Category: Agents

6 ways to set your pricing strategy

Few property conversations evoke as much passion and worry as setting a price for the sale of your home or a reserve price for a forthcoming auction. It pays to remember that a home will only sell if its price meets the market and that inflated expectations from vendors are one of the key reasons…
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An overview to selling a deceased estate

Selling a deceased estate can be heart-breaking as well as a complicated experience but understanding the process and some of its legalities can remove the confusion.   An estate is more than just property. It comprises of the total of an individual’s assets and liabilities, such as a business, cash, investments, superannuation, cars, jewellery and…
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Why you need a signboard

A strong signboard has the potential to generate great interest in your property from the first day it goes on the market. It’s an essential part of your marketing campaign and you should work with your agent to produce the strongest possible image and messaging to lure buyers. Without a signboard, buyers will be confused.…
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8 quick tips to negotiating a sale

It’s natural to be anxious when selling your home even when you have the best real estate agent on your side. Your agent will understand the stress that comes with such a large transaction, but their work can be undermined if you reveal anxiety or emotion to prospective buyers during price negotiation. This is especially…
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How to become a ‘rentvestor’

Rent-vesting is an increasingly mainstream strategy for those seeking to break into the property market or expand their portfolio without it having an impact on their lifestyle. It breaks the traditional approach of buying a property and living in it. Instead, you rent in the area you love and buy in the suburb you can…
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10 tips to set your sale price

Setting a sale price that is focused only on your own needs and expectations as a seller is dangerous. You need to conduct in-depth research and use the experience of a real estate agent familiar with your local area to ensure you get the best price from the market. It’s a natural inclination to inflate…
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Autumn leaves

Seven top tips for an Autumn sale

The property market’s most motivated buyers come out for autumn. The tyre-kickers who love the spring and summer selling seasons are gone by the time evenings become cooler and the leaves begin to turn. Autumn buyers have usually thought carefully about their future over the summer months, so they’re serious and focused but tend to…
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How to hold the perfect open house

Creating the perfect open house or open for inspection requires commitment, eye for detail and a willingness to put in the hard work. Short-cuts will only hurt the chances of finding a buyer and getting your desired price. There are a handful of little traps that are easily avoided but by falling into them you…
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Why apartments make lifestyle sense

A cheaper entry price, convenience and a desire to maximise leisure time are three key benefits to buying an apartment rather than a house. Any decision should be weighed against your financial and property ownership goals, of course, but often the mental tug of war between buying a house or an apartment is ultimately influenced…
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Selling with kids

We all love our kids. So much. But let’s be honest, there can be a lot of work involved in putting your home on the market, and juggling the demands of small people can add to that challenge. But rather than simply hoping it all works out okay and then finding yourself completely losing your…
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