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Why the Best Selling Season is Spring?

Spring is often regarded as the “selling season”.

Gardens are brighter, the climate ideal, and generally better prices are obtained. If you’re thinking of selling this spring, now is the time for preparations.

It’s often wise to spruce up your property, finish any DIY projects and make sure your property is ready to attract the best possible price.

Another advantage of marketing your property in spring is that buyers and sellers can be moved and established in their new premises, ready for Christmas.

If you are thinking of selling this spring contact us for a free copy of our book “How to sell your home for a dream price in record time!”

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The Three Essential Things You Must Do to Sell Your Home at the Right Price, Swiftly!

Thinking of selling and wondering whether you can obtain a fair price?

Selling your largest asset is a serious business, however, regardless of the market place, there are three vital tips to consider prior to placing your home on the market:

Tips to selling:

  1. Price – Price your home correctly and it’s three quarters sold. Few buyers purchase the first home they see. Generally they look at numerous properties, study the market place and become knowledgeable about property values. Pricing your home correctly is vitally important.
  2. Presentation – Make sure your home is well presented. Clean, open, bright and without clutter always works well. Make any repairs before placing your home on the market.
  3. Marketing – Select your agent well and have them design an effective marketing campaign in order to obtain the best price.

By following these three tips you can attract a buyer at the right price and quickly!

For a neutral opinion on the price of your home contact us today on 0418 747 997.

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Why is My Property Not Selling?

I have come across this article written by a well respected valuer which I believe is well worth reading if you are selling your property.

Why isn’t my property selling?

Sellers often call me for an independent valuation when they can’t work out why their property isn’t selling.

The first cause to analyse is access.

Your agent should be able to get access to the property as much, and as quickly, as possible. If you live in the property, give the agent a key. If it is tenanted, it is in your interest to negotiate with your tenants to maximise the amount of access they will agree to.

To read the full article click on this link.

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Become a Property Sleuth: Learn How to Detect the Defects

Purchasing property can be a testing time for many. What to buy? Where to buy? How to mortgage? When to Buy? All of these are relevant questions and genuine concerns when purchasing. The secret of success is to educate yourself and become a property sleuth. This doesn’t necessarily mean becoming an expert. It does mean, however, that you need to learn what to specifically look for when purchasing property.Purchasing houses differs from purchasing vacant land or units and apartments. Each had the potential for certain defects that can potentially cause nightmares further down the track.

Top Tips for Detecting Defects when Purchasing Units or Apartments.

  1. Concrete Cancer – Yes! There really is such a thing, and it can be costly to repair. Look for bumps in concrete floors and order a strata report. Repairs can be around $5,000 per unit.
  2. External Concrete Balconies – On occasions steel re-enforcement may have been placed too close to the surface during construction. This can cause rust stains to appear on the surface of the balcony floor.
  3. Cracking To Brickwork – Cracking to brick work that is HORIZONTAL or DIAGONAL up the wall can spell trouble. It is generally an indication of movement within the building possibly due to inadequate footing. If you can put a finger in the crack then walk away. It is far too significant.

Top Tips for Detecting Defects when Purchasing Houses.

  1. Deflections In Rooflines – This can be the result of a poorly framed roof, the use of “green” timbers at time of construction and/or structural movement.
  2. Sagging Ceilings – Can be the result of a lack of adhesion material at time of construction or exposure to pooling water.
  3. Rising Damp – In a double brick property look at the wall finish from floor to ceiling noting any colour differences or patching.
  4. Retaining Walls – Examine retaining walls for signs of movement or a build up of moisture.
  5. Springy Floorboards – This can be a sign of poor workmanship, a sunken pier or termite damage.

Buyers are always advised to obtain a pest and building report from a qualified tradesman prior to committing to the property and unit buyers should always obtain a strata report.

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