Scott first touched down in Queenstown in 1999, working in the hospitality industry for several years. This "hospo" background gave him an excellent grounding for property management, with its service focus, erratic hours and demanding nature.
Scott's property management career began in earnest in London. After travelling and a huge learning year as a door to door salesman, he started as a letting agent (clocking up the record for most properties let in a month) and also assisted the company in setting up a new office. Jump to 2008, (skipping some Canadian ski/work stints, in keeping with Scott's snow passion), and Scott began as QAC Property Manager.
He is now firmly entrenched in QAC and Queenstown, right down to his "wife, three kids and a mortgage" status! Clients appreciate Scott's level head, experience of the local property management market, and his ability to seamlessly do the job for owners and tenants without causing a ripple.
Preparation is a key part of Scott's approach:
"For me one of the most important aspects to property management is setting things up correctly from the start, doing your due diligence on applicants and ensuring the right reporting is in place. If things start the right way, they will continue down that path."
I recommend Scott in both his personal character and professional ability. He has managed my Queenstown rental for five years, and in that time has added value to my asset through his excellent property management. Not only has the property been consistently tenanted and kept in a good condition, but Scott has been active in increasing rents over time. - Peter SH, Auckland
As an overseas owner, it gives me huge peace of mind knowing that Scott has my Queenstown rental so well managed. I moved property management companies to Scott and QAC, and am so happy that I did! The reporting and communication is fantastic, as is the support and advice - I thought it amazing that Scott called me all the way over in UK to check about potential tenants. Scott has overseen renovations, managed issues so there is no hassle for me, and all the while tenanted the property well so that my income is uninterrupted. You make a good choice in choosing Scott and QAC to manage your rental! - Nicki V, London
Very happy with the way Scott works efficiently and reliably with both owner and tenant, keeping the rentals running smoothly and everyone happy. Superb property management - many thanks! - Murray C, Auckland