Buying Category

HOW TO CHOOSE A REAL ESTATE AGENCY

Now let’s think about this, your property whether it’s your investment property or your beloved family home, is your biggest asset, so choosing a real estate agency to either sell or rent it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Once upon a time, it was a no brainer, there were a few big names in the industry and you pretty much chose the one with the most signs up in your area. Those days are long gone, with the progression of technology-independent and smaller brands are now able to compete on the same scale as the larger agencies. This is great for these boutique agencies, but it makes your job of selecting someone to deal with your biggest asset even more challenging and important than ever.Now there are more agencies than ever… Read More »

APARTMENTS VS HOUSES

Looking at buying your first home? Or are you a keen investor looking for your next property? The main question both buyers and investors are finding themselves asking is, “Should I be buying a house or an apartment?”. There is honestly no correct answer to this question, it is completely dependent on you and your situation. However, here are some things to consider before purchasing a home or investment.     PRICE   In some areas apartments are more affordable than houses, however, if you are willing to sacrifice location, you may be able to find a small house for a similar price. The general rule of thumb is, those properties closer to the city centre are more pricey, and the further out you go the more bang you get… Read More »

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPERTY MARKETING

Is your home or rental property on the market at the moment? If so, are you making good use of a number of media channels to ensure you are reaching 100 percent of the audience? In today’s market, buyers and renters are using multiple media tools to search for their dream property. Due to this is, it is important to ensure that your property has a decent amount of exposure. By using exhausting multiple media channels you can reach both active and passive buyers and renters. At iThink Property, we believe that the winning formula incorporates digital, print and social media marketing. Although advertising and listing on these channels can become somewhat costly, it is truly worth the investment to get the best outcome. PRINT MEDIA Print media has the… Read More »

THE ART OF NEGOTIATION

Got your eyes on the prize but just don’t know how to initiate negotiation and enter buyers territory? Good news is, you don’t have to be a skilled negotiator to get a great price for your dream property. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to start negotiating today!   DO YOUR RESEARCH     Not only does this show that you are serious, it gives you a good understanding of the current market. Compile a list of comparable sales and weigh up their pros and cons in relation to the sale price. This will help you come to a conclusion of what you should offer for your dream property. However, it is important to ensure the information you have cited is reliable and recent.   COMMUNICATE WITH… Read More »

WHAT THE CURRENT MARKET MEANS FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS

We all know that the property market is ever-changing and following the recent election and the cutting of interest rates it is now more important than ever to analyse the market before diving straight in. Here is a rundown of what the market is currently doing, how you can break into it and some tips for making your goal of owning a property a reality.   INTEREST RATE CUT     At the beginning of the month, the Royal Bank of Australia cut interest prices to 1.25%. This cut will see mortgage rates fall although housing prices currently are still in a decline. This decline should not last too long, however, as it is expected that housing prices will start to stabilise as we enter 2020.   The rate cut… Read More »

TOP 5 TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FOREVER HOME

Have you been renting for a while and decided it’s time to buy? Or are you starting to outgrow your current place? No matter your situation, purchasing a property is a big commitment and it is important to ensure you’re a making a smart decision, especially if you are looking for your forever home! If you are currently on the hunt for ‘the one’ or you will be in the next year or so, here are a few things to consider: 1. CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF LIVING THERE IN 20-30 YEARS?       Do you have a plan for your future? If so, what does it include? Will children or pets be in the equation? If so, it is important to consider these plans when looking for your forever… Read More »

WHAT TO DO BEFORE LISTING YOUR PROPERTY

Selling your property is a big deal and as an owner, you invest a lot of time and money into the process. When it comes to selling your property you want to ensure you are doing all that you can to ensure you are selling at a premium price, in the quickest time-frame. Here is a list of things you can do to aid the sale of your property before it even hits the market. Ipswich sales and marketing agent Adam Boettcher has compiled a list of his 5 top tips you can implement before your house even hits the market.   1. ASSESS THE MARKET You want to ensure that from the moment your property is listed that it is priced correctly. Ensuring your price is competitive in the… Read More »

WHY WE HOST IN ROOM AUCTION EVENTS

Think auction might be the best way to sell your home? With our second auction event for the year approaching this Friday, we look at the benefits of hosting in-room auction events, and why you might consider it for your next sale.   ABOUT OUR EVENTS   At iThink Property, we like to do Real Estate different and our Auction events are really like no other. We host community inclusive Auction events at popular local venues that help create a real buzz in the local community and more importantly for the properties we are looking to auction. Our Auction Events are also generating some outstanding results for our sellers and buyers. We strongly believe in the auction process; it brings all potential buyers out of the woodwork and generally results… 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 »

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 »

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