Some say real estate agents are like Introduction Agencies for the property industry, seeking ‘candidates’ of buyers and vendors and then endeavouring to match the two to make a perfect match. In some respects that’s true, but a good agent will be doing much more than sitting in the office waiting for the right buyer to walk through the door! (read more). . . .Read more
I know it’s early. The decorations aren’t in store but already I can feel the pressure starting to build. The looming deadline that is Christmas. . . .Read more
The Highlands is renowned for the grace and splendour of the private and public gardens in our midst and Tulip Time is a great celebration of those amazing outdoor spaces. But can you guess how much a garden can add to the value of your home? . . .Read more
It’s human nature to always be on the look-out for a bargain, in life and in property, but I think most would agree there are times when the need for quality should be prioritised above cost. Managing your investment property should be one of those times. Why? Let me explain. . . .Read more
We encourage our kids to do it but don't always follow our own advice. Do you take the time to watch and learn? . . .Read more
I talk often about the difference between a house and a home. It’s a crucial difference in real estate and presentation is the key. . . .Read more
It’s only a month until Spring so if you have been toying with the idea of listing your property when the weather starts to warm up then it’s time to get cracking. That’s right, you need to do your Spring cleaning in Winter! . . .Read more
Here’s a question. Price, price guide or EOI? As a buyer which one do you like best? As a vendor which one works best in a marketing campaign? It’s often said that the three most crucial factors in real estate are ‘location, location and location’. I certainly agree location is important but I’ve always found that statement a little odd because in my experience ‘price’ is also a pretty key factor in any property decision! . . .Read more
The Australian dream has always been to own your own home and many take that idea to the next level, aiming to build their dream home. I’m certainly seeing a lot of that across the Highlands right now with vacant blocks in high demand.Not everyone sets out to build, indeed a majority of our clients come into our office seeking the perfect house in the perfect location. But sometimes the right house isn’t available in the right place at the right price. . . .Read more
This is it. I’ve decided to write a blog. You may rightly ask ‘why’ and ‘why now’?
Well, I’ve been considering it for a while but when I saw the Southern Highlands story in Domain on the weekend I decided it’s time. It may sound a little odd for a real estate agent to be prompted to write a blog on the back of an article trumpeting The Highlands as a ‘trophy location’. How could any agent be upset at that? . . .