Friday 1st December 2023
Landlords: Here’s Why You Should Hire an Accountant
Unless you’re someone who loves all things numbers, managing your investment property finances probably does your head in. Fortunately, accountants exist who live and breathe money management.
Wednesday 8th November 2023
How Technology Is Revolutionising the Way Property Viewings Are Conducted
Property managers are working in exciting times, with new technology-driven methods of conducting viewings emerging regularly. There are real benefits to embracing technology to significantly reduce the time and costs involved in finding potential tenants.
Wednesday 1st November 2023
2023 Propertyscouts Conference in Queenstown
This year's Propertyscouts conference was a grand success, set against the stunning backdrop of Queenstown.
Friday 6th October 2023
The Role of Regular Heat Pump Maintenance in Creating Healthier Homes
When pursuing a cosy, healthy living environment, there's a silent hero that often goes unnoticed – the humble heat pump. Heat pumps play a vital role in ensuring that your rental property supports your tenants’ health and well-being.
Friday 1st September 2023
Enhancing Rental Property Marketing Through Captivating Visuals
In a competitive rental market, if you want to maximise occupancy rates and attract quality renters, it’s essential to capture their attention.
Friday 11th August 2023
Scouting the Market: Your Fortnightly Rental Market and Investment News Roundup | August 11th, 2023
Welcome to our Fortnightly Rental Market and Property Investment News Roundup for August 11th, 2023! We've gathered a number of the latest key updates to keep you informed about New Zealand’s ever-evolving rental market and property investment landscape. From shifting housing trends to policy updates, we've got you covered.
Thursday 3rd August 2023
Overcoming Common Challenges: Practical Tips for Self-Managing Landlords
As a self-managing landlord, you've chosen to take the reins of your property investments, and that's no small feat. While the journey may be rewarding, it's not without its challenges.
Tuesday 1st August 2023
August Monthly Landlord Newsletter Highlights
Discover the latest rental market insights and celebrate property managers in our August newsletter—read it now.
Friday 28th July 2023
Scouting the Market: Your Fortnightly Rental Market and Investment News Roundup | July 28th 2023
Welcome to our Fortnightly Rental Market and Property Investment News Roundup for July 28th, 2023! We've gathered a number of the latest key updates to keep you informed about the ever-evolving property investment landscape in New Zealand. From rental market trends to property investment insights, we've got you covered.
Friday 21st July 2023
The Power of Crunching Numbers: Your Path to Successful Property Investment
As a savvy property investor, you’ll already know that running the numbers is more than just a mundane task—it's a vital step towards making informed decisions and maximising returns.
Wednesday 12th July 2023
Scouting the Market: Your Fortnightly Rental Market and Investment News Roundup | July 12th 2023
Welcome to our Fortnightly Rental Market and Property Investment News Roundup for July 12th, 2023! We've gathered a number of the latest key updates to keep you informed about the ever-evolving property investment landscape in New Zealand. From rental market trends to property investment insights, we've got you covered.
Wednesday 5th July 2023
How to Beat Rising Insurance Premiums as a Property Investor or Tenant
Are you feeling the squeeze of rising day-to-day costs? If so, you're not alone. Insurance premiums for house, contents, and landlord policies are on the rise due to the evolving property market and persistent inflationary pressures. Safeguarding your property, belongings, and finances is getting more and more expensive and the burden of these escalating costs affects property investors and tenants alike.
Friday 30th June 2023
Exciting Announcement: Introducing Propertyscouts City of Sails in Auckland!
We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our franchise family: Propertyscouts City of Sails! Join us in giving a warm welcome to our Business Owner/Operator, Tony Mitchell.
Tuesday 27th June 2023
Scouting the Market: Your Fortnightly Rental Market and Investment News Roundup | June 27th 2023
Welcome to our Fortnightly Rental Market and Property Investment News Roundup! We've gathered a number of the latest key updates to keep you informed about the ever-evolving property investment landscape in New Zealand. From rental market trends to property investment insights, we've got you covered.
Thursday 18th May 2023
The 6 Essential Questions No One EVER Asks When Choosing a Property Manager
As a property owner, it's important to ensure that your investment is managed efficiently and effectively. This requires finding a competent property manager who can handle all aspects of property management, such as tenant screening and maintenance issues. However, not all property managers are equal, and it's crucial to ask the right questions before entrusting your property to anyone.
Friday 12th May 2023
Don't Settle for Less: Tips for Researching and Comparing Property Management Companies
If you're a rental property owner, you know that managing properties can be a lot of work. Hiring a property management company can be a great solution, but with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. That's why it's important to do your research and compare different companies to ensure you make an informed decision and find a reliable and efficient partner to help you manage your properties.
Friday 28th April 2023
From Maintenance to Marketing: The Comprehensive Role of a Property Manager
If you're a real estate investor or landlord in New Zealand, you may be considering hiring a property manager to help manage your rental properties. A property manager is a professional who can handle a wide range of tasks related to rental property management, from maintenance to marketing.
Friday 14th April 2023
Simplifying Property Management: When to Hire a Pro
Investing in rental property is a fantastic way to generate income, but let's face it: it can be a lot to handle. Finding tenants, dealing with repairs, collecting rent, and staying on top of local regulations—it's a never-ending cycle that can quickly become overwhelming. Especially if you're juggling multiple properties or living far away, possibly even across oceans.
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Key Investment Opportunities in the Queenstown-Lakes Region
The Central Otago rental scene is complex – the nature of the area means many investors live out of the region and there is a mix of short and long-term rentals, and holiday homes. This makes for a unique opportunity for residential property investors to maximise their returns in this globally renowned tourism hotspot.
Wednesday 23rd November 2022
5 Tips to Reduce Stress When Moving Houses
There’s no doubt that moving house can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to plan, pack, and unpack all your things, but you also have to deal with change. While some level of stress is unavoidable, you can do a few things to reduce stress and ensure your move is as smooth and seamless as possible.
Monday 21st November 2022
Why the PM Industry Needed to be Regulated YESTERDAY!
After nearly 5 years of advocacy from various institutes, and a consultation process the government has outlined a new regulatory framework for the regulation of the property management industry.
Tuesday 15th November 2022
2022 Westpac Franchise Award Finalists
We're proud to have been selected as finalists for the Franchise System of the Year – Business to Business Award.
Monday 7th November 2022
4 Reasons to Get a Chattels Valuation for Your Rental Property
Have the carpets in your rental property started to wear out? Is your washing machine getting a bit dated? Did you know that you can claim these decreases in value (also known as depreciation) as expenses if they have been valued?
Tuesday 1st November 2022
Expanding Horizons: Introducing Propertyscouts Central Otago!
We have a new kid in town! We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Ron Gloag, the new owner/operator of Propertyscouts Central Otago.
Tuesday 11th October 2022
5 Foolproof Tips for Paying Rent on Time
Have you ever checked your bank account to find your rent hasn’t gone out, or your wages haven’t landed in your bank account on time? Perhaps the time has slipped away on you, and you’ve lost track of what day of the week it is (and forgotten to pay rent on time). We’ve all been there.
Monday 5th September 2022
What Can Airbnb Do to a Rental Market?
There are concerns that the reopening of our borders could lead to landlords taking their properties off the long-term rental market.
Monday 29th August 2022
What Can Be Learnt From Ireland’s Rental Market Collapse?
Ireland’s rental market is in crisis, with landlords exiting the market en mass - experts say it could be a cautionary tale for New Zealand.
Tuesday 2nd August 2022
How-To Be Selected for a Pet Friendly Rental Property
Are you a tenant looking for your next pet-friendly rental? We understand how challenging the market can be and pet-friendly rentals can be extremely hard to come by. Thankfully many landlords are coming around and we’re seeing more and more pet-friendly rental properties hitting the market.
Monday 1st August 2022
Recent Law Changes Don’t Work for Students
The Otago Daily Times (“ODT”) has reported that new laws introduced in November last year don’t fit the Dunedin flatting culture.
Friday 29th July 2022
5 Warning Signs That Your Property Manager is Underperforming
Is your current property manager unreachable? Are your tenants calling you with queries that should be going through your property manager? Have you noticed a pattern of troublesome tenants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to make the switch to a new property manager.