Word of Mouth

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

Word of Mouth

The power of social media in our society is undeniable and well documented but when it comes to real estate the real power remains in the old fashioned impact that is ‘word of mouth’. . . .

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Cooking up a plan

Published on Monday, April 27, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

Cooking up a plan

Is it just me or does anyone else think we have become a nation obsessed with cooking and home renovation shows? As one series ends another begins to feed our voracious appetite for high class home cooking and DIY. . . .

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Autumn leaves falling - but not prices

Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

Autumn leaves falling - but not prices

As the amazing rainbow of leaves that have lined the Highland streets start to fall I’m pleased to be able to report that property prices are not falling with them. Even as the weather cools prices are holding. . . .

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The unique month...

Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

The unique month...

April is a very unusual month for property and I get the feeling this year will be no exception. After a cracker of a start to the year and, by all accounts, a record breaking month in March, it kind of ends. . . .

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Be open to the idea of open inspections

Published on Thursday, March 26, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

Be open to the idea of open inspections

I think most vendors and probably a lot of agents have a love hate relationship with open house inspections. They can be time consuming and inconvenient but vendors should never lose sight of the fact that they can also be highly rewarding. . . .

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Words to sell the dream

Published on Friday, March 20, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

Words to sell the dream

I’m in the business of property, not prose, but the copy we write to help market listings is very important. The aim is obviously to highlight the key features of the property but good copy sells the dream, not just the details. . . .

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A million reasons to move

Published on Thursday, March 12, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

A million reasons to move

You often see stories announcing yet another Sydney suburb achieving an average property price of that magic one million dollars. What makes a million dollar property? Well it can be different things in different places and certainly a million dollars buys you a lot more here in the Highlands compared to Sydney. . . .

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Pockets of fame

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

Pockets of fame

Within every suburb in every city you will find pockets of property that attract a definition all of their own. They’re references that may bewilder newcomers but, just like the reputation of a famous actor will draw interest in a film, the right pocket in the right area can add real value to a property. . . .

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I'm not surprised

Published on Monday, February 16, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

I'm not surprised

More often than not national economic data doesn’t really tell the story of our small local economy but this week, while many commentators were surprised by the reported jump in consumer confidence I believe it does reflect the mood here in the Highlands. . . .

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What can we learn?

Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 | by Cameron McKillop

What can we learn?

This week marks the start of another school year. We pack the kids up and send them off to learn with words of wisdom, encouragement and caution. It’s worth considering that many of those sentiments can also apply to buying and selling property. Want to know more? . . .

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