There is no doubt that we find ourselves dealing with challenging economic conditions. The property market has generally been flat since early 2017 – and there is little indication that this will change before the general election scheduled for the middle of next year. So just what does that mean for the local property market?… Read More Post Elections 2019 could well see a Return to Stability
One thing is for sure if you’re considering selling a property: you certainly have “choice” when it comes to selecting your estate agent. So that begs the question – just how do you go about selecting your agent? Let’s start with identifying the outcome that you want. It’s usually the same for most sellers, but… Read More What Are You Looking For in an Agent?
We live in a very different world to the one we grew up in. Remember the days of black and white print marketing? We’ve come a long way since then. Full-colour newspaper print became the norm. The advent of the Internet changed things – and we were introduced to property websites. As technology has improved,… Read More Does Print Marketing Still Work?
Sadly it happens too often that there is a dispute between tenant and landlord or agent, which results in unhappiness for one or all parties. In most cases, if the proper processes are followed, the unpleasantness of these disputes can be mitigated or even completely avoided. Let’s start on the premise that all parties… Read More Tenants – Avoid a Deposit Dispute
Property owners with properties that are illegally constructed, or don’t have approved municipal plans, could be in for an unpleasant surprise from the local council. For many years property owners have, wrongly, made minor alterations to properties without obtaining the necessary planning permission – something that the municipality is picking up on. In some instances,… Read More Sellers – Are Your Property Plans Approved?
As a seller, it’s only natural that you would want to save where you can on your selling costs. One of those significant costs is the estate agents commission. If two estate agencies were offering the exact same marketing, service, and results, and one was considerably cheaper than the other one, then it would make… Read More “Low-Commission” Estate Agents – What You Need to Know
Every seller wants, and deserves, to sell their property for the highest price the market will pay. Sadly, not every seller achieves this. There is a big difference between selling a property, and selling it for the highest price. I’m sure we’ve all seen properties that have sold and thought: “well that was a bargain!”… Read More Selling Strategies – Listing with a Price