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BIGGEST MISTAKES MADE BY HOME BUYERS

March

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Buying your forever home is one of life’s most exciting and emotional milestones. But it is also going to be your biggest commitment. And in an unstable property market, the emotions of home buying can be amplified, making it even easier for first home hopefuls to make mistakes that could cost thousands. These are the […]

SELLERS: HOW SHOULD I MARKET MY HOME? BUYERS: JUST TELL ME THE PRICE!

February

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Selling your home is always a daunting process. One of the greatest challenges facing home owners is which sales method to use. Now every market is different,  and as agents we have a huge range of selling methods available to us, so which one do you use as a seller? Which one is going to […]

HOW TO BUY THE PERFECT HOME IN 10 EASY STEPS

February

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Buying Secret #1:  Get to Know the Neighbourhood Before you buy, get the lay of the land. What it looks (and sounds) like during perfect home open conditions may not be what it is like the other 6 days of the week. So drop by morning, noon and night. Many a buyer has been disappointed […]

DOWNSIZING OR RIGHTSIZING

December

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Yesterday I spoke with another potential client who said they’re thinking about downsizing. I seem to be having this conversation a lot this year! -but too many people are using the term “downsizing” when what they really mean is “rightsizing.” Downsizing is where someone owns a large home and truly wants to downsize to a […]

HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE MAD?

November

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Well, it may seem so at the moment, but fear not, the balance of nature tends to be quickly restored. With the constant barrage of bad news lately on the news you would be forgiven for thinking that the entire world is falling to pieces. From terror attacks, a plunging stock market, Melbourne and Sydney […]

FINAL INSPECTIONS - WHY ARE PEOPLE SO WORRIED ABOUT THEM?

October

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Just before settlement the your agent will call you to organise what is commonly known as the final inspection. This is a walk-through of the home by the buyer prior to settlement. In WA every buyer is entitles to a final walkthrough before the big day. But is it that simple? So what exactly is […]

IS SPRING THE BEST TIME TO SELL?

September

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Ask anyone in the street when they think the best time to sell a home is and the answer will almost be unanimous – Spring! And it’s no wonder – everything’s in bloom, brighter, blossoming and looks great. But talk to real estate agents and drill down on sales results, and you’ll find that the […]

10 SIGNS YOU’VE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT

August

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If you ask ten people who have recently bought or sold a home in the past 12 months, the chances are that at least a few of these families will tell you a real estate horror story. Which as an industry representative is both sad and frustrating. It’s possible that it’s only once you’ve hired […]

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER TRUST ONLINE HOME VALUATIONS

July

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Not a home open goes by where I don’t get cornered by a home buyer with an iPhone (or Galaxy) showing me the internet based valuation for the home we are selling. More and more often when I sit in people’s homes, the family I am representing have done their own research on the internet […]

CLIENT MARKET UPDATE JUNE 2018

June

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Well hasn’t the year flown by! I can’t believe it is half way through the year and winter is well and truly upon us.   2018 has seen a strong start for some parts of the Perth property market. Low stock levels across the Western Suburbs have continued and have kept prices on an even keel with […]

THINGS THAT ARE DRIVING BUYERS CRAZY IN 2018 !!

May

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Ok, we are in 2018 and a lot has changed in the last 10 years. I look at my 12-year-old son and can’t believe that the 1stiPhone hadn’t even cone out when he was born. So much has changed in the last 10 years – but apparently not Real Estate Agents! 10 years ago, there […]

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME WITH CHILDREN (OR TRY!)

May

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So, you’ve been thinking about selling your house and your keen to get started – and then you realise …….YOU HAVE KIDS! How is that going to work without losing your mind? Well, it has been done plenty of times before, so don’t worry too much. If you plan out the selling process correctly, it […]

HOW TO AVOID LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE WHEN YOU SELL YOUR HOME

March

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The phrase “leaving money on the table” is a popular saying which means not getting enough money as you could have. If you are like most sellers, you hope to sell your home at the very best possible price. No one wants to leave money on the table, after all. There are several strategies your […]

WHAT TYPE OF MARKETING WILL MAKE ME THE MOST MONEY?

March

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Selling a property in the digital age can be very confusing and the techniques we use now have changed phenomenally over the last 10 years. One thing that hasn’t changed – home sellers are still cynical of the proposed marketing budget that their agents suggest – especially in this day in age where the seller […]

ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

February

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Agents come in all shapes and sizes – some agents are area specialists and some are jack of all trades covering the entire metropolitan area. So what’s the advantage of using a local area agent? – and does it actually translate into more money? Some would argue that the most important factor is to choose […]

SELLERS MYTH: I NEED TO PRICE MY HOME HIGHER SO I HAVE ROOM TO NEGOTIATE

February

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Home owners often want to list their home at a much higher price than they are expecting in order to leave room for negotiating. I often get asked “How much negotiating room should I leave when pricing my home?.” On first thought, this logic may make sense, but for real estate sales, it doesn’t really […]