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How much does it cost to sell a house?

August 10, 2018


When choosing an agent to sell your home, don’t make the mistake of only looking at the commission rate each agent charges. The real estate commission fees are not the only costs of selling a house. If you base your decision on commission alone you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. So, how much […]

Setting the Asking Price when Selling

July 26, 2018


Many people think that there is a correlation between putting a high initial asking price on an advertised property and achieving a high final selling price. There’s certainly a link, but it doesn’t work the way many people think. In fact, the opposite is often the case. If a property is really overpriced, purchasers just […]

Over Capitalising

July 13, 2018


There is a danger of spending large amounts of money for very little return. Works completed on a property rarely if ever increase the value of the property in line with the amount of money spent. Repairs and maintenance are often needed and are sometimes essential for the sale of a property. Nevertheless, some larger […]

Top Tips for Selling Your Home - Part 2

July 6, 2018


Following on from Part 1, here is Part 2 of York Realty’s 12 best-selling ideas to help you sell easily and get the best possible price for your home. Be realistic about the price. Quote the price you want not a misleading ‘bait’ price. Today’s buyers have easy access to information on the net and are […]

Top Tips for Selling Your Home - Part 1

July 3, 2018


Here are York Realty’s 12 best-selling ideas to help you sell easily and get the best possible price for your home. We will present the 12 tips in two parts. Below are the first six tips and the other six will appear in the next edition. De-clutter. Clear your property of anything that does not add […]

Is winter a good time to sell?

June 28, 2018


As the cooler weather sets in, many people considering going to the market will be faced with a conundrum – sell in winter or wait until spring? Aside from the practical considerations such as work commitments, school terms and actually being ready to go on the market, the impact of the season on a campaign’s […]

Believing the Improbable Lie

June 15, 2018


When asked to price a property, a real estate agent has the opportunity to impress the owner and obtain a listing. Listings are the lifeblood of any real estate career. For an untrained agent who lacks high-level marketing and negotiation skills, the only way to impress and subsequently obtain the listing is to promise the […]

Top 5 Investment Mistakes

June 7, 2018


We all make mistakes, it’s a fact of life no matter how hard we try to avoid it. We also make mistakes when it comes to investing whether it be money or property. There are ways to avoid making these mistakes and ensuring that your investment is providing the best possible outcome and financial success! […]

Why you should have a sales team not a salesperson

June 1, 2018


Offering a team approach when selling will give your property an advantage when selling your home. The York Realty team takes pride in our agency’s approach and has put together the top benefits of having a sales team instead of a salesperson. The whole team is looking for a buyer What many people are not […]

Exploding The Myth That Auctions Always Bring The Best Price

May 18, 2018


Auctioning a property to achieve the best possible price is a long held myth that does not hold up against reality. Whenever you have the fortunate situation of more than one buyer trying to buy your home, the worst thing the agent could do is disclose the competing offers to each of the interested buyers […]

Higher Investment Property Rent Not Always Higher Income

May 3, 2018


Most experienced investors understand that $500 a week for fifty two weeks a year means more money in their pocket than $550 a week with several weeks vacancy during the year. So if maximizing income from rental property investment comes from keeping their properties occupied, why do some landlords charge such high rents that their […]

What Is YOUR Property Worth In Today's Market?

April 19, 2018


What would you do if you wanted to find out what your property is worth in today’s market? Would you ask for an appraisal or do you get a valuation? They may sound the same but they’re not. Do you know the difference between an appraisal and a valuation? A valuation can only be conducted […]

The Investor's Slip Slop Slap

April 10, 2018


Sometimes new investors make the decision to manage their own investment property. After all, it seems obvious – why pay an agent to do something as simple as banking a rental cheque? It’s only when they start managing their own property on a day to day basis that they realise the level of expertise required […]

Nobel Prize-Winning Concept

April 6, 2018


If you are like most sellers, the thought of selling your home can be daunting. Selling your home is not usually something you do more than once or twice in your life. So how do you know what to expect or more importantly how to sell for the highest price? When it comes to getting […]

Weekly Price Review

March 22, 2018


Price is a major factor in marketing a property and it is important that you and your agent get it right. Since all negotiation experts say that if you want to get the highest price you should start high and then come down until the right buyer is found, it stands to reason that price […]

Underquoting is a deceitful tactic

March 9, 2018


Underquoting is a tactic used by a number of agents to attract more people to the advertised property, making it look like there’s lots of interest. The large number of inquiries (from buyers in this intentionally misleading lower price bracket), can also be used as a conditioning tool by many agents to convince unrealistic vendors […]

The book most Real Estate Agents don't want you to read

February 28, 2018


FREE ! We are so confident in our service and expertise; we are offering a free copy to the first 50 home sellers that contact York Realty 130011YORK (1300119675) Learn how to win in the property market with best-selling author, Peter O’Malley’s new book Inside Real Estate Its the book most agents don’t want you to […]

Auctions and the three card trick

February 23, 2018


Public auction involves multiple bidders competing against each other to secure the one item – in this instance residential real estate. This is the simplistic theory of auctions. In order to get home owners to sign up to an auction, agents use the equivalent of the 3 card trick. They tell home sellers that auction […]

Digital Footprint - What you don't know but need to know

February 9, 2018


The internet has been a game changer for many industries, including real estate. Many of the developments have been largely positive for home buyers and sellers. Marketing costs have been driven down as the digital age proves to be far more cost-effective than print, the quality of promotion per property has improved and email has made […]


January 17, 2018


8 issues that will determine the year ahead Forecasting the performance of the property market in 2018 is anyone’s guess. Depending on what you believe, boom/ bust or somewhere in between, you are sure to find an analyst that agrees. The issue with making a forecast is one tends to be prone to confirmation bias. […]