Rent Ready is a Wellington-based property management company lead by Kate and Stacey. We have been property managers for 9 and 3 years and understand the needs of our clients well. The way we treat and communicate with people sets us apart from the rest. We keep both tenants and owners happy through our services and are always there when you need us. Being property managers is not just a job for us. We love building relationships with our clients and ensuring that their homes are cared for, and the tenants are happy.
Co-Owner and Property Manager at Rent Ready Property Management
Kate stumbled by chance upon a Trade Me advert for a part time property manager back in 2012 and since that day has been hooked. Over the years she has done all “jobs” in the office from Administration to Business Manager so naturally the next step was starting Rent Ready Property Management.
Having grown up in the Hutt Valley, then 13 years in Wellington and now living in beautiful Martinborough there aren’t many roads yet to be travelled.
With a genuine love for people, property and multi-tasking, Kate makes sure that her tenants, owners and even Johnny who works at the petrol station, are treated with respect, a smile and a laugh. Forever the optimist, a glass half-full kind of girl, Kate has energy and enthusiasm to burn and her commitment to providing the best service to owners and tenants is exemplary.
Problems don’t exist in Kate’s world, only solutions.
Co-Owner and Property Manager at Rent Ready Property Management
After working for 10 years in hairdressing Stacey needed a change. She became a Sales Rep for a Wellington Insulation Company, there she was crawling under floors and in roofs with bugs and spiders for company when luckily, she met a couple of Property Managers who seemed to have the perfect job (in her eyes). Stacey loved it as much as she thought she would and decided renters and landlords needed her more than she needed bugs and spiders.
Rent Ready Property Management was born and the rest is history – so to speak.
Life is for living so Stacey offers her owners and tenants outstanding Property Management service, all while having fun, everyone is a winner.
The goal posts in Property Management are constantly moving and this excites Stacey for the future of Rent Ready Property Management.
Stacey loves getting outdoors with her two children, two stepchildren and partner, she has even been known to rock it out on the competitive dance floor..
We need to be firm and fair when acting on your behalf. We know you have the right to expect a lot from us and aim to deliver that for you.
Life experience…. we have plenty of that.
Kate – I am married with three boys and live rurally (needs must with active boys who hunt and ride motorbikes at any chance) Having a builder husband means we have built new homes, renovated and recently sold during Level 2 lockdown. We are now tenants for the first time in 20 years while we build our new home over in Martinborough. Being a tenant again has been great and also confirmed that I am a responsive and respectful Property Manager!
Stacey – I am 31 years old and my partner and I have four children who keep me a busy Mum! Having recently completed a 3 home subdivision, we are now first time tenants while renovating our recently purchased home before we move in. I often get asked “ You must be so stressed being a Property Manager? “. I don’t feel this way at all. I enjoy building relationships with Owners and Tenants so they can all relax and enjoy their hobbies whilst knowing their biggest asset is being cared for, maintained and has happy tenants.
We have been Property Managers for 9 and 3 years. Sometimes we think we’ve seen it all until something wild gets thrown our way. This is what we love about our industry – no two days are ever the same.
Our fee structure is very simple – 9% + gst on rents collected and $350 (inc gst) advertising/tenanting fee. There are no other hidden costs or surprises on the monthly statement.
Our goal isn’t to be the biggest Property Management company in Wellington. For us it will always be quality over quantity, we will continue giving our Owners and Tenants the amazing customer service that we have become well known for. For us quality means that we treat people with respect whilst ensuring communication stays open and continuous, It’s that simple!
If one of us is away sick or on holiday, you will always be able to get hold of the other.
There are many ways you can get hold of us – phone (please leave a message we promise we will ring you back), email, text, message on Facebook, LinkedIn – we will get back to you the same day or the following day at the latest.
Yes, Yes & Yes. Having been homeowners, landlords and tenants ourselves we have seen and handled many different situations from all aspects.
We met in 2015 and after a few years experience as an insulation assessor and then as a property manager, Stacey joined Kate at the Wellington property management company where she worked.
We had some fabulous years working there filled with very happy memories. It has been a natural progression to start our own business, property management is a fun and exciting industry to be part of – it isn’t all clipboards and 14 day notices you know!
We chose to enter this business as a team; we work exceptionally well together and operate in the same way. We also decided that it isn’t a business we would want to do on our own. Property Management isn’t a 9am-5pm job; the phone doesn’t stop because it is dinner time or the movie has started. Work-life balance is very important and being able to switch off for a week while on holiday with family, knowing that our Rent Ready Owners and Tenants are being taken care of by the other was a no brainer for us both.
This is easy! The way we treat people and communicate with them, one of the most common complaints around is lack of communication. This has never been an issue for us.
Happy Tenants = Happy Property Manager = Happy Owner.
We are an Elite Partner with Tenancy.co.nz. which gives us access to Tenantcheck, to comprehensively vet prospective tenants in real time. We utilise Total Tenancy, a solution that offers our office tools, resources and extensive training videos to make sure we remain informed and up-to-date. We take advantage of eBundle PRO for online applications and to create tenancy agreements. This solution is updated regularly to reflect industry updates to offer protection and compliance.
If you would like a client reference just let us know as we have numerous clients who will happily share their experience with us.