Buyer interest in the Helderberg area continues to be strong, as it has been over the past few years. The stream of buyers from more northern areas of the country has intensified. As many estate agents may have noted, there has been a reduction in the number of resale properties available for purchase. That means that… Read More Massive Surge in Development Sales
What do you think of when you think of an estate agent…? While some agents may give the industry a bad name, the majority of estate agents are great people who try their best to deliver a great service, often in very difficult circumstances. Before you judge estate agents, take time to get to know… Read More Show Your Agent a Little Love
It’s hard to believe that 2013 is almost over. It seems like just the other day we were kicking off a new year. Every year brings with it an expectation. So what happened in real estate locally, and what trends have developed? It was initially forecast that property values would experience steady growth of 7… Read More Real Estate Trends of 2013
Effective marketing of your property to buyers is critical to you achieving the price you deserve. It’s so sad when we see sellers making little effort to present their homes well – despite pleas to do so. I often compare the marketing of a property to dating. Back in the day when we went out… Read More How Do I Make My Property Appeal to Buyers?
Real Estate is a really exciting career. While we sell property, what we really deal with, are people. One of the benefits of a career in real estate is meeting people – different people – with different needs. In doing this we get into some really funny situations that bring out the lighter side of… Read More The Lighter Side of Life for an Estate Agent…
It’s the questions every seller wants answered: How do I sell for the most the market will pay? In answering the question there are a number of issues to consider. For the purpose of this article we will focus on some of them, and future articles will deal with other important influencing factors. The first… Read More How Do I Ensure My Property Sells for Maximum?
Many property owners who currently own properties larger than they need, wonder when the best time is to sell and scale down. As we move through the different phases of our lives our needs change. The large home that was once buzzing with the noise of our kids is now quiet as they have moved… Read More How Do I Know When to Scale Down?
The first 4 months of 2013 have seen a healthy improvement in the local property market. The property market, like all markets, works on supply and demand. When there are more properties for sale than there are buyers then there is a “buyers market” – which generally means that buyers are in control and make… Read More Healthy Activity in the Local Property Market
House-hunting can be a stressful exercise. No doubt you’ve made a list of important “must-have’s”, you’ve been given an accurate estimation of the finance you will qualify for, and you know what you can afford. The best way to purchase is by comparison. That means shopping around and looking at a number of properties that… Read More How Do I Know How Much to Offer?
Before making improvements to your property, consider what buyers look for when making a purchasing decision, and ensure you spend your money on the right sort of improvements. Some of the more obvious requirements for a buyer are property size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, location, and price. In most cases there is nothing you… Read More What Buyers Want in a Home