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August 4, 2017 No Comments

10 Ways to Prepare your Home for a Spring Sale

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog

Spring selling season is just around the corner and it’s certainly not too early to be giving it some thought if you’re looking to make an impact on the market. 1. Clean & declutter  Make your move easier by beginning the packing process now. Clear out all clutter and remove items you don’t regularly use. Donate…Read More→

July 28, 2017 No Comments

Prevent A Nasty Property Surprise

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog

[Educational Blog Status Update]: HOMEBUYERS and real estate investors are being warned to watch out for the hidden traps that may be lurking in their potential purchases. Leaky showers, cracked ceilings and self-opening doors and among the signs pointing to bigger and more costly “nasty surprises”, the Association of Building Consultants says. Spokesman Chris Short…Read More→

July 25, 2017 No Comments

First Home Buyer Cheat Sheet: 10 Tips To Buying Your First Home

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog

So you’re going to take the plunge into real estate ownership. Congratulations! You’ve just made a smart decision in securing your financial future. Let me help you with my top 10 tips for buying your first home. 1. Decide what you can afford Take a look at your salary, debt levels, cost of living and…Read More→

July 4, 2017 No Comments

Ten staging tips to sell your home faster

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog, Presenting your Property

One of the key tasks in selling your home is to make it appealing and memorable to potential buyers when they come to view it. Of course, this is the challenge – you want the home to look warm and welcoming, yet you don’t want to overwhelm buyers with your own personal imprint to the…Read More→

June 29, 2017 No Comments

Quick tips for working out a property’s market value

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog, Preparing to Sell

When you are searching for the perfect property, it can be challenging to work out exactly how much you should be paying. Rather than relying completely on the word of others, you can develop your own strategy for valuing a property, so you have a better independent idea of how much it is really worth….Read More→

June 22, 2017 No Comments

What to consider when choosing a neighbourhood

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog, Making The Next Move

You know what type of home you are looking for – whether you want an apartment or a house, whether you want two bedrooms or three, a garage or a pool – but many buyers forget to take the time to assess whether the neighbourhood suits their requirements too. Before buying a property, spend plenty…Read More→

June 20, 2017 No Comments

Eight tips for New Australians wanting to purchase property

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog

If you are new to Australia and looking to establish a comfortable, settled life here, then sooner or later, you will naturally consider buying property, either as an investment or a home for your family. So there are a few things you need to do in preparation for your first property purchase. 1. Find steady…Read More→

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June 16, 2017 No Comments

How to choose your Property Manager

Posted by Karl Smith in Agency Blog, Property Management

Many property investors overlook the importance of appointing a trustworthy and professional property manager to oversee all the factors involved in ensuring your property retains its capital value and maximises its income. A property manager does more than simply collecting the rent – they need to keep suitable tenants in the property, they administrate all…Read More→