landlording

Property management done right
Why we’re a match
24/7 access
Instant disbursement
What’s my rental potential
The business end
Why we’re a match

You’re a savvy investor and we’re savvy property managers.

We understand you want maximum returns, terrific tenants and smart service. And we think no other company is better placed to help you. Here’s why:

We listen.
Our smaller rental portfolio allows us more time to listen and better understand your needs. More time to complete thorough tenant screenings, regular inspections, and monitor the market to ensure we achieve the highest rental yields.

We act.
We believe a high level of personal service is essential to a great property management relationship. As our client, you’ll always have ready access to our resources, knowledge and expertise, as well as real-time information and support to address any questions or concerns.

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24/7 access

Access your property file 24 hours a day, seven days a week with our online 'owners portal'.

See when your tenant has paid their rent and when the last inspection or rent increase was completed. View, download or email photos, inspection reports, statements and invoices – all continuously updated in real time.

For app lovers, download the Watt Connect App on your smartphone and access everything at the touch of a button. You can also opt to receive instant notifications when we transfer funds to you, issue a statement or pay an invoice.

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Instant disbursement

We disburse rent daily, not monthly like many agencies.

As soon as your tenant’s rent is cleared it’s paid immediately into your account. Not only is this great for your personal cash flow, it can also save you thousands on your mortgage.

You can make more regular payments or use an offset account to reduce your average loan balance and save on interest. The difference is worth mentioning.  Suppose you had a loan of $320,000 with monthly repayments of $1,833 (7% interest) over 25 years. When your rent is received weekly instead of monthly, you could save $ 62,013 over the life of the loan. You’d also cut 6 years off your repayment schedule.

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What’s my rental potential

Setting the perfect rental price for your property is a balance we can help you with.

Our no-obligation valuations take into account all the best features of your home, the local rental market as well as broader market factors which influence your rental value (such as proximity to parks, restaurants, schools and transport). Even if you’re just curious, we understand getting an update on your property’s rental potential can help you make better long-term decisions.

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The business end

When it comes to fees, no one likes surprises.

We have a competitive and transparent fee structure. And we work hard for our fees.
We have the highest rental returns and the lowest vacancy periods. We’re not matchmakers, but we do have an eagle eye for a good tenant. That’s why we have the lowest arrears around.
Get in touch to find out more about our landlording packages and pricing structure.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I switch?

Switching your property management is easy. One signature, one form. You don’t even need to have the awkward conversation with your existing manager. We do it all for you. We’ll even pick up the keys.

Why do I need a property manager?

Making decisions about your investment property isn’t easy. A property manager can help you make them with confidence. When you purchase an investment property, there’s a lot to consider and no shortage of options.
A qualified and experienced property manager can help you select tenants, ensure your rent is paid on time, arrange maintenance and navigate the complex landlord legislation. Our property managers have the training and experience to identify opportunities to maximise your returns. They can help you make informed decisions.

Do I need landlord’s insurance?

It’s not compulsory – but why take the risk? We recommend all our landlords take out insurance. It protects you in the event of a tenant not paying rent, damaging or vacating the property early. Some policies also include public liability cover and limited cover for contents (e.g. floor coverings, curtains). For most landlords it’s also tax deductible.

How much will my property rent for?

Setting the right rent is a balance we can help you with. Current market conditions, your property’s features as well as proximity to local amenities play a role in assessing the rental value. Whether or not you’re prepared to allow pets can also influence your returns.

How long will it take to find a tenant for my property?

It’s natural to want to start receiving rent asap. Our marketing campaigns are designed to get applicants to respond quickly. We offer flexible inspection times so we can get your home rented sooner. We find the best tenants are attracted to homes that are neat & tidy, well maintained and sensibly priced. With our help, we’ll have your property rented in no time!

How long does it take to receive my rent once paid by the tenant?

We disburse rent daily, not monthly like many agencies. As soon as your tenant’s rent is cleared we pay the funds immediately into your account. Not only is this great for your personal cash flow, it can also save you thousands on your mortgage.

If your property nets you $400 a week and your investment loan is $300,000 @ 7% over 25 years, then with weekly disbursements and loan repayments you would pay $70,000 less interest and would pay off the loan 4 years quicker!

When can I increase the rent on my property?

At the end of each lease term we’ll work with you during the renewal process. We assess the rent level and make suggestions according to the market at the time. Most tenants understand there comes a time when the rent will go up. We find if you provide a well-maintained property your tenants generally won’t object to an increase. We have a knack for negotiating fair increases without costing you a good tenant.

What do I do if I want to sell my property?

If we currently manage your property and you’re looking to sell or even if we don’t manage your property and you’re looking to sell, your choice of agent is important in ensuring you get the best price.
We’ll work with whichever agent you choose to seamlessly coordinate your opens. We can also work with your tenants to make sure your home is presented in the best possible light for sale.
If this is something you’d like to chat more about, give us a call on 07 3263 9555.

But your office isn’t in the same suburb as my property?

Today almost all tenants use the top real estate websites to search for their new home. Office location is now a thing of the past. We rent properties across a large geographic area and we have a fleet of zippy Suzuki Swifts that get us there in no time. No matter where your property is located, we offer flexible inspection times to get your home rented as quickly as possible.

Brighter Stories

Jemma Callaghan, Zillmere

"I've been with Watt for 8 years - they're professional & reliable. I'd absolutely recommend them."
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Adam & Carolyn, Kedron

"The team at Watt have looked after our property for 6 years - we couldn't be happier. They provide a great service."
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Claire Butterworth, Paddington

"My manager is first class. I've just recommended them to a friend who just bought their first investment property."
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Landlording Fast Facts

Renewed leases
Nov 2016
79%
Average time to let
Nov 2016
12 days
Happy tenants
1,573

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