To provide the best real estate service in Australia, based on the highest standard of ethics, values and client care.
In so doing, we will earn the loyalty and trust of homesellers and buyers, landlords and tenants who will become our lifelong clients and friends because we always place their interests ahead of our own.
This is our mission.
We will live up to it in everything we do. Our success will always be measured by the
happiness and loyalty of our clients.
THE KEY MARKET DRIVERS
What are the key economic fundamentals that
drive our property market?
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 people per household this translates
to a need for an additional 2.1 million new homes.
2)Construction of new housing
According to many analysts, Australia has a
shortage of new housing.This is not
true of all areas. For example there are pockets of oversupply such as
apartments in the inner city of Melbourne and house and land packages in some
new subdivisions in the outer suburbs.However, there is a constant shortage of housing in the popular inner to
Unemployment in Australia currently sits
under 6% which is far better than most other countries around the world. For
the property market to be adversely affected by unemployment we have to have a
substantial increase in the number of people losing their jobs and not being
able to meet their mortgage repayments thereby forcing them to sell. This is an unlikely scenario given
our strong economy and current low interest rates.
Interest rates are the lowest they have
been for many years. Low interest rates help the affordability of housing.
People today have greater buying power and a higher disposable income.
Consumer sentiment is something that is
hard to measure and generally reflects the mood in the market place. With the
change in government, coupled with low interest rates and a strong economy,
there are strong signs that higher levels of confidence are back in the
As you can see from the basic economic
fundamentals, Australia is poised for a property market that should continue to
rise over the coming years.
Real Estate is an incredibly lucrative and competitive business and some Real Estate Agents will do almost anything to get listings in the search for commissions. Unfortunately reputations have been battered in the process. But just remember that not all can be tarred with the same brush.
The reality of Real Estate is that agents don’t have to rely on repeat business, so if a customer feels badly treated when selling their property, many agents won’t care and take the attitude ” the disgruntled seller left the area anyway. I will not have to deal with them in the future”. A relatively new phenomenon in the form of online ratings systems and review sites does allow for a degree of exposure and for testimonials to be readily available, but sometimes Real Estate Agents do stretch the truth to get business.
“We need money upfront to advertise your property”
One of the toughest tasks facing Real Estate Agents is getting listings (properties to sell) so this temptation to get a listing at …
You mention you’re buying or selling property to one person and the next minute, you have everyone knocking on your door with advice. If buying and selling your home a few times made you an expert, we’d be out of a job! There are so many tall tales and outdated assumptions being told that it’s hard to know what is fact and fiction, so we’ve set out to bust some of the more common real estate myths we hear every day:1. Never sell in the winterThis is one of the most common myths that has been circulating for as long as I can remember. The assumption is that the only people who put their homes on the market when the weather is coldest are poor, desperate souls who will accept any price to pay for some firewood! This is simply not true. There are not specific months or seasons to sell property as Australia’s property market is active year-round (even during footy season!).2. Young adults have no hope of home ownershipThis idea that it’s ‘impossible’ for young people to buy their first ho…
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 the highest price for your property, there is a tool that will optimise your chances of success.
The Buyer Price Declaration is a concept developed by economist, Sir William Vickery – one of several ideas that earned him the Nobel Prize for Economics.
This negotiation tool is demonstrably better than a public auction for sellers. With the Buyer’s Price Declaration, no competing buyer is privy to another buyer’s offer. This means that each buyer must offer their highest price without being influenced by what somebody else may have offered.
At a public auction the auctioneer declares the property will be sold to the highest bidder. As a seller you want to sell for the highest possible market price. You don’t …