way you operate it is your lifeline. When dealing with thousands of dollars there are 2 types of people. 1) Honest 2) Dishonest There is no in between. As a managing agent, landlords are trusting you to handle their income with honesty and integrity. After many years in the industry, I have performed end of months with as little as $2000 in the trust account and as great as $200 000 in the account. Each time the money, system and process were treated exactly the same……with care. One property or 1500 properties, each state of Australia has regulations and rules inRead More →

Contributed By: Mikolai Napieralski on

Editor’s Note: I stumbled across this tongue-in-cheek piece of Gold Coast hospitality nostalgia from last decade. It was written in a street press magazine called Team Evil and I thought I’d share with our readers for a bit of a laugh and reminisce at the colourful old Gold Coast motels, few of which have since survived. I have fond memories of staying at the original Pink Poodle when I was young and poor… good times! If you’re in the mood for further laughs, I’d highly recommend the author’s new book; God Willing; as he recounts his adventures working as a museum curator in the Middle EastRead More →

Those who know me well will attest to my obsession with detail. I think the psychiatrists call it being anally retentive, not a particularly pleasant vision to be sure. The managing director calls it a mild mental disorder manifesting itself in a capacity to be a complete pain in the posterior. I justify the way my head works by a need to be highly organised and a desire to drift off each night knowing those I rely on and trust are equally diligent. Yes, my desk is uncluttered and everything has its place. Failure to return said thing to its rightful spot will be punishableRead More →

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 →