Books – We highly Recommend

Don’t Sign Anything – Neil Jenman Real Estate Mistakes – Neil Jenman The Gift of Fear – Gavin De Becker Turning Pro – Steven Pressfield Easy Peasey – Allan & Barbara Pease Word of Mouth Marketing – Sernovitz The Power of Nice – Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval Never Split the Difference – Chris … Read more

Guidelines for Overseas Investors buying Australian Real Estate

All contracts by foreign persons seeking to acquire interests in Australian Real Estate must be made conditional upon approval by the Foreign Investment Review Board. We strongly advise all interested parties to visit the link below to their website for further information. Foreign Investment Review Board Website Attachments Mapleton (358 kB)

Stamp Duty Calculator

Use this tool from Smartline to calculate the amount of Stamp Duty you’ll have to pay, this is dependent on which state you reside. Stamp Duty Calculator Attachments Blog3 (102 kB)

Selling a Property with a Pool?

From 1 December 2010, most pools, including pools on properties where there is a house, townhouse or unit, need to comply with a new pool safety standard within five years, or earlier if the property is sold or leased before then. If you require further information, please follow this link to the Queensland Government’s Website. … Read more

Open Homes

These are restrictive, inconvenient and dangerous Don’t allow strangers to wander through your home Sticky beaks will not buy your home.  Only BUYERS will buy.  Therefore, only buyers should inspect. Don’t restrict genuine buyers to one or two hours a week.  Allow these people to inspect at any time. Ensure that your agent  thoroughly qualifies … Read more

Auctions

Auctions get a high price but can’t guarantee the HIGHEST price which private negotiations can Auctions encourage unfair tactics such as dummy bidding and vendor ‘conditioning’ Most buyers are scared of Auctions Most buyers who buy at Auctions openly admit they would have paid more Harry Triguboff – Australia’s greatest property developer has never sold … Read more

How to get the Highest Price for your Property

Adding Extra Sparkles… Buyers are attracted by the appearance of your home and, when they inspect the property they are influenced by the atmosphere. The right appearance outside, followed by the right mood inside, gives you the best chance to get the highest price. You rarely need to spend thousands of dollars in renovations or … Read more

Choosing an Agent

Your Reason… Be sure your reason for selling is confidential. No-one, other than the agent you trust, should know why you want to sell. If the buyers know you have a pressing reason for selling, this could be used against you. It is enough for buyers to know only that you want to sell. The … Read more

14 Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make

1. Borrowing You may borrow too much based on your present situation.  You must make allowance for changes in your circumstances in the future.  Be especially careful of loans with payments which increase at later date. 2. Inclusion Costs You may spend too much on the purchase price of a home and have insufficient money … Read more

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