DO YOU HAVE IMPOSTER SYNDROME?

Have you heard of Imposter Syndrome? If you have never felt like you belong in any job, or you are always waiting for someone to find out you don’t really know what you are doing, you feel like a fake or a fraud … worse still you can’t take a compliment, you self-sabotage when anything is going good and you are always living in fear of being seen as a failure, then you my friend may just have imposter syndrome.

WHY YOU NEED AN ANNUAL LIFE AND BUSINESS PLAN! 

I’m going to preface this blog by saying please do as I say, not as I did in the early days of our business. If I’m honest, I wasn’t always a planner, especially for business. In the early days of our Real Estate business, we kind of just winged and said yes to any opportunity that came our way. Starting a rent roll and running a business wasn’t really in my life plan at the time, heck I was going to be a TV presenter! So ,while it worked to a degree for us in the early years, there was a lot of blood, sweat, tears, hard work and rock bottom moments that went into our ‘no planning required’ approach. I guess it was ok as there was only really three of us in the business at that time and we were all simply flying by the seat of our pants. Hanging with bated breath that no sales contracts fell over or we were going to struggle to put food on the table that week, I’m not even exaggerating.

 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.

Digital Detox: Why it is good for you and why everyone should do it!

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In an era where we are more connected than ever digitally that is, we are actually extremely disconnected from ourselves. Whilst Covid personally, has allowed me precious time to reconnect with my teenage children, I recently realised that the connection I had neglected for so long was the one with myself. It sounds so self-centred and narcissistic doesn’t it, I mean thinking about selves before anyone else, just seems to un-natural. But, it is true when I say the most important person to be connected with is ourselves. Previously, I actually feel quite guilty, selfish even, for suggesting it. As a mother, wife, business owner, employee, entrepreneur, and the various other labels we carry, who is the person we put last, like me I bet for most you, it was or still is yourself. We continually without even realising it for most of us, neglect the all-important connection with ourselves.

HOW TO DEAL WITH MOULD ISSUES IN YOUR PROPERTY

After months of rain lashing South East Queensland, chances are you’ve already experienced mould this season. It can affect clothing, shoes, furniture, walls, and many other parts of the home. Mould only grows when there is sufficient moisture on a surface or humidity in the air. Common causes include: leaky roofs and walls including and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

HOW TO CHOOSE A REAL ESTATE AGENCY

Now let’s think about this, your property whether it’s your investment property or your beloved family home, is your biggest asset, so choosing a real estate agency to either sell or rent it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Once upon a time, it was a no brainer, there were a few big names in the industry […]

APARTMENTS VS HOUSES

Looking at buying your first home? Or are you a keen investor looking for your next property? The main question both buyers and investors are finding themselves asking is, “Should I be buying a house or an apartment?”. There is honestly no correct answer to this question, it is completely dependent on you and your […]

TOP CUSTOMER SERVICE TIPS IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Is your Property Manager giving you the service you desire? Let’s face it Real Estate is a pretty transparent industry. All Real Estate businesses are governed by the same laws and codes of conduct and we all have access to the same technology, so how do we stand out from the crowd in such a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PREDICTING THE PROPERTY MARKET IN 2019

Do we really know what will happen to the Property Market in 2019? Do we ever really know what the property market will do period? There are some indicators that allow us to determine some of the property trends for the coming year, but there certainly isn’t a crystal ball outlining exactly what will happen […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIDN’T SELL AT AUCTION? WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Hundreds of properties go under the hammer each and every week. Of this group, around half actually get sold under the hammer. The remainders are either sold prior to the auction or passed in. When committing to the auction process it is important to remember that getting passed in is not the end of the world, […]

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: MAKE THE MOST OF A SMALL SPACE

Just because your space is small, doesn’t mean you have to compromise functionality and style. If you have a pokey bedroom, a tiny laundry or a super small bathroom, here are a few tips and tricks from iThink Customer Service extraordinaire Lacey Burns, that you can implement to ensure you are making the most out […]

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 […]

HOW TO: HOST THE PERFECT DINNER PARTY

Dinner parties are the perfect way to get together with friends and family, especially in these cooler months when the weather outside is slightly unbearable. iThink Property’s Director- Marketing and Business Development, Kylie Walker has put together a list of tips and tricks that will crown you the ‘host with the most’ this winter season. […]

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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