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GET THAT RENTAL PROPERTY....

HOW TO GUIDE:
At some stage in life, you may be looking for a rental property - whether moving out of home for the first time, going through a change in personal circumstances or you may have just made the decision not to be a home owner. Whatever your situation, if you are looking to rent a property, it’s good to know what Property Managers and Landlords are looking for and how to stand out from the crowd if the home is in demand. Below are a few tips and things you should know.
WHO MAKES THE DECISIONS? If the property is being rented through an Agency, the Property Manager will assess the applications received and then present them to the Landlord. The Property Manager can make recommendations, but ultimately it is the Landlord’s decision. Here at Smith Partners we have had some great candidates rejected by Landlords for various reasons, so please don’t take it personally if you are not successful for a rental.
THE OPEN INSPECTION Most Property Managers will insist on having you attend a…

PURCHASING A PROPERTY....

HOW TO GUIDE:
Purchasing residential real estate can be a very exciting process, however it can also be a confusing time for the prospective buyer. Property owners receive all types of interest – some genuine, some not. Some people submit offers to test the possibility of sale, but do not actually stay true with their offer. This can lead to frustration and concern for the owners as they try to assess who is actually a genuine buyer. The best way to present a strong offer on any property is to follow the steps below that allow you to put forward your strongest purchasing proposition to the agent. As you may already be aware from your experiences, different agencies and individual agents usually have different sets of rules and standards. Below is the general process that should be followed, and one that we at Smith Partners adhere to.
MAKING AN OFFER Once you’ve found the right property, you need to express your interest through making an offer. You can do this verbally, but we will ask yo…