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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]