Natalie Hastings

Natalie Hastings is the Managing Director of Hastings + Co. For more information, visit hastingsandco.com.au.
  • EPM: Leadership

    What property managers can learn from great entrepreneurs

    Inspirational quotes from famous entrepreneurs and the thought-leaders we admire might add flavour to our daily Instagram trawl, but placing great people on a pedestal can be counter-productive. Instead of adopting their wisdom we hold it apart from ourselves. Whether we use their smarts to improve the daily operations of our real estate businesses or to create a product that…

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  • EPM: BD & Growth

    Property Management in the Year 2058

    Cast your mind back forty years to the real estate industry of 1978 in Australia. Being a relatively youthful industry, you might not remember the ‘bad old days’. They were light years from the profession we know and enjoy today. Whilst some things remain the same about success in real estate – prospecting must be part of every day, timely…

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    Natalie Hastings: Should They Stay, Or Should They Go?

    Property management is a people business, best suited to those natural problem-solvers with a positive disposition and a flair for collaboration. But what happens when you do your very best time and again, yet find your days disturbed by an aggressive landlord who is impossible to please? Many principals are loathe to ‘sack’ a landlord – even if their behaviour is…

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    Natalie Hastings: How to Set Your Property Management Team’s KPIs

    From financial goals to client satisfaction, here is your cheat sheet for setting team KPIs. When it comes to setting goals and KPIs, the sales side of real estate practice is familiar with the process – successful at it, even. To be fair, goal-setting in sales departments is a streamlined deal in comparison to the complexities of property management. My…

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    Beyond The Discount

    WHEN IT COMES TO INCREASING income into property management departments, the industry can be its own worst enemy. Often sales-focused principals apply a volume mentality to their rent roll asset, chasing relentless growth because they believe bigger rent rolls are the only way of increasing their overall bottom line. But a focus on value-adding could be a better way to…

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  • EPM: Productivity

    Are the riches in the niches?

    Our industry’s past was all about the big-brand dominance of real estate generalists – those one-stop-shops that offered everything from commercial property management to private sales, owners corporation management to holiday letting. The future of real estate is about developing a reputation for excellence in a specific niche. Your property management department may already have begun the process of specialisation,…

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  • EPM: HR and Recruitment

    Losing It: Perspective and the Property Manager

    Times of stress and demand, such as the start of each new year and the close of each financial year, can take their toll, both psychologically and physically, on even the most experienced of property managers. Choosing to power on without time for recuperation can quickly lead to serious illness and depression – all of which take you out of…

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    Heeding the Warning Signs of Fraud

    Doubts around misappropriation of trust funds is one of the things that causes some people to distrust the real estate industry. It’s also a major concern that keeps principals up late at night because it could happen to anyone. Natalie Hastings highlights five signs to watch out for. Principals tend to be particularly alert to fraud when their property management…

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    Boxing Day Accounting: What Can You Claim?

    THOUGH THE FESTIVE SEASON and its excesses feel far behind us, it’s only now that many agencies are accounting for their holiday expenses. Client Christmas party? Tick. Landlord gifts? You know it. Company Christmas party? That’s there too. How much can you claim? Natalie Hastings has the answers. Rather than nursing a sore head over your necessarily generous seasonal expenditure,…

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    Movin’ On Up: Natalie Hastings

    As real estate professionals, we spend our days helping people move on from properties that no longer fit: too big, too small, too old, too far from the places they need to be – you name it. But what about our own needs when it comes to professional premises? Natalie Hastings shares some of her learnings from a recent office…

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    Cloud Nine: Keeping Your Agency Safely Online

    From database and administration apps to major accounting and file-sharing platforms, Natalie Hastings looks at the cloud technology that is moving the industry forward. Remember the advent of the internet and mobile phones, and the technophobe principals who thought the internet and real estate portals were just a fad? The ones who believed newspaper adverts and letterbox-dropping would continue as…

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    Real Estate How To Win Friends And Influence People

    How To Win Friends And Influence People: The Real Estate Edition

    Dale Carnegie’s Seminal Work How to Win Friends and Influence People sits on the bedside table of many an agent. Named one of Time’s 100 most influential books, it has sold over 30 million copies and has lessons for all of us in the industry. How to Win Friends and Influence People has undoubtedly helped plenty of real estate professionals improve…

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    How To Lose Your Licence In 5 Easy Ways

    Think it could never happen to you? Poor administration, lack of diligence and a few loose ends mean that losing your licence is only too possible, as Natalie Hastings explains. Have you ever seen How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days? It’s a laugh-out-loud rom-com starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson which depicts an array of classic relationship faux…

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    Bringing Them With You: Implementing New Technology As A Team

    Keeping your team up to speed can be difficult when it comes to implementing change. Natalie Hastings demonstrates how to lead from the front to achieve a smooth transition. The real estate industry has been changing at a rapid pace, with technology giving smaller teams the ability to handle greater workloads while offering their clients superior property experiences. For those…

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