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4 Easy Tips on Presenting Your Home To Sell


  1. First Impression Counts!When a buyer views your house the exterior of the property is the first glance they have of your home. Having over-grown lawns, weeds and overflowing bins will not get the buyers interested. Instead keeping the outside appearance of your home neat and tidy will change the look of your home and enhance buyers to notice that your house is loved and cared for.   2. Routine MaintenanceDoes your front door squeak when opening? Does the key get stuck when turning the lock? Front gate not functioning well? These may sound like minor details, but they will definitely not go un-noticed. Fixing these small details will enhance the presentation of your home.   3. Keep It CleanA buyer likes to have vision when buying. It is hard to do so with messy kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, don’t forget to clean that unwanted pet fur laying around on the floor. Cleaning your home is a no-brainer! Add a fragrance so your home smells fresh and enticing ...


Preparing Your Home For Lease


1.  Choosing the Right AgencyIf it is your first time leasing your home or investment property, choosing the right agent for you is essential. Not only will they be able to set you up correctly from the very beginning, they’ll also be able to explain your rights and responsibilities as a landlord and handle all payments, entries and exits, inspections, maintenance request and fill vacancies. If you try to handle it alone, chances are mistakes will be made and it will cost you more in the long-term.Choosing the right agent that you feel will be the most capable for you. Your property management team should look after your property as if it is their own. 2. Preparation for PresentationThe first thing for your home to go up for lease is presentation, consisting of a thorough house clean. Here is a guide to help with preparation for your home. Cleaning guide lines;- Yard Free of all rubbish and personal items- Driveway free of leaves, dirt, tyre marks and oil stains- Lawns mowe...


Tips When Buying Your Home


  1. Research When buying a home, it is a good idea to research the market. Knowing what areas are selling at, can help you decide what location you would like to buy into. Take your time when doing this, look at how much different property types are selling at regarding more bedrooms, garages and bathrooms etc, etc. Research the cost that involve the stamp duty and solicitor or conveyancer fees. This will ensure you are prepared prior to buying. At this stage first home buyers up to house value of $650,000 get stamp duty exemption. 2. InspectionsAfter doing your research and you are interested in a few properties book an inspection. This will allow you to see the property yourself. Take notes on what you like about the property that way you can compare to other properties you have seen and decide which property you want to purchase. Viewing the property also allows you to see whether the house is in good condition or not. Therefore, when you buy you know there is work to b...


What Property Managers Look For In A Successful Tenancy Application


  1. Employment & Wages:- The first thing property managers look for in their potential tenants is a steady source of income with a very good employment history. This is done to ensure that tenants have available funds to pay their rent. Property Managers will conduct an assessment of income and affordability, these measures if the tenant can afford rent plus able to maintain living expenses. Tenants should aim to spend no more than 30% - 40% of their weekly income on rent. 2. Rental History:- Having a rental history will highlight to the property manager that you are able to afford the rent and living expenses, plus demonstrating that you have been a good tenant in the past. If you don’t have a rental history, make sure you have an employment reference letter and to present yourself well when you communicate with the property manager. 3. Property Standard:- Property Managers also like to look at the vacating property standard of your last rental home. This consists o...


How to be the Best Buyer


  When buying a first home, second home or investment property, it is crucial to have your finance first and then look for houses you are interested in after. The reason being, buyers fall into the trap of looking for a property, finding one they want to buy and then approach a bank to arrange finance. First and foremost, it is a mistake to arrange finance after you have found the property you want for three main reasons; After agreeing on a purchase price, you then tell your agent/ vendor that the price is subject to finance you do not have yet- This immediately weakens your position and puts the vendor to believe the agreed price does not mean anything at the moment. Depending on what amount you find out, you can get loaned to you.  Not having the money up front, makes the vendor lose interest in your offer. Losing interest only makes them think that there are other potential buyers out there with ready to go offers, that could be potentially better waiting in the back...