TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS 2018

Nothing screams spring more than the bright colours and fragrances brought about by the Toowoomba Carnival Flowers. With plenty of events to choose from it is hard to pick what to miss. iThink Property Sales and Marketing Consultant Kelli McKellar has put together a list of the must do’s this year, to ensure you are making the most of this year’s festival. FOR THE FOODIE Progressive Foodie Tour $129pp – Set off on a tour of Toowoomba’s best eatery’s. Wind down and relax with this beautifully crafted 3-course menu, accompanied by outstanding and historic venues. If you are looking for something a bit more low-key, try the Talking Pubs tour $99pp – Join a four-hour tour of Toowoomba’s most historic pubs. Tour includes wine, beer and meals at each destination…. Read More »

TOP 7 SPRING CLEANING TIPS

With the warmer weather on its way, it is the perfect time to ditch those winter woollies and kick off the new season with a fresh start. Dust off those rubber gloves and gather your best cleaning supplies, it’s time to get in and do those jobs you’ve been dreading all year. Property Manager, Jenni Steffen has compiled a list of 7 things you can do to ensure both your home and your mind is clear and ready to tackle these warmer months. MAKE A LIST An excellent way to approach the big clean is to start by making a list of all the things you want to get done. Try and prioritise by putting the most important tasks first, and then making your way down the list. It might also… Read More »

THINKING ABOUT A CAREER AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT?

If you’re after a role that you can make your own, become your own brand and be your own boss, then being a real estate agent is for you. Although it may be a challenging industry to crack into, if you have the drive and motivation, you can definitely reap the rewards. We have compiled a list of what makes an outstanding agent, and how our team’s approach to the industry is fresh, innovative and will have you wanting to take that next step in your career.     WHAT QUALITIES MAKE AN OUTSTANDING AGENT? Being an outstanding real estate agent means more than just selling houses. In order to be successful, you need to possess the following qualities. Resilience – It is a tough industry to crack, it can… Read More »

DIDN’T SELL AT AUCTION? WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Hundreds of properties go under the hammer each and every week. Of this group, around half actually get sold under the hammer. The remainders are either sold prior to the auction or passed in. When committing to the auction process it is important to remember that getting passed in is not the end of the world, and that you can still receive an amazing price for your property if the auction falls through. There may be a few factors that influenced buyers to refrain from purchasing under auction conditions. iThink Sales and Marketing Agent Adam Boettcher has complied a list of all the factors that influence this outcome, ways you can overcome it and how to get an amazing price for your passed in property.     FACTORS INFLUENCING THE POTENTIAL BUYER Finance… Read More »

HOW TO: REVAMP THE HOME OFFICE

With more people working from home, 2018 has become the year of the home office. More and more people are investing into amazing home office setups to increase workflow, spark creativity and promote productivity. iThink Marketing & Communciations Coordinator, Kristy Reynolds has put together a list of tips and tricks you can implement to style your space and ensure you are getting the most out of your home office.   LOCATION, LOCATION! Gone are the days of allocating that crappy corner room to be your designated office space. Setting up camp in the smallest, darkest room of the house is just a recipe for disaster, it will only become unused and accumulate mess and clutter. Create a checklist of what you need in the space and what exactly you need… Read More »

BREAKING A LEASE – OWNERS

As a landlord, you want to ensure your property is always tenanted. In some instances, the reasons tenants vacate is out of your control, and when it comes to breaking the lease, it can tend to get complicated and confusing. When faced with this situation it is essential to know your rights and obligations as an owner so that you can correctly approach the issue. It is also important to have good communication with your management agency to ensure you are acting quickly to get your property tenanted again. Here is everything you need to know as an owner about a break lease from our Head of Property Management, Kristie.     The General Tenancy Agreement (GTA) that tenants sign when they accept the property is a legally binding document…. Read More »

HOW TO: MAKE THE MOST OF A SMALL SPACE

Just because your space is small, doesn’t mean you have to compromise functionality and style. If you have a pokey bedroom, a tiny laundry or a super small bathroom, here are a few tips and tricks from iThink Customer Service extraordinaire Lacey Burns, that you can implement to ensure you are making the most out of your space. SOURCE: THREE BIRDS RENOVATIONS  DECLUTTER Decluttering is the first, and probably most important step. Small spaces can get cluttered extremely quickly, so it is super important to ensure you are only keeping items that are completely necessary or serve a particular purpose. Otherwise, the space just looks messy and it will hinder its functionality. When it comes to small areas, less truly is more so keep this in mind when styling and… Read More »

HOW TO: PREPARE YOUR HOUSE FOR A VACATE

One of the most stressful tasks when you’re vacating a tenancy, is ensuring your property is in tip-top shape. Under the General Tenancy Agreement (GTA) you sign at the start of your lease, it’s your obligation to ensure you leave the property in the same condition as when you moved in otherwise you will lose your bond. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you and you receive your bond back, here are a few top tips and tricks from iThink Property Manager, Bek Sheahan.     MANDATORY MAINTENANCE To start off, there are a few compulsory cleans you must do no matter what. One is carpet cleaning, and the other is pest control (if you have had pets). Please see below for more information on both of these: Carpet… Read More »

HOW TO: MAKE AN OFFER

Making an offer on a property can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time! It’s a massive financial decision and is one you don’t want to mess up. The actual act of making an offer on a private treaty is quite straightforward and will be easy once you chat to your real estate agent but the tricky part is making sure your offer is the one that they choose. So how do you make sure you are making an offer that will give you the best chance of securing your home? iThink Sales Agent Mark Costello has put together a list of tips on how to successfully make an offer.     ATTEND AN OPEN FOR INSPECTION If you’re interested enough to be thinking of making an offer on… Read More »

HOW TO: HOST THE PERFECT DINNER PARTY

Dinner parties are the perfect way to get together with friends and family, especially in these cooler months when the weather outside is slightly unbearable. iThink Property’s Director- Marketing and Business Development, Kylie Walker has put together a list of tips and tricks that will crown you the ‘host with the most’ this winter season.   START PLANNING EARLY Before you can even start thinking about the menu, you need to set a date and time. Round up your guests and set out a date that is going to suit everyone. Once you’ve locked in a date and time you can start gathering all your ideas, polishing up your best cutlery and curating the perfect playlist for the night.     SET A THEME Setting a theme for your dinner… Read More »

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