Property management – the apple of real estate’s eye

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It’s no secret that five years of economic uncertainty has plagued many industries around the world and it certainly did not miss the real estate industry. As with all sales-based sectors, consumer sentiment dropped and so did their spending. But fortunately for those of us in real estate, people still have to live somewhere which left many agencies with a relatively steady and reliable business stream.

Naturally, property management has slowly but surely become the apple of many an agency’s eye. We have witnessed it evolve into a dominant and well-respected revenue stream, and watched as the property management profession grows with it.

The role of a property manager is often underestimated in the wider community. Few landlords, and tenants alike, are aware that their property’s problems are escalated by 100 for the average property manager. Not to mention the ever-changing legislative landscape that can be tricky to navigate. And all the while, providing quality customer service with a smile.

The REIQ is fully aware of the challenges a property manager can face and as a result are absolutely committed to providing them with the highest quality expert education – without the hefty price tag. We also know that property managers and principals are time-poor so we provide all-encompassing training delivered in shorter time-frames.

The annual REIQ Property Management Conference is one of the largest of its kind in the country, attracting more than 500 delegates in 2012. Practitioners travel from all corners of Queensland and beyond to attend this hallmark industry event and this year will be no different.

And we’re thrilled to announce that well-known American property management expert Gene Bennett has been exclusively secured as this year’s keynote speaker.

Mr Bennett owns three highly-respected property management offices across the US and is the national property management training director for Real Property Management. He has more than 38 years’ property management knowledge and experience, and is excited to share his insights from ‘across the pond’ with his Australian counterparts.

Other conference speakers include dynamic thinking expert Glenn Capelli, popular Australian property management trainer Malcom Riley, and representatives from the Office of Fair Trading and Residential Tenancies Authority.

This affordable one-day event caters to property managers, BDM’s as well as leasing agents and principals. To ensure you and your team are totally equipped for the evolving game of property management, reserve your place before it’s too late.

The 2013 REIQ Property Management Conference is on Friday 19 April at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. To book your place, please email events@reiq.com.au

By Amanda Haack, REIQ Events and Communications Manager