How to break your lease with as much ease as possible

It’s never ideal to break your lease before its time is up. However, life doesn’t always work to a perfect schedule and circumstances change. Some leases are worse to break than others, so I thought I’d take you through what it means to break your lease, types of leases you can break with more ease […]

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Top tips to help property investors prepare for tax time

Gather up your paperwork everyone, it’s every accountant’s favourite time of year – tax time! It can be a headache for those of us not quite as well-versed in all things tax but it’s vital to have all your details correct as mistakes can be very costly for property investors. Ideally, find a tax agent […]

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Welcome to the team, Anja Hegermann

At D Residential headquarters, we have been expanding. In March, we welcomed a new team member into the role of marketing coordinator and could not be more thrilled to have Anja Hegermann onboard. I was tempted to advertise ‘must love dogs’ upfront as Fred the Cavoodle is a key team member at D Residential, but […]

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How to find and create community in your neighbourhood

The importance of community on our mental health is huge – did you know research into positive psychology found the strength of our personal relationships has far bigger impact on our satisfaction with life than our income? A sense of belonging adds meaning to your life and one of the best (and most convenient!) places […]

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Eight ways to spot an unprofessional property manager – and how to break free

With the current rental shortage in Western Australia, having a good property manager will give you a huge boost to ensuring your investment is in the best possible position thanks to their market knowledge and expertise. I’m working with my clients to create positive relationships with their tenants while maximising their investment return, which takes […]

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That sweet spot – how to choose the location for your next investment

When choosing our own home, it’s easy to be swayed by emotional decisions such as living close to friends, family and our workplaces, let alone falling in love with the lifestyle created by the home. None of these apply when purchasing your investment, which opens up a lot more scope to choose wisely (head over […]

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Happy holidays from D Residential Group

Like many industries, in property management we are all looking forward to some down time over the Christmas and New Year’s period. I’ll be spending some time with my boys and husband (who also runs his own business) and will be at the beach far more than my office! However, like any good property manager […]

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The difference between real estate agents and property managers

How many times have I been labelled a real estate agent? Countless! The real estate and property management industries are often lumped together as there are many crossovers, but it’s important to understand the different services they provide. So, I wanted to use this blog to clear up how my services as a property manager […]

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Five lessons I’ve learnt after one year of business

Happy birthday to us! D Residential is one year old and what an amazing first year in business it has been. Running my own business has been a lot of hard work and I wouldn’t change it for the world. It really has been the best thing I’ve done. Thankfully, I had the confidence built […]

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How investors can make the most of tax time

Pour yourself a strong coffee and prop up your eyelids with toothpicks, it’s time to talk tax. To entice you a little more, this blog is going to teach you how to make, or at least save, a substantial amount of money. As a property investor, it’s really important to be aware of how tax […]

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How to make the most of Perth’s property market boom

With so many other countries battling high COVID-19 cases, I’ve never felt luckier to live in our isolated city. Perth beaches, warm weather and smaller population have always made me happy to call it my hometown but now we have added reason to feel appreciative. It seems I’m not the only one feeling this way […]

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All about D…

While I’m more than happy to promote my business, it’s a little harder to talk about myself! However, as the owner of D Residential Group and considering my core value is to provide a personalised experience for my clients, I thought you might like to know more about me and what I’m all about. My […]

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Maximise your investment over the next 12 months

The holiday season is a pretty special time – not only do we get to have all the annual parties, festive celebrations and a few public holidays giving us a well-earned break, it’s also a time to look forward to a shiny, bright new year. We are so pleased to see you, 2021! Have you […]

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The five biggest property management myths debunked

There’s a little more to being a landlord than collecting regular deposits from your tenant and occasionally checking they haven’t burnt the property down. Being a property manager is a job I absolutely love, but I’m regularly surprised by the misconceptions around what I do and the value of my role. So, I’ve come up […]

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Top qualities of a great tenant

Right now, property investors are sitting in the box seat. Renters are knocking down the doors at D Residential Group to find a place to call home. As a property manager, I guide my clients to look beyond a good credit score (which is of course, still important!) on their quest to find a long-lasting, […]

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Top tips for tenants in Perth – how to stand out in the crowd

It’s a tough time to be in search of great properties to rent in Perth, with queues at inspections in my local area of expertise Mount Hawthorn often extending beyond 50-metres. You need to stand out and prove that you’ll be an exceptional tenant. So, here are my best tips to successfully renting in Perth […]

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5 Tips before you begin

Thinking of investing in property? Our top five tips before you begin… Property investment can be one of the most financially rewarding decisions you could make… if you do it well. It’s important to understand risks around any investment and to set up strategies to give yourself the best outcomes. With 16 years industry experience, […]

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Five habits I’ve learnt in 2020 that I’m keeping

The impact of COVID-19 on the world has been immense in so many ways and some industries will never be the same. Real estate is certainly one of those and I think we’re all still adjusting. Now, I’m in the process of designing my business to reflect the lessons I’ve learnt in 2020 because all […]

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How to attract and keep great tenants

Investing in property has many financial benefits – if it’s done right. You’ve all heard the adage ‘safe as houses’, because property is almost guaranteed to increase your wealth. From rental income to tax benefits, an investment property can bring in more income than outgoings short-term and capital growth should see investors benefit significantly long-term. […]

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