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Property Management

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY MANAGER?

From Heather Badenoch – Director

One important aspect I have learnt in my 34 years of managing investment properties is to continually evolve with the property market and our client’s expectations. To do this, we have surrounded ourselves with a fantastic team and have built a structure that allows each section to focus on what they do best.

We are proud that over 90% of our clientele come by referral. With less than 0.05% of unsatisfied clients lost in over 10 years, you know that you will be in safe hands!

DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Lisa Chivers has been a part of the Badenoch Team since 2003 and works closely with me  to run the property management department.  She makes sure your investment is managed to  the highest standard.

PROPERTY MANAGERS

Our Property Managers are just that! They make sure your property is well managed. We provide our Lessors with regular feedback and communication, keeping you fully up to date with your property.

LEASING TEAM

The leasing team is overseen by Jayne Spice who has been with me since Badenoch Real Estate was established in 1997. Jayne and her team work hard to ensure we select the best possible tenant for your property  while minimising the vacancy. The longer a property is vacant, the more money property investors lose!

ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

Our full time accounts section makes sure your accounts and funds are handled efficiently with no delays.

It’s my great team and my personal day to day involvement in our Property Management Department that means I can confidently offer you a premium property management service.

Wealth Creation

Increasing rent is not the only way to increase cash flow. We offer one-on-one appointments to discuss options that maximise your investment. Whether it is a single property or an expanding portfolio, we have the experience and knowledge in property investing to guide you. Let us show you how!

We know our numbers and we are happy to share them with you. Statistics in modern property management are essential to keep our fingers on the pulse of the rental market.

We manage properties in over 80 suburbs across Canberra, allowing us to keep you updated on the market in all areas!

What Our Clients Say

Dear Heather, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance with the sale of our property earlier this year.  My only regret is that as I have moved to Brazil, the sale of my investment property marks the end of one of the best business relationships that I have experienced in Australia. From the time that you first helped me rent a property in Canberra many years ago, I have been nothing but satisfied with the service and effort that Badenoch Real Estate has offered me.  The reason that I chose to appoint your office as the agents for my rental property was based on the meticulous way that your staff cared for the property that I rented from you.  Although I had many offers from other agents to act on my behalf when I purchased my investment property in Canberra, I wanted the security and knowledge that my property would be cared for as if I was living in it.  In my mind, yours was only real estate agency that proved capable to do this and you have never made me regret my decision.  It was very easy and reassuring to leave it matters in the hands of your staff. Similarly, when I decided to sell my property, I turned to Badenoch Real Estate and the service was just as I expected.  The property sold very quickly and your staff was again extremely helpful.  Even though I am on the other side of the world, I still felt reassured and the communication was excellent throughout the process. I felt compelled to write and thank you and your staff for your efforts and assistance over the years.  When I return to Australia and/or decide to invest in property again, rest assured that I will be looking to Badenoch for help. Yours sincerely
Walter

To the Prospective Badenoch Client, I have had a relationship with Badenoch's for over 15 years, either as a renter, a property owner and recently, a property seller. My dealings with the team (in particular Heather, Symon, Natalie & Jayne)  from day one have been nothing but productive, whether it be a request to them and their immediate response to the situation or how well they managed my property and eventual sale of that property.  I sold my townhouse in Melba the 1st showing, which in the current real estate climate was simply amazing.  Add to this fact that our townhome sold for $8k above asking price !!!  Both Symon and Natalie were very informative on what, we as sellers, would sell our home.  My advice to the prospective seller is to listen to what they tell you you should do, and follow the advice exactly to maximise your chances of selling. I can't recommend them enough for all your property needs.
Name withheld

Dear Symon and the entire Badenoch Team, Badenoch Real Estate was first recommended to us when we were looking for a property manager we could trust whilst overseas on posting. A colleague recommended Badenoch saying that she had previously rented a property through your agency. She was so impressed by the level of service and the emphasis on looking after the owner’s asset that she said if she ever leased her own house she would go directly to Badenoch. That was over 7 years ago, in this time Badenoch has leased 3 of our properties to an impeccable standard and has assisted us to successfully sell our Bruce townhouse and “Space 2” apartment. When we recently decided to put our inner-south La Perouse Street home on the market we were again living overseas and needed someone we could trust so we engaged Symon. We knew that following the sale of our house we were going to be in the market as a buyer, so when visiting Canberra we spent some time liaising with other agents to view other houses. From what we saw it appeared that other agents would merely roll up, unlock the front door on a Saturday morning and stand there with a clip board writing down contact details. I asked one agent about the construction of the sub-floor in one home and he just looked at me blankly. For us Symon went above and beyond. He helped us by engaging fair and trustworthy tradespeople to repair maintenance issues so our house was in top condition before going to market, he provided excellent updates and kept us well informed at each stage which was crucial given we were overseas, he helped us trouble-shoot and solve a certification issue and organised the styling of our house so buyers could view it at its best. He was always mindful of our budget and had our best interests at heart. Some agents you just couldn’t imagine getting their hands dirty for you, in contrast, during a visit to Canberra just prior to going to market, I was at our house the day the marketing photos were being taken. I was so impressed with Symon and his team, when the photos were being taken there were some leaves on our deck, Symon raced to his car, grabbed a leaf blower and tidied our deck just so the marketing photos would be perfect for us. All this attention to detail and effort paid off and we received an offer above our asking price after 2 Saturday home opens. Thank you Badenoch for the wonderful work you do and for your integrity and professionalism. We are so lucky that you were recommended to us all those years ago and we highly recommend you to others. As you know we have just engaged the Badenoch leasing team again to manage the rental of our new home in Yarralumla. We look forward to many more years working together. Kindest Regards, Naomi and Ian

Dear Symon, Heather and the Badenoch team I would like to extend a big 'thanks greatly' for the professional and always friendly service provided with regards to managing both the rental and sale of my unit in Braddon. Being new to the market of owning an investment property I felt very unsure as to who I could trust with managing the rental for me. Fortunately, I was referred to your agency by some closed friends as a 'highly recommended' due to the reliable, consistent and friendly service always provided by Badenoch Real Estate. With great relief, I quickly found they were right as the reliable support, assistance and guidance provided seemed always exceptional giving me enormous peace of mind.  * The points I particularly would like to highlight are; * The professional and friendly service * All information and updates were provided in a timely manner * Repairs and faults were repaired quickly and without hassle * All fiscal issues were managed in a timely manner * The scope for preferred tenancy of the rental property was of a high standard * Sale of the property appeared effortless and seamless (for me) Without hesitation I highly recommend Symon in sales, Heather in property management and the rest of the Badenoch Real Estate team.  Again thanks one and all!!!!!
Kylie

Hi Heather I wish to thank you and your team for outstanding management of my property over 3 1/2 years. You came highly recommended, giving you the job for this very important task was one of the best decisions I have made in recent years. I have now moved into the property myself and find myself frequently being grateful for the condition in which it was handed over to me. The way in which you have streamlined your business is working well from the point of being a Landlord and even after our agreement was ended your staff have handled a couple of requests from me very obligingly. Cheers

Dear Symon, Heather and the whole team at Badenoch,  Just a quick email to thank you for the lovely gift basket received yesterday. Also a huge thanks for the wonderful job you have done managing and selling my property.  Your professionalism and responsive assistance made the whole process a stress-free success!  Kindest regards,
Naomi

Dear Symon Our relationship with Badenoch Real Estate started when our neighbour recommended your firm to us when we mentioned that we wanted to let our then family home.. From our first contact with Heather and her property management team we felt secure in the fact that our property was in good hands, both physically as far as carrying out inspections and financially as all the accounts were handled promptly with thorough monthly and end of year account statements. So when it came to selling our property we had no hesitation in giving the job to you and the sales team at Badenoch. As we had come to expect from Badenoch, our property sale was handled with great professionalism and at no time did we feel under pressure to continually drop our price to get a quick sale, we always felt that you were working for us and to get the best result possible. Your contact with us after every exhibition and with potential buyers was fantastic, it seemed that a day didn't go by without an email from you keeping us up to date with the sale. It has been a great pleasure to work with the Badenoch Real Estate team both with the letting and sale of our property, every body that we came in contact with at Badenoch seemed to be able to mix professionalism with a warm and welcoming attitude that made us feel very comfortable and happy with our decision to pick your firm, to that end we have and will continue to recommend your services fro letting and sales into the future. Thank you and kind regards,
Debbie and Mark Sarah

Dear all at Badenoch  I would like to thank all of you for making the rental and sale of my unit at Kippax so easy and trouble free. I do appreciate your high standard of work, always keeping me informed at all stages. As a first time property investor you helped me so much. I was surprised and delighted to come home and find your fabulous hamper waiting for me. I would like to thank you so much for this. I haven’t had such a lovely surprise for a long time. Again, thank you for looking after everything so well.   
Lynn

Dear Heather I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for managing my 5 rental properties. When I initially signed up with your firm - you told me not to worry any more about renting and management of the properties - that they were your responsibility now and that I would not have to be concerned about that again. You have been absolutely true to your word. During the almost three years your firm have been managing my properties I have ceased my continual worry, confident that you would deal with whatever issue arises and not trouble me unless necessary. Whenever a property is nearing the end of the lease you have acted to ensure that a new tenant is on place before the expiry of the existing lease, if an issue arises with a tenant you deal with it immediately and, as requested by me, do not trouble me with the minutiae. I really think that Badenoch is the best real estate company in Canberra. Again, many thanks
Tania

Badenoch RE has been managing my property for the last six years. In that time I have not had one single problem with tenants, or releasing the property. Badenoch have always produced “Top Rent Dollar” and vacancy time frames have not been more than seven days between tenants. Most of the time tenants resigned the property for another 12 months. All of this was done with a minimal of fuss as Badenoch managed the property proactively. Since this time, I have brought several properties. These properties were not in the ACT so I couldn’t use Badenoch RE as my Property Mangers. Most of these properties had high vacancy rates, and large numbers of tenant problems. It is at this time I found out how efficient and cost effective Badenoch are. Badenoch RE has given me those 2 things that I am after in a Real Estate Manager:- “Maximum Rent with Zero Hassles!” I recently ask Symon to sell my property, given that they have done such a great job with managing my property. Symon gave me all the information I was after regarding the Canberra RE market and my property. Symon sold my property within 5 days of it being on the market. He also achieved a price that was $5000 more than my requested price. I would have no hesitation in referring Symon to anyone selling their property.
Brett