๐Ÿ‘‹ Introduce yourself


(Rikki Sambrooks) #1

Itโ€™s great to have you here.

Iโ€™m Rikki Sambrooks and Iโ€™m the LPMA Community Manager

We have some great passionate people in our community wanting to listen, share ideas and give advice. Weโ€™d love to get to know you a little better.

Introduce yourself and tell us one reason why you love this industry and your view on the one biggest challenge ahead.

Itโ€™s a great way to kick-start a conversation.

Looking forward to getting to know you.


(Adam Hooley) #2

Hi Everyone, Iโ€™m Adam and Iโ€™ve been in the property management industry for over 15 years. I work as a business consultant and I am looking forward to contributing to the great conversations in our LPMA forums.

Talk soon.


(Ashley Giles) #3

Hi All, Ashley Giles here. I wear two hats in this space, i own a business with my wife here in Auckland which we have built up over the past 10 years. We are at about 700 managements, operating in the central Auckland suburbs in primarily standalone high value houses.

I also am part of the LPMA community team, and work with Rikki, Bill and the rest of your LPMA hosts behind the scenes to make sure that LPMA is a space for all members to grow their business, share their experiences and ultimately lead the industry to a brighter future. By being here, you are already proving part of that change and I welcome you.

Thanks, looking forward to sharing this space and both sharing and learning some things along the way!

A.


(Kiera Kelly Williamson) #4

Hey everyone! My name is Kiera. I wear a few hats in our office on the Sunshine Coast. I am the Office Manager, Property Management Department Leader as well as Business Coordinator for my employer.

I have been working in the Real Estate Industry in many forms for nearly 10 years and love the Property Management side of Real Estate more than anything!

I look forward to connecting with you all and learning from those who have already walked the path our office is walking right now which is Rapid Growth!

Thanks for this opportunity x KC


(Ashley Giles) #5

Hi Kiera,

Welcome, and thanks for joining! I think there should be a special badge for people in the industry for 10+ years who can still say they love PM! Keep up the great work, and very happy to have you here.

AG.


(Rikki Sambrooks) #6

Welcome Kiera! So great to have you here with us and we canโ€™t wait to watch your journey of Rapid Growth! And exciting chapter for you and your team and no doubt many other forum members will be choosing this same path over the coming months! Looking forward to working in this space with you Kiera! :slight_smile:


(Adam Hooley) #7

Hi Kirra,

Great to have you on board.

Adam


(Kimberley Yeeles) #8

Hi Everyone,

My name is Kimberley and I own and operate a Property Management company in Adelaide with my sister.

I predominantly do Business Development but still do some Property Management tasks.

I really enjoy working with people.

I have started to see the personal interaction being taken out of our industry through the use of technology. I think this is quite concerning as in my opinion the relationships we have with both landlords and tenants is so important not only in the day to day running of our businesses but also business growth.

I look forward to being a member of this forum.

Kimberley


(Rikki Sambrooks) #9

Welcome Kimberley!

Great to have you here with us and looking forward to having you involved with the LPMA community.

I agree that we have to be careful how we use technology - this would be a good topic to start in a new thread and get everyoneโ€™s ideas about how theyโ€™re finding that balance between technology and improving systems, but also having that old fashioned customer service


(Ashley Giles) #10

Hi Kimberley,

Welcome! Thanks for your post, I agree completely. As a business owner my rule with technology is that it needs to free the team up to spend more time with the clients, otherwise its taking us away from our core responsibilities which is People Management.

Great to hear you and your sisters company has this at the centre of what you do. You have a tough market over there, how are you going with growth, are you finding like many that your treading water somewhat?

Thanks,

AG


(Terri Handy) #11

Hey Kimberley

So good to see you here :grinning:

I agree, our industry is all about relationships. Technology needs to enhance these, rather than take away from that personal connection.


(Linda Gulabovska) #12

Hi all,

I am Linda Gulabovska, Team Leader, Senior Property and Business Development Manager at Right Choice Real Estate on the South Coast of NSW. I have been in the industry for 26 years and absolutely love my job! Yes, it has its days, mostly reflected by a full moon! I couldnโ€™t do what I do without the support of my team. I am a true believer in โ€œCultureโ€ within our office. We are a team of 7, whilst the two Senior Property Managers, myself and Wendy Veitch each run our port folios, our team are pod based. We are all specialists in our own roles, yet adaptable enough to multitask and blend roles when required. We understand taking ownership is the key to survival in property management. Communication, consistency, commitment, respect, trust and empathy are the key factors to succeed in property management. It takes dedication, passion and devotion. When you have total support from the top of the pyramid, failure is no longer an option.
In turn a great culture increases productivity and undoubtedly keeps sick days at a minimum. Moral is high; the happier the employee, the more productivity is maintained, which reflects on the bottom line.
We bounce off each other day in, day out. 7 ideas and thought processes are better than one. We constantly train and grow. I live and breathe Property Management and am grateful to be part of the LPMA community to share ideas, learn and grow further.


(Rikki Sambrooks) #13

Great intro Linda! Welcome to the LPMA forums - itโ€™s really great to have someone with your industry knowledge in our community and 26 years is a true achievement in itself! Looking forward to seeing your posts come through about what you and the team are up to and donโ€™t forget to start a new topic for that challenge that you all might be facing at the moment!


(Ashley Giles) #14

Love it! Welcome Linda! Very glad to have you here in this space. We all have a lot we could learn from you, thank you for sharing. (I am a full moon crazy so totally get it! :slight_smile:

AG


(Terri Handy) #15

Wow, I could feel your energy and enthusiasm through the screen Linda. It is contagious. Welcome to the forums, it is fantastic to have you as part of the LPMA community.


(Adam Hooley) #16

Welcome Linda, it sound like you have a great team in play. Nice to have you onboard.

Adam


(Sarah Martin) #17

Hello!
I hope this is in the right spot!
My name is Sarah and I run Melbourne Property Managers in Victoria. We have 2 offices & a wonderful team of 16. We have an extremely innovate culture & are always looking at better ways to do all things PM. We use every type of tech we can & embrace change to make our job easier.
I love the challenges that come with PM & problem solving but mostly I love seeing PMโ€™s grow & kick their goals.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!


(Ashley Giles) #18

Welcome Sarah! Thanks for joining, very excited to have you in this space! Congratulations on your recent LPMA wins for Innovation & Leadership.


(Adam Hooley) #19

Hi Sarah, great to have you here. Looking forward to sharing stories


(Terri Handy) #20

Definitely the right spot @sarah All the cool kids hang out here :smile: