Looking to Invest?

Thinking of investing in property?

Great idea. We'd love to help you get started, however, it’s important to have a clear long-term real estate investment strategy. Are you going for high rental returns for the short term or are you more interested in long term capital growth?

If you’re thinking about investing in property for the first time, it’s important to seek professional advice.

Why property?

Investing in property has several benefits, including the potential to:

  • Generate capital growth – increase in the value of your property over time.
  • Generate rental income and yield – annual rental income less maintenance & mortgage costs.
  • Gain potential tax advantages associated with negative gearing – you can deduct the costs of owning your investment property from your overall income, reducing your tax bill.

Is it better to buy an apartment or house?


  • Do your research to find out what the market demands locally.
  • Talk to a Sheldon Realty Agent to find out what’s popular in different regions.
  • If you have a location in mind, focus your research on what type of property is in demand, historically, in that area.
  • If you plan on building a portfolio of properties, a mixture of houses and apartments is a good strategy.
  • Some investors like to buy apartments because the Owners Corporation looks after the common property and overall building management. Some dislike Strata Title quarterly levies and the risk of ‘Special Levies’.
  • Apartments are usually less expensive so the answer may lie in affordability.
  • Some property investors believe apartments are too similar to one another and that houses offer more potential to differentiate and add value.
  • Investors who buy houses must bear 100% of the costs of maintenance whereas strata title and community title owners share costs.

Which is a better property investment; a new or existing home?

Buying old

  • Older properties are sometimes cheaper than new ones, depending on the location and condition of the property.
  • Older homes offer charming period features and, often, higher ceilings, quality timber floors and unique architectural features.
  • Older properties may need renovation of major systems such as heating/cooling, wiring, plumbing, roofing, but they can offer significantly more margin for renovation and profit.

Buying new

  • New homes are designed to suit today’s fashions and lifestyles. They’re more likely to appeal to a wider market of tenants if well located.
  • New properties you may be entitled to claim depreciation, giving you extra tax benefits.

Do I need landlord insurance and what does it cover?

Landlord Protection Insurance gives investors some protection in the event that a tenant stops paying rent, abandons the property or inflicts malicious damage.

Approximately how much rent per week will I get for my investment property?

Sheldon Realty would love to give you an obligation free appraisal.

Why is it worth using a property manager?

A property manager will be able to help organise your property so it is suitable for new tenants. Whilst the property is occupied, the property manager will make sure all repairs and routine maintenance tasks are carried out.

Finding the appropriate tenant can present challenges. Your property manager can set up an advertising strategy to target the right tenants, arrange an open house inspection, and sort through applications to present you with the best range of alternatives.

Property managers can also help you establish an appropriate rental price. They do this by researching nearby properties and balancing what you want with advice about what the market has the potential to deliver.

Australians love real estate and property investment is a proven path to financial security.

However, as a landlord, property investor, and asset owner, how do you best manage your property?

Do you look after it yourself and try to…

  • Save money on management fees?
  • Deal with your tenants’ calls, whether they are late at night or on weekends?
  • Invest your spare time arranging maintenance and solving problems?
  • Learn your state’s legislation, laws, landlord rights and responsibilities?
  • Work out what you can claim with your tax?
  • Keep your asset maintained and up to date?

Or, do you consider engaging a property management expert?

The wise choice is to engage a qualified and professionally trained Property Manager to save you time and money by managing your asset through all stages of the marketing, letting and ongoing management process.

You Sheldon Realty Property Manager is so much more than a rent collector. We offer a comprehensive range of Property Management services and we are equipped to deal with any challenges that may arise.

Sheldon Realty Property Managers follow:

  • Consulting you to ascertain your objectives and requirements.
  • Establishing the best possible rent return.
  • All ingoing, outgoing and periodic tenancy condition reports, with internal and external photos and a video walk through.
  • Marketing the property, which may include a signboard, window display and internet advert.
  • Showing prospective tenants through the property.
  • Screening and assessing tenants who apply to rent.
  • Completion of all relevant documents required by state legislation.
  • Induction outlining expectations to tenants.
  • Ongoing management of rental income.
  • Management of maintenance and renovations, where applicable.
  • Disbursement of accounts, whether to landlord, trades or creditors.
  • Regular inspections, as permitted by state legislation.
  • Receiving and disbursement of bond monies to relevant authorities.
  • Collation of documents and representation at tribunal hearings, where necessary.
  • Arranging of regular value appraisals and asset management reports to maximise your investment.

FREE Rental Appraisal

What is your investment really worth?

Establishing a reasonable expectation of your investment property’s likely value takes careful consideration.

Sheldon Realty Property Managers follow quality assurance guidelines when appraising your property. We take into account comparable recent leases, your improvements, current market condition and anything else that can possibly influence your leasing.