Selling Category

PREPARING FOR SPRING SELLING SEASON

Spring, it’s that most wonderful time of the year. The mercury is slowly rising, flowers are out in bloom, jumpers and jackets are stored away and the positive vibes of a new season put a spring in everyone’s step. Whilst, any time of the year is ideal to sell depending on your circumstances, a lot of people think spring, in particular, is the perfect time of year to put up that For Sale sign. There are numerous reasons this season hits the psyche and that includes, gardens and yards are at their best, warmer temperatures brings more people to the open homes and generally there’s a renewed energy of possibility in the air. For agents preparing for an onslaught of listings in spring starts months earlier, the prospecting, the marketing,… Read More »

VENDOR FAQ’S AND HOW WE ANSWER THEM

We understand that selling your home is a major decision and you want to ensure you are choosing the right person to represent you in the sale of your home. However, there are a couple of questions we get asked at each and every appointment, so to make your life easier, whether it be as an agent answering these questions, or a vendor dying to know the answers, here is a breakdown of the top FAQ’s our agents get asked. Starting with the obvious, “What is my property worth?” ANSWER:As real estate agents we are not here to guess the price of your property, but instead we work to achieve you the highest price possible. In saying that, we do have a rough idea of where to price to property… Read More »

HOW TO COLD CALL CONFIDENTLY

It is something every new real estate agent or business development manager dreads, cold calling. Surely with all the new ways to communicate, we don’t need to actually speak with anyone anymore, do we? Ah Yes, you do! I can personally vouch for the importance of picking up the phone and calling people as opposed to hiding behind emails, Facebook, or Insta DM’s. The reason, it is so much harder to say “No” to someone in person than it is in an email or other message form. It is also more personal, you’ve had to make more of an effort which translates to, you are more desperate for the business, and you can really gauge off a person by actually talking to them and start building that all-important trust.  For… Read More »

SHOULD YOU SELL WITH AUCTION?

THE PROS AND CONS OF SELLING USING THE AUCTION PROCESS There is so much fear and confusion around Auctioning properties from buyers and sellers. This is despite the popularity of a number of TV shows that showcase auctions regularly. In layman’s terms Auction, just like Private Treaty, is a process to sell a property. The major difference to private treaty on the surface is that there is no price placed on the property, instead, the price is determined by the process of bidding for the property and ultimately decided upon by the highest bidder. If it wasn’t for being introduced and trained on the Auction process, iThink Property Principal Ben Walker would have ended his real estate career very abruptly. “I nearly walked away from real estate, until I was… Read More »

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN A CRISIS – HOW TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

There is nothing like a crisis to throw your well-laid business plans into chaos. There isn’t a business globally that hasn’t been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Depending on how you look at it you can either be at the mercy of the situation and let it take hold of you and potentially destroy your business, or you can look it in the eye and say, “challenge accepted”. While many businesses have no choice but to cut costs and lay off staff currently, others will be adopting a ‘just in case’ mentality and cutting expenses due to the unknown circumstances we are all facing, while others are probably reacting to well-meant financial advice. Usually, the first thing to go is money or budgets for advertising and marketing, but is this… Read More »

SALES FAQ’S

We know that selling your house is a major life decision. We also understand that you may be confused and have an endless amount of questions you need to be answered before signing the dotted line. Here are 5 of the most frequently asked questions our agents get asked when meeting with vendors. 1. AUCTION OR PRIVATE TREATY This decision is entirely up to you as the vendor, however, we do pride ourselves on our unique auction events and our strong 4-week auction campaigns. Private Treaty – This means you list your property at a price and those who place an offer have the chance to put conditions on the sale. It also opens you up to a bigger market, as the buyer has the chance to get their finances… Read More »

home auctioneer carrying out home auction in Toowoomba in front of crowd of buyers

HOW ITHINK DOES THINGS DIFFERENTLY

When you think about it, selling your home is one of the most significant financial decisions you will ever make in your lifetime. It is true anyone can sell a home, but our role is not to just sell your property but achieve a premium price for it in the shortest time frame possible. With our innovative approach to marketing and selling your property and our unique brand of iThink service, we think you’ll experience a different kind of real estate. Continuing to deliver outstanding service across Ipswich and Toowoomba, you can trust our talented team of sales agents and property managers to work closely with you. With an understanding of your circumstances and goals, our team will openly share their expertise and successful selling strategies to help you achieve… Read More »

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 »

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