How to Get Started in the Real Estate Industry

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If you’re thinking about starting in property management or you know someone who was keen to jump in, then this is for you. Property Management isn’t for the faint hearted, and to be totally transparent, its hard work, long hours, and a lot of problem solving and conflict resolution. But on the flip side, there’s plenty of rewards. Stick around and find out why you should be part of this dynamic industry. My two children have actually recently started in the industry. My second son Jackson completed his registration course last year, and is now working as a BDM. They were both unsure what they wanted to do after school.

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 […]

ARE YOU READY TO INVEST IN PROPERTY?

If you have been monitoring the property market for a while now, you might know that now is the perfect time to start or build on your investment portfolio.  Buying an investment property may feel like a big step, but there are thousands of new investors, young and old, diving in every year, setting themselves […]

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 […]

WHAT WILL THE REAL ESTATE MARKET LOOK LIKE IN 10 YEARS?

It’s the year 2031 and the count down is well and truly on for the much anticipated Brisbane 2032 Olympics. The 2032 Olympics however, will be a bit different…The games will be quite widespread, with events taking place in Brisbane, Redland, Moreton Bay, Scenic Rim and Ipswich. Some preliminary rounds of certain sports, will also […]

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 IMPORTANCE OF PROPERTY MARKETING

Is your home or rental property on the market at the moment? If so, are you making good use of a number of media channels to ensure you are reaching 100 percent of the audience? In today’s market, buyers and renters are using multiple media tools to search for their dream property. Due to this […]

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 […]

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 […]

TOP TIPS TO RENT YOUR PROPERTY QUICKLY

A vacant property is every landlord’s and agencies, for that matter, most vulnerable period. Whilst it is inevitable, at some stage when you own an investment property you will have to experience a period of time without tenants. This can be costly if not managed properly, each week without a tenant increases the financial pressure, […]

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ECO-FRIENDLY

Are you starting to worry more and more about your carbon footprint? If you are one of those homeowners who automatically turns the heater of air-conditioner on as soon as you wake up, or you leave every appliance switched on at the wall even if you aren’t using it, here are a few simple changes […]

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 […]

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HOME FOR AUTUMN

With the cooler weather rolling in, it is time to think about switching up those bright, summery décor for more autumnal tones. It also gives you a chance to spruce up your home, ditch the clutter and maybe even give it a fresh lick of paint. Here is a list of a few easy switches […]

TOP 5 TECH TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE

It’s an ever evolving and changing world we are living in. Across any industry, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest trends in consumer activity, technology and market activity. While the business of real estate transactions ie buying and selling a home will remain the same in essence, there are major innovations […]

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 […]

2019 INTERIOR TRENDS

New year, new interiors… right? If you are looking to update your interior style to keep in line with the trends, look no further. Here is your guide to what’s hot (and what’s not) for 2019. From dusty chalky tones to gold accents and textured glass, this year is sure to showcase it all. In […]

MANAGING RENT ARREARS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON

Let’s face it Christmas is an expensive time of year for us all. If you are already struggling to keep up with financial commitments or haven’t planned ahead, it can cause a substantial financial burden that can take a long time to recover from. In property management, we have found this is one time of […]

LET’S TALK ABOUT RENTAL RETURN

A lot of agencies promote rental return when vying for your business, but what do they actually do to assist you in achieving maximum rental return? Our job as your property manager is to not only to lease your property but to rent it for the highest possible price, just like when selling a property. […]

TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS 2018

Nothing screams spring more than the bright colours and fragrances brought about by the Toowoomba Carnival Flowers. With plenty of events to choose from it is hard to pick what to miss. iThink Property Sales and Marketing Consultant Kelli McKellar has put together a list of the must do’s this year, to ensure you are […]

TOP 7 SPRING CLEANING TIPS

With the warmer weather on its way, it is the perfect time to ditch those winter woollies and kick off the new season with a fresh start. Dust off those rubber gloves and gather your best cleaning supplies, it’s time to get in and do those jobs you’ve been dreading all year. Property Manager, Jenni […]

BREAKING A LEASE – OWNERS

As a landlord, you want to ensure your property is always tenanted. In some instances, the reasons tenants vacate is out of your control, and when it comes to breaking the lease, it can tend to get complicated and confusing. When faced with this situation it is essential to know your rights and obligations as […]

HOW TO: PREPARE YOUR HOUSE FOR A VACATE

One of the most stressful tasks when you’re vacating a tenancy, is ensuring your property is in tip-top shape. Under the General Tenancy Agreement (GTA) you sign at the start of your lease, it’s your obligation to ensure you leave the property in the same condition as when you moved in otherwise you will lose […]

HOW TO: MAKE AN OFFER

Making an offer on a property can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time! It’s a massive financial decision and is one you don’t want to mess up. The actual act of making an offer on a private treaty is quite straightforward and will be easy once you chat to your real estate agent […]

TOP 5 REASONS TENANTS LEAVE A RENTAL

As a landlord, there is nothing more stressful than when your property is vacant. To help minimise the risk of this happening to you, you need to make sure you look after your property & tenants. iThink Property Manager, Katrina White has put together a list of five reasons tenants tend to leave their rentals, […]

HOW TO: RENOVATE YOUR KITCHEN ON A BUDGET

Is your kitchen in need of a freshen up, but think you don’t have the dollars to do it? Think again! If your kitchen is looking a little worse for wear, there are plenty of ways you can revamp it for minimum spend. Take a look at or tips from Sales & Marketing Consultant, Kelli […]

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