Avoiding Property Management Pitfalls.

Most experienced investors understand that even a few weeks’ annual vacancy usually means a lower net income than if the property had been rented at 95 percent of market value for the whole year. So if maximizing income from rental property investment comes from keeping their properties occupied, why do some Landlords expect to rent… Read More

What are the Essential Services Defined?

On July 1st, 2013 the Residential Tenancies Act changed and the changes apply to all landlords whether their property is managed privately or by a Property Manager. There are over 100 changes and they will affect how you or your Agent manages your property. This is our second ‘Did You Know?..’ email. These emails will… Read More

Questions asked when selecting a tenant?

Often a tenant will give as a reference the contact details of their previous Property Manager or Landlord. So what questions should you be asking them? Here are 10 important questions to ask previous Property Managers or Landlords: 1. Did they pay the rent on time? You definitely want a reliable tenant who pays their… Read More

How To Boost Your Rental Income

If you are interested in the residential market as an investor one of the fundamental guidelines is to attempt to purchase a property which brings in rent that at least covers the mortgage repayments. Having purchased your investment property, your next aim is to make your property as attractive to tenants as possible. That way… Read More

Did You Know?….Deadlocks

On July 1st, 2013 the Residential Tenancies Act changed and the changes apply to all Landlords whether their property is managed privately or by a Property Manager. There were over 100 changes and they affect how you or your Agent manages your property. Minimum Security requirements… One of the major items in the tenancy legislation… Read More

What’s the bad news this time???

Do you dread a call from your Property Manager? Do you think, “Oh no, how much?” What about when you call, do you get fobbed off or worse, is your call never returned? What about the business owner, have you ever had a call to find out how it is all going? We understand that… Read More

To change or not to change?

Ask yourself the question, why do I employ a Property Manager? Isn’t the answer to this question threefold – peace of mind, detachment and maximum return on investment. How is your Property Manager doing? We understand that as an investor you have an expectation that your investment will essentially look after itself and increase in… Read More

Have you ever wondered how your tenant is found?

We’ve put together a short 2 minute video on the process we use to find the best possible tenant for your property. We hope you enjoy. Or read on… Have you ever wondered how your new tenant is found for your rental property? Here at Total Care Property Management we’ve invested in the latest technology… Read More

What Makes a Good Property Investment?

Thinking about buying an investment property? Then how do you decided on the property? What do you take into consideration? There are some very good investments to be made, provided you stick to the rules! Property values in Perth have effectively remained static since the boom of 2006/2007. Whilst values in some suburbs such as… Read More

Front Row Seat Without The Popcorn!

We recognise that these days more and more people watch videos on You Tube. In fact over the last 6 months on average 4 billion videos are viewed on You Tube every day. So why would we limit exposure of your property to a few exclusive real estate portals? When your property is at stake… Read More

RBA Drops Interest Rates to 1.75%

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective 4 May 2016. This follows information showing inflationary pressures are lower than expected. The global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace than earlier expected, with forecasts having been revised… Read More

An Unforeseen Circumstance

Some time ago our Property Manager discovered that one of our tenants had passed away in their home. While this was a sad circumstance it did prove to come with some unforeseen challenges. The police had to be called, the body removed and specialist cleaners needed to clean the area. The family of the deceased… Read More

TCPM goes the extra mile for you.

As an investor have you ever considered the many hidden, time consuming responsibilities that you have to deal with? For instance, just last week one of our owners in their rush to get their property ready to rent, left behind some valuable equipment at the last minute. Just before the tenant arrived our Property Manager,… Read More

Stress Free Guaranteed – Yes Please!

Imagine owning an investment property that is stress free, and where your financial and day to day worries are taken care of, giving you a risk free experience. Recently one of our tenants lost his job in the mines which meant he had to suddenly break his lease and move to back over East. We… Read More

Property Investment – Political Football?

Residential property investment is going to be a political football during 2016, right up to the election and then beyond, according to an article in the Property Observer recently. The author Jonathan Chancellor suggests that both major parties seem intent to end the longstanding negative gearing arrangements that have been in place since the Hawke/Keating… Read More

Thinking of Investing in Property?

Buying a property to rent out is a popular form of investment. Houses and units are easier to understand than many other types of investments, yet they do have some issues you need to be aware of. Before you enter the property market, check if this type of long-term investment suits you by visiting ASIC’s… Read More

Perth charges into a bear market

Australian Financial Review – Julie-anne Sprague, 4/11/2015 Perth property prices have slumped more than 6 per cent this year and experts say any recovery is at least a year away. According to the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, house prices in Perth plunged 4.2 per cent in Septmber, the biggest quarterly price drop since… Read More

Perth Rental Market Snapshot

Perth’s rental market saw a marginal one per cent increase in listings over the last week of October to 8,739. This lift in listings is mainly due to an increase of house listings, which jumped two per cent during the week, while unit listings remained virtually unchanged. The median rent for the three months to… Read More

Happy Birthday – Bernie Kroczek R/E!

Ten years ago this September, Bernie Kroczek Real Estate was born! So a Happy Birthday to us. Bernie commenced his real estate career 28 years ago with Roy Weston in Duncraig where he stayed for a number of years. Those were the days when selling real estate meant hours of door knocking, dropping leaflets every… Read More

Finalist – LPMA Business Development

Congratulations Katherine! Well done to Katherine, our Business Development Manager here at Total Care Property Management, for making the Finalists of the Leading Property Managers of Australia ‘Excellence in Business Development’ Award for 2015. Katherine has been working extremely hard over the last 12 months to help grow our business into the successful company it… Read More

The Year of The Goat – What does it hold?

The Year of the Horse is drawing to a close. Tomorrow, we move into the Year of the Goat ­– prosperity, apparently, is coming. Of course, Australia has been receiving the benefits of Chinese foreign investment for years now (or bearing the costs, depending on who you speak to). With the dollar down (US$0.78 or… Read More

Kudos to TCPM for Video Tours!

A great week for us here at Total Care Property Management, and some welcome acknowledgement due to our staff for their excellent efforts in conducting video Property Condition Reports. Well done! We won an award! Congratulations! Total Care Property Management is awarded the VirtuallyinCredible Annual Excellence Award for having the Most Improved Video Tours in… Read More

Perth’s Rents Take A Tumble

We came across this article in the West Australian on Wednesday Janaury 14, 2015, which we thought all Perth landlords should see. It points out that Perth’s rents have been badly hit by the downturn in the economy of Western Australia due to a number of factors including fewer jobs, slowing population growth and a… Read More

TCPM – Certified Internet Videographer!

Fanatastic News – Total Care Property Management has been certified by Virtually Incredible, the Property Management Videographer Experts in America, as an Internet Videographer! What does this mean for you? Our Walk-Through Tours of vacant properties are now achieving 5/5 for our presentation, description and camera work, giving prospective tenants a real time view of… Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose TCPM!

Here at Total Care Property Management (TCPM), we have come up with 5 reasons why YOU should trust your property with us! First, we offer a unique and one-of-a-kind written guarantee wherein, we assure you that you will never lose rent with any tenant selected by us and if we fail to achieve the amount… Read More

12 Secrets of the Millionaire Landlord

I’m really pleased to write this introduction to “12 Secrets of the Millionaire Landlord” because I believe in empowering landlords and that’s exactly what this little book written by the World’s No.1 authorities on ‘renting your property for a premium’, Peter and Karen Hutton, love to do. This little book is intended for the ‘savvy’… Read More

Video – The Way of the Future

We are not the only company with the opinion that video is the way of the future. Total Care Property Management has used video for Walk Through Tours, Property Condition Reports and for informing landlords of serious maintenance issues from Routine Inspections for quite some time now. Morton & Morton in Sydney, like us have… Read More

Video Walk Through Tours

We recognise that these days more and more people watch video on YouTube. ln fact, over the last six months, on average, four billion videos were viewed on YouTube every day. So why would we limit exposure of a property to a few exclusive real estate portals? We understand that landlords want good quality, drama-free… Read More

Self Managed Landlords targeted

Gangs using rentals to manufacture drugs are more likely to seek out landlords who manage their own property, an expert has warned. Carolyn Parrella from Terri Scheer Insurance said it was not uncommon for drug syndicates to lease a property with the intention of manufacturing methamphetamines or growing marijuana. “We deal with claims on a… Read More

Rents fall as market shifts…

Perth Market Update This article appeared in ‘The Weekend West’ on April 5, 2014. The full article follows here in case you missed it. We certainly have seen rents across the city fall in the last 6 months or so, to a level which is more ‘normal’. The dramatic increase in rents over the previous… Read More