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Caring for your pets during open homes


It’s easy to become swept up in the excitement of selling your property and, in the process, forget the needs of your four-legged best friend during the campaign. There’s a lot to think about while selling your home, including your open home schedule and arrangements for your cat and/or dog during buyer visits for the good of your sale and your pet. Presentation is crucial for the sale of your property at a great price and although dogs and cats are loved by many, some may not feel as comfortable being met by a barking pup, hair covered carpet or common pet smell when they walk through the door. Here are our top tips on looking after your pet during open homes. Moving home can be a stressful experience for anyone, including the family pet. Make sure they’re comfortable and cared for during the experience. If you have a dog, take him/her for a walk during inspections or leave him/her with a familiar family member or friend so the experience is positive. ...


Did you know you could sell your property yourself?


With the advancement of technology and social media, it’s never been easier to be your own real estate agent. In fact, with property sites like Domain and Realestate.com.au now present and 86% of potential buyers using the internet to find their next property, self-selling has become available to anyone.   However, while in a perfect world property selling might be as simple as sticking a ‘for sale by owner’ sign out the front and then popping the champagne, there is a lot more complexity and strategy that goes into a real estate campaign designed for a premium price and record time-frame. To help you decide the best approach for you, we’ve shared the pros and cons of each approach. Sell your own home Pros If you are handy and motivated, preparing your property for sale can be easy. Nobody knows your property better than you, so answering questions about the property will be easy. Get rewarded for your hard work. You have control over your ...


We're coming into a HOT spring market


As the weather warms, so too does the property market. Buyers will emerge energised in the search for their next property and, each year, demand far outweighs supply when it comes to properties on the market. What does this mean for you? If you’re looking to sell, there’s no time like spring. With so many buyers looking to move into their next property, just like yours, before the festive season, spring is when we sell the most properties, quickly and at record prices! And with a strong, world-class marketing and sales campaign to match your goals and property features, we’ll help you maximise the market for an unbeatable result. It’s time to make your move... Let’s share a coffee/tea and have a chat about how we can help you achieve a premium price this spring. Contact us on 02 4933 9929 or email info@mcelwaine.com.au. 


Meet your subconscious - it'll be choosing your next home


Our homes are so much more than four walls and a roof. They’re spaces where special moments are shared, life events are celebrated and memories are created. In order to find the perfect home for you and your family, you must first establish a connection during your inspection. Yes, you’ll likely pinpoint the things that you know you want – the right location, the aesthetics of the home, how many bedrooms and garage spaces it has, the floorplan - but there are some elements that will guide your choice that you may not even be aware of. In fact, your subconscious will play a significant role in the choice of your next family home. The subconscious relationships you share with a property could lead to: An inexplicable sense of belonging, happiness and feeling of balance in each space. A feeling of being truly safe and protected in the presence of the property. Feeling a distinct harmony with the location and the natural world that surrounds the home...


What colour scheme should I be using in my home?


A fresh coat of paint on the inside and outside of your property isn’t just a great way to give your home a new look and feel, it will also boost its resale value. Your choice of colour palette affects more than just the walls. In fact, colour affects us every day and can influence the way that we feel and our thoughts. Whether you are considering selling or are just looking to give your property the TLC it needs, it’s important to choose your colour palette wisely. Here are our top 5 tips on choosing your colour scheme. 1. Don’t follow trends. When it comes to clothing, new toys and technology, trends come and go. The same is true for your colour scheme. We all know that painting your property, whether you do it or yourself or hire someone, is a big job! Rather than choosing trendy colours that could date quickly, opt for colours that reflect your personality and the tones that you and your family love. 2. Start by thinking about your property&rs...


5 secrets to selling your property for a premium price


When it comes to selling your property, first impressions count and most people will make a decision about whether they want to buy a property within a few minutes of entering the door! Good presentation helps connect a potential buyer on an emotional level and can impact a buyer’s decision to pay a good price or a premium price for your property. Without hesitation, we can say that once you begin to implement a process of presentation that encompasses the body, mind, spirit and space with openness and intention, a change will happen.  At McElwaine, we work with our vendors to provide advice on how their property should look and feel for open homes, auctions and inspections to boost the value and help buyer’s fall in love with the spaces. Our approach encompasses both physical aspects of the home and energetic and has been highly successful in increasing the value of a property for a premium price. Here are our five secrets to presenting your property for a pr...