Choosing your method of sale

06-Dec-2016 15:29:24 Share this:

When it comes to the sale of your property, there are more options available to you when choosing a method of sale than simply listing your property for a fixed price. In fact, according to the latest figures from our network, the number of auctions being performed around the country is up massively from last year. 


So, why are people choosing to sell their homes in this way, and what are the alternatives?



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Topics: Selling At Auction, Sales

Add value and increase deductions with an alfresco area

06-Dec-2016 15:12:57 Share this:

Australia is made for outdoor living, so it is little wonder that alfresco areas have become sought after additions in any property. Owners see great value in adding permanent weatherproof structures to an investment property. Creating an indoor-outdoor environment that can be enjoyed all year round not only adds value to the existing property, but can also help to attract tenants and potentially increase the annual rental yield.

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Topics: Investment Property, Advice, Add Value To Your Property, Outdoor

7 tips for settling into your new neighbourhood

15-Nov-2016 15:50:06 Share this:

Buying a new home often means moving to a new area. It may be a new location you chose simply because you loved it, or it maybe it’s where you need to be for work or family. Whatever the reason for your change in location, it can be a little daunting finding ways to get to know the neighbourhood and have it start feeling like home...but we've got some tips to help you find your feet.


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Topics: Moving House

Freshen Up Your Property in Time for Spring

17-Oct-2016 13:25:03 Share this:

It’s no secret that spring tends to be a busy time for buyers as more properties tend to be listed than during the cooler seasons of the year. If you’re thinking of listing your property this spring here are five ways to freshen up your property and help it stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Selling

How to Deal with Troublesome Tenants

17-Oct-2016 13:14:56 Share this:



Without tenants our investment properties start to lose their income potential and become another outgoing cost, but sometimes troublesome tenants can be more costly than a potential vacancy. So what can you do to ensure any early issues that arise with your tenants don’t turn into a major headache down the road?


Here are some steps you can take before issues become unmanageable.

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Topics: Property Management

Our top 10 tips to prepare for an open home

11-Oct-2016 12:32:00 Share this:

Open homes are one of the most effective ways of marketing a property and attracting interest from a wide variety of buyers.

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Topics: Selling, Open Homes, Landmark Harcourts

Declutter before selling for better results - our top tips

10-Oct-2016 12:09:20 Share this:

Decluttering can make all the difference when selling a home, showing potential buyers space and allowing them to focus on the property, rather than the person. Follow these tips to help give your home the edge when selling.


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Topics: Selling, Property Tips, Landmark Harcourts

16 great tips for moving house with kids

03-Oct-2016 15:38:04 Share this:

Moving house with kids can be stressful for everyone, but particularly young children, especially if they’ve previously only known one home. But with a little foresight, planning and some good old distraction techniques moving to a new home need not be traumatic.


We've put together out top tips to keep things stress free before and during the big day, as well as some fun ideas to get your family used to the new home.

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Topics: Buying Real Estate, Moving House

Open for inspection: Considerations when buying rural property

26-Sep-2016 10:24:00 Share this:

We recently covered some tips to keep in mind when inspecting a house, but rural property can have some unique considerations too. 



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Topics: Rural, Property Tips, Landmark Harcourts, Buying Real Estate, Regional, Buy a Home, Agricultural

Open for inspection: Making the most of your inspection time

23-Sep-2016 16:24:03 Share this:

Open for inspections give you a great first impression of a property and you’ll know almost immediately if it’s one you want to pursue. But that first visit can be much more than a “once over lightly” impression. Thisis how to make sure you’re getting as much information from it as possible.

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Topics: Property Tips, Landmark Harcourts, Buying Real Estate, Buy a Home, Open For Inspections