About Us

Nikita McDonald

Nikita’s passion for real estate began at a young age, prompting her move from the countryside to Melbourne to further her career in the industry. Ascending through the ranks, gaining invaluable experience in every aspect of real estate. This extensive background in the industry enabled Nikita to establish herself as an expert in the field of residential property management.

As the driving force behind Living Melbourne, established in 2016 as a boutique company dedicated exclusively to property management, she has built a reputation for excellence. Under her leadership, Living Melbourne has become a specialist in managing residential properties across Melbourne, delivering tailored services to meet each client’s unique needs.

Her passion for the industry, coupled with her professionalism and strong values, has earned her a loyal clientele, primarily through referrals and repeat business.

Supported by a dedicated and skilled team, Nikita is driven and committed to ensuring her clients are provided with the highest level of service backed by informed and guided advice from our property management specialists.

Nikita McDonald

With a passion for real estate from a young age, Nikita made the move to Melbourne from the country to further her career in the industry. Nikita has worked her way up through the ranks gaining vital experience in every facet of the industry. From reception, accounts, sales and property management, Nikita has the ability to provide a dynamic service within the industry.

Nikita’s ambition in the industry lead to becoming a Licensed Estate Agent at 21 and ultimately became the Director of Living Melbourne.

After seeing landlords and clients and under serviced and frustrated with hidden fees and continually changing property managers, Nikita decided to go out on her own with an aim to provide every client an all-inclusive service with just one point of contact. Nikita personally manages every property from start to finish.

Her passion for the industry shines through along with her professionalism and values which can be seen by the majority of her clients being from referrals and repeat business.

Nikita manages each property like it is her own. It is Nikita’s straight forward and pro-active approach with a high attention to detail that is most appreciated by her clients.

Nikita is supported by an impressive team behind the scenes who enable her to continue personally managing each and every property.

Property Management Done Differently

There’s always been a clear gap in the Property Management industry where the large players have failed to deliver. Large Real Estate offices can often be quantity based – more rentals, more revenue, right? Wrong.

Here at Living Melbourne, we are a specialised Property Management business that doesn’t have the distraction of selling property. We thrive on building ongoing relationships with quality landlords who see the importance of effective management of their investments. We believe that by keeping our portfolio at a level where we can deliver unparalleled levels of service we will maintain a portfolio of both extremely satisfied landlords and tenants.

We understand that every property is unique, and our clients all have different needs, which is why we pride ourselves on delivering a tailored service. More importantly, we provide exceptional results. So often this is lacking throughout the real estate industry, with other agencies only driven by volume and numbers.

Through our personal and proactive approach combined with expert industry knowledge, Living Melbourne are your personal property managers.

What Our Landlords Think

If you are looking for a property manager and, like we were, feeling pretty unimpressed with a bunch of real estate agents who treat rentals as a sideline to their “more important business”, then PLEASE try Nikita of Living Melbourne Property. Nikita is energetic, enthusiastic and very professional. She basically took away the stress we were facing of moving interstate by taking over sourcing and coordinating tradespeople to prepare our property for rent, maintaining that this is part of the role of Property Manager (a service unheard of in our former experiences with larger, well-known agencies). Nikita worked evenings and weekends to get our property rent-ready and advertised within a week of us moving out! Her fees were the cheapest we were quoted and she secured great tenants for us within a week at $50 more a week than other agencies were prepared to advertise. We can not recommend Nikita and Living Melbourne Property highly enough. She is exactly what this industry needs as a “shake up” and is a breath of fresh air in property management.
Have absolutely loved our experience with Living Melbourne Property! We have found the perfect home for us and have continuously been looked after, thank you!
Nikita has been proactive in managing our properties, keeping us informed as necessary and ensuring that all leasing and maintenance transactions are smooth.
Couldn't be happier with Living Melbourne Property Management! I live interstate and wanted someone to take on my property so I didn't have to think about it and that's exactly what Nikita has done. Nikita has been managing my property for a couple of years and I have never had an issue. I feel very comfortable knowing that all my rates, insurance's ect are taken care of and if there is an issue it will be taken care of. Highly recommend this very professional company! Keep up the good work.
Nikita at Living Melbourne has been a wonderful Property Manager. I have been renting from Nikita for over a year and can honestly say she is the most caring Real Estate Agent I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Nothing is too hard for Nikita and she will go above and beyond to ensure her clients are happy. I would have no hesitation recommending Nikita to any friends or family looking to rent or to manage their investment properties. Thanks Nikita, I appreciate it!
I cannot recommend Living Melbourne enough. If you're looking for an agent that does what they're actually paid to (and more), then look no further. From the moment we contacted Nikita, she far exceeded our expectations and we've never looked back. I trust Nikita's advice implicitly and look forward to working together for many years to come. For those who want a little more detail, following are some of the many ways Nikita has delivered in the last year. - Provided quality and informed advice on leasing our properties. No cookie cutter responses, everything was clearly researched.
- Leased our vacant property at rate higher than our expectations and what other agents told us was possible. In a market taking 40 days to lease, Nikita delivered a quality tenant after 1 inspection. This wasn't luck - she targeted tenants and produced a result.
- Managed all the admin including notifying vendors to send future bills to Living Melbourne. (Such as rates, water etc). Other agents have made me do this in the past.
- Has managed a number of big and small maintenance issues in a highly effective manner, making sure we invest where we need it and hold back where we don't
- Managed tenants who weren't adequately caring for the apartment, calling out issues well ahead of the tenants departure
- Provided advice on strategies to maximise rent in the future
And the list goes on.
Nikita has helped us get our property ready and rented in no time. She organised a really good photographer to take brilliant photos and also connect us to tradies that got stuff done quickly and properly. She has been responsive to our communications, patient with us, and also a good sounding board for when we want to get advice. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants quality service with minimal upkeep on your end.
The team at Living Melbourne Property have been prompt and reliable to deal with any issues that I've had. They are fast to respond to questions and have excellent communication skills. I have had such a positive experience with Living Melbourne any would highly recommend them!!
Nikita was recommended to me by a friend and I have had no regrets entrusting her with managing my property. She worked promptly and efficiently to ensure the property was advertised (with complimentary professional photos taken) and successfully leased in under a month. She keeps in regular contact with dealings with tenants and I have had peace of mind knowing she is great at what she does. Thanks Nikita!
I initially met Nikita at an open home and I was immediately struck by her warmth, authenticity and professionalism. She was thoughtful enough to keep in touch since then and we now have her as our property manager for our apartment in Melbourne. My husband and I feel very grateful to have her. Nikita orchestrated very suitable tenants very quickly, was always welcoming with any questions we had (it was our first time with this process and she was incredibly generous with her time and energy), and took care of everything so we had peace of mind. I highly recommend her services. Thank you so much for everything Nikita!
Our experience with Nikita at Living Melbourne Property has been great. She is professional and competent, and every part of leasing our property has been smooth and very well-managed. We would definitely recommend her!
Our investment property was self managed for 10 years and over that time the 4 owners became quite busy and the management of the house was getting too much. We wanted to hand the house over to an agent for future management and after extensive research we decided we wanted the personal involvement of a single agent not a large firm. Nikita was everything we were looking for. She was approachable, honest and experienced. With a break in tenants we decided it was a good time for some repairs, a refresh and some basic renovations. Discussing the options with all the owners, coordinating tradesman for the various works, keeping everyone updated and works completed in a cost effective and timely manner was a complicated logistical project that Nikita managed incredibly well. She was patient, worked incredibly hard on a project that ultimately was beyond what was expected. She delivered us a partially renovated house suitable for the rental market which was leased at a competitive price immediately. We are all relieved to not have the responsibility of managing the house ourselves and know it is in excellent hands. Definitely recommend!