Property Investment Director
Kerry Baikie is our Property Investment Director, Kerry has been with SCREP since early 2004, 18 months with RealWay Mooloolaba and has been with SCREP (Formerly RealWay Caloundra) since August 2005.
Originally from Bondi in NSW Kerry and her family have followed the beaches north before finally settling in Moffat Beach in 2001, stopping for 10 years on the Gold Coast & 16 years at Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula. She and her husband have 3 adult children now all married and 5 beautiful grandchildren. They love living on the Sunshine Coast and have been apart of the Moffat Beach community for many years and now are meeting new friends at Pelican Waters and hope to never have to leave the area.
Before entering the Real Estate business Kerry held an extremely satisfying position in middle management in the retirement village industry in Brisbane, in a role she was responsible for sales and advertising in the Village, refurbishments for the individual properties and ongoing financial arrangements of the Residents, plus all aspects of the social side of this communal living. Kerry found her 12 years in this role truly delightful and fulfilling and feels it gave her the people skills she has developed and finds imperative in the Real Estate Industry today. She feels communication is the key to all aspects of life, not just being able to communicate with people on all levels but also to listen to them.
During their 37 years of marriage Kerry & her husband have owned several properties, investment properties and also rented several properties. Having had the experience of being a property owner, investor and tenant has been very valuable in assisting Kerry in her current role. Knowing the importance of maintaining a good relationship between the three integral parties involved in Asset Management, the properties' owner, the agent looking after the property and the tenant that calls this property home, are all crucial to a happy and financially viable relationship.
Kerry has seen many market changes in the real Estate Industry over the years and believes that whilst come markets are tougher than others and challenges are greater because of this these are the times that we need to rise higher and work smarter not so much longer and harder. These are the times one's people skills must be sharpened and well executed.
In all honesty Kerry will tell you she loves her job, and some days can't get enough of it, spending more time at work than at home. Working with and managing her team of fantastic, professional skilled associates at SCREPartners. She is dedicated to Russell and Marita Smith, owners of SCREP, Kerry says two nicer, supportive, more genuine people cannot be found. They are a pleasure to work for and with and Kerry hopes to remain in her role until she retires .....in many years to come.
Hi Kerry, I would just like to thank you for providing me absolute peace of mind as you handled my rental property at Currimundi for the last 5 years. Your diligence and attention to detail have restored my faith in the property management sector. In summary I felt like you had my back, so to speak. Owning a rental property from a remote location does offer some challenges, unless you have a good agent. What I liked most was I always felt like I was heard when we had a discussion about how to handle any matter that arose. You provide a good balance of advice and mutual respect. I also found your team a pleasure to deal with. Next time I invest on the beautiful sunny coast - I know who I will be calling. Regards and thanks, Shane Lumley
Shane Lumley, 30 Nov 2018
Hi Kerry Thank you all for your assistance throughout the year. It is a great feeling to know that my property is in trusted hands. I do really understand how difficult your job as Property Managers, and appreciate all you do. Please wish everyone a Very Merry Xmas and may they enjoy much happiness and love over our Christmas Season. Kind regards Kim
Kim Salisbury, 04 Dec 2017
She understood our situation and helped it happen and we are very happy
Matthew H, 29 Nov 2017
I relied upon Kerry heavily to take care of my property and knew that she would to her utmost ability take care of it as her own.
Peter & Joanna B, 29 Nov 2017
Dear Kerry, Please find my testimonial below. Kerry is an amazing property manager who goes the extra mile. I locked myself out of my unit one evening, car keys included. I searched for an emergency contact online and found that locking myself out was not an emergency reason. I decided to phone Kerry to explain my situation anyway. Kerry went out of her way to pick me up from a friends place the following morning at 7am to ensure I could get back into my place and get to work on time. If it wasn’t for Kerry I would have needed to organise transport to pick up the key and be late for work. I cannot thank her enough. Kerry and team at RealWay Caloundra are extremely focussed on their clients. Thanks again. Kyle.
Kyle, 17 Nov 2017
Kerry Baikie and her team at SCREPartners (Formerly Realway Caloundra) run a very professional operation. They have managed our investment property since 2009 and during this time, we have never had any problems with letting, rental income, maintenance, inspections or occupancy. They consult with us as owners when selecting a suitable tenant and everything is always handled efficiently. We recently bought another property and, of course, engaged SCREPartners to look after the management. Regards Steve & Leontine
Steve & Leontine, 23 Oct 2017
SCREPartners (formerly Realway Caloundra) has been wonderful over the last (nearly) three years. They helped me lease a unit and have been wonderful property managers. I highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in leasing a unit that they represent. Amanda has been an incredible agent and has always responded quickly to my needs and has communicated very considerately with me. They made moving into my unit very easy and were very accommodating. Karen
Karen Helfand, 19 Oct 2017
Dear Kerry, I’d like to thank you and the SCREPartners (Formerly Realway Caloundra) team for your professionalism and helpfulness in letting out our newly purchased property at Wurtulla. Although I bought the property from another agent I contacted your agency as you were the previous rental agent and I needed some background information on the property. I was most impressed by the expertise, efficiency and friendliness which you and also Skye showed me. Consequently I signed up with you without a second thought, sensing that you are a conscientious ,hardworking and sensible manager who could be relied upon to look after the property as if it’s your own. It was my first interstate purchase and it was good to know I’m in very capable hands , as you soon proved by promptly undertaking all the necessary work to enable a suitable tenant to move in only 2 days after settlement. I would highly recommend you and SCREPartners to anyone looking for an honest, dedicated and professional property manager and I hope that you get the recognition so well deserved. Kind regards, Katrina
Ketrina Tran, 18 Oct 2017
Again ... brilliant practical support advice, you great crew! I've NEVER had an agency like yours, truly. Kindest thanks Beth
Beth Dancing Free, 31 Mar 2017
Thanks Kerry; it is so good of you to let us know, honestly all of you guys who work at SCREPartners (formerly RealWay) are amazing.???? Jean Kelly
Jean Kelly, 31 Mar 2017
Hi Kerry, We would like to thank you very much for all of your efforts to get our property rented so quickly and get tenants in before the end of the week - Marion, Florin and I are extremely grateful. Love your work! Cher
Cher Shaw, 13 Feb 2017
Hi Kerry, Wow well done to you and your team at SCREPartners (formerly Realway Caloundra), good to see the recognition you deserve. Please congratulate your team on behalf of just one of your satisfied property owners who finds it easy working with your crew. Regards Gary Weeks
Gary Weeks, 31 Aug 2016
Hi Kerry How are you? Very proud I would imagine after such an amazing achievement by you and your team! My sincerest congratulations Kerry. I know you have worked extremely hard for this award. As I have said before, a great team is always guided by an even greater leader. I hope you have had the time to celebrate this milestone achievement with the rest of your staff. Please pass on my congratulations to them for me. Thank you. Kind regards Dave
Dave Lammin, 30 Aug 2016
Sarah and I would like to extend my thanks to you, Kerry and the whole RealWay team too. We are very grateful for the assistance and support we have received over the years. Managing Gannawarra St from the USA would have been extremely difficult and the SCREPartners (formerly RealWay Caloundra) team have made the whole process a lot less stressful and difficult for us. It's always been a please to work with your dedicated and professional staff. We wish you all the best for the future too. Regards Mike
Mike Langford, 15 Feb 2016
Hi Stephanie & Kerry, Thank you for your prompt action...I must be honest and say the service from SCREParnters (Formerly Realway) is fantastic! Thanks Kerry and Stephanie! Regards Michael Wicks
Michael Wicks, 25 Jun 2015