Selling Category

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 »

MUST DO REPAIRS BEFORE YOU SELL

When thinking of selling your house, minor repairs can make all the difference. But as you start doing the sums, you may realise you can’t afford and don’t have the time to fix it all. So how do you know where to start and what to prioritise? Lucky for you, our sales customer service extraordinaire Jess, has put together a list of some of the most essential and cost-effective repairs you should do before you sell to help you achieve a premium price!   SOURCE: THREE BIRDS RENOVATIONS    EXTERIOR First impressions count, so it’s important your exterior is in tip-top shape. Does the fence need fixing? Does the exterior paint need a touch-up? Are there some cracks in your driveway? Maybe your front facade needs a good clean? Street… Read More »

TOP REAL ESTATE TERMS DEFINED

If you’re a newbie to the Real Estate world, you might feel a little overwhelmed when you hear all the real estate jargon! Whether you’re buying or selling, many real estate terms used can be quite confusing and hard to understand.  To give you a head start and help you out, here are some of the most common real estate terms defined by iThink Sales and Marketing Consultant, Matt Hawkins.     AUCTION The sale of a property held publicly and sold to the highest bidder. Properties usually have a reserve price and if not reached the property can be passed in. CONDITIONAL CONTRACT A contract that is agreed to by the seller and buyer where a number of conditions need to be met, usually within a specified timeframe. CONVEYANCING… Read More »

SHOULD I SELL OR RENT OUT MY HOUSE?

Whether you’re relocating for work reasons or you’ve found your dream home in a suburb you’ve always wished to live in, deciding whether you should sell or rent out your house can cause a lot of headaches. There is no right or wrong answer to this question and no one can answer it for you. But to help you make your decision here are a few questions to ask yourself from iThink Sales Agent Dane Phillips.     WHAT CAN YOU AFFORD? It’s time to think with your head. If you’ve bought elsewhere, you’ll need to keep in mind you now have two mortgages. Consider your cash flow and do some sums to figure out if the rental payments will cover your mortgage plus other expenses. When you rent out your… Read More »

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