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WHY USE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS

It’s the million dollar question, how important is professional photography in real estate? Will they have an impact on the overall transaction? We can certainly answer both those questions with a resounding YES, whether it is sales or rentals, the answer is still a resounding YES. Never has there been such a demand for quality marketing ingredients to become successful in today’s market, and it is certainly no surprise that listings with great photos allow a seller and landlord to get a higher asking price and attracts as many potiential buyers or tenants as possible.  Today’s buyers and tenants scan through thousands of listings every day, the fastest way to get their attention and make them stop at your property is through stunning pictures. Here’s just a few reasons why… Read More »

SPRING INTO ACTION – SHOULD YOU SELL THIS SPRING?

There is always a buzz in the property market once Spring is in the air.  Realistically anytime of the year is prime time to sell, however, it seems spring is still widely considered the best time of the year to sell. Many consider homes to be presented in their very best light at this time of the year,  gardens are blooming,  leaves are on the trees not filling gutters and mulching lawns, homes are filled with light and  warmth, in fact the temperature is perfect for open homes any time of the day. For others it is considered prime season for buyers. For family buyers it is that idyllic time of year when winter sports are ending and summer sports are in their infancy and weekends are gloriously free and… Read More »

GETTING THE MOST FROM OPEN HOMES FOR SELLERS

Open Homes are like first dates, you only get one chance to make an impression. When it comes to selling your house the open homes are a very important process, for those looking to buy the difference between a well presented house and one that is rather drowsy could get you the extra interest or get the buyers to the sale price that you are after. The goal of an open is to showcase the property to potential buyers and generate interest. By staging your property in an appealing way you are much more likely to get the results you desire.   Below we have some great ideas and advice on how to get for Open Homes. If you are thinking of selling your house, start thinking about how you… Read More »

CURTAINS AND OR BLINDS ??

There are many different aspects that go into the style and design of your home. One of which are windows and how they are styled. Curtains & or Blinds, probably something that you wouldn’t think is important. That is until you see the difference that these items can create in your home. Whether it’s a dark cinema room or an open, bright living area the incorporation of Blinds or curtains can make an enormous difference. We have included some information and tips for both Curtains and Blinds. Source: http://coverscurtainsandblinds.com.au/wp-content/gallery/curtains/shutterstock_102210844-bedroom-curtains.jpg Curtains Whether you like heavy drapes or soft sheers that billow in the breeze, “Curtains can be used to frame a window, layer a room or add warmth, movement and texture,” says Paul Hecker, director of Hecker Guthrie. Traditionally kept to bedrooms… Read More »

AUCTION AUCTION AUCTION !! See the Benefits

There are many different benefits of auctions to both sellers and buyers. This is something we strongly believe and have been educating our clients about recently. We just wanted to give you the opportunity to have a read about some of the benefits of auctions.  Check it out below along with some recent pictures from the auction events we have held in both Toowoomba and Ipswich. (Some of the goodies we provide at our events along with our auction program) Benefit Auction have for a Seller… Buyers come prepared to buy Quick disposal reduces long term carrying costs, including taxes and maintenance Assurance that property will be sold at true market value Exposes the property to a large number of pre-qualified prospects Accelerates the sale Creates competition among buyers –… Read More »

AROUND THE HOUSE IN AUTUMN

With the temperatures dropping there is nothing better than kicking back with a block of chocolate and watching a movie, it seems our motivation levels mirror the decreasing mercury level on the thermometer. However, with the steaming hot summer months behind us, Autumn is the perfect time to get around to addressing those jobs that were simply too hot to carry out in summer. I have put together a list of essential jobs you should cover every Autumn.   First and foremost have your Smoke Alarms Checked– Over 50 people die in house fires in Australia every year and most of these are preventable. There are now third party companies like Smoke Alarm Solutions that can check your alarms every 12 months for as little as $79. Some other tips… Read More »

HOME DECORATING THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY…

Let’s face it most of us have no idea when it comes to home decorating! If like me you love the thought of turning your home into a designer masterpiece, then just like me you need to turn to the experts who really know the tricks of the styling and home decorating trade. Luckily for us there are so many places now to turn to gather information on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to decorating  your home, there are magazines, TV shows and of course the world wide web. So whether you are looking to simply update a room or two or looking to makeover your entire home for yourself or for a sale, I’ve done some of the hardwork and come up with a few tips from… Read More »