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Auctions & the three card trick...

April 7, 2018

Buying News Selling Uncategorized

Public auction involves multiple bidders competing against each other to secure the one item – in this instance residential real estate. This is the simplistic theory of auctions. In order to get home owners to sign up to an auction, agents use the equivalent of the 3 card trick. They tell home sellers that auction […]

March 27, 2018

Buying News Selling Uncategorized

QLD population to hit 5 million, driving housing demand Queensland’s population is projected to reach 5 million in a couple of months, according to the ABS today, and this is translating to a strong property market in the Sunshine State. REIQ Chairman Rob Honeycombe said Queensland real estate market, and the wider Queensland economy, would […]

Don't wait until it's too late!

March 25, 2018

Selling Uncategorized

  Unfortunately many elderly people put off selling their family home until it’s too late and the decision to sell is no longer theirs to make, it’s made instead by others. It is sad to see this happen to many of our elderly. Generally the reason the elderly have to move is because the upkeep […]

Should you renovate before selling?

March 20, 2018

News Renovating Selling Uncategorized

  With TV shows such as The Block and Reno Rumble gaining immense popularity in the last few years, many homeowners have been inspired to carry out their own makeovers and add value to their homes. A question our sales team at Johnson Real Estate often get asked is “should we renovate before we put […]

The dangers of rejecting the first offer...

March 15, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

  High offers often come early during the selling process, however owners will often hold out in the hopes of a better deal coming along. Sellers can be  lulled into a false sense of security making the assumption that a good offer in the early stages of selling can mean an even better offer will […]

Real Estate referral companies...Who are they?

March 12, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

In recent times there has been numerous Real Estate referral companies appearing in the media through TV and radio. All of them claim they will find the best agent in your area for you if you are selling. What they don’t tell you is that the agents they recommend to you have to pay them […]

Why overpricing your property does more harm than good!

March 8, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

Setting a price for your property is one of the biggest decisions you will make during the selling process. Choosing the right price gives you the greatest chance at selling your home quickly and at the best possible price. Pricing your home may sound simple, but many sellers make a mistake that causes their property […]

How much does it cost to sell a house?

March 6, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

When choosing an agent to sell your home don’t make the mistake of only looking at the commission rate each agent charges. If you base your decision on commission alone you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. So, how much does it really cost to sell your home? There are three costs to consider […]

7 Steps for knowing if your property has subdivision potential

August 27, 2016

News Renovating Selling

When you subdivide a property, you need to get approval from the local council. They have their own regulations, which means dealing with different rules and individual challenges. Here are 7 steps to narrow down your research and know if you may be able to subdivide: 1. Does your property have at least 800sqm in […]

Brisbane Market Report Winter 2016

July 1, 2016

Buying News Selling

Brisbane and South-East Queensland will continue to grow strongly It’s difficult to imagine a time when there is no future for Queensland, especially Brisbane and the south-east corner of the state. Things change – and Queensland is not currently a dominant state for population growth and economic performance. But it has been in the past […]