Introducing Lisa Akeroyd.
Lisa is an experienced rental manager who is passionate about customer service. As the owner of Barossa Rental Specialists, her goal is to redefine the rental management experience for both investors and tenants.
Whyalla was the training ground for Lisa’s entry into real estate, where she quickly progressed from administration into property sales. Her sales success saw a move to the Barossa Valley at the age of 24 to become co-owner of Elders Real Estate located in Nuriootpa.
In addition to sales, Lisa and her team built a strong rental business over a ten-year period. She developed a reputation for her commitment to the industry, strong work ethic, attention to detail and fierce dedication to her clients.
After selling the business, a move interstate led to senior roles in national customer service and account management. A decade later, family, friends and lifestyle brought Lisa “home” to live in the Barossa. She is excited to be operating a local business specialising in rental management.
"My partner and I are investors and we have been tenants ourselves, as have
many of our family, friends and associates and rental management has always
been spoken about with mixed feelings. It seems the ‘normal’ way of managing
a rental property just isn’t working for some investors and tenants.
After reviewing people’s experiences, I knew there was a new way forward for
rental management in the Barossa Valley. I invite investors to contact me and
welcome the opportunity to partner with them in managing their rental needs."
Introducing Jodie Reimann.
Jodie has more than 20 years’ experience in customer service and joined the BRS team as our Administration Coordinator. Her enthusiasm and experience saw her undertake industry training to develop her role within the company and she is now a qualified Rental Manager.
“There is so much that happens behind the scenes when managing a rental property and the paperwork is substantial,” said Jodie. “As an administrator, I know how important it is to pay attention to every detail. The same is true when working with our landlords and tenants” said Jodie.
Jodie has resided in the Barossa for over 20 years and has a genuine interest in helping people. “I enjoy being of service to our clients and building relationships with clients and our valued tradespeople,” said Jodie. “I like a busy pace so this industry is an ideal fit for me.”
Introducing Heidi Alcorn.
Heidi worked at Nuriootpa’s Barossa Community Store for five years in a variety of different roles before joining the team at Barossa Rental Specialists at the age of 21.
“Starting out in the Fresh Produce section, I learnt all the ins and outs of food preparation and food safety, and all the whacky varieties of fruit and vegetables that are out there! About a year later I was looking for something new to challenge me and got an opportunity to work in the Customer Service sector. Six months later, I was promoted to Supervisor in Customer Service. I learnt more in those three years than I had ever learnt, building my customer service and leadership skills and stress management! But also building my reputation as a strong leader in my department and in the Barossa. My final year with the Co-Op was spent in Fresh Produce with new management and a new team, and I loved every second.”
Wanting to develop her career aspirations, Heidi’s experiences as a tenant saw her sign up for a property management course.
“I met Lisa as a previous tenant of Barossa Rental Specialists and during my real estate training I am glad to say my path collided with Lisa once more! I am eager to grow and learn through my career as a Rental Manager with BRS. One of the most important lessons I have learnt throughout both my personal and work life is that you always have a choice. You have the choice to make your life exactly the way you want it! I am so excited that I made the choice to be here with Lisa and her team.”
Introducing Nick Anderson.
ASSET MAINTENANCE MANAGER
Nick Anderson has been a business support since the inception of Barossa Rental Specialists (BRS) and now joins the team in the capacity of Asset Maintenance Manager.
Most rental managers will respond to maintenance jobs, however, day to day issues which arise may delay the maintenance being actioned. A rental property is one of the major assets for an investor and BRS knows significant cost savings and downtime is saved when maintenance is dealt with correctly and in a timely manner. BRS is proactive in recommending solutions before they become major problems and expenses.
Nick has the experience to expertly coordinate all repairs and building works by liaising with trusted local tradespeople and contractors. Nick’s background in procurement, project management and high-end business strategies allows BRS to offer an unparallelled service to our partners.
“When we see a maintenance problem at your property we investigate to ensure it doesn’t turn into something more serious and more expensive. As a landlord myself I know how things can escalate without due attention” says Nick. “We’re here to assist you and save you from stressing. We are a landlord’s eyes and ears.”
Introducing Tamara Taylor.
ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE.
If your query concerns any financials – invoices, water charges, billing cycles, trust accounts or other charges or payments – you may speak directly with Tamara.
Tamara grew up in the Adelaide Hills and started her career in Real Estate after finishing high school. She worked her way from the front desk to co-managing a large commercial rental trust. She then spent several years in Melbourne working with a variety of large and small agencies through a diverse role in an out-sourcing firm. Her experience covers the large and small of accounting for property, from large shopping centres and luxury residential homes to small apartments. She always prioritises the accuracy and integrity of the financial reporting. Her commitment and precision makes her a valuable asset to our team.
” I look forward to watching the business grow and the portfolios of our clients flourish over the coming years”, says Tamara.