Selling Category

THE ITHINK FOUR WEEK AUCTION PROCESS

It is Auction week here at iThink and we are looking forward to another successful event under the stars. Over the last few months we have sold x properties through the auction method and We strongly believe in the auction process; it brings all potential buyers out of the woodwork and generally results in a quicker, less complicated sales process. THE PROS OF AUCTION They are held at a certain time and a certain place They create competition They create urgency There are set terms There are three opportunities to sell your property: The first is prior to the auction, provided you are presented with a favourable offer. Secondly, under the hammer and finally, you have the opportunity to sell your property post auction.  OUR 4 WEEK PROCESS Prior to… Read More »

THE SPRING MARKET: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

With the warmer weather rolling in, you may think now is the perfect time to sell your home. In the past spring has been the peak season for selling your home, and it is not just because of the weather. Here are the top things you need to know about buying and selling in the spring season. THE 2019 SPRING MARKET Throughout 2019 we have experienced an everchanging market, however, we are slowly starting to see housing prices creep back up compared to the 2018 spring market. Buyers are back and they are experiencing ideal buying conditions. This is due to a few factors, firstly, the recent federal election result and tax incentives have helped improve market confidence. Alongside this, we have had two interest rate cuts, making it easier… Read More »

SHOULD YOU USE A BUDGET AGENCY?

Why Cheap isn’t alway’s Cheerful when Selling your Home or in Property Management Yes, the point of having a property whether you live in it or whether it is an investment is to make money, and whether your strategy is long term or short term, make no mistakes you need to have your figures worked out. When it comes to your biggest asset, is it really is time to be skimping on costs and penny-pinching? Like every other industry when it comes to real estate you really do get what you pay for. Let’s take the recent example of a so-called disrupter to the real estate sales industry, who have recently left the market with their tail between their legs. They came into the market offering low commissions and no… Read More »

TOP TIPS FOR SELLING AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY – FOR TENANTS & LANDLORDS

Are you an investor who has decided it is time to sell your rental property? Or are you a tenant residing in a property that is on the market? No matter your situation, it is important to know your rights during the sale process. Ensuring that the entire sale process runs smoothly and no parties are upset or adversely affected is extremely important. Here are a few things you need to consider when selling your investment property, or even living in a property that is on the market.     LANDLORDS   Firstly, it is important to assess why you are selling the property and to thoroughly weigh up your options. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you need the money? – Is the cost of owning an investment property… 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 »

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPERTY PRESENTATION

You may have cleared the clutter, tidied up the yards and polished the floorboards ready to present your property to the public, but did you know that it is often the smaller details that let you down in the presentation department. More recently, styling or staging your home during the sale process has become the norm. Statistics show that staging your home has the potential to add 5-10 per cent to the sale price of your home. Real estate agent and home stager Amie Palmer says, “Staging your property not only helps you stand out in the crowd, but it also encourages buyers to fall in love! It is surprising how much more buyers will pay when they are emotionally invested in your product.” With the property market now in… Read More »

IMPORTANCE OF USING VARIOUS CHANNELS TO MARKET YOUR PROPERTY

When you think about it, selling your home is one of the most significant financial decisions you will ever make in your lifetime. To ensure we are reaching 100% of the buyers (both active and passive) we employ a number of marketing technique and exhaust multiple platforms. Our innovative approach to marketing and selling will have your property sold for a premium price in the shortest time frame possible. iThink Property tailors your marketing package to your property’s needs. Services we offer include; professional photography, signage, internet advertising across a range of major websites, newspaper advertising, social media advertising and in-house marketing.   ONLINE MARKETING     At iThink Property, we advertise each property on multiple online portals. The iThink Property website has become a hub for all things property…. 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 »

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 »

ORGANISING TIPS FOR THE BIG MOVE

The one thing that really puts a damper on all the moving excitement is packing. There is nothing more tedious and frustrating than going through every room from top to bottom to ensure you have everything packed, organised and ready to be transported to your new home. Lucky for you, iThink Customer Service extraordinaire, Lacey Burns has compiled a list of tips and tricks that will help take the stress out of moving.   MAKE A CHECKLIST     Grab a notepad and take a walk through your house, jotting down a list of jobs that need to be completed before the move. By having this all in front of you, you can check them off once each item is completed. It also might help to create smaller checklists for… Read More »

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