If there is one person who understands the Sunshine Coast rental market, it is our Principal Ross Cattle. Define Property, is heavily invested in both the residential and holiday home rental sectors –and Ross and the team have the knowledge and accolades to prove it. In fact, Define has been rated as the number one agency in the region in terms of tenant connection and properties leased on Real Estate.com.au. What does this mean exactly? It means that the team at Define connect with more tenants than any other agency on the Sunshine Coast. “With more tenant access we are able to better match tenants and properties,” Ross explains. “We have a particular strategy for ensuring owners are renting at market value and don’t fall behind, and we have a large connection of tenants, that when accompanied with the latest in tenant application technology, allows us to better match them with properties.
“Understanding the rental property market is a must. We know that the market was the tightest it has ever been, but it is easing. The number of properties available for rent have increased by 700 in two months. For tenants that provides some relief and rent increases are much less likely.”
As for investors, Ross says it is more important than ever to ensure you have good property management in place. “When choosing an agency, ask about the agency’s strategy on lease terms and why? Ask about their strategy for matching tenants with the right property to reduce risk for you. Ask how often a comparative market analysis is supplied, and ask about the technology the agency uses and how it translates to helping you, the owner. For example, do they offer routine inspections with access to a short video?
At Define, we know it is vital for a property management agency to be well trained & connected with the Real Estate Institute of Queensland and stay at the forefront of changing rental reforms. “Success in property management is Define’s number one driver, which is why we invest heavily in education and in our staff, to be the best property management business we can be. “At the end of the day, Sunshine Coast investors don’t need to lose sleep. Year after year, our economy gets stronger. Matched with the coastal lifestyle, together this means that no matter if people are owning or renting, they want to live here. “This is why investing on the Sunshine Coast is such a safe bet.