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What are the benefits of a private treaty?


Auctions get a lot of the media attention, however they can be stressful and too fast paced for some sellers and buyers alike. If you don’t like the idea of the heat that comes with going under the hammer, a private treaty (or private sale) might be a better option for you.   This guide will give you insight into how a private campaign works, the benefits and whether it is the right fit for your property.   What is a private treaty campaign?   This approach to selling your property is less intimidating or overwhelming for both the vendors and buyers. A private treaty offers greater flexibility in terms of settlement periods and appeals to buyers purchasing subject to finance and vendors who do not require a quick sale or who are selling in a market that is less buoyant.    How does a private treaty work?   In a private treaty campaign, the seller (guided by their agent) sets the price they would like to get for their property. This can be d...


9 myths about real estate busted


The real estate industry is often seen by people to have a certain mysticism about it.    As a result, there are a lot of myths and assumptions floating around in relation to what a real estate agent does and about the industry as a whole.    Following bad advice and having misleading information might turn your property sale into a disaster.    So we’ve busted 15 of the common myths and assumptions that people make about the world of real estate.   All agents are the same   Before you lump all agents in the same basket, take the time to get to know your potential real estate agents. While there are some agents who will offer a pretty standard approach to selling your property, there are others who are committed to delivering an excellent service and result based on a unique approach.   For example, free from the constraints of real estate franchisees, we’ve created an approach to real estate that is holistic, un...


What are the benefits of going to auction?


The allure of an auction is familiar to many of us. Auctions are fast-paced, exciting and can produce great results on your property sale.   This guide will give you insight into how an auction works, the benefits and whether it is the right fit for you.  What does going under the hammer mean?   An auction (also known as ‘going under the hammer’) creates a sense of urgency by drawing out interested buyers and bringing things to a head at the auction event.   An auction will keep your property’s value secret to allow buyers visiting the property to provide their estimates on what they would pay for the sale. This gives us insight into what the market is thinking and allows us to stay the course or adjust expectations if required.    If market conditions are in your favour and there is a high rate of buyer interest and competitive bidding on the day than you may achieve a generous sale price beyond your expectations. Properties li...


The secret to selling your home faster in Maitland and the Hunter Valley


Selling your property fast allows you to move quickly into the next exciting chapter of your life. It also means you’ll spend less time keeping your property tidy for potential buyers dropping by. If you’re looking to sell your property fast in the Hunter region, these tips are for you! Time it right The property market in Australia is constantly fluctuating and whilst Hunter Valley has been steadily strong, it is important to do your research into the local market to get an idea of how your sale will perform. For example, an investment in the redevelopment and growth of a local shopping centre could send your property’s price upwards and therefore offer the perfect opportunity to sell. Even the time of year can come into play. Summer is often a busy period for real estate with many properties listed and a lot of buyers looking. This means high competition. If your property is luxurious, unique and will likely stand out in a crowd, this might be the perfec...


Designing the right campaign for you


Crafting a personalised story and sales campaign for your property is our proven way to attract a record sale. In fact, it’s how we’ve sold 90% of our properties at a premium price in only a short time spent on the market. As custodians of your sale, we will bring to life the heart and soul of your property through a unique selling strategy that captures your property’s features and communicates its story to attract a premium sale. The method used for the sale of your home is one of the most powerful determining factors for your outcome. A lot of thought, strategy, planning and marketing goes into launching a property and delivering a succinct and successful strategy that will mean the difference between your house selling and securing a price well above what you expected. These are the three more common selling strategies that we will consider to get the best result for your property sale. An auction campaign An auction creates a sense of urgency by dr...


How to increase the value of your property by 10% or more


You may have come across the term ‘home staging’ being thrown around by real estate agents, but do you really know what it means and how it can get your property sold for a premium price? In a nutshell, home staging means having your house professionally styled for advertising and upcoming home inspections and/or auctions. This may involve bringing furnishings into a vacant home, adding pieces to a lived-in home or simply re-dressing a home’s look and feel. Real estate is a competitive market, with a growing number of properties coming online in the Hunter Valley region every day. Staging or styling can be the magic that sets your property apart from the many homes a potential buyer will visit over the weekend. We like to call it the cream on top - that little something that makes your property extra-inviting, beautiful and helps push your sale over the line to achieve a premium result. In fact, some experts suggest that home staging can increase the value...