Posts Tagged ‘selling’

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

REAL ESTATE PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

Whether or not the year ahead fills you with excitement, fear or anxiety, one thing is for certain the property market will be one of the most closely monitored sectors across the country. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had a crystal ball at the end of each year to predict exactly what was in store for the year ahead?  Without the benefit of psychic ability Kylie Walker, Director at iThink Property has researched what the industry experts are saying and has put together a list of the top Real Estate trends and predictions for 2018. MODERATE PRICE GROWTH, EXCEPT FOR BRISBANE With a slowdown in the Sydney market it is predicted this will help moderate the Australian housing market throughout 2018. Property prices are predicted to be slower in… Read More »

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