Selling or purchasing a property is a big decision. For most clients we engage with, their property is their largest asset. It goes without saying that Trust is a consideration for anyone engaging in a property transaction. Let’s first consider the trust issue for a property purchaser. A purchaser has the legal right to know… Read More The Issue of Trust in Real Estate
Difficult economic times have impacted the market, with more listings available as property owners decide to access the equity in their property or reduce their debt. With more properties to choose from, buyers are shopping wisely and reacting only to properties that represent the best value. Our research shows that buyers generally respond to… Read More Buyers Snap Up Well-priced Properties
Yes, the market isn’t what most sellers would like it to be. Difficult economic times are definitely impacting buyer demand. Inflation is increasing, incomes are not, and many businesses are taking strain under the conditions. The result is that buyer demand has decreased. It’s a reality, and there is nothing that any agent or seller… Read More Tough Market Calls for Different Strategies
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