It’s hard to believe another year is almost over. It’s definitely been a challenging year in the property market, amongst other things. As we predicted 12 months ago, there was a sharp decline in the number of buyers with an appetite to purchase. This was in stark contrast to the increase of property owners who… Read More Reflecting on the 2018 Property Market
The most important questions that need answering in real estate are: when is the best time to sell? And when is the best time to buy? The best time to sell is when there are lots of buyers, fewer competing listings, and prices are increasing. This is the most common of markets that we experience,… Read More The Smart Time to Buy Property
Selling your property can be a stressful event when not done properly. In my experience, here are 5 regrets that are best avoided. If only I’d used my own attorney. Sometimes a buyer may insist on nominating the transferring attorney instead of the seller. In most cases this is because the buyer has an arrangement… Read More 5 Regrets to Avoid When Selling
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?
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
There is an important factor to consider when it comes to the selling or purchasing of property – and that’s the “time value of money”. What does this refer to? Simply put, it’s the fact that money available now is worth more than the same amount in the future, due to that fact that it… Read More Recognising the Time Value of Money
Often as consumers we prioritise price over quality and then we get disappointed when the result is unsatisfactory. We then undoubtedly have to opt for quality second time round, paying twice for the same desired outcome, resulting in a far more expensive exercise than was necessary. Ever heard the saying; “you get what you pay… Read More Identifying value over fees