July 13, 2020

How to find the perfect fixer-upper

While you might be looking for a fixer-upper, you want to make sure you’re not purchasing a money pit. But how do you know whether your fixer-upper is going to be worth the renovations and work you do to it?  Make sure the house is structurally sound One of the most expensive parts of a house to repair or replace is its structure. Make sure you get a professional building inspection of a property you’re considering purchasing if you’re concerned the building isn’t structurally sound. Being […]
June 8, 2020

How your agent can reduce the stress of your divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful events in your life, so having the right resources throughout your divorce journey can reduce the stress and anxiety of this emotional rollercoaster! A key resource for your divorce is a Real Estate Agent. You may have to sell your family home, sell investment properties or move to a rental property in the interim whilst your financial settlement is underway.  Many people move to a rental property to give themselves time to heal before committing to buy another property […]
June 5, 2020

Why you should invest in a property video

More and more house hunters are using the internet to research homes before they commit to attending an open home inspection. As a result, sellers are investing more in video tours of their homes to attract potential buyers. While including video in your online property listing can attract more buyers, there are multiple benefits to investing in the technology.  Online promotion Your property can be promoted across more websites, real estate portals such as Domain and REA, and social media. Video is often more engaging than […]
June 3, 2020

Is winter a bad time to sell your property?

Winter can be a challenging season to put your property on the market. Winter months bring darker days, cooler weather and fewer hours of warm sunshine. Any deciduous trees you may have will have lost their leaves, beautiful flowers will not be in bloom and the interior of your house may appear darker overall. As a result, advertising the property in winter can be unappealing, and prove slightly difficult. However, you can still make the most of selling in winter. Even though winter is considered a […]
May 30, 2020

Top features to include when renovating to sell

Knowing which features are most important to buyers can help you renovate your home for a higher profit when it comes time to sell. Certain features such as extra storage and parking, and luxuries such as ensuite bathrooms are becoming more popular among buyers. Including them when renovating to sell can help increase your sale price of your property.  Parking space Higher density suburbs means parking is becoming more of an issue, especially in our capital cities. And as a result, garages and carports are becoming […]
May 29, 2020

Top tips to flip a house

Buying, fixing and reselling a house at a profit, or flipping a house, can be a lot of work, but it isn’t impossible. By purchasing the right house and making renovations, you can sell for much more than you paid for it in a short amount of time. Done the right way, a house flip can be a great investment. Buy below market value or at the lower end  Buying below market value might be a little difficult in a seller’s market, but it’s not impossible […]
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 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 […]

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