Should I do a building and pest inspection?

Buying and selling a home is a big decision. A qualified building and pest inspector can save you from any nasty surprises which could cost thousands of dollars down the track.When buying a home make your contract subject to an inspection…

First impressions count: How your letterbox could sell your home

The humble letter box, they come in all shapes, sizes, colours, materials. They are the receptacle of news - good and bad, gifts, documents, cards and junk. So often taken for granted, who would imagine their pivotal role in selling your home?First…

Myth 8: All Real Estate Agents are created equal

I really enjoy a good Scotch Whiskey. Have you picked up on that? One thing that all Scotch enthusiasts know is that not all Scotches are created equal, the same could be said of real estate agents.There is a common misconception that one…

Myth 7: The Smashed Avo Phenomenon

What is the correlation between a bit of avocado on toast and the Australian property market, I hear you ask. Well, I'm glad you did.There is a perception that it is impossible for young Australians to gain a foothold in the property market.…

Myth 6: Spring is the best time to sell

Ah Spring. The birds are singing, flowers are in bloom and buyers are emerging from their winter hibernation, purses full of jingling gold coins, ready to spend on your property. It sounds like the start of a bad fairy tale -hey? Maybe because…

Myth 5 - Overpricing my propery is a great strategy

This may sound like a genius plan – I can overprice my property so that I have room to drop in negotiations. In the words of an Aussie Icon “you’re dreaming”.In this market buyers are more educated and astute then they have ever…

Myth 4: I only need to advertise online

 The aim of marketing a home is to maximise exposure for the property and get as much traffic through the door as possible prior to sale. A good online strategy is certainly important for success, but it is only one piece of the puzzle. “Data…

Myth 3 - Renovating will bring me top dollar

Sellers! Put down that paintbrush and step away from the hammer! While popular TV shows currently make it look easy to complete a whole house renovation in only a matter of days and add exponential value to your home, the reality is that you…
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Myth 2: The cheapest agent is the best agent

 My father always said to me -stay away from cheap Scotch and cheap women. I would add cheap real estate agents to that list.There is an old saying – you get what you pay for, this is as true in real estate as everywhere else.…

8 Myths of Selling Houses

 Do you want a hot tip? If you want to know anything about horse racing or real estate, everybody is an expert. But, just like the Melbourne Cup, following advice from Joe down the street is sure odds to lose you money in real estate.There…