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Five mistakes to avoid when investing in property

June 21, 2018

Buying News Selling Uncategorized

1. Not doing your research When purchasing an investment property, it’s important to do your research about the location, local amenities, rental yields, vacancy rates and the property itself. While it may not always be possible, you should aim to know as much as you can about the neighbourhood you intend to invest in. Be […]

The hidden cost of a discount real estate agent

June 12, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

  Choosing an agent when selling your home is a big decision – this is why many people research a few different real estate agencies before they make their choice. Costs can add up quickly when selling your home, which is why some people consider hiring a discount agent to help cut costs. In theory […]

Renovate to sell - Adding value or overcapitalising?

June 3, 2018

News Renovating Selling Uncategorized

When it comes time to sell, many face the difficult to answer question – what should we do before putting the home on the market? It is a challenge trying to work out what improvements will add value above and beyond the cost of the improvements. Will the buyers respond favourably upon the proposed improvements? […]

Paying an agent. What is the right amount to pay for a sale?

May 30, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

When it comes time to sell, many people will select the agent on the price they quote and the fee they charge. How much and how much? How much do you think our property is worth and how much do you charge? And the good news is, if you want an agent that will quote […]

Price your property to move! Price it right from day one.

May 29, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

Did you know that you have a much better chance of selling your property quickly if you price it to meet the market in the first weeks of the market campaign? This strategy is much more successful than pricing it on the highest price and hoping that someone might pay that ‘premium’ price.  You should […]

Auctions always bring the best price. Really?

May 20, 2018


A long held myth that does not hold up against the reality. Whenever you have the fortunate situation of more than one buyer trying to buy your home, the worst thing the agent could do is disclose the competing offers to each of the interested buyers – which is exactly what happens at a public […]

The Market is what the Market is!

May 12, 2018

Buying News Selling Uncategorized

  When selling what is probably your most valuable asset, the family home, it should come as no surprise that presentation plays a vital role. The person responsible for the presentation of your home is you, just as the agent is responsible for the marketing and negotiation. Buying a home is an emotional process and […]

The True Value of your Home

May 4, 2018

News Selling Uncategorized

Selling your own home is one of life’s most emotional moments for most people. Emotions can replace logic. Calling in agents for advice on what your property is worth often creates more confusion. Most sellers do not realise that there are many factors that can contribute to the value of their property. The real estate […]

Is a building & pest inspection important?

April 22, 2018

Buying News Renovating Selling Uncategorized

  Is it necessary to have a property inspected by a professional when buying and how much does it cost? For most people, buying a home or an investment property is the biggest investment they will ever make.Yet many enter into a contract to purchase giving little thought to checking out the property. When people […]

Is this the one for me?

April 14, 2018

Buying News Uncategorized

  Knowing when to move on the right property Buying a home is one of the most important and largest financial decisions that are likely to make. Getting it right will result in years of security and happiness from your home. As happy as the right purchase makes you, the wrong purchase can become a […]

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 […]

Andrew & Danielle - Looking for a property in the Brighton / Sandgate area

March 5, 2018

Buyers Waiting

Looking forward to do some renovation work, Andrew and Danielle are looking for a property with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ok with highset or lowset.  With a budget of $500,000 to $600,000, they are ready to buy now.  Ready to sell your home?  Call us today on 07 3203 6001


August 31, 2016

Community Partners News

John Wilson has developed www.aus4017.com as a community website portal for theAustralian 4017 Postcode, covering  the Brisbane suburbs of Bracken Ridge, Brighton, Deagon, Sandgate, Shorncliffe and surrounds. The portal supports the great work that is being done in the local community by so many community organizations and services such as the Sandgate & District Chamber of […]