The Lodge City Rentals site, www.lodgerentals.co.nz, was primarily developed to help tenants find their next home; more specifically, it was designed to help potential tenants navigate easily through the site, and to make enquiries on properties to rent (including an ability apply online). And with 80% of our enquiry coming from the web, it remains essential that we continue to provide a strong-performing site for tenants.
However, with the sole focus on tenants, we acknowledge the site has made it harder for investors/landlords to access key information they need to make good investment decisions.
The good news is that a solution is at hand: A new site, www.propertymanagement.co.nz, is designed specifically for property investors. It hosts all our latest news releases; provides case studies on ways to improve rents; shares the success stories of others; and, most usefully, has a chart section. Visitors to the site can choose from a variety of charts such as Hamilton median rents, Hamilton median prices, or the number of Hamilton sales. Another exciting feature is the ability for landlords and investors to divide one set of data over another (for example, median prices by CPI), meaning results can be ‘charted’ and analysed.