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Scheer Talks: Protecting your Property

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.

Kaitlyn Barnes, Department Manager, Ray White Holland Park

A natural disaster a decade ago is still etched in the memory of Kaitlyn Barnes as a career defining moment.

As a property manager, Kaitlyn’s role was to support tenants and landlords through the aftermath of the 2011 Queensland floods.

“I vividly remember calling through the tenant portfolio to find out the damage and then making the tough calls to impacted landlords to relay the message,” she said.

“It’s something I’ll never forget, people lost everything, I’ve never seen such devastation.

“I supported my team to create the best outcomes for the tenant, landlord and the tradespeople involved, and that’s been a key focus throughout my career.”

Kaitlyn started working in the real estate industry in a part-time support role after school almost 20 years ago.

That valuable work experience early in her career has given her the confidence to build a successful career as a property manager.

Kaitlyn now leads a large team as Department Manager at Ray White Holland Park in Queensland.

COVID-19 has also presented Kaitlyn with another career-defining moment – with people being required to stay home more leading to a greater respect for and importance placed on Australian homes.

“During the pandemic, people have become homebodies and appreciate the value of a good home.

“What we’ve found is maintaining a well looked after property has become more important than ever before.

“A well-presented home can attract the right tenant and in return, encourage them to look after the property.”

As an experienced property manager, Kaitlyn recommends landlord insurance as a risk management strategy for all property owners.

“Many landlords and property managers value the peace of mind that comes with knowing their rental properties are adequately insured,” she said.

“98% of landlords in our portfolio have landlord insurance and a landlord insurance policy.

“It’s a non-negotiable and gives landlords peace of mind that their property is being looked after.

“Even the best tenant can accidentally damage a property or suffer financial hardship that leaves them unable to pay the rent.

“I’ve been working with Terri Scheer Insurance my entire career. They are easy to deal with and understanding. It’s no fuss, if there’s a claim, it’s just done.”

Visit: Ray White Holland Park

For further information call Terri Scheer on 1800 804 016.

Editor’s note

About Terri Scheer Insurance

Terri Scheer Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 76 070 874 798 (Terri Scheer) provides insurance cover for landlords, helping to protect them against the risks associated with owning a rental property. These include malicious damage by tenants, accidental damage, landlord’s legal liability and loss of rental income. Terri Scheer acts on behalf of AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 AFSL 230859 trading as ‘Vero Insurance’, the insurer which issues the insurance cover. Terri Scheer has not taken into account the reader’s objectives, financial situation or needs. If you are interested in any of Terri Scheer’s insurance products, the relevant Product Disclosure Statement should be considered first. It can be viewed online at www.terrischeer.com.au or obtained by calling 1800 804 016. Based in Adelaide, Terri Scheer services all states, territories and capital cities.


The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. Terri Scheer does not accept any legal responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it.

Insurance issued by Vero Insurance. 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.

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