One of the most important roles of a property manager is to ensure the condition…
Terri Scheer is pleased to support Australia’s property managers and showcase the value they create for landlords in helping them manage their tenant-related risks. Find out how Alesha Dietz from Warwick Williams Real Estate uses a personal approach to property management, in the first of a new series of articles.
Alesha Dietz, Property Manager, Warwick Williams
In 2018, Alesha Dietz was faced with every landlord’s worst nightmare – a trashed rental property and a tenant over 60 days in arrears.
But as a property manager herself, Alesha has been able drawn on her personal experience to better service her clients.
“I feel this is my point of difference as a property manager. I can give that firsthand approach to my clients – having lived the experience myself,” Alesha said.
“I quite often refer back to this story and my landlords can easily relate to it.
“It’s something you never want to experience as a landlord but I’ve learnt a great deal from it and I’m a better property manager as a result.”
Alesha developed a passion for the property market from an early age – setting her sights on purchasing her first home.
She achieved this goal by the time she was 20 years-old. She now has 5 investment properties in her growing investment portfolio.
With a background in Social Science and Psychology, Alesha transferred her skills to specialise in property management and has been in the role for six years at Warwick Williams in Sydney’s inner west.
She started managing 130 properties and is now managing almost 200 properties.
From routine to ongoing inspections or attending to maintenance requests, no two days are the same for Alesha.
She was awarded Performer of the Year in Property Management at the 2020 Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERAS) for the Real Estate Results Network (RERN).
“It was totally unexpected but a pleasant surprise to be recognised for my hard work,” Alesha said.
When Covid-19 hit last year, Alesha was on a family holiday in New Zealand. She returned to Australia and undertook two weeks quarantine.
“Fortunately, I was able to work remotely from home and still support my clients through a very challenging time,” she recalls.
“Many of the tenants were covid-affected and would often ring in tears detailing their predicament. In some instances, the landlord and tenant both lost their jobs.
“Our role was to support both parties. Generally, landlords were understanding and accommodating. We were dealing with people’s homes which is so emotive.”
Alesha said landlord insurance was critical for every investment property.
“Insurers can support and assist when you need to make a claim and help take the guess work out for you,” she said.
“I’ve been using Terri Scheer my entire career – I have had such a positive experience with them both professionally and personally. It gives the landlord peace of mind that their property is being looked after.
“With the recent floods and rains in NSW, I know my clients sleep better at night knowing they are adequately insured.
“A home is worth so much and it’s important its looked after.”
Visit: Warwick Williams Real Estate
For further information call Terri Scheer on 1800 804 016
Insurance issued by AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 AFSL 230859 trading as Terri Scheer. Read the Product Disclosure Statement before buying this insurance and consider whether it is right for you. Contact Terri Scheer on 1800 804 016 or visit our website at www.terrischeer.com.au for a copy. The Target Market Determination is also available.
The information is intended to be of a general nature only. Subject to any rights you may have under any law, we do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss or damage, including loss of business or profits or any other indirect loss, incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries. This article has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situation or needs, so you should consider whether it is appropriate for you before acting on it.