Brock Fisher

Brock Fisher’s experience in property management spans almost two decades, having started his career in the 90s as a property manager in regional NSW. With Little Real Estate’s acquisition of Rental Express, Brock is now the National Manager, Operational Excellence for Australia’s largest property management company, managing approximately 23,000 investment properties across Australia. For more information visit littlerealestate.com.au
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    The D-Word: Brock Fisher

    What strikes me when I think back to the start of my accidental property management career in 1998 is that the fundamentals of what we do are still very much the same. Sure, our trust accounting software is now a bit fancier. We market properties on the internet and take online bookings to view them. We usually do our inspections on an app rather than with pen…

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    Leadership Made Simple: Brock Fisher

    Regardless of their title, everyone in a team can demonstrate leadership. The more people who show it, the less it matters whose title is what. But ultimately there will be a manager who is accountable for the performance of the team, and the way that person goes about their work is a critical element of success or failure. Brock Fisher…

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    The Great After-Hours Phone Debate

    A CURSORY GLANCE THROUGH any of our industry social media groups shows story after story about the trials and tribulations of being responsible for the dreaded after-hours ‘emergency’ phone. In an industry renowned for staff churn and burnout, Brock Fisher asks: Why does it have to be this way? In a previous role was on call 24 hours a day,…

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    Cautionary Tales in Technology

    Technology is ultimately about improving the customer experience as opposed to causing angst. However, in some cases, when used improperly, it has been known to do just that. Brock Fisher explains the pitfalls of three scenarios from his previous experiences that you may wish to consider in your own technology setup. As Steve Jobs once said, “You’ve got to start…

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    How Happy Are Your Clients, Really?

    What is the best way to collect and measure how your clients feel about your services? Brock Fisher outlines the key elements and most common mistakes. If you are passionate about measuring the customer experience and keen to implement measuring tools, there are two books that you should read: The Ultimate Question and The Ultimate Question 2.0 by Fred Reichheld.…

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    Paying A Revenue Split – Holy Grail Or Poisoned Chalice?

    PAYING A PROPERTY MANAGER a percentage of income generated by the properties they manage seems to have some obvious benefits and is discussed often. But is it all plain sailing? Brock Fisher looks at the pros and cons. FROM THE BUSINESS perspective, paying a revenue split allows the wage-to-gross-income ratio of the business to be optimised and managed effectively. From…

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    Lessons Learnt In a Really Big Business (Pt. II)

    LAST ISSUE, BROCK FISHER discussed his findings in scaling a PM business. But if you really want to grow while staying productive and profitable, you’ll need to study these as well. SIMPLICITY – IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE All businesses need great systems and procedures. I love a system and a process that works. But to work effectively and be fully…

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    Lessons Learnt In A Really Big Business

    BROCK FISHER TAKES AN HONEST LOOK back at the learning curve he experienced when he joined Rental Express after managing a much smaller rent roll. Before Rental Express, the biggest department I had worked in managed 500 properties. Now, working in a multi-layered business looking after 4,500 properties, with organic growth of 900-plus properties per year, has been quite an…

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    How Far Can a Property Manager Walk?

    IS THERE A CEILING on the portfolio size for an individual property manager? Could you improve your capacity by 20 per cent while still doing a great job? Brock Fisher, COO of Rental Express, takes a look at both the myths and the possibilities. ‘HOW MANY properties can a property manager manage?’ This is one question I hear a lot…

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