IMPORTANCE OF USING VARIOUS CHANNELS TO MARKET YOUR PROPERTY

When you think about it, selling your home is one of the most significant financial decisions you will ever make in your lifetime. To ensure we are reaching 100% of the buyers (both active and passive) we employ a number of marketing technique and exhaust multiple platforms. Our innovative approach to marketing and selling will have your property sold for a premium price in the shortest time frame possible. iThink Property tailors your marketing package to your property’s needs. Services we offer include; professional photography, signage, internet advertising across a range of major websites, newspaper advertising, social media advertising and in-house marketing.   ONLINE MARKETING     At iThink Property, we advertise each property on multiple online portals. The iThink Property website has become a hub for all things property…. Read More »

2019 INTERIOR TRENDS

New year, new interiors… right? If you are looking to update your interior style to keep in line with the trends, look no further. Here is your guide to what’s hot (and what’s not) for 2019. From dusty chalky tones to gold accents and textured glass, this year is sure to showcase it all. In 2018, interior trends focused heavily on industrial style, candy-toned pastels, marble and earthy tones. It was also the year of the much-hyped millennial pink and copper accent pieces. Over the course of the year, many retailers exhausted these coveted trends, meaning the trusty and safe millennial pink has well and truly had its 15 minutes of fame. In 2019 we see a number of changes to the interior design and decorating game. Here is a… Read More »

PREDICTING THE PROPERTY MARKET IN 2019

Do we really know what will happen to the Property Market in 2019? Do we ever really know what the property market will do period? There are some indicators that allow us to determine some of the property trends for the coming year, but there certainly isn’t a crystal ball outlining exactly what will happen and where. As we launch into a new year there’s a lot of mixed chatter about the 2019 markets, some full of uncertainty and others full of hype, and there is no shortage of so-called ‘experts’ looking to predict the future. Buzzwords like property market predictions, real estate cycles, property hotspots are currently being touted, but how accurate are they and should we listen to them? Despite the uncertainty, there are a few similar key… Read More »

MANAGING RENT ARREARS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON

Let’s face it Christmas is an expensive time of year for us all. If you are already struggling to keep up with financial commitments or haven’t planned ahead, it can cause a substantial financial burden that can take a long time to recover from. In property management, we have found this is one time of the year our rent arrears can really blow out. It is unfortunate that with all the fun and festivities at Christmas keeping a ‘roof over your head’ is often a priority that gets shifted to the bottom of the list. The spin-off from this is that if our tenants aren’t paying their rent, a lot of our landlords aren’t paying mortgages and the financial strain mounts for all. At iThink Property, we have put together… Read More »

SELLING YOUR HOUSE DURING THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

So you have your house on the market and Christmas is only 15 days away! As your schedule starts to fill up and people start leaving town, you may be worried about the fate of your property. Don’t fret, there are many advantages to having your property on the market during the Christmas period, so while you might not have much interest now, serious buyers are on their way.   REAL ESTATE IS 24/7/365 The real estate industry truly never stops and with the introduction of online portals such as realestate.com and Domain make it easier for buyers to scout out properties 24/7. Alongside these real estate portals, other avenues such as print media and social media will also help spark buyer enquiry. Real estate agents are also only a… Read More »

THREE DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Christmas is just around the corner, so we have put together three simple and easy Christmas DIY decorations you can put up in your house. Light a Christmas candle, blast some carols and get the family together to make these decorations, it will truly get you in the Christmas Spirit! 1. ORNAMENT WREATH   What you will need: – Wire coat hanger – Various sized Christmas baubles – Any other decorations you want to include – e.g. pinecones, tinsel, ribbon, greenery – Hot glue gun Method: – Bend your wire hanger to resemble a more circular type shape. – Arrange ornaments how you please and stick them to the wire hanger using the hot glue gun. – Get creative!   2. PAPER TREE ORNAMENTS   What you will need: –… Read More »

10 REASONS YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER

Managing a property, how hard could it really be? I’m sure many investors have thought this at one time or another. If you have great tenants and they look after the property and pay their rent every week, this may be the case, but if things go pear shaped that’s a whole new ball game. There are so many reasons you need a professional to manage your property. I like to use the analogy if your car broke down would you try and fix it yourself? Or would you take it to a mechanic? Same goes for property management, renting a property is governed by a legal minefield of legislation which the average landlord just doesn’t have the time to master.   So here are our top ten reasons you… Read More »

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY OFFICE PRACTICES

Every day we are constantly reminded about the effects our common practices are having on the beautiful world we live in. Many of us have adopted the common changes to our daily schedule, like carrying a keep cup in tow, recycling cardboard and glass, and even packing your green bags when going to the supermarket, but only a minority of us implement other environmentally friendly practices into our every day and work lives. In 2016-2017 alone, the commercial and industrial sector of waste (in which offices, restaurants, retail and manufacturing fall into) produced 2.8 million tonnes of waste. Of this sum, 376,164 tonnes were contributed in forms of paper and packaging. According to the statistics, the commercial and industrial sector is the largest contributor to the waste epidemic, adding more… Read More »

TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD USE A LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGER

Choosing a company to manage your investment is the second most important step following the initial decision to buy an investment property. Not only is it essential you do your research and ensure a few things like the company is experienced, operates with the service you are looking for and aligns with your values, but it is also important that your chosen property manager understands the local area your investment is located in. Engaging a property manager that lives and breathes the local market is essential. It can minimise vacancy periods, increase your rental return and will boost your confidence knowing that someone is close by should a crisis arise.     1. LOCAL PROPERTY MANAGERS KNOW THE AREA This one is simple really. A locally based property manager knows… Read More »

HOW TO: OPTIMISE YOUR DESK

Whether you work from home or in an office, it’s essential you have a workspace that makes you feel inspired and productive. While selecting the office furniture such as your chair and desk are important there are a few aspects that are overlooked which can have a significant impact on your mood. To ensure you create a positive workspace which will boost productivity take a look at our tips from iThink Customer Service, Chloe Liston. KILL THE CLUTTER It’s impossible to work productively in an environment that’s messy. Start by having a good spring clean of your office- get rid of any stationery that doesn’t work and documents you no longer need. Then commit to an organisational system- whether you prefer to store documents in traditional folders or keep digital… Read More »

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