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SOLD IN 7 DAYS...... ON THE MARKET FOR 13 YEARS WITH OTHER AGENTS


SOLD IN 7 DAYS...... ON THE MARKET FOR 13 YEARS WITH OTHER AGENTS "I couldn’t be happier. After a series of unsuccessful campaigns with other agents, I listed with McElwaine. They provided a professional, friendly service and their level of communication is without peer. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their property." Jennifer Eaglereach Wilderness Resort, Vacy

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Selling my property through McElwaine was simple, painless and easy!!


“Selling my property through McElwaine was simple, painless and easy. Communication was excellent with regular updates on buyer feedback throughout the sale. McElwaine went out of their way to meet potential buyers at the property and to ensure it was presented at its best prior to inspections. I would be happy to use McElwaine again as either a ...buyer or seller, and to recommend them to others.” Gareth Barrington Wilderness Cottages

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MCELWAINE'S STELLAR YEAR!


2015 was an interesting year for the Hunter's property market. The exceptional returns of 2014 and early 2015 gave way to more moderate results in the wake of a softening economy courtesy of the downturn in the mining industry.  Yet despite all this, McElwaine enjoyed a stellar year with 40 sales and several more moving towards a sale in early 2016. Several sales saw record prices including $1.270m for a 230 acre rural lifestyle/agri-business property at Gresford, $1.080m for a 23 acre rural lifestyle property at Paterson and $350,000 for a 3 bedroom residence on 702sqm in Bendolba. Of particular interest was the geographic spread of sales with McElwaine now in demand in Stroud, Dungog, Wallarobba, Clarence Town, Vacy, Duns Creek, Martins Creek, Paterson, Mindaribba, Largs, Bolwarra, Bolwarra Heights, Lorn, East Maitland, Brandy Hill and Millfield.  In response to the high demand for our services in the Lower Hunter, we have now expanded our sales team to assist clients in Te...

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2016 - THE YEAR AHEAD


2015 was a year of substantial movement within the Hunter property market, the region earning the mantle of the fastest growing area outside Sydney. Buyers flocked to the Hunter to take advantage of the superb lifestyle on offer with beautiful beaches at the doorstep and close proximity to the area's world renowned wineries and tourist sites. The RBA's decision to hold interest rates at a record low of 2% - in place for a record seven months now -- delivered a sense of certainty that inspired buyers to plunge their money into property where housing affordability is far superior to that of Sydney. The prediction for 2016 is that the strong lift in confidence shown by buyers in 2015 will continue, so despite the downturn in the mining industry, vendors will continue to reap steady rewards, but not at the dizzying levels of 2014 and early 2015. And for buyers, the old adage -- you get more bang for your buck -- certainly applies! For investors, the Hunter's previously impossible to penet...

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IT'S NOT WHAT YOU'VE GOT - IT'S THE WAY THAT YOU PRESENT IT!


Selling your home isn't just about what you've got. How you present it is just as important if you're looking to attract a premium price. It's important to remember that you're asking another person spend a lot of money to buy what you have. You want them to love what you're offering. In order to achieve this, it is vital that a neutral environment is created; one that enables buyers to see themselves living and using that space. Some vendors readily embrace this concept and create the 'right' vision. Other vendors present their homes under the mistaken belief that a) they must showcase their own lives, or b) presentation doesn't matter. The reality of either of these situations is that buyers are often and at the same time both offended and distracted; often unable to see past the vendors' 'stuff'. It is not the home and its assets that are remembered but every detail of the vendors' lives: the often far too many photos and much-loved personal items on display. Sadly, all the buyer r...

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WE'RE TAKING PROPERTY MARKETING TO NEW HEIGHTS


We've been innovators from day one, looking for that something special that will give our clients the edge. And now we're taking property marketing to new heights with the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems. Yes, McElwaine is the first regional property marketer to apply the very exciting DRONE technology to deliver a never-before seen dimension of aerial cinematography! Ideal not only for rural landholdings and rural lifestyle properties where an aerial view assists in perspective drone cinematography has also been adopted by vendors of residential properties, please view property 1A Victoria Road, Bolwarra to see drone cinematography in action!

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