PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 101: WHAT EVERY NEW RENTER SHOULD KNOW

Moving to a new neighbourhood can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! You’re taking a big step getting your own place, so take a deep breath and let the adventure begin. Finding the right property takes time, but once you’ve settled in you’ll be glad you took the effort.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE LANDLORD INSURANCE

Becoming a landlord can be an exciting venture, offering the potential for a steady stream of income and long-term financial security. Yet, like any business endeavor, being a landlord comes with its fair share of risks and responsibilities.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN VIEWING A PROPERTY

The journey to finding the perfect property can be both exhilarating and daunting. Whether you’re in pursuit of your forever home or a real estate investment opportunity, the process of viewing properties is a crucial step that can determine the course of your financial and personal future.

FIRST TIME BUYERS: A GUIDE TO BUYING YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

Buying a home is a significant investment and can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience for first-time buyers. The process can be complicated and time-consuming, but with the right knowledge and preparation, it can be a successful and rewarding experience.

LESSONS FROM AN AIRBNB SUPER HOST

What does an Airbnb super host and a property manager have in common? Well, it turns out there’s a heck of a lot. Communication, customer experience, attentiveness, and an ability to listen are just a few of the secrets to success that Juls Rolnik shares in her book, Secrets of a Super Host, how to become an Airbnb Rockstar. And she has risen through the echelons of the Airbnb world and has been named a super host 23 times.

SO, YOU WANT TO WORK IN REAL ESTATE, WHAT NEXT?

You’ve thought about working in real estate. Maybe you’re attracted by the opportunity to earn good money, the flexibility of hours, the connections you get to make or you simply love property. Whatever it is that has attracted you to the real estate industry, it is a good thing. I love working in real estate! But working in real estate isn’t for the faint hearted. Like any job you take the good with the bad, and a career in real estate can be extremely rewarding in terms of providing a challenge, offering career growth and of course there’s the lifestyle and financial freedom that comes with it as well. Let’s not shy away from the fact though, that all of the good stuff comes with plenty of hard work. You’re going to need to roll your sleeves up and get busy.

10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS STICK

What a year it’s been, extraordinary, unprecedented, and challenging in the extreme. I bet many of you can look back and think well if I survived that, I can survive anything! Extended periods of lockdown or uncertainty around whether we would shut down, presented new challenges many of us have never had to deal with […]

ITHINK PROPERTY GIFT GUIDE

Whether it’s secret Santa or your significant other, gift buying can be extremely hard and exhausting. If you have a home lover, an interior design protégé, or a keen renovator on your Christmas list, here is a list of the top gifts and knick knackers for any home lover.  Let’s start off with the small […]

YOU’VE SOLD YOUR HOUSE, WHAT NOW?

The selling journey doesn’t end once you’ve accepted an offer, and there’s still plenty to do before you can move on. This is the business end of selling your home. Now is the time to get your paperwork in order, finalise your finance, and prepare to move. Here are the main things you need to […]

NAILING YOUR CURB APPEAL

Real Estate agent carrying out a home appraisal in Ipswich to find the value of a property

First impressions matter – so what can you do to ensure you are the envy of all your neighbours. When it comes to your home, a lot of people pay the most attention to what’s on the inside, especially if they are selling or listing their property for rent. But it’s equally important to think […]

EVALUATING YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Investment properties are a great way to generate income, but how do you know how to pick a property that is going to give you the best return on investment?  Here are some things you need to evaluate before taking the plunge into the investment world.  Your mortgage repayments  If you borrow to invest, you […]

SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE

We all have those jobs that we keep avoiding or saying “it can wait until tomorrow”, but with the new season swiftly rolling in, it is the perfect time to get your house in order.  So as the mercury starts to rise, what are the best jobs to tackle? Here is a list of the […]

DO YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER?

So you have started your investment portfolio and you are weighing up whether to employ a property manager or to take control of the management yourself. You are probably thinking, Managing a property, how hard could it really be? If you have great tenants and they look after the property and pay their rent every […]

TRANSFORM YOUR HOME ON A BUDGET

You don’t need to break the bank to give your home a little bit of a freshen up, and with the new season around the corner, it is the perfect time to do so!  If you have quickly dismissed interior styling or home ‘transformations due to the costs, here are some easy tips and tricks […]

HOW TO GET YOUR BOND BACK

So, you have reached the end of your lease and it’s time to pack up and move on? Well, remember that downpayment of 4 weeks rent that you paid at the beginning of your tenancy? It is finally time to get that back (we all know you have been itching for it to land in […]

BREAKING DOWN YOUR PROPERTY PRICE: HOW WE ESTIMATE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

Setting a price for your property can be a touchy subject. Many factors come into play when it comes to pricing property. Location, the market, recent sales, and configuration (bed, bath, car) are just a few of the things that come into play when your agent initially assesses your property.  We have talked about the […]

THE 10 MOST COMMON MISTAKES VENDORS MAKE WHEN SELLING THEIR HOME

Selling your home is a major decision and a massive commitment. Essentially you disrupt your usual routine for a few weeks to ensure you get the best possible price for your property. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the number of days your property sits on the market. Here are the […]

THE ART OF HOUSE FLIPPING

Who hasn’t sat back and watched ‘The Block’ or ‘House Rules’ and thought renovating a house looks easy enough? The popularity of these reality TV shows has turned renovating into a business beast of its own. It has become way more than a simple hobby or side hustle these days, but it’s one thing to […]

RENOVATION TIPS AND TRICKS

It is officially Block season, and if you are a fellow Blockhead like everyone else in our office you are probably itching to start your own reno. If you are thinking about giving your property a makeover, or a home renovation has been on the cards for a while, here are a few things you […]

THE ULTIMATE MOVING GUIDE

About to move into a new place, or are you moving out for the first time? Here is a comprehensive list of everything to need to know to make the move a little more bearable. Forget the moving horror stories, by implementing a plan and utilising these tips and tricks, you can make moving house […]

TOP CLEANING HACKS

Want to get a head start on your spring cleaning? Here are our top tips and tricks on how to get your home looking sparkling clean going into the warmer months.   So let’s start at the top:   KITCHEN     Stovetop and Stainless Steel – Opt for organic cleaning produces and microfibre cloths […]

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 […]

INJECTING COLOUR INTO YOUR HOME

Colour has the power to transform a space, it can reflect personality, change the mood and help liven up living spaces. Sometimes adding colour can get quite tricky or seem somewhat daunting, but don’t be scared! A lot of homeowners tend to shy away from colour due to the fact that they simply don’t know […]

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 […]