Would You Be a Landlord in 2019?
Happy Mothers Day to all you mums out there but especially our mums Yvonne and Lorraine and thank you...Read More
Looking to renovate your rental property this year? Rather tha...Read More
We are closed ANZAC Day, open again Friday 26th at 9AM.Read More
Our garden Ngā Manu Garden will this year be part of the Taranaki Garden Festival, this festival is New Zealand's...Read More
How To Interview For Your Next Property Manager?
Aside fr...Read More
How To Avoid Expensive Mistakes Often Made By New Landlords
Being a responsible landlord doesn't only help you get and keep great tenants, it protects you fro...Read More
On Monday 18th March Kerry joins our team as our office ...Read More
Bounce into Spring with this 'hot to trott' offer!
We are at 100% occupancy and as such have limited spaces for new properties to come on board and join our Multi-Award Winning Team. Read More
If you want refreshing service talk to us...we are the movers and shakers!
State of the art and has a most calming enviroment both inside and out...thats ...Read More
We have just been given Council Building Consent for our Scandinavian Garden Office Pod, this is a purpose built...Read More
One of the main frustrations of being a landlord is 'rental arrears'.It can become very frustrating.Tenants know that when you rent a property, you have to pay your rent regulary and on time.How...Read More
Welcome to February folks and we hope you have been enjoying the hot dry weather, great for th...Read More
Happy New Year to one and all and welcome to 2018!
WOW hard to believe another yea...Read More
Welcome to December folks and compliments of the season to one and all.
Now we hope ev...Read More
Remember have a magical night but take care around kids and pets.Read More
Super proud of our second year as Finalist in Customer Service Excellence, we deliver World ...Read More
Second year in a row as finalist for Best Property Management Website in New Zealand...Go Te...Read More
Well done Angela Feron...your a legend girl...go get em!Read More
We are in the final stages of our new office, after investigating several options and considering all ...Read More
Its official we now hold an Unmanned Aircraft Operators Certification, the only Property Management Company in Ne...Read More
Our marketing photos are truly right up there with professional ones costing you $450.00, we dress e...Read More
Just a friendly reminder School Term 4 starts on Monday 16th so take extra care on the...Read More
What an event this truly is and its a real crowd puller with lots of out of town vistors coming to expl...Read More
Be sure to get advise from your accountant or financial adviser before making financial decisions, to ensure that any move is the right one for you.
Paying off your home loan or investme...Read More
It is surprising how many landlords/property managers who do not give correct notice when visiting a property. This is not acceptable practise, and a landlord or property manager may be penalise...Read More
Welcome to October folks and we hope everyone is getting out and making the most of these extra daylight...Read More
Can you fix it?
When maintenance or repairs are required, landlords should act as quickly as possible.As a landlord, once you have been alerted to maintenance issues, it is your respon...Read More
Tenants from hell, high loan repayments and persistent maintenance problems can conspire to make landlords feel investing in residential property is best left to suckers.
Bricks and mort...Read More
Are you new to investing or have you thought of expanding your existing investment portfolio? Congratulation?
Planning ahead can be the difference between achieving your goals or simply ...Read More
Exciting times with us increasing the size of our drone fleet to two machines, the operatio...Read More
Welcome to September everyone and boy it was a welcomed pleasure to see a fine (thats no rain) fo...Read More
In property management, we see many property investors making the mistake that all PM businesses are the same, and all offer the same service so the best way to differentiate between them is to ...Read More
It's the time of year, when you should stop and review the performance of your investment portfolio, or perhaps, you've received some advise to consider investing in property.
Either way...Read More
Welcome to August everyone and we hope everyone survived the school holiday and that ver...Read More
A good property manager will quicly gather all of the essential information required by a landlord to make a final and informed decision on any tenancy applications.
This essential infor...Read More
Many agents are now noting marked improvement in time it takes to lease a property when the landlord has invested in professional photography...
Quality tenants are looking for clean, we...Read More
Buying the worst house in the best street might be a great strategy for long-term capital growth of your investment or building your dream home later, but when it comes to renting, attracting qu...Read More
Welcome to July folks, we hope your all ready for the July School holiday which kick off with ...Read More
Doing your research on the area in which you're planning to invest is paramount to maximising your return and enjoying reduced transactions and stress.
Some of the questions you might as...Read More
Providing a safe environment for your tenants is a non negotiable and whilst legislation and minimum standards are enforced on landlords, we highly recommend employing your moral compass as an a...Read More
Welcome to June everyone and the start of winter.
We start of this month with what's aerodrone? wel...Read More
Welcome to May everyone and end of the school holidays and the kids really had t...Read More
Time flys when your having fun and its been 12 months since we started operating the only drone in p...Read More
The days of the set and forget home loan are long gone and it's really up to us as consumers to stay vigilant when it comes to mortgage rates or interest rates of any kind for that matter.... Read More
This is a great question and could be answered with a million different opinions, but I am very pleased to say that there is just one answer that really covers them all.
"Your agent shou...Read More
Can I Attend My Rountine Inspections?
Of course! There are laws that need to be observed, but providing you give your agent sufficient notice they can ensure that all the appropriate a...Read More
Welcome to April everyone and Easter a time for Easter eggs and Hot coss buns both a favlorite of mine a...Read More
Aiming to attract quality tenants to your investment property is a smart strategy, so which improvements will give you the biggest return on your investment. As with any financial transaction th...Read More
If you have a maintenance and improvements plan for your property, there may be some things you can do whilst you have a tenant in place.
It's simply a matter of asking and then agreeing...Read More
IAG Insurance and their brands State, AMI, NZI and Lumley Insurance have put out an IAG booklet "Your Guide to Methamphetamine Contamination" is been made available as an e-book and distriuted i...Read More
Welcome to March and Autumn and lets not talk about summer as there was not one but on the bright side of...Read More
Managing your lease is simply best practise as a landlord. It's just like running a business, when you have a fixed term lease you have greater peace of mind and control in relation to your cash...Read More
Welcome to February everyone, we will try to avoid the subject of January's weather, but I will say ...Read More
We are recommending to our investor clients to consider obtaining a building inspection report undertaken on their investment property as an extension of our routine inspections.
Our rou...Read More
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2017 and January and fingers crossed for some settled summer w...Read More
The following are our Christmas and New Year Trading Hours.
Sunday 25th-Tuesday 27th December-Closed
Wednesday 28th Thursday 29th -Friday 30th-Open 10AM-2PM
We have a new set of wheels on the road as of Monday 5th December and an all new look which matches our websit...Read More
Welcome to December or should we say Christmas and what a year 2016 has been with compliance thrown at us le...Read More
Its on this Saturday 26th November follks starting at 6PM so get along for the start opf the festive s...Read More
Its on this coming weekend folks the NZ Tattoo & Arts Festival at TSB Stadium, this is Au...Read More
As part of our magical service we offer, we have for vacating tenants to use some Karcher Window Vacuu...Read More
The saying that a happy tenant is a good tenant rings ever so true. A good tenancy, just like any relationship, works best when both parties feel the arrangement is fair and everyone is genuinel...Read More
Should your tenant give notice to vacate, we ensure that the required notice to vacate is given. We also ask them their reason for vacating. Apon notice being received we will contact you to adv...Read More
Sales values have moved rapidly in recent times. Not knowing the value of your investment property could be costing you money and the opportunity to expand your property investment portfolio. Read More
Last nights earthquake is a reminder of the power and unpredictable behavior of mother nature, ensure you...Read More
When your property manager suggests professional marketing for your investment property you should seriously consider the advice.
Just like marketing properties for sale where the well m...Read More
All prospective tenants who apply for a property with our company are required to complete a detailed application form online and provide employment and rental references together with good poin...Read More
Welcome to November everyone and as we write the Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular is in full swing a...Read More
We now have Live chat on our website folks, if you see Basil up like this on our homepage it means w...Read More
Its official folks Taranaki has just been voted the second best province to visit in the World by Lone...Read More
We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and what awesome Taranaki weather we had, hot sun...Read More
Our aerial photography and videography gets our landlords faster results with a p...Read More
This years Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular is on from 28th October ...Read More
We just want to say a big thank you to all our wonderful property owners and tenants as its been a team effo...Read More
Welcome to October everyone and we hope you are making the most of daylight savings an...Read More
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The finalists have been announced for the LPMNZ 2016 Awards for Excellence. Local pro...Read More
Yee Ha...do I sound excited? this Saturday night before you go to bed roll the clocks fo...Read More
For all you parents out there we truly understand, the next two weeks are School hol...Read More
Upon entering into a new tenancy agreement, your property manager will ensure that the agreement complies with current legislation that affects all rental properties.
Today there are a g...Read More
We understand people are busy these days and we all lead busy rush here there and everywhere lives ...Read More
Welcome to Spring everyone, just 3 weeks until daylight savings yay so time t...Read More
REAL is proud to be offering a comprehensive Landlord Protect...Read More
Our extraordinary team welcomes your enquiry today!Read More
When you have one of these sitting on the front lawn of your extraordinary property you can rest ...Read More
Tenancy Services now have a Tenancy Compliance and Investigation Team and this is from there website:
One of the significant changes to the Residential Tenancies Act is that the Governme...Read More
I was walking Belle our maltese last week like I do everyday and this time she had on this pink jump...Read More
Welcome to August everyone and the goods news is its only 31 days till spring "Yay" and the bad news for parents anyway...Read More
The purpose of a routine inspection is to as certain the tenant's care of the property and to check if any maintenance is required.
We have found that a property initially leased in good...Read More
Now is the time to start thinking of making new financial year resolutions to improve and enhance the performance of your investment property.
Take the time to review the past rental yea...Read More
Welcome to July everyone, boy the last couple of days of June were a little on the icy side compared to the rest of J...Read More
I get asked a lot about our drone these days, just wrote an article for The Real Estate Institute of NSW on th...Read More
I should change the heading from Welcome to June to Welcome to Winter and the weather over the p...Read More
A recent article in the media focused on a serial rent dodger in Christchurch who left another property owing thousands of dollars in rent arrears.
She had rented the property in a false...Read More
As summer comes to an end it will not be long before many tenants look at bunkering in for the winter and keeping warm.
Now is the time to ensure that your heating source for your rental...Read More
Everything we do is about 'magical', so what is it you ask?
Its simple really we do the experience thi...Read More
This photo of the old mall and Whites building we had on our Facebook page as our Throw Back Thursday and boy wa...Read More
A property that is about to become vacant can be a great opportunity for a property investor to determine if they can add capital value to their investment property and achieve a higher rent and...Read More
On the 4th April 2016 a New Health and Safety at Work Act came into effect and it does effect the Property Management Industry and this includes 'private landlords'. Under the new Act a Property M...Read More
This month we have as part of our Health and Safety added a new feature on property inspection reports which is Health and Safety Hazards, when we are on inspections we will look at each propert...Read More
We hope everyone that went to WOMAD had a wonderful and the weather played its part which was fantastic. We have been busy wee bees putting in place a Contractors Agreement for the New Health an...Read More
In April we will begin undertaking test flights and proving flights of our new craft over a four week p...Read More
We turn up to pre-booked viewing appointments and on time, we have over the past few weeks found several out of town families transfering to New Plymouth for work setting up appointments, then t...Read More
Landlord insurance is often overlooked by many landlords believing that the insurance they have on the rental property will be enough-however, many things can go wrong when owning a rental prope...Read More
Happy Landlord, Happy Agent-that's only part of the story. Should tenants only hear from us when they do the wrong thing? Late rent, inspection not up to scratch,gardens overgrown!! Of course th...Read More
Often we find our tenants childrens have done a really awesome job keeping their rooms tidy,so we say "thank y...Read More
If a tenant has no rental history and should at least have something, pay attention!. Sometimes a good story can 'pull the wool over your eyes' so always be insistent on what their last 1-2 year...Read More
All chattels have a shelf life. Issues that can sometimes result in conflict come from a lack of understanding as to how depreciation rates are worked out.
The Tenancy Tribunal base clai...Read More
Welcome to March everyone and the start of Autumn and looking back over...Read More
Property Management is full of traps and pitfalls so I wanted to share the lessons I have learned.
The first sign of madness is doing the same thing tomorrow as you did yesterday and exp...Read More
We are at 100% occupancy yet again with great success in the executive market and considering the high numbers of available properties in New Plymouth this success is testament to how we do thin...Read More
Baby wipes are those modern day handy items most people keep around the house or in the car,very good for wiping mildew off window frames.
But they block sewage systems causing raw sewag...Read More
When your property is been advertised for rent,we personally and professionally show every potential tenant through.That means we can present all the features and benefits your house offers,whil...Read More
We like to make things personal and always like to meet property owners in person and walk around their property with them-like a grand tour-getting to know the in's and out's and their expectat...Read More
When we do property inspections we always leave a report card so the tenants know how the inspection went and if anything needed extra attention-most times they get a big well done and some yumm...Read More
Every month we will highlight a differant part of our vast vibrant provence and this month it...Read More
There are a few areas where a repair review can be a big advantage to your rental property.These areas include ( but are not limited to) chimney sweeps,gutter cleans,tree/bush trimming,carpet cl...Read More
We believe the "right hand must always know what the left one is doing" approach and as such on routine property inspections we leave behind an Inspection report card which clearly identifies any i...Read More
Avid fans of 'The Block Villa Wars' would have seen how much work can go into maintaining older properties. However, with careful planning and quality work, your investment can appreciate in val...Read More
We deliver all our new tenants when they move into a property some yummy cupcakes-why because its important to always "say thank you"and building a good rapport with our tenants gets the results...Read More
Other than the tenancy agreement,the...Read More
Welcome to January and to 2016, we hope everyone is making the most of the Summer weather here in Taranaki ...Read More
We use video walk-through tours for every proper...Read More
We have all seen and hear...Read More
Every year the NZ Fire...Read More
Seasons greetings to everyone,my its hard to believe its December and only a few weeks till Christmas and the night the big man sneaks down the chimney with that heavy sack full of presents.Chri...Read More
Hard to believe another month has just wizzed past at supersonic speed,only 54 more sleeps till Christmas and we are hoping Santa does not get stuck in anyones chinmeys this year,very difficult ...Read More
Low Maintenance Gardens-
A lot tenants either don't l...Read More
Bad Tenants tend to avoid agents!
It is often true that a private lan...Read More
Welcome to October and this photo was taken from the Waiwhakaiho ...Read More
Volunteers required for the Breast Cancer Street Appeal on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October,if you can assist please phone 0508 105105 and please any donation goes along way to helping and t...Read More
Remember to wind those clocks forward an hour before you go to b...Read More
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Welcome to Spring folks-as its the first day of Spring I have decided to call this the national day of the sheep.
Spring brings with it longer daylight hours(hoo...Read More
Jot this down in the diary 30th October-8th November-The Taranaki Garden Spectacular and what a truely fantastic event it really is with some stunning gardens,guided tours and everything this truel...Read More
As of the 1st October 2015 New Plymouth has a new recycling and rubbish collection system and this will be far better for the envirnoment.We have fielded a number of telephone calls from tenants...Read More
• All rental properties must be insulated by July 2019, though exemptions apply to properties where it is physically impractical to retrofit insulation.
• Smoke ...Read More
Welcome folks to our blog.this will be full of interesting articles,recipes and new things we are up to,also informing you of whats happening in this awesome City and around our breathtaking provan...Read More