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Helen Collier-Kogtevs

Rocket your rental income by $1,000 instantly - here's how

By Helen Collier-Kogtevs

In just a few simple steps, you can significantly increase your rental income and grow your wealth.

 

Blogger: Helen Collier-Kogtevs, Real Wealth Australia

We all know the value of a good tenant. They look after our valuable property assets and help us reach our financial goals by paying their rent on time.

But here’s where some investors come unstuck… They show appreciation for their tenants by not passing on any rent increases.

In my view, this doesn’t make good business sense. I believe that if you increase the rent on your properties regularly and keep it just below or at market value, then your tenant will not move.

They might move for other reasons, but it won’t be because you put up the rent, as an increase of $5 or $10 will not break the bank for your tenant, whereas the cost of moving might.

To really grow your wealth, you will need to increase your rental returns regularly. A $20-per-week increase translates to $1,000 over 12 months, which can have a big impact on your bottom line.

If it’s been too long between rental increases on your investment property, consider the following advice:

1. Check current rates

Browse the rental property market for similar properties in the area and consider where your property sits. Be sure to compare apples with apples by comparing properties that have similar features and benefits, and take note of the asking rents.

2. Confirm vacancy rates

Vacancy rates are important to know, because they tell you whether properties in your area are in demand or oversupplied. As a guide, a vacancy rate of less than three per cent is generally considered a “tight” rental market and above three per cent is considered “oversupplied”.

3. Chat with your property manager

After performing your own due diligence, it’s time to discuss your options with your property manager. They can provide on-the-ground advice about the current rate of enquiry and demand for your type of property.

4. Show appreciation

Keeping your tenant happy and comfortable is the best way to ensure they won’t move on. Maintain the property in good condition and respond promptly to repairs to ensure that your tenants appreciate the property and treat it as if it is their own. You can also send a card and a bottle of wine at Christmas as a small token of your appreciation.

I hope this helps you in boosting your rental income.

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Helen Collier-Kogtevs

Helen Collier-Kogtevs

Helen Collier-Kogtevs is the founder of Real Wealth Australia. She is a self-made millionaire who built wealth with her property investment expertise. Over the years she has pioneered Property Mentoring Programs dedicated to helping ordinary Australians to create property portfolios using her disciplined, low risk and systematic approach. She has written several bestselling books, has been interviewed on TV, radio and published in the largest publications in Australia.

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Many investors who would have been successfully approved for finance last year are struggling now to either begin or continue their property investment journey because of the current financial climate.

In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, broker John Manciamelli and Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock joins host Tim Neary to discuss how APRA changes and the royal commission have resulted in a tighter lending economy and what that means for Australian investors.

They discuss what traps investors should avoid if they are trying to obtain finance, the four key growth drivers in a property market and unpacking trust structures while revealing one type of trust that you should miss.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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Katarina discusses about the team that she had help her along the way, why she thinks that you should never skimp on a good solicitor and accountant, and the red flags which tell her why buying a new property doesn’t necessarily mean buying a better property.

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If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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They will compare regional markets with capital cities as investment options, reveal some areas which they consider to be poor investments at the moment while also discussing some of the markets where they see future potential.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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Armidale
Bendigo
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Ipswich
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More than just bricks and mortar, experts often regard property investment as a ‘game of finance’. As such, a good finance strategy can lead any investor to success.

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Busting perceptions of a doom and gloom property market

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