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Do’s And Don’ts Of Real Estate Photography

Without a doubt in Australian modern day real estate, photos are important, possibly the most important component of your marketing material! When you are selling, they are the first impression a vast majority of buyers and the general public have of your home. What do we need to do to get this right without deceiving and disappointing potential buyers and how does the process work? Lets start with the don’ts. The first is obvious, don’t take tacky/ cheap photos by…

How The Election Affects Your Property

With the passing of the election, I thought it would be of value to write a short and sweet article about the policies that are, the policies that could have been and the affect this all has on Australian real estate. The liberal party won the election after a campaign which looked all but won by labor and the ramifications for real estate look a little like the following:   No changes to Capital Gains Tax concessions: Capital Gains Tax…

To Floorplan Or Not To Floorplan?

Is it necessary to have a floorplan available for buyers when advertising a property for sale? That is the question… and the answer is a resounding yes! Let’s take a quick look at one of the most cost effective advertising weapons you should include in your arsenal when you hit the market. Photos will rarely tell the full story of a home. Often, when you look at properties for sale online, the photos will leave you wondering where one room…

How To Dominate An Auction

Auctions can be scary right?!?! Should I use one to sell my home? What do I have to have organised as a buyer before showing up to bid? How do I register to bid? How on earth do I bid? The fear is all in the unknown for an auction, almost anything can happen in that highly emotional environment. The key is to have a plan as a buyer or seller, so here are some of our best tips and…

7 Tips For Researching Market Value

Buying and selling can be a stressful and difficult process. This is especially true when contemplating how much to spend for your new home or how much money you'd need to  be offered in order to sell your home. If you use the following principles of market research prior to buying or selling, chances are you will have put yourself in a much better position to make the right decision around your hard earned money. 1. Compare the property to…

What should my asking price be when selling my house?

When buying or selling real estate in Australia, one of, if not the biggest factor for a lot of families, is the price. How much money is too much/ not enough to advertise for and how do we go about asking for our dough! Between the “Offers Above” campaigns (which are now illegal in NSW), the “Contact Agent” campaigns, the houses with an advertised price range of 10’s of thousands of dollars and everything in between, it can be hard…