We're here to give you Freedom. We understand that Freedom looks different for different people. Freedom for you might mean more time with your family, retiring early or moving to the beach. It might mean planting trees or giving back to your community in some great way. Whatever it means for you, we’ll find out, and make sure you get there.
We’ll be maximising your returns, minimising vacancies and keeping your properties safe and compliant. We'll take exceptional care of your investment, after all it's what we do best, giving you the Freedom to do what you want.
On average our Property Managers have been with us for 7 ½ years. You’ll enjoy a consistent voice on the phone and continuity of service.
We are not your ordinary Property Manager. Our diverse team brings vast experience from a range of industries – including Real Estate, Tech, Law, Finance and Accounting. We’ve got the skills to help you succeed.
We are focussed on growing your wealth and taking the stress out of property investing. We are always up with the play on compliance and experts in tenancy law. We’ll take care of the detail, so you don’t have to.
We are a family owned business, born and bred in the Waikato. We know the value of a good reputation and strong word of mouth.
Our Property Managers and management team are investors too – we own over 50 properties between us. Some of us are also tenants. We walk in your shoes.
Our all-inclusive 7.9% (+GST) management fee means no surprise charges on your rental statements and ensures your rental returns are maximised.
Property investing is particularly profitable when you team up with a property manager and company who is focused on maximising your income, minimising vacancies, and building long term wealth.
10 years ago, we started working with a Kiwi couple living overseas. Since our initial meetings they have accumulated many investment properties, but their first purchase remains one of their simplest and most profitable projects to date.
We assisted them in choosing their first property, tenanted it for them, mentored them as they subdivided and built a new 4-bedroom investment property – all from a distance of 10,000km! The two properties have been tenanted for 51 ˝ weeks per year and their value has more than doubled, allowing the couple to refinance and use that equity for subsequent property purchases.
For property investing to be profitable you’ll need a high level of occupancy, be charging market rent and have no rental arrears. Get one of those wrong and you’ll find life gets tricky.
We were contacted by one owner after he heard about us from his neighbour. The two gentlemen owned identical multi-unit properties, located next door to each other and charging the same rent. One owner had 100% occupancy (managed by us) and the other (managed by another property manager) had only 50% of his units tenanted. He switched to us and within 3 weeks we had his 7 vacant units all tenanted for $340/week.
Our team were approached by a private landlord with four units that he was managing himself in Hamilton East. Each 1-bedroom unit was rented out for $150/week, in our opinion slightly below market rent. Despite the low rent, one unit had been abandoned by the tenants and two others were in rental arrears.
Waikato Real Estate took over the management of these units and suggested spending $20k on minor renovations to maximise rental income, whilst targeting higher quality tenants with professional photographs, weekend viewings and our rigorous tenant selection process.
Fast forward to today and these units now rent for $270/week each, representing an 80% increase in rental income from when Waikato Real Estate first took over the management of these properties.
Whether you’re an experienced investor or new to the game, we’ve got a lot to offer.
Are you keeping up with changing legislation and compliance standards? Are you watching the market and maximizing your rental income? Have you negotiated bulk discounts with your local tradesmen? Do you background check your tenants? We’ve got all this covered, and much more.
Get in touch for a chat and a second opinion on your investment property.
We’d love to help you find your Freedom.
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