Category: Real Estate News and Advice

How to secure your rental property application

When it comes to competing for a rental property, your application can be the difference between getting your foot in the door of a home you love and missing out on the opportunity. Here are some tips to help your rental property application stand out among the competition.  Start by getting organised Don’t start attending...

How to make your property stand out online

Despite the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted slowly around the country, many house hunters will still turn to online property listings first as the new normal for inspecting homes. With more and more people inspecting homes online before making the commitment to see them in person, it’s more important than ever to make sure your property...

Should I sell my home at auction or through private sale?

Knowing whether an auction or private sale is the best way to sell your home depends on a number of factors. While your agent will be able to recommend the best way to sell your home, it helps to understand what’s involved and why they might recommend either option.  Benefits of selling your home at...

5 questions to ask when finding a real estate agent

When it comes to finding a real estate agent to sell your home, the interview state is very important. Whether you’re meeting an agent in their office or discussing the sale of your home over the phone, there are some important questions you should ask to find out more about the agent and their sales...

Why you shouldn’t choose your agent based on the cheapest commission

While the agent’s commission might be top of your mind when you’re looking to sell your home for the highest amount possible, it shouldn’t be the reason you choose an agent. A lot goes into selling a home and no one understands that process better than a real estate agent. So, how do you choose...

How to sell your home ‘off-market’

You know the process of selling a property – list it on the market, hold open home inspections and sell. But there is another option. To sell your property off-market, your property is listed with your agent but it’s not advertised to the public like it would be if it were on the market. Instead,...

How to survive your auction-selling nerves

Despite spending time preparing to sell your house at auction, when the time comes to watch your biggest asset go under the gavel, it’s normal to feel nervous about it. Auction-selling nerves affect all sellers, especially if it’s the first time you’ve sold your property under a gavel. However, they don’t need to get in...

Is your home insured properly?

Most Australian homeowners set-and-forget when it comes to their home insurance policies. Unfortunately, that means many are underinsured and most owners won’t know until it’s too late. In fact, the Insurance Council of Australia estimates that 80 per cent of property owners are underinsured. With bushfires and floods affecting many homeowners around the country already...

If you are worried about rent, or your rental, talk to your agent

The Coronavirus has affected all Australians, some more financially than others. The unemployment rate in Australia is expected to climb to 10 per cent by the end of June with close to an estimated two million Australians out of work. For landlords paying a mortgage and tenants paying rent, that can be a difficult situation...

Why now is a great time to prepare to sell your home

With lockdown restrictions slowly being eased, most of us still have more time at home. That’s why now is a great time to prepare to sell your home. With the property market tipped to start gaining momentum again soon, it’s important to have your house ready for interested buyers.  What are buyers after? According to...