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Top Five Tips

Wednesday 18 Oct 2017

Okay, so there is no doubt the market is easing and I understand it can make buyers and vendors a little nervous to read that. So here are my Top Five tips to help buyers and vendors understand the current market and ease those nerves: Keep asking.  If you are nervous then talk to your agent. The best agents will always be honest ab ....

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Teamwork isn’t a game

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017

I know the footy finals season has officially ended but in our sports mad culture there will always be discussion somewhere in our country about teamwork.  The fact is teamwork doesn’t just relate to sport, it relates equally to business and in the current real estate market there is a lot to be said for a team that knows how to work tog ....

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Talking value

Wednesday 04 Oct 2017

In residential real estate most conversations revolve around value.  Vendors are seeking the best value for their property, buyers are inevitably seeking the best value available for their budget.   But the thing about looking at the value of a property is that it’s rarely just about the bricks and mortar.  When it comes t ....

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Here’s the thing…

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017

Have you heard of FOMO? To be honest I hadn’t either until a few days ago.  It stands for ‘fear of missing out’ and whilst it’s a phrase used predominantly by tweens on Twitter I actually think it’s what has been fueling the property market fire that has been setting records over the last six months. Buyers were a ....

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Follow the leader

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017

It is a game we all played as kids. In ‘follow the leader’ there was one person in charge while everyone else happily trailed along behind.  In life and in property it isn’t always that easy and right now in real estate I think it’s crucial to follow a leader rather than automatically follow the pack. People tell me the ....

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September 2017 Director's Desk

Monday 18 Sep 2017

Yes. Spring has started and with it we expect warmer weather and expectations of heightened activity across the property market.  But this year I think we are at a very interesting point in the property cycle. The pendulum is starting to swing and it is important potential vendors understand the opportunities that exist. I have never believed ....

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Auction Facts

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017

Now is the perfect time to revisit a topic I have covered many times before but I think it is important to put it out there now.  There is no doubt the market is steadying. Buyers are still active but they are a little more cautious and that means the best option to secure the best price for a property is auction. Here’s why. The facts.& ....

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Spring steady. Vendors get ready

Wednesday 06 Sep 2017

Given it is the start of Spring the obvious topic to discuss is where we’re at in terms of the much-anticipated boom in market activity at this time of year. The thing is, this year I don’t expect a boom. But before anyone panics that doesn’t mean I expect a bust either. Right now it is important to remember there is a good place ....

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The value of trust

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017

There is no doubt the foundation on which the relationship between a vendor and their agent is based has changed significantly over recent times. I think it’s still all about trust but there is no doubt the online information age has had a significant impact on how trust is earned. Discussion around the value of a property can be the deal bre ....

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Here it comes

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017

Watch what happens over the next couple of weeks. It’s the same every year but somehow we forget and it feels brand new.  Spring is coming and with it will come the breathless anticipation of a surge in all things residential real estate.  But I wonder what this year will actually deliver? I anticipate activity will increase over co ....

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