Every market in the world operates on the basis of supply and demand. The same is true of the real estate market. When demand is strong and supply is low, then prices increase. When demand is low and supply is high, then prices decrease. Writing to you from Brisbane, Australia, I can confirm that it’s… Read More Serious Sellers Need to Hear This
It’s over. The much talked about the election is behind us. And it couldn’t have come a moment too soon. Since December 2017 the country has been in a state of limbo and unable to deal with the economic pressures facing everyone. For whatever reason, everything was said to have hinged on this election. It… Read More Knock Knock!
It’s a big decision that every seller has to make: how do I list my property for sale? By Sole mandate, Joint mandate, or Open mandate? Here’s the brutal truth regarding each option. Naturally, you’ll have to interview the agents you are considering to ensure what their individual offering is – but this should guide… Read More Sole Mandate, Joint Mandate, or Open Mandate?
It’s a cause for concern when you are listed on the market and your property hasn’t sold yet. If properly managed though, there is no need to panic. It’s important to realize that you will need to evaluate the situation and make some decisions if you want a result. Research shows that the quicker a… Read More Why Isn’t My Property Selling?
You’ve seen your dream home – the only problem is it isn’t built yet. Is it ever a good idea to buy off plan? The short answer is yes – there are many advantages to buying property before it’s been built. The trick, as with purchasing property of any type, is due diligence – and… Read More Purchasing Off Plan
In any market, correctly pricing your home is critical to you selling for the most the market will pay. Why? Because, if you overprice your home you will attract the wrong buyers to your property. These buyers will be expecting a property worth more than yours. They will vote with their feet – and move… Read More Correct Pricing More Critical Than Ever
Making the decision to purchase a property is not something to be taken lightly. After all, your property is usually one of your most significant assets. For many buyers, the question that arises is “Do I make the decision to purchase now, or wait and see what happens to the market?” There is a fair… Read More When is a Good Time to Buy?
With so many new Gated Estates popping up all over the Helderberg Basin, buyers often ask us if it’s really that much safer living in such an estate. That’s an important question to answer, as the safety of our families is of paramount importance. Sadly, crime is on the rise and we’ve all seen the… Read More Are Gated Estates Safer to Live In?
When you list your property for sale you will be competing with other similar properties. Buyers will shop by comparison – so you need every advantage you can get to ensure you sell first. Here are some ways you can gain an edge. Price creates interest. It’s critically important that you are correctly priced. If… Read More Ensure You Sell Before the Competition Does
In many property markets there is currently strong demand and a shortage of suitable listings. The “supply and demand” principle drives all markets – and the present status is good for property sellers. This often creates an environment conducive for competition amongst buyers which translates into buyers offering the maximum. Competition is healthy, and it… Read More Get The Most For Your Home Without Starting a Bidding War