Author: Kylie Davis

Guide to buying in a bushfire zone

The beginning of summer heralds the start of the bushfire season. Different types of properties have different vulnerabilities based on their structure. If you’re planning to buy or renovate, our list below gives you an excellent guide on how to review your property for fire susceptibility and highlights some elements of the structure of your…
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Top tips to prepare your home for bushfire season

The new extended bushfire season occurring each summer means preparations to secure our homes against ember attack and flames should never be far from our thoughts. While we all hope we’ll never see another summer like 2019-2020, everyone who lives in a bush setting, whether in the city or rural areas, should take the opportunity…
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How to attract birds, bees and buyers to your garden

One of the features often neglected in selling a home is the garden. As your real estate agent, it is always great to highlight a garden as it offers a fabulous, relaxing lifestyle for the next owners. You can add thousands of dollars to the valuation of your home by updating your garden. Buyers love…
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Is renovating a better option than selling?

The decision to renovate or buy a new home requires research, an assessment of your own personal financial circumstances and, ultimately, a few hard choices. There is no right or wrong to either option. Both come with significant benefits as well as a few downsides. The key influencing factors should be your lifestyle aspirations, personal…
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8 ways you know you’ve chosen a great agent

Despite your diligence, you’ll never know whether you’ve chosen the right real estate agent until you see them in action. And when you do, how do you know they were the best choice? A great agent displays several traits that set them apart from the pack. A focus on their client – you – is…
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8 tips for assessing the marketing plan for your property

The marketing plan presented by your agent reveals their strategic approach to selling your property. Advertising is not a perfect science and is always constrained by the likely return on investment.  You should consider a minimum spend of $2000 (agents: edit as required) for a four-bedroom family home as a starting point to gain attention…
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8 tips for a great relationship with your agent

An ability to set clear expectations will set the tone for a successful relationship with your real estate agent. Even after you’ve selected the agent from your top candidates, it is still important to dedicate time and effort into forging a mutual understanding. Communication is a two-way street and your role in this relationship is…
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6 reasons to choose an exclusive listing agent

Property is your most valuable asset. So when the time comes to put it on the market, the most important of all decisions is how to approach the sales process. There are two options for how you sign up your agent. You can choose to sign up with one agent exclusively or go with a…
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6 legal steps to selling your property

Once an offer for a property has been accepted, half a dozen critical actions lay ahead to make the deal legal. It normally takes around six weeks to complete a sale and this can represent a nervous wait for both buyer and seller. Focus at this point moves away from your agent to the respective…
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Why now is a great time to upgrade

With all the talk of economic doom and gloom post-COVID-19, there is a lot of fear in the market right now, leading many potential sellers to reconsider whether now is a good time to trade up. But an easing market can actually be one of the best times to upgrade your home. While you might…
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