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Johann van der Merwe

Rental Asset Management

Coffee with James Session 7: Asset Management: The future of rental property management

Professional rental property managers have been an important part of the property investment landscape for as long as most of us can remember. Landlords have long relied on these experts to shoulder the day-to-day demands and intricacies of keeping tenants in line and rental properties running smoothly. Yes, rental property managers play a very important role. Has there ever been…
Rental Asset Management

Asset Management: The future of rental property management

Professional rental property managers have been an important part of the property investment landscape for as long as most of us can remember. Landlords have long relied on these experts to shoulder the day-to-day demands and intricacies of keeping tenants in line and rental properties running smoothly. However, recent years have seen an increasing trend of landlords expecting more from…
Community Management

Trust accounts vs individual accounts: How to optimise efficiency while meeting your clients’ needs

Property Management companies have two options when it comes to managing their communities’ accounts: a series of individual bank accounts for each community, or a single, central trust account in the name of the managing agent. “Trust accounts are the preferred option for most larger property management businesses because of the processing efficiencies that they provide,” says Danie van der…
Community Management

Coffee with James Session 6: How to optimise efficiency while meeting your clients’ needs.

Property Management companies have two options when it comes to managing their communities’ accounts: a series of individual bank accounts for each community, or a single, central trust account in the name of the managing agent. That’s interesting. James, which one of the mentioned options are preferred by larger property management businesses? That’s a good question! Trust accounts are the…
Rental Asset Management

How to become a more profitable Property Manager

It’s a sad but well-known fact that small to medium sized property management businesses are seldom (if ever) particularly profitable. Sure, they can deliver a reasonable turnover, but increasing that turnover usually comes with an associated increase in overheads, particularly with new regulations adding to the workload. That makes it tricky for business owners to transition from making ends meet…
Community Management

Coffee with James Session 5: How to become a more profitable Property Manager

It’s a sad but well-known fact that small to medium-sized property management businesses are seldom (if ever) particularly profitable. Sure, they can deliver a reasonable turnover, but increasing that turnover usually comes with an associated increase in overheads, particularly with new regulations adding to the workload. What does this mean for property managers, James? Well, the sad fact is that…
Community Management

How to scale your Property Management business

A primary goal for most business owners – regardless of industry – is to build a sustainable and profitable operation where day-to-day processes require minimal executive interference. This creates an environment in which you are free to work on your business rather than in your business – an important step towards the professional freedom that likely drove you to start…
Inspection and Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management for Rental Agencies

Here at RedRabbit, we know exactly how time-consuming and tedious maintenance management can be. That’s why we provide you with the tools to easily organise and track each maintenance ticket from logged to completed. Dealing with maintenance requires a lot of communication to keep all stakeholders informed. With our maintenance dashboards, you can easily track what has been done on…