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Should you renovate before selling?

June 16, 2017

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With TV shows such as The Block and Reno Rumble gaining immense popularity in the last few years, many homeowners have been inspired to carry out their own makeovers and add value to their homes. A question our sales team at York Realty often get asked is “should we renovate before we put our home […]

Be Choosey

May 31, 2017

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When selling your property, it pays to be choosey.  Choose Skill, Not Opinions Some agents tell lies to win your business. Be very careful that you do not choose the agent who tells you the biggest lie about how much ‘you will get’ for your property. This is called ‘buying the business’. Unless the agent […]

The key market drivers

May 18, 2017

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  The key market drivers  What are the key economic fundamentals that drive our property market? Population growth Australia has one of the fastest population growths in the western world. Based on conservative assumptions, Economists BIS Shrapnel estimate Australia’s population will increase by 5.3 million within the next 13 years. With an average of 2.5 […]

Selecting an Agent

May 5, 2017

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It goes without saying that it is very important to select a real estate agent who is not only competent, but also professional, reputable and ethical. Most people are aware of some of the bad industry practices from first hand experience. However, there are certainly agents who operate professionally and ethically. In looking for an […]

Don’t wait till it’s too late

April 18, 2017

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Unfortunately, many elderly people put off selling their family home until it’s too late and the decision to sell is no longer theirs to make, it’s made instead by others. It is sad to see this happen to many of our elderly. Generally, the reason the elderly have to move is because the upkeep and […]

Focus On Features

March 27, 2017

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  Your property’s features are its biggest selling point; price is secondary. Sure, if there are two identical properties, then price becomes important. But most properties are unique and each has a special ‘feel’ that makes it more or less attractive than another property. Even an apartment in a building of look-alikes can sell for […]

What are you waiting for?

March 14, 2017

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Are you, like many others, confused by all the media reports on the state of the property market? My advice to you is this; don’t let the never-ending bombardment of mixed messages and conflicting reports on the market paralyse you into sitting back and doing nothing. This year could be the best opportunity for those investors […]

Selling by Stealth

February 28, 2017

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Selling by Stealth Is it the way to go? What is selling by stealth? It is when you sell your property without any marketing or open inspections other than selected buyers being handpicked and introduced by an agent. The first your neighbours know of your intention to sell is when you tell them it is […]

Knowing what the Market will do

February 13, 2017

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It can really be so confusing trying to work out the state of the property market with so many conflicting reports and messages daily in the media. Predicting what the market will do is not easy. Very few economists saw the GFC coming yet when it comes to property it seems that everyone has an […]

Learn to Love Early Buyers

January 31, 2017

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High prices often come early. The only problem with buyers who make good offers early in the marketing campaign is that their offers do not look so good when compared with the first, and current, asking price – which is always higher than the true market price. American sales trainer, David Knox, said, “Sellers do […]

Risk Free Selling

January 27, 2017

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Our ‘Risk Free Real Estate’ policy in unique in our area – it places our client’s needs above all else and is designed to put more money in your pocket.  Don’t pay excessive advertising fees to simply advertise the Agent’s “PROFILE”! NO SALE – NO CHARGE – NO RISK In the unlikely event that we […]

Home Safety Tip - Do you have a fire extinguisher?

January 17, 2017

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    There has been much talk about ensuring that your property is adequately fitted with smoke alarms (and is law in many states) but what would you do if a fire did occur? Investing in a fire extinguisher can help protect your property in the event of a fire. Following are some tips to […]

Hooked on bait pricing

January 5, 2017

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Hooked on bait pricing Avoid being snagged by the price quote The search for a new family home can be a lengthy, gruelling process. Even more so when it comes to interpreting the rubbery prices agents quote to buyers in the lead up to the auction. Many a buyer has been to an auction recently […]

Should you have a sign ?

December 21, 2016

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The short answer is ‘Yes’. The buyers who are most likely to pay the highest price will specifically want your location. No sign can mean no sale. Having seen a sign in front of a property, if the buyers contact the agent for an inspection, they have already ‘bought’ the property from the outside. If […]

Add Extra Sparkles

November 30, 2016

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  Add Extra Sparkles – You rarely need to spend thousands of dollars to make your home attractive. Buyers are attracted by the appearance of your property and, when they inspect it, they are influenced by its atmosphere. The right appearance outside, followed by the right mood inside,  gives you the best chance to get […]

Thinking of selling Toowoomba? WHY is important

November 17, 2016

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Thinking of Selling? Why IS Important. If you are like most sellers, the thought of selling your property can be daunting. When it comes to getting the highest price for your property, these are the two things that, more than any others, will optimise your chances of success. But before we get into those areas, […]

Willowview on South - The complete, safe home enviroment

November 11, 2016

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Willowview on South  The complete, safe home enviroment You won’t find these sizes at these prices anywhere else in Toowoomba Willowview on South comprises a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom townhouses that offers the security of an onsite manager and gated vehicle entry points ensuring peace of mind for its residents. Entry to the […]

Inside of a Doughnut

November 3, 2016

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The inside of a doughnut contains nothing, and that’s how much we charge sellers BEFORE we sell their properties. With us, you don’t fork out thousands of dollars for an expensive advertising campaign (where the biggest name would be our own!) No, we don’t charge you anything until two things happen,   YOUR PROPERTY IS […]

York Realty's A-List Salesperson

October 15, 2016

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Proud to be one of Queensland’s top Real Estate Sales Performers for 2015 / 2016 – based on the number of settled sales.  Congratulations to Brenton Falknau.  Brenton has been a York Realty Salesperson since 2013. Not being part of a franchise, York Realty Salespeople don’t get the chance to rate themselves against other offices. […]

Make Your Home Attractive to Buyers

August 25, 2016

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Buyers are attracted by the appearance of your property and, when they inspect it, they are influenced by its atmosphere. The right appearance outside, followed by the right mood inside, gives you the best chance to get the highest price and give your property that extra sales appeal. You rarely need to spend thousands of […]