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It is time to kickstart your 2021 with Goal Setting! Have you thought about where you want to be in 2021? What path do you want to take? It is so important to set your goals in advance! We all want success, right? So it’s time to put a plan together, set your daily/weekly/monthly/yearly goals. Anyone can set a goal, but not everyone achieves them. You can’t just say “I want..” and expect everything to happen overnight, it just doesn’t work like that. Here are some of the things you should consider when goal setting that will help you reach the end result.  Too often, people set goals that are very unrealistic. By doing this you are setting yourself up for confusion and frustration. Taking the time to think about… Read More »

A Year in Review: How the 2020 Market Weighed Up

It has been a year of both highs and lows. With the world shutting down due to the global pandemic that is COVID-19 to the most active buyer market we have experienced in 10 years, the real estate industry has been through a lot this year! Here is a comprehensive breakdown of how the real estate market played out in our region, and how it will continue into the new year. Firstly let’s give some context. We ended 2019 on a high with sales in all regions of Australia representing a sales spike, with sales exceeding the amount of that in 2018. JanuaryAs the same as any January, the market started to kick into gear. With people returning from Christmas break and the various public holidays, not a lot of… Read More »


Are you hosting this year and stuck on what to get on the table? Or are you on dessert duty? Here are some of the top recipes we have found for a very Aussie Christmas!  We hope you enjoy.  Aussie Caesar Salad with King Prawns and Mango There is nothing better than some fresh prawns on Christmas day. Here is an Aussie twist on a summer classic.  Ingredients: 20 large green King prawns, peeled and deveined 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ bunch thyme leaves ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Sea-salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper Leaves of 1 head Sweet Gem lettuce 4 cups baby rocket leaves ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted 2 cups pecorino, shaved 1 bunch chives, finely chopped 2 cup cooked pappadums, crumbled 2 mangoes 1… Read More »


It is called a holiday for a reason, but are you truly taking a break this Christmas? After what has most likely been the most stressful year to date, it is important that we are not only looking after our body, but we are also looking after our mind. The holidays should be spent with your loved ones, not glued to a phone screen. Here are our top tips that will help you disconnect from work and social media and truly appreciate what the holidays are all about! DISCONNECTING SET BOUNDARIESThis doesn’t just go for you, make it for the whole family. Rules like no devices at dinner, 30 minutes of screen time at night or starting the day with a phone-free morning routine. GO GADGET FREEEliminating the time spent… Read More »


If you are entertaining this Christmas you probably want to make sure your interiors are on point and will have all your guests complimenting you. However, as we are entering an extremely busy and expensive time of year, it is one of those things that gets pushed to the back of our minds. Here are some easy and inexpensive things you can implement to have your house looking fresh, updated, and stylish. KEEP IT NEUTRALKeeping everything to a neutral colour scheme allows you to work with it all year round! Neutral colours also keep things light, bright and breezy, which is perfect for summer. To give things a summer touch swap out your heavier wools and woven textures for textured linens, light cotton, and washed-out silks. Pair these with natural… Read More »


If you are a Blockhead like us you most likely tuned in to the Block finale last night. As we got one last sneak peek at each Brighton home and witnessed some hectic auctions, we decided to breakdown the season and give you a real estate insight as to how The Block actually works! THE LOCATION Located only 11km from Melbourne’s CBD, Brighton offers luxury bayside living at it’s finest. Attracting families and older demographics, the upmarket area has a sale median (for a 5 bedroom property) of a cool $3.8M. A vast majority of the houses within this area boast beautiful Victorian and Edwardian architecture, and the properties tend to have a larger land area, swimming pools, tennis courts, and more! THE HOUSES Reports state that the land each… Read More »


Now more than ever it is important to ensure you have suitable customer service procedures implemented into your business. With access to tools such as Google reviews, REA reviews, Rate My Agent, and countless other review sites, it is easier than ever for someone to leave a bad review if things turn sour. At iThink Property, we pride ourselves in our customer service and we have implemented several systems and processes that have made buying, selling, renting, and investing much more enjoyable. Here are some of our 5 top tips that will help you take your customer service to the next level and have your clients turning into your biggest fans! Go the Extra Mile – What can you offer that other agencies don’t? Little extra things really do mean… Read More »


GETTING STARTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS A PROPERTY MANAGER 10 STEPS TO START YOUR SOCIAL JOURNEY – ATTRACT AN IDEAL AUDIENCE OR CLIENTS AND BUILD AN UNFORGETTABLE DIGITAL PROFILE I’m just going to say it, if you’re not on social media and promoting yourself or your business on there, you need to get with the times. So, let’s get with the times. I know just how daunting it can be getting started. Two years ago, I had an idea for a side hustle and didn’t know where to start, and after lots of trial and error, I have managed to grow a following, boost my profile and engage with many likeminded people in the business. It is still a work in progress and like everything in the digital world it… Read More »


The rise of the social media agent is becoming more and more common as the years go on. These days if you are not on social media, you are not seen. Customers are not just looking at the conventional methods (, rate my agent, google) when looking for an agent anymore. It is now more important than ever to have a social media presence and ensure that you are engaging with your audience as often as you can.   Here are some ways you can easily go from 0-100 followers in just a matter of days. So, grab your phone, log on, and let’s get started!  Post Regularly   The number one way to grow your social media following is to post regularly! Inactivity only equates to unfollows. One way to ensure… Read More »


It is most certainly the crazy times we are living in. I keep waiting for this COVID thing to be over, I mean seriously how long does a Pandemic last for! It is becoming most inconvenient now, and I’m most definitely ready for life as we knew it to return. Covid-19 has certainly changed the world we are living in, personally and professionally. There was a slight reprieve mid-year from the craziness and then it went to a whole new level yet again. Victoria hardest hit of course, although New South Wales has faced its fair share of challenges too with an array of community restrictions. Personally, for me, there have certainly been some challenges. Not being able to see my mother in her nursing home for extended periods was… Read More »

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