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May 28, 2020

Four DIY property makeovers to liven up your home

Whether you’re looking to rent out or sell your property, or you’ve been planning to liven your home while you’re in lockdown, you don’t have to spend thousands on hiring professionals. Freshening up your home space has the ability to make your home feel differently, make it easier to interact with others, and improve the way you use your home. Here are four easy, DIY property makeovers to make your home more liveable and appealing.  Do some gardening When it comes to making our homes look […]
May 27, 2020

How to buy and sell a home at the same time

Should you sell first, then buy? Or buy first, then sell? Whether it’s time to upsize or downsize, your strategy will need to be carefully thought out to help you find a new home and sell your current home without putting you at a loss. Most people have similar goals when buying and selling a home at the same time: get the highest price possible for your current house, buy a new house as cheaply as possible, and get through the process with as little hassle […]
May 26, 2020

Dos and Don’ts of selling your home

When it comes to selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to help it appeal more to the buyer’s market. However, there are also things you can do that can work against you. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you in the process of selling your home.  Don’t assume buyers will love your house Just because you love your home, doesn’t mean everyone else will. No one wants to buy a house that closely resembles someone else’s life. […]
May 25, 2020

How to keep your winter power bill down

With winter settling in across the country, many of us will be turning on the heater, taking longer showers and leaving our lights on a little longer, sending our power bills soaring. You don’t have to choose between freezing or paying higher bills though. Here are a few simple steps you can take to cut down your winter power bills.  Be picky with your energy use Get to know what products use the most energy around your home. The microwave is one of the most common […]
May 23, 2020

How to secure your rental property application

When it comes to competing for a rental property, your application can be the difference between getting your foot in the door of a home you love and missing out on the opportunity. Here are some tips to help your rental property application stand out among the competition.  Start by getting organised Don’t start attending property inspections until you have everything organised and in order to put in an application. You’ll need the proper documentation, which includes bank statements, any previous rental inspections and employment letters, […]
May 22, 2020

How to make your property stand out online

Despite the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted slowly around the country, many house hunters will still turn to online property listings first as the new normal for inspecting homes. With more and more people inspecting homes online before making the commitment to see them in person, it’s more important than ever to make sure your property stands out online.  Style your home according to the buyer Your agent will be able to tell you the buyer demographic that your home will appeal to, so it’s important that […]
May 21, 2020

Should I sell my home at auction or through private sale?

Knowing whether an auction or private sale is the best way to sell your home depends on a number of factors. While your agent will be able to recommend the best way to sell your home, it helps to understand what’s involved and why they might recommend either option.  Benefits of selling your home at auction Selling your home at auction can help generate a sense of urgency and competition among buyers which can make them more competitive during bidding. That competition can help increase the […]
May 20, 2020

5 questions to ask when finding a real estate agent

When it comes to finding a real estate agent to sell your home, the interview state is very important. Whether you’re meeting an agent in their office or discussing the sale of your home over the phone, there are some important questions you should ask to find out more about the agent and their sales process. Here are some of the questions you can ask us before you decide to sell your home with us.  1. Can you provide information on your previous sales? Us agents […]
May 19, 2020

Why you shouldn’t choose your agent based on the cheapest commission

While the agent’s commission might be top of your mind when you’re looking to sell your home for the highest amount possible, it shouldn’t be the reason you choose an agent. A lot goes into selling a home and no one understands that process better than a real estate agent. So, how do you choose an agent to sell your home? Discount commissions could mean cut corners The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ is relevant when it comes to choosing an agent. Those who […]
May 18, 2020

How to sell your home ‘off-market’

You know the process of selling a property – list it on the market, hold open home inspections and sell. But there is another option. To sell your property off-market, your property is listed with your agent but it’s not advertised to the public like it would be if it were on the market. Instead, your agent passes on the details of your home to potential buyers, only when they believe it fits their criteria.  Why you would sell your home off-market There are many reasons […]
May 15, 2020

How to survive your auction-selling nerves

Despite spending time preparing to sell your house at auction, when the time comes to watch your biggest asset go under the gavel, it’s normal to feel nervous about it. Auction-selling nerves affect all sellers, especially if it’s the first time you’ve sold your property under a gavel. However, they don’t need to get in the way of you experiencing one of the most exciting parts of selling your home.  Discuss the auction strategy with us We can help put your nerves at ease by running […]
May 14, 2020

Is your home insured properly?

Most Australian homeowners set-and-forget when it comes to their home insurance policies. Unfortunately, that means many are underinsured and most owners won’t know until it’s too late. In fact, the Insurance Council of Australia estimates that 80 per cent of property owners are underinsured. With bushfires and floods affecting many homeowners around the country already this year, it’s important to make sure your greatest asset is insured properly.  How do I know if my home is insured properly?  Although your home insurance policy may last six […]

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