YOU’VE SOLD YOUR HOUSE, WHAT NOW?

The selling journey doesn’t end once you’ve accepted an offer, and there’s still plenty to do before you can move on. This is the business end of selling your home. Now is the time to get your paperwork in order, finalise your finance, and prepare to move. Here are the main things you need to […]

NAILING YOUR CURB APPEAL

Real Estate agent carrying out a home appraisal in Ipswich to find the value of a property

First impressions matter – so what can you do to ensure you are the envy of all your neighbours. When it comes to your home, a lot of people pay the most attention to what’s on the inside, especially if they are selling or listing their property for rent. But it’s equally important to think […]

EVALUATING YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Investment properties are a great way to generate income, but how do you know how to pick a property that is going to give you the best return on investment?  Here are some things you need to evaluate before taking the plunge into the investment world.  Your mortgage repayments  If you borrow to invest, you […]

SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE

We all have those jobs that we keep avoiding or saying “it can wait until tomorrow”, but with the new season swiftly rolling in, it is the perfect time to get your house in order.  So as the mercury starts to rise, what are the best jobs to tackle? Here is a list of the […]

ARE YOU READY TO INVEST IN PROPERTY?

If you have been monitoring the property market for a while now, you might know that now is the perfect time to start or build on your investment portfolio.  Buying an investment property may feel like a big step, but there are thousands of new investors, young and old, diving in every year, setting themselves […]

DO YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER?

So you have started your investment portfolio and you are weighing up whether to employ a property manager or to take control of the management yourself. You are probably thinking, Managing a property, how hard could it really be? If you have great tenants and they look after the property and pay their rent every […]

TRANSFORM YOUR HOME ON A BUDGET

You don’t need to break the bank to give your home a little bit of a freshen up, and with the new season around the corner, it is the perfect time to do so!  If you have quickly dismissed interior styling or home ‘transformations due to the costs, here are some easy tips and tricks […]

HOW TO GET YOUR BOND BACK

So, you have reached the end of your lease and it’s time to pack up and move on? Well, remember that downpayment of 4 weeks rent that you paid at the beginning of your tenancy? It is finally time to get that back (we all know you have been itching for it to land in […]

WHAT WILL THE REAL ESTATE MARKET LOOK LIKE IN 10 YEARS?

It’s the year 2031 and the count down is well and truly on for the much anticipated Brisbane 2032 Olympics. The 2032 Olympics however, will be a bit different…The games will be quite widespread, with events taking place in Brisbane, Redland, Moreton Bay, Scenic Rim and Ipswich. Some preliminary rounds of certain sports, will also […]

BREAKING DOWN YOUR PROPERTY PRICE: HOW WE ESTIMATE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

Setting a price for your property can be a touchy subject. Many factors come into play when it comes to pricing property. Location, the market, recent sales, and configuration (bed, bath, car) are just a few of the things that come into play when your agent initially assesses your property.  We have talked about the […]

THE 10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES VENDORS MAKE WHEN SELLING THEIR HOME

Selling your home is a major decision and a massive commitment. Essentially you disrupt your usual routine for a few weeks to ensure you get the best possible price for your property. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the number of days your property sits on the market. Here are the […]

EAT LOCAL: OUR GUIDE TO THE BEST RESTAURANTS AND CAFES IN IPSWICH AND TOOWOOMBA

After a tumultuous year and being in and out of lockdown, it has been super hard for some of our favourite small businesses, cafes, and restaurants to keep operating and feeding the hungry mouths of Ipswich and Toowoomba locals.  In order to help our local businesses thrive and continue to help our cities flourish, we […]

KEEPING YOUR INDOOR PLANTS THRIVING ALL YEAR ROUND

Think you have a green thumb? Well let’s put you to the test on some of the key tips on keeping your indoor plants thriving from January through to December. It is obvious that some indoor plants react differently when they are faced with ever changing factors. Therefore, it can be very difficult to keep […]

UTILISING SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE SELLING PROCESS

Social media is just going to be one of those things that is constantly changing. It seems to feel like you log off for 5 minutes and you have missed about 5 days worth of content and you are completely behind the eight ball…However, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Week upon week new […]

TOP WAYS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

Thinking of selling? Maybe you are planning some future renovations and can’t decide on which particular home improvements to make? Well sometimes it is best to look at your property from the perspective of an “outsider” or a potential buyer. This way you can uncover details and areas that you did not notice before. Which […]

THE ‘FREAK OUT FREE’ GUIDE TO END OF FINANCIAL YEAR FOR LANDLORDS

Don’t panic, yes the end of financial year is just around the corner, but I’ve got your back. It really doesn’t have to be as stressful and frantic as we all make it out to be. I’m here to help stop you freaking out and give you a few simple steps to get your EOFY […]

CHOOSING THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE AGENT

You have decided to sell your home, buy another property or maybe invest in one. The next step is finding a real estate agent who will be able to get you the best results possible. Ultimately, in terms of selling your home, choosing the right real estate agent can be the difference between seeing that […]

WINTER INTERIOR TRENDS 2021

The thermostat is dropping and it is time to start rugging up, but it is not just our wardrobes that need to change with the new season. Every season offers a fun excuse to refresh your home. As seasons change, our design style is constantly evolving, too. We all have a little passion inside of […]

A GUIDE TO RENTING IN THE CURRENT MARKET

The steps to successfully renting a property can be daunting and requires a level of organisation, whether you are renting for the first or twenty first time, it can be challenging! It pays to have a good understanding of the market before starting to rent. The current market for renters can be unpredictable and competitive. […]

BUYING A HOME – THE ULTIMATE CHECKLIST

Buying a home is a major commitment (and might be the biggest of your life). With so much information out there, it is hard to know where to start on your buying journey. To ensure your cross every T, dot every I, and read every inch of fine print, we have put together this handy […]

TOP WAYS TO STAGE YOUR HOME FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS

It’s all about the feelings when it comes to entering a home. The look, the feels, and even the smells. When selling your home, you want it to look its absolute best for the potential buyers who walk through the door. You may have previous heard of the phrase “staging” and laughed, but in reality, […]

THE TOP NEW TOOLS & CONTENT IDEAS YOU NEED TO USE TO UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA GAME

Social media is just going to be one of those things that is constantly changing. It seems to feel like you log off for 5 minutes and you have missed about 5 days worth of content and you are completely behind the eight ball…However, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Week upon week new […]

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR WINTER

As the winter season dawns on us, there are some endless ideas for creating ultimate comfort in your home this chilly season. To prevent that cold snap from creeping in, it will come as no surprise that during winter households switch on their heating in the attempt to get their homes cosy warm. Here are […]

WHY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE SO IMPORTANT WHEN MARKETING PROPERTY

As a property manager or sales agent, you always want to ensure you are presenting each property in the best light. One sure-fire way to do this to get some professional photographs. Strong, beautiful images can make your house listings stand out, in turn getting you more calls, get more inspections, and sell faster. With […]

HOW TO WRITE LISTING COPY THAT CONVERTS – FOR LEASING OR SELLING

Once upon a time, copywriting in Real Estate was pretty much the key to attracting buyers or tenants to a property. There were extensive spiels in the local Newspaper, accompanied by one exterior photo of the house. These days less and less importance has been placed on the copywriting element of a listing and more […]

HOW TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE AND ZERO WASTE HOME

Now more than ever it is so important to ensure we are doing our best to keep our environmental impact to a minimum. We want to ensure that the beautiful flora and fauna are here for many generations to enjoy, however, it can sometimes be easier said than done. Going zero waste is a process […]

THE BEST BOOKS TO READ THIS AUTUMN

With the drop in temperature, the looming easter long weekend, and the 3-day Greater Brisbane COVID lockdown, now is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book.  Here is a list of some great reads to bury your head in this autumn.  Untamed by Glennon Doyle  For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her […]

BENEFITS OF HOSTING AN ONLINE AUCTION

In 2020 we saw auctions change forever due to COVID-19. In March last year we hosted our very first auction livestream and since then have been conducting the online event each month. Not only have these online events made auctions more accessible for everybody, they have also presented other positive opportunities for the sellers, buyers, […]

SO, YOUR LANDLORD HAS DECIDED TO SELL…

It’s the news no happy tenant wants to hear: the landlord is selling.  With the current market representing endless opportunities for property owners, more and more investors may be cashing in and selling some of their investment properties. As with most change, though, it’s a lot less frightening when you know what is ahead of […]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH KYLIE WALKER

As Monday (8th March) was International Women’s Day we are talking all things Women in Property. This week we sat down with Kylie Walker, Founder of That Property Mum to discuss the role women play in the industry and how they can rise to any challenge that comes their way – be it in the […]

PLANNING & BUDGETING FOR A RENOVATION

Got a renovation on the cards for 2021? We all know that renovation costs and overheads can get very pricey, very quickly. It also is extremely hard to know what you should splurge on, and what you should save… To avoid going over budget, we have put together some tips on planning and budgeting that […]

STARTING A INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

Was investing one of your 2021 goals? If so, property is one of the smartest investments you could make.  With interests currently at their lowest and the market absolutely booming, now more than ever is a great time to kickstart your portfolio. If you are a bit of an investor rookie and you have no […]

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