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Meet one half of the successful leadership team at Now Leasing NT

Before going into Real Estate, what were you doing?  Studying Psychology at University. How long have you been in Real Estate? Since 2006 – started in Geelong Vic with a 12month traineeship before moving home to NT in 2007. What is the most unique thing that has happen to you in Property Management?  Best I have is the time we had baby snakes raining out of the gaps in a...

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Tenant Quick Tips #4 | Are you Cyclone Ready?

ARE YOU CYCLONE READY? The Top End of the Northern Territory is prone to cyclones from November to May and usually affect coastal areas up to 50km inland from the sea. Cyclones are dangerous and can produce destructive winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, storm surges and can result in affecting essential services such as power and water and can disrupt your ability to travel and communicate.&n...

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Getting to Know..... Bailey Pickard

What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you in Real Estate? I’m still new to the job so I’m sure there are lots of interesting things to come. Where in Australia is your favourite place to visit? I think my favourite spot so far has been Rottnest Island in WA. Quokkas are so cute and the beaches were amazing.  I do love living in the NT though.What's the m...

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Day in the Life of a Property Manager

One of the things all Property Managers will tell you, is that no two days are ever the same. It is a job that requires flexibility, forward-thinking and exceptional juggling skills! You must be able to hit the ground running and be ready for anything. It is what makes being a Property Manager such an exciting and rewarding career! From the minute you walk in the office door with your double s...

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Getting to Know..... Megan Makin

What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you in Real Estate?Just the people you meet and their stories, it’s a diverse career and you meet so many different people from all walks of life. Where in Australia is your favourite place to visit?Now I’ve moved away, I would have to say Coastal South Australia. It’s so picturesque and underrated. Where...

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Owner Quick Tips #4

OWNERS – MAINTENANCE REQUESTS Ongoing maintenance and repairs are vital in maintaining your rental property and the relationship with your tenants. When a tenant moves into a property it is an expectation the property is cared for as if it were the tenant's own. Attending to maintenance in a timely manner is always appreciated by tenants and ensures they continue to look after the proper...

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Owner Quick Tips #3 Termites

Regular termite inspections and maintenance is vital in the Top End and ensuring the success of termite management systems is a must for all homeowners. Chemical systems only have a limited lifespan and require constant replenishment. We highly recommend regular inspections and treatments by licensed pest controllers who can attend every 12 months, as per the Australian Standard ...

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Owner Quick Tips #2 Importance of Professional Property Photos

When it comes to marketing your investment property, first impressions are everything! The first thing a tenant will do when looking for a suitable rental property is to begin their research online. Having professional photos will grab your audience at first glance. Prospective tenants tend to peruse the photos and a floor plan before they even think about reading the te...

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Tenant Quick Tips #3 Decorating Damage Free

Renting a property does not mean that decorating and making the space your own is a no-go! While renovations and structural changes are out of the question, there are still things you can do. The best part – they are generally low cost and easy to do! Here are our top three ways to add your own personal touch to your rental: TIP 1: PlantsIt is amazing what a bit ...

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Meet one half of the successful leadership team at Now Leasing NT

  What is your role at Now Leasing NT?Principal and Business Owner How long have you been in Real Estate? 23 years now I believe. What is the biggest difference in going from a Property Manager to owning your own agency?Managing staff and learning that you must work on the business and not just in the business. It requires more work than most people think because its almos...

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Owner Quick Tips #1

 Tax Time is getting close It’s that time of year again! Here are our top 5 deductions for rental property owners: Claiming Agent’s Fees:Property Managers help you to achieve the most income from your investment property and one great benefit of this is that the fees charged are tax-deductible! Claiming Maintenance & Repairs:Used a plumber, electrician, pest cont...

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Getting to Know..... Meg Liakhov

What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you in Real Estate? Getting to meet so many people and different personalities.Where in Australia is your favourite place to visit?Kangaroo Island.What is the worst pet you have ever had?Fish (they all died on me!).What's the most important lesson you've learned in the last year?You cannot fix everything.When overseas travel open...

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Tenant Quick Tips #2 Tips for a Successful Rental Application

HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED INFORMATION READY  You can never be over-prepared when it comes to a rental application. The standard information required when submitting an application with NOW Leasing NT is100 Points of ID including Photo IDProof of Income Contact information for all references.   Having all this information ready will help us process your application faster. SAVE...

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Tenant Quick Tips #1 What to expect at a routine inspection

Not sure what to expect at your routine inspection? As you know, our job is to manage the property and ensure it is being well taken care of, and report maintenance to the owner. Here are some tips and things you can expect from your routine inspection. You’ll be given 2 weeks’ notice and you have the option to be home or advise us to use our office set of keys. Before the inspecti...

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Getting to Know...... Danika Harnell

  Danika Harnell- Office Administrator What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you in Real Estate?Realising how much work happens in the background of Property Management that both Tenants & Owners wouldn’t be aware of. Where in Australia is your favourite place to visit?Brisbane, it's home and where my favourite people are. What's the most impor...

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COVID-19 Owner Update #3 - 27/03/2020

As you may be aware, we cannot bring you any news on possible rental / landlord assistance  packages from the Government as these decisions are taking time to work out as they are extremely complex and as you may understand could and will undoubtedly have a major impact on the market far beyond the rent payment or rental amounts. We are monitoring and responding to the situation as it...

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COVID-19 Tenant Update #3 - 27/03/2020

As you may be aware, we cannot bring you any news on possible rental/landlord assistance packages from the Government as these decisions are taking time to work out as they are extremely complex and critical to be set in place properly.Our customers remain front-and-centre in all our thinking. In the spirit of true partnership, we want to help our customers through these unprecedented condition...

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COVID-19 Owner Update #2 - 24/03/2020

As you all know the COVID 19 crisis has meant some very significant changes in the past 72 hours and with the borders closing to the Northern Territory at 4pm today in an effort to slow the rate of new cases and to shelter our local economy. We commend this decision and are thankful that we potentially can remain the least affected State or Territory. With things moving so rapidly and evolving...

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COVID-19 Tenant Update #2 - 23/03/2020

As you all know the COVID 19 crisis has meant some very significant changes in the past 48 hours, with the borders closing to the Northern Territory in the bid to slow the rate of new cases and to shelter our local economy. Things are moving rapidly and each day the changes are evolving and we are constantly considering what we need to think of next to ensure the safety and well being of our te...

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COVID-19 Tenant Update #1 - 18/03/2020

Business as usual at the moment with precautions.  Unfortunately the spread of COVID 19 means we have to take steps to prepare for any period in an unprecedented time of quarantine, possible school closures or complete shutdown in the future for our team and for our clients and customers. We are mindful you are each dealing with similar issues in your own day to day lives. We want to...

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COVID-19 Owner Update #1 - 17/03/2020

Unfortunately the spread of COVID-19 means we have to take steps to prepare for any period in an unprecedented time of quarantine, possible and inevitable school closures or complete shutdown in the future. As many of you will know and appreciate, a number of our staff have families and children at school so we must also consider how we will continue to operate to the best of our ability if sta...