Guest: Jeff Murray, Real Estate Investor
Jeff Murray, born and raised in St John, New Brunswick got started in real estate nearly 10 years ago buying an investment property from a friend and mentor. The rental market at the time was soft because many people were leaving the city to get work out west.
However, Jeff was always successful in maintaining high occupancy rates in his properties, understanding the significance of maintaining the investments, so when an opportunity came along to buy the name and concept of Canada Homes for Rent, his entrepreneurial DNA kicked in and he was suddenly a property management business owner.
Focused initially on single-family homes, Jeff and his wife built the management portfolio to 70-80 homes when they realized they needed more help. 7 years later, Canada Homes for Rent has a team of around 30 managing 1,000 properties for 180+ owners/investors. Proudly Jeff still manages the very first property that he started with. Canada Homes for Rent is a property management and residential leasing company, started its operations in Saint John and soon expanded to Moncton, Fredericton and other places throughout New Brunswick. Seamlessly managing a variety of houses, apartments, condos and commercial spaces, offering 24/7 service and maintaining an average of 95% occupancy on its rental units.
Gaining much of its business by referral, the company offers a wide range of services, which include; in-depth tenant screening, extensive advertising, tenancy agreement, move-in/move-out inspections, leasing, client co-ordination, mail forwarding, property viewing, repairs and renovations, in-house cleaning, lawn care and snow removal and overall property management. It also advises investors on how to find new opportunities. You will learn about: – How to succeed in running a property management company – Controlling property maintenance and costs – The New Brunswick real estate market insights and taxation challenges