Yesterday I spoke with another potential client who said they’re thinking about downsizing. I seem to be having this conversation a lot this year! -but too many people are using the term “downsizing” when what they really mean is “rightsizing.” Downsizing is where someone owns a large home and truly wants to downsize … Continue reading DOWNSIZING OR RIGHTSIZING
Well, it may seem so at the moment, but fear not, the balance of nature tends to be quickly restored. With the constant barrage of bad news lately on the news you would be forgiven for thinking that the entire world is falling to pieces. From terror attacks, a plunging stock market, Melbourne and Sydney … Continue reading HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE MAD?
Just before settlement the your agent will call you to organise what is commonly known as the final inspection. This is a walk-through of the home by the buyer prior to settlement. In WA every buyer is entitles to a final walkthrough before the big day. But is it that simple? So what exactly … Continue reading Final Inspections – Why are people so worried about them ?
Ask anyone in the street when they think the best time to sell a home is and the answer will almost be unanimous – Spring! And it’s no wonder – everything’s in bloom, brighter, blossoming and looks great. But talk to real estate agents and drill down on sales results, and you’ll find that the … Continue reading IS SPRING THE BEST TIME TO SELL?
Not a home open goes by where I don’t get cornered by a home buyer with an iPhone (or Galaxy) showing me the internet based valuation for the home we are selling. More and more often when I sit in people’s homes, the family I am representing have done their own research on the internet … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER TRUST ONLINE HOME VALUATIONS
Well hasn’t the year flown by! I can’t believe it is half way through the year and winter is well and truly upon us. 2018 has seen a strong start for some parts of the Perth property market. Low stock levels across the Western Suburbs have continued and have kept prices on an even keel … Continue reading CLIENT MARKET UPDATE JUNE 2018
Ok, we are in 2018 and a lot has changed in the last 10 years. I look at my 12-year-old son and can’t believe that the 1stiPhone hadn’t even cone out when he was born. So much has changed in the last 10 years – but apparently not Real Estate Agents! 10 years ago, … Continue reading THINGS THAT ARE DRIVING BUYERS CRAZY IN 2018 !!
So, you’ve been thinking about selling your house and your keen to get started - and then you realise …….YOU HAVE KIDS! How is that going to work without losing your mind? Well, it has been done plenty of times before, so don't worry too much. If you plan out the selling process correctly, it … Continue reading HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME WITH CHILDREN (OR TRY!)
The phrase “leaving money on the table” is a popular saying which means not getting enough money as you could have. If you are like most sellers, you hope to sell your home at the very best possible price. No one wants to leave money on the table, after all. There are several strategies your … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE WHEN YOU SELL YOUR HOME
Selling a property in the digital age can be very confusing and the techniques we use now have changed phenomenally over the last 10 years. One thing that hasn’t changed – home sellers are still cynical of the proposed marketing budget that their agents suggest – especially in this day in age where the seller … Continue reading WHAT TYPE OF MARKETING WILL MAKE ME THE MOST MONEY?