hastings + co


Our Multi-Faceted Approach to Empower your Business


Outsourced Trust Accounting

hastings + co empowers their clients with the benefits of technology by offering virtual Trust Accounting Services.

At hastings + co, we have a team of professionals who specialise in cloud and remote access Trust Accounting for Real Estate Agents across Australia and New Zealand wide. Our team has proven high level technical knowledge of real estate, accounting and banking software.  We know how to get the best out of your existing systems and create further business efficiencies from your current programs.

When you outsource to hastings + co you do not have to change your software or day to operations as hastings + co will maximise and get the best out of the systems you already have. We plug into your existing business practices and further improve them.

hastings + co ensure their fully qualified team is up to date and highly trained across a broad range of specialty real estate software programs including: REST Professional (Rockend), RE Office, RP Office, PropertyTree, Console, Tenacity, Multi-Array and Rent Master.

Our services are customised to blend with your specific business needs; hastings + co’s strong training background and flexible working style ensures your team enjoys an efficient, supportive and collaborative working relationship.

When you outsource your Trust Accounting to hastings + co's industry educated specialists you can be confident that your team has the qualified support to deliver a seamless and professional service to all landlords, tenants, vendors and buyers. This back end support provides your office with the confidence to function without disruption if a team member takes leave or unexpectedly resigns.


General Account Bookkeeping & Payroll

hastings + co work closely with your Accountant to provide a complete up to date and efficient General Account Bookkeeping service.

  • Bookkeeping (to Trial Balance)
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Weekly Bank Reconciliations
  • Staff Payroll
  • Agent Commissions
  • Staff Leave and Entitlements
  • Work Cover
  • Superannuation
  • Payroll Tax deductions (payroll tax to by paid to the ATO by your account as part of your BAS)
  • ATO Payment Summaries
  • Weekly Creditor Payments
  • Franchise Reporting (if required)
  • Internal dealings with Agent's accountant and auditor


Bank Reconciliations

At hastings + co we have worked with hundreds of offices across Australia and NZ and we have seen it all when it comes to trust account bookkeeping - the Good, the Bad and the Risky!

We understand the imperative requirements in accurate and compliment bookkeeping. Do you know if your trust account is compliant? Are you carrying any adjustments? How old are your un-presented cheques? Is you OIEC signing off on every end of month bank reconciliation? Is your annual audit just around the corner? hastings + co can help you get back on track. Reconcile previous month’s right to date and provide you with a comprehensive report and letter of recommendations and support to provide to your auditor.


Specialist REST, fileSMART & ProptertyTree Training

The Hastings + co team are fully qualified & certified trainers.

The hastings + co team are Rockend/MRI partners and training consultants with 20 years’ experience in training & implementing Rockend’s products. hastings + co are proud to be recognised as authorised consultants for PropertyTree, REST & fileSMART and enjoy working in collaboration with MRI/Rockend’s highly respected team.


Tailored Operations Manuals

hastings + co can assist you to create consistency, transparency, accountability, quality assurance and improve workflow by preparing a tailored operations manual with customised policies and procedures.

hastings + co review your office's standard operating procedures and create customised policies and procedures manuals, aligned to your business' best practice. Invest in this valuable decision making and accountability tool and rest assured your team is effective, compliant, educated in their field and highly performing.


PropertyMe Training

The hastings + co team are PropertyMe partners and training consultants.

We can assist with training and implementation of PropertyMe in any office, large or small.


Property Management & Sales Training

The fully certified trainers at hastings + co will train onsite at a time convenient to you with content specific to position.

Don’t waste time and money sending your team to training sessions that are not customised to your offices specific processes. We will take the time to learn about your offices structure and standard operating procedures and customise Property Management and Sales training as well as provide your team with comprehensive operations manuals.


Property Management Letter Templates

Your team will gain back hours of their valuable work day when you purchase hastings + co's standard Property Management Letter Templates.

At the click of a button your team can generate personalised emails, letters, sms, authorities and agreements. Our templates are state specific and each letter references the relevant regulation as per your states Residential Tenancy Act. This tool not only saves time and money, but ensures consistency, compliance and professionalism in all correspondence used throughout your business.

The best thing about hastings + co Property Management Letter Templates are that they are ready to use out of the box with either REST Professional and Console mail merge fields inserted, saving your hours of your precious time.

Alternatively, hastings + co can use work with your existing company’s suite of property management letters by creating personalised mail merge templates which can be used in both soft and hard copy.

Contact hastings + co today to see some sample letters from our suite.


Data Base Health Checks

In today's highly competitive environment, you need to gain and maintain an advantage to get ahead of your competition. This advantage comes from superior products, expert industry knowledge, dedicated customer service and efficient business operations.

Periodic examination of your Property Management database is the key to improved performance and peak efficiency. This 'Health Check' is designed to be the start of an ongoing process of achieving your systems best practice. This is a hastings + co service that guarantees your database is fully optimised.

Regular hastings + co Health Checks will provide a comprehensive, structured review of your database, outlining any areas for improvement with expected benefits and estimates of the associated effort involved.

Get a health check now and:

  • Tidy up your database
  • Create Efficiency & Generate Revenue
  • Get more done in less time
  • Completely rely on the accuracy of your database
  • Extract Actual & Anticipated Management reports


Efficiency Reviews

hastings + co will assess your rental or sales department’s performance and identify any sources that may be preventing growth, efficiency and productivity.

hastings + co will spend a full day at your office to audit all areas of you rental and sales departments and provide a comprehensive, structured review of your current processes. In addition we will provide recommendations for changes needed to improve efficiency and profitability, as well as provide an on-going maintenance plan.

I would encourage any PM Department Manager or Principal to invite hastings + co in to their office for a Business Health Check. I highly recommend their service

Carolyn Wright, Your Property Manager, Cheltenham

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