First National Real Estate Cairns Awarded Number One Property Management Office in Queensland!

We are delighted to announce that the First National Real Estate Cairns Central (FNCC), is the number one First National property management office in Queensland, out performing state and national figures considerably. The average rental vacancy rate for the branch is 1.31%, which is 24% better than the greater Cairns region, with 396 properties leased through FNCC in the last financial year (source: Herron Todd White Cairns Watch).

‘This is fantastic news for Cairns as it demonstrates stability within the rental industry which is of course a reflection on the positive state of the local economy, in a broad sense’ said Mr Forrest. ‘What this also means is that there is more competition for those seeking rental accommodation, particularly in the more popular suburbs’ he added.

Our advice to those searching for a rental home, is to be prepared. Make sure you have the completed application form with you on the day of the inspection as it is highly likely that you won’t be the only person at the viewing’ said Mr Forrest. ‘In the past financial year, we alone carried out 2,828 inspections with 6,456 potential tenants – the competition is therefore, strong’ he added.

If you decide the property you are viewing is not for you, the most you will have lost is ten minutes of your time completing the form. By ensuring you have filled in everything correctly and by presenting yourself as the type of tenant you’d like to have in your own rental property, you will put yourself ahead of the pack’ added Mr Forrest.

It is also important to ensure you know exactly what is included in the rent. Will there be lawn care, pool maintenance and any other expenses to budget for, or are these additional? By reading through the listing carefully, you’ll ensure you have the full picture when it comes to searching for your perfect rental home.

‘At First National Real Estate Cairns Central, the Property Management team is always on hand to answer your questions, assist with paperwork completion, provide suburb overviews and ensure you are kept informed about new rental opportunities’ said Mr Forrest. ‘We treat each property as if it was our own, and believe in delivering good old-fashioned customer service, to both landlords and tenants. This means that our customers come first – it’s about them, rather than us’ he added.

What does this mean for Landlords? ‘The less time your property stands vacant, the more revenue you will generate. This is of course, common sense, but by maximising return on your investment and finding the best possible tenants who will look after (and enjoy living in) your property, you will have a far more profitable, stress free path to securing your investment future’ said Mr Forrest.

‘Our research shows that Landlords on our books are 24% better off in comparison to the local market as a whole’ added Mr Forrest.