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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 30 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 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

To Whom it May Concern We enjoyed several years of good service from Badenoch Real Estate as property managers. We have always found that they take extra care in looking after their customers, be they landlords or tenants. The latter is especially important, because a satisfied tenant is a good tenant and that is what a landlord wants and needs. The quality of their staff is invariably high and Heather provides professional leadership to a great team, it seems to us. In addition, this year Badenoch handled a property sale for us. Again, the quality of the service they provided us, though Symon and Mickayla, was very high, and the sale process was both smooth and very satisfactory for us. We would definitely use Badenoch again for further property sales and are happy to continue our relationship with them as property managers. Regards
Patrick and Victoria

Hi Heather As we are about to part ways (until we are in the market again), we'd like to pass on our thanks to both your rental and sales teams for the service they have provided us over the last (almost) six years. As you are aware, initially we rented our townhouse out with Badenoch's as your company had been recommended to me by work colleagues. At that time I was proceeding on a three-year overseas posting. The regular updates and communications I received whilst overseas were very timely and informative and left us in no doubt that our property was being very well managed.  Since returning to Australia and again renting the property out after a brief period of re-occupation, we could not have been happier with the management provided by Philippa and the rental team. Additionally, the selection of tenants was impeccable as, on return of the property to us in preparation for its sale, it looked as though we had never left it. After initial discussions with Symon and Natalie about selling, we had no hesitation in putting the property in their hands and what a great decision that was. We had five offers at the first open house which resulted in us achieving a higher price than expected. So in conclusion, thanks to all at Badenoch Real Estate for your fine efforts and we shall not hesitate to call on your services again should we need them in the future. Regards Pete & Idah 

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 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

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

Dear Heather and Symon, Re: Testimonial for Badenoch Real Estate I am writing to thank Badenoch for the wonderful relationship I have had with you over the past nine years, from renting to leasing my property and finally to selling it this year. When I first moved to Canberra in 2007, I rented a unit at Turner through Badenoch. I was impressed that you were always responsive to my requests (including relating to persistent possums!), but also that you expected I would maintain the property to a high standard to protect the owners’ investment. This balance of looking after both the tenant and the owner gave me great confidence to rent my own property at Belconnen through Badenoch when I was posted overseas. During those three years, I was always kept up to date and greatly appreciated the quality management of my property, including bill payments. Finally, when I decided to sell my unit, I received excellent advice from Symon and the team on market conditions, where my property sat within the market and marketing strategies. Again, I was doing this process remotely and Badenoch managed everything beyond simply selling the unit – from overseeing the replacement of carpets to updating the garden. I sold at a difficult time for units, but was confident that with your support, I received a good price in a timely sale. Over the nine years I have engaged with Badenoch, I have been assisted by you both, as well as Jayne, Lisa, Natalie, Laura, Lucia, Philippa and Toni. The fact I have had consistently high quality service, no matter who I have dealt with, demonstrates a culture of performance, professionalism and friendliness throughout the agency. I have recommended you to several of my friends, particularly those going on posting, and have no hesitation in recommending you more broadly. I wish you continued success and thank you wholeheartedly for your assistance. Yours sincerely, Louisa

Dear Heather, Symon and Team  This is a belated THANK YOU for the enormous help you have given me over the past two years. From the first time of meeting with Heather at the Phillip apartment (due to the complete disaster through xxxxxx Real Estate) it was evident that here was a highly ethical and professional business entity in whom I could find complete trust. The effort in finding new tenants as well as cleaning, repair and maintenance in such a very short time was amazing. The tenants found were of such a high calibre it was disappointing to then leave to place Phillip on the market to enable my move to Sydney for work reasons. Then to sell Phillip, take on my residential property in Richardson for a short term rental as well as place it on the market continued to show the high degree of professionalism that makes up the team at Badenoch Real estate. Whilst I was going through the stress of end year accounts, training a new person and moving to Sydney to rent and then purchase within the space of 12 months I never once had to worry or travel back to Canberra to check on my properties as it was clearly evident from the ongoing communications that everything was well in hand. Many, many thanks again to each and everyone of you - and I will have no hesitation in recommending Badenoch Real Estate to anyone contemplating either renting or buying in Canberra. Yours sincerely
Margaret

We'd be remiss not to drop you this note regarding your management of our property during past years. Jan and I visited the townhouse on Monday and we were pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and presentation of the property - so essential when you're putting it on the market! I recall Heather saying all those years ago that she felt properties managed by Badenoch should be maintained like they were her own home - and that comment was good enough for me. Maintaining and managing properties is an exacting business; we just wanted you to know we've appreciated all of your efforts - and, of course, your courtesy throughout. Regards, Jan and John

Dear Heather Twenty years ago, when we were all a bit younger, we purchased an investment property from you.  At that time you and your people were very professional and extremely helpful,  all of which contributed to our decision to go ahead with the purchase.  As it turned out the property proved be an outstanding investment.   The making of that investment is attributable to your property management systems and the professionalism of your people.  Your management team always ensured we had the very best tenants and the property was always maintained to the highest possible standards.  Over the years my wife and I wrote to your organisation and congratulated them on their outstanding work plus what a pleasure it was dealing with them.   Recently, your agency sold our investment unit for us and once again we are very, very satisfied customers.   Your sales people are excellent and their commitment and service far exceeded our expectations.  It is evident that your sales people are extremely knowledgable, very focussed and always ensure there are open and timely communications.  The demonstrated team work of your sales people is highly commendable.   We thank you and all the people at Badenoch that we have dealt with over many years for their enduring and stellar service.   Christine and Craig