New Year - Same Team, Now Green!
You may be aware that in 2019, hockingstuart merged with Belle Property – a strategic decision for both businesses to build on and combine the superior real estate services of two great Australian brands.
We live in a highly connected world, and with this merge our real estate network is now more connected. With an estimated 30% of dwelling occupiers now being renters (according to Census 2016 data), there is little doubt that people are embracing the opportunities of having flexibility in both their work and lifestyle environments. A more transient approach to living is increasing as remote opportunities due to cloud computing and to transferable skill sets allows people to move not only up and down our east coast, but also across the globe.
The merger of hockingstuart | Belle Property means that we are not only a local and national brand, we are now global and for our leasing and property management teams, this provides huge upside and opportunity for our clients we know no one else can offer. This connection gives us reach far beyond our locality. We can build on our already strong referral networks and connect with more high quality Tenants transitioning from around Australia through our 120+ offices and leveraging against the 34,000 properties entrusted to us across our network, this gives us direct access to quality people who wish to reside in lifestyle locations. We are also the exclusive member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which gives our Landlords direct and exclusive access to advertise their property on a global platform and stronger opportunities to source tenants, which gives us the ability to achieve stronger rental returns.
The strength of our brand is already evident in the great results of January 2020. An example of which is 9/61 Kooyong Road, Armadale which was vacant with another agent for 3 months. Upon taking on the leasing and management of this property, and offering strategic recommendations including applying new marketing, we were able to achieve $15 above asking price after only 6 days on the market. Another is 1/159 Peel Street, Windsor which we had over 60 tenants inspect over two inspections and was leased at our higher recommended market rate which was 30% above the appraisal range another agent had quoted this Landlord.
With a national reach and international connections, we are uniquely positioned to achieve high return on investment for your property. There is more to leasing than listing a property on a couple of websites and hoping people turn up to inspect on a Saturday and then submit an application. Let us share with you our strategies and answer what we can you do for you that no one else can!
To discuss your leasing and management options for 2020, please contact me on the below.
Business Development Manager
0429 207 831