Welcome to our monthly rockstar Q&A style blog "Moving Spotlight". Each month the spotlight moves to another rockstar industry professional. In the spotlight this month is, drum roll please.........
Name: Maria Edwards
Business: Peter Blackshaw
Position: Rental Business Development Manager & Sales Agent
Location: Curtin ACT
My role as business development manager is to grow our property management portfolio through signing new business and developing customer strategies to retain existing clients for life. I conduct appraisals, educate owners on ways to maximise their returns and train & mentor property management staff. I also list and sell properties on a smaller scale.
I’ve been part of the company for over ten years now and have had the pleasure of watching it grow steadily, which has allowed us to employ more staff, move into bigger premises and embrace new technologies. The bar keeps being set higher for property management services as customer expectations grow, so to work for a company that actively seeks to continually to set the standards for others to follow is very motivating and rewarding.
To build on your team members strengths in areas of work you don't enjoy or aren't the best use of your time. I used to be a person who "did it all" assuming I was the best person for every job, but I've learned to delegate and as basic as that sounds, it has actually given me less to worry about, not more.
My days vary enormously but usually involves at least two rental property appraisals, one or two listing presentations, ad writing, photographing new properties for lease, a networking activity (coffee, lunch or charity work), and training/mentoring the property management team. I've also recently started in sales as well, just to ensure I have absolutely no free time.
I prefer Capital Claims because I appreciate having a local contact that knows our city - Canberra has a thriving investment property market but is often overlooked by the larger companies. I love their personal approach and they are always very quick to get back to me.
BMT - I have met the local rep exactly zero times in 10 years of working for this Agency.
Over 2 years and I already recommend them to anyone I come across.
There are numerous blocks of land in Canberra that have recently been approved for sub-divisions due to the Gov't trying to sell cleared ex "Mr Fluffy" Homes - give me a call if you would like an idea of which suburbs would provide the best returns.
Are the new depreciation laws affecting your clients desire to purchase investment properties?
If you would like to get in contact with Maria here's how:
|P (02) 6175 7409|