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Prepare for your sale well in advance…

by John Mahoney, Mahoneys 11th January, 2018

As I have said in previous Resort News articles, and at the risk of stating what to many might seem obvious, the most important piece of advice I can give potential sellers of a management rights business is to [...]

How to hit the market with a saleable business…

by Lyn Pearsall, MR Sales 11th January, 2018

After attending the recent ARAMA Management Rights Industry Expos and listening to expert panelists on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, the overwhelming message to managers wishing to sell in [...]

Maximising your sale price

by Paul Gaffney, The MBA Partnership 11th January, 2018

When the time comes to sell your management rights business, there are a number of things you can do to help maximise your sale price and ensure a smooth sales process.   Review your letting authorities [...]

Councils struggling against the odds

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 20th December, 2017

Quasi-hotels should be banned under reforms to the regulation of short-term holiday letting in NSW, demands the Accommodation Association of Australia, as the NSW government considers changes to the model for [...]

What’s the big idea behind joining a recognised brand?

by Rosie Clarke 13th December, 2017

Whether you’re a lone wolf or like having a wolf pack, there’s always something to be said for power in numbers.    In the accommodation sector, branding of some sort is close to [...]

Shift luxury into a higher gear

by Mandy Clarke, AMG Reporter 29th November, 2017

Today’s fussy guests want to experience the ride of a lifetime. Metaphorically, they want a Mercedes-Benz or a Rolls Royce not a quirky VW Beetle or a cute Mini.   Literally-speaking: pristine [...]

The ultimate in personal guest hosting (PART TWO)

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 29th November, 2017

Queensland’s B&B and Farmstay Committee chairwoman Sue Panuccio, who has run Mt Cotton Guest House with her partner Trevor Penson for 11 years, said B&B owners must like meeting people and be comfortable [...]

Do you scare easy? Check your cameras

by Rosie Clarke 29th November, 2017

Nobody wants their property morphing into the set of a horror film, least of all guests looking for a relaxing getaway.   Hotel room invasions are a very real threat and without a security system in [...]

Finding tenants

by Mark Neale, Management Rights Sales 28th November, 2017

As most of you reading this article are well aware it is getting harder to find tenants in Brisbane.   Not only in the CBD though, vacancy rates have been climbing over the last few years in some outer [...]

The inner city market

by Greg Jorgensen, 28th November, 2017

It’s fair to say that if I had 10 off the plans with a net profit of $250k or better and no real estate to buy that I could sell all ten within a week or two!  Demand for off the plans remains strong [...]