Posts Tagged ‘real estate’

GOAL SETTING & SALES TRACKING

At iThink Property, we highly value the importance of setting weekly goals, meeting with your sales team, and sales tracking.  Our sales team gets together each Tuesday morning for an hour to talk about the week, set goals, and track our progress. We also use this time to talk strategy, KPI’s, marketing and to get advice from our colleagues. We have set up a spreadsheet that helps us keep track of all of our listings week on week. Here is how we set it up: 1st column: The agent marketing the property.  2nd column: The property address.  3rd column: The current list price. This column is subject to change each week alongside price reductions.  4th column: Offers received throughout the campaign.  5th column: The alignment level. This is the most… Read More »

SPRING DECORATING IDEAS

New season, new interiors…Right? We think YES! With the warmer weather comes bright linens, beautiful florals, and fresh air. And if like us you’re a Queenslander, it also means 30-degree weather. Not only is it important to refresh your home decor when a new season rolls around, but it is also important to do a thorough spring clean. So here are our top styling tips, as well as some spring cleaning tricks you need to try this season! SPRING STYLING TIPS EARTHY AND ORGANIC2020 has truly been the year for indoor plants – but it is now time to level up. Think large scale vertical gardens that make a statement, the bigger the better. Not only do the plants look great, but they can also improve your air quality, boost… Read More »

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 »

15 QUESTIONS EVERY LANDLORD SHOULD ASK THEIR PROPERTY MANAGER? AND THE ANSWERS EVERY PROPERTY MANAGER SHOULD HAVE

New agencies are popping up everywhere these days and it has never been easier for landlords to jump ship and try a new agency. In Queensland under the new legislation, it is only 30 days before a landlord can change to a new agency if the property is tenanted, but if the property is vacant the change can literally happen overnight. There are many reasons why landlord changes agencies and you can check out some of my previous blogs for more information on this topic like, Why Budget Agency Doesn’t Mean Best or The Three Strikes You’re Out, which addresses the top reasons landlords leave an agency. Researching for a new agency has also changed thanks to the internet and digital marketing. Once upon a time most landlords were either referred by somebody… 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 »

SELECTING AND ONBOARDING NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Selecting and Onboarding New People in Your Business – How Hard Can It Be? It can be an exciting time when you have new people joining your business. In the early days of starting out it means you are expanding and growing and it is time to hand over some of your previous tasks to someone new, so you can focus on other things like the growth of the business. Once you are set up and established though, team turnover can be fraught with trepidation, are they going to last, will they be the right fit, there’s so much training involved are they going to stay or am I wasting valuable time and money, can I trust them, will I be let down like the previous person and the list… Read More »

WARM-UP YOUR BEDROOM FOR THE COOLER MONTHS

Just like our wardrobes, our interiors also need a bit of a makeover when a new season comes around. You have probably already dusted off the extra blankets but did you know there are a few other things you can do to make your room cosier for the winter months. Here is a breakdown on how you can make some easy changes that will warm your room all winter long. COLOUR Just changing up the colours can even make the space seem warmer. Think dark, muted colours or bold jewel tones. On-Trend this year: Black & Burgundy – These cosy and luxurious colours are everywhere at the moment. To easily incorporate these colours try using coloured cushions, accessories, and throw rugs. Rust, Mustards & Berry Tones – Try incorporating these… 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 »

THE THREE D’S OF REAL ESTATE – DIFFICULT, DELIVER, DECISIVE

HOW TO HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS IN REAL ESTATE AND DELIVER THEM DECISIVELY. There is one thing most of us are guilty of, well there’s a lot more than one actually, but for purposes of this blog topic it is putting off having difficult conversations. For some people it can be so fear and anxiety-inducing that often the relevance of the conversation is lost because it has taken so long to muster up the courage to have that awkward chat. Whether it is a work colleague, a boss or client, determining how to start and have a difficult conversation, is an essential life and business skill. The consequences of not having that uncomfortable conversation can be costly, and handling a difficult conversation requires not only skill and empathy but importantly the… Read More »

HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN ANY REAL ESTATE MARKET

Real Estate is regarded as having created more wealth than any other industry, so who doesn’t want to work in real estate right? There are two key attractions to working in Real Estate that stand out above everything else. One, is you are your own boss and you make your own working hours, and two, you can make whatever income you desire, there’s literally no cap or ceiling on how much you can earn. Broadly speaking a real estate agent will earn in direct proportion to the amount of work they put into their job. So, what about when someone says the market isn’t growing, there’s a global financial crisis or a flu pandemic, can you still make whatever you want despite the market conditions? Absolutely, yes you can. There… Read More »

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