Way back when I started in Property Management in the early 2000’s Property Management was a regulated industry which meant that all property managers were required to hold a current real estate licence.
There are three key points of Labour’s 100-Day housing plan which will directly affect investors in the New Zealand residential rental market, and while there is still a lot of uncertainty around what the actual changes will be.
“As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional - your organisational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency”. - Chris Fussell
The resident teenager is an avid computer gamer, and a sports enthusiast. It's a good balance I think. However we do come across problems with the computer gaming from time to time. There is the obvious concerns with cyber bullying. And also making sure the games she plays are age appropriate.
The possibilities of the internet truly are endless, so it's no surprise, so many businesses begin online. The modern day ‘yellow pages’ is faster, more efficient, user-friendly and generates higher results than any business directory before it. Making it almost impossible to create a target audience if you're not on the internet. Seriously though? If you're not on the internet do you or your business even exist.
One of the most important things for business owners to consider is whether they have the right business structure and whether that business structure needs to change as the business grows and evolves.
As you may be aware there are a few legislation changes to the Residential Tenancies Act currently going through Parliament which is very exciting as some changes certainly need to be made to some of the current outdated, and in my opinion quite frankly, unfair law.
It’s been cold. Not much happening in the garden right now? Or is there. Spring is just around the corner and you don’t have to look far to see new growth in the garden. Spring bulbs are coming through. In some cases flowering and early blossom is also starting to show. All signs of the warmer weather to come.
The standard response when you’re thinking about selling your home but are not sure when, is “sell in spring”. And there’s plenty of truth in that as warmer, drier weather and post-winter itchy feet drive potential buyers out to open homes.
Preventative Maintenance - A misunderstood benefit The reality of preventative maintenance is a choice, a choice between being Proactive or Reactive in your approach to your asset liability and longevity.
One of the most common questions I get is “what business structure is right for me”. There are several structures available with the commonly used ones being Sole-trader, Partnership, Trust and Company.
I spent almost 14 years as a coach driver. In that time I worked with people from all over the world. It was a job I enjoyed immensely, travelling round mainly the South Island of NZ, working with people who were on holiday. I considered my job was to work with the Tour Escort to give people a great experience in their visit to NZ.
We all come across them, the tenant who takes up way too much of your time, with what to us may seem very trivial matters, leaving umpteen voice mails, and texting you at 11pm because the door handle in the bedroom is loose!
With the rapid rise of Airbnb and similar share economy businesses in NZ and across the world, the way we use and utilize our assets is forever changing (in a good way).