With a portfolio of over 400 properties under management, the Ray White Unley and Colonel Light Gardens Property Management team is a vibrant and satisfying place to work. A big part of that work satisfaction comes from being agile, responsive and flexible to meet the evolving needs of our client landlords.
After all, most landlords in Australia are regular families. They have day jobs, the school run and all of the other day to day activities that command most of their attention and energy. So having a trusted partner to take care of their rental investment is a key part of the puzzle that makes owning an investment property both manageable and profitable.
Some families need to maintain a property in the Adelaide metropolitan area to service their own needs. Things like the need for regular medical treatment in town or country kids who come to the city for Uni or High School. These properties traditionally sit vacant while they’re not being used by the owner. Vacant properties are at risk of general deterioration and of break in; risks most families try to avoid if possible.
One way to avoid having a vacant property at risk is to open it for short term or holiday rentals. These kinds of arrangements have become more accessible with the advent of short term rental platforms such as AirBnB. The complicating factor is the regular cleaning, linen changes and restocking after each short term lease has expired. This often means that busy families or those living away from the metropolitan area have still had little choice but to leave their property empty when they’re not using it.
This all changed in August 2022 when our Property Management team, led by Kimberley Yeeles, decided to bridge the gap and offer a comprehensive property management service for short term rentals on the AirBnB platform. Kimberley says that the initiative was driven by client demand and has been hugely successful.
Kimberley and her team take care of all aspects of managing the rental, from fielding enquiries, managing bookings, and liaising with tenants all the way through to the post rental clean and restocking process. Leveraging their network of trades people and gardeners, the property management team ensures that every short term rental in their care is always in tip top condition, maximising both the rental and the sale value for the benefit of owners.
As a result of her impeccable client service, Kimberley has achieved super host status on the AirBnB platform. This means that short term rentals managed by Ray White Unley and Colonel Light Gardens appear in a premium listing position on the platform and can achieve a better rental return.
If you’ve been thinking about ways to safeguard your city home, call Kimberley today to talk about how we can make a short term rental arrangement work for you. We’re deliberately different!