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Nine reasons why your home may not be selling

May 31, 2017

Market Marketing Selling

You’ve put your place on the market but months later you still haven’t had any offers and you can’t figure out why it hasn’t sold. We asked some real estate experts to come up with the main reasons some properties languish on the market. Photo: Frances Andrijich Overpriced The most obvious reason a property does not […]

Getting the best out of your property when selling

May 5, 2017

Market Marketing Selling

When listing your property for sale there are a number of low cost options you can use to help sell your home faster and maximise the sale price. Price your home realistically First and foremost, price your property right from the start. I can’t stress enough how important it is to listen to the advice […]

10 things to splurge on when renovating to sell

April 26, 2017

Decorating Design Selling

If you’re renovating to sell, the stakes are high. Firstly, you’ll want to make sure you’re adding value to the property and improving its appeal to buyers. Secondly, you’ll be working to a tighter timeline than those renovating for pleasure. Award-winning interior designer, and experienced property investor, Jane Eyles-Bennett, says people often get caught up […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 11 April

April 18, 2017

Buying Market Rentals Selling

Sales activity in Perth declined by seven per cent over the week, with 641 transactions recorded. Listings for saleThe decline in sales can be attributed to a five per cent decrease in house sales and a 35 per cent decrease in vacant land sales. Unit sales experienced a four per cent increase over the week. […]

How social media can help sell your home in days

March 29, 2017

Buying Selling Social Media

In 2015, a real estate agent made an elaborate short film using drones, actors and Facebook to sell a Gold Coast home. It sold in just three days, for $1.6 million. Social platforms – including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and even Pinterest – are used to share the most mundane and trite details of our […]

Prices fall as Perth remains a buyer’s market

March 17, 2017

Buying Market Selling

With dwelling values falling, there are plenty of opportunities for buyers in Perth. Picture: Getty Hopes of a new year property market recovery in Perth have been dashed, with new data showing house values across the city dropped in February. The CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index, released on Wednesday, shows dwelling values in Perth decreased […]

Q&A: What should your property strategy be in 2017?

January 30, 2017

Buying Market Rentals Selling

Did you make a new year’s resolution?  What are you looking to focus on this year? We spoke to property experts to see which areas buyers, sellers, investors and renters should focus on in 2017. Here are the key issues and areas your property strategy should address. What 5 things should renters focus on? Getting a […]

11 easy Christmas decorating ideas

December 6, 2016

Buying Decorating Design Selling

These simple decorating ideas make a big impact. Christmas is a magical time of year, but sometimes last-minute drinks, over-indulgent meals and frantic gift buying can make the season slightly stressful. Why not take a step back and really enjoy the season for what it should be – a time to get creative and hang […]

Free Drone Photos for any Listing!

October 10, 2016

Marketing Selling

Lui, the Boss, playing with his new toy! Yes that’s right, Country Realty now have a drone! That means Free drone photos for your properties that you list with us! Stand out from the crowd, List with us Today! Give us a call or email us today.

Housing affordability improves in Perth

May 12, 2016

Buying Market Selling

07 May 2016 Housing affordability deteriorated in all capital cities across Australia except for Perth in the year to March 2016, according to the latest findings by Moody’s Investor Services. Moody’s Analyst Natsumi Matsuda said Australians paid 27.6 per cent of their income on mortgage repayment in the year to March. “During the 12 months […]

NAB predicts Perth house prices will fall 3 to 5 per cent in 2016 as economy ‘close to recession’

March 18, 2016

Buying Market Rentals Selling

The Perth property market is set to weaken further this year. Story Summary: SUPPLY SURGE: Buyers’ market in Perth real estate NATIONAL OUTLOOK: Property price growth to stall, says NAB   PERTH house prices are likely to fall by three to five per cent this year as the mining-dependent economy teeters on the verge of […]

2016 outlook

January 4, 2016

Buying Market Rentals Selling

Corelogic, a specialist property information service has provided this brief outlook for 2016 As we move into 2016, it is clear that the strong housing market conditions of 2015 have softened over the final months of the year, setting the scene for more sedate conditions in the New Year. Interest rates are likely to remain […]

First appearances count in real estate

December 23, 2015

Buying Decorating Design Marketing Selling

18 August 2015 Author: Brian Greig First appearances count for a lot in real estate, so it’s important your house looks as appealing as possible when trying to sell. Giving your home a facelift doesn’t have to be expensive. In most instances a simple repainting, pruning or minor landscaping is all that is required, but be prepared […]

Median house price slowing across nation

December 14, 2015

Buying Market Rentals Selling

09 December 2015 Median house price growth rates throughout Australia are slowing down, according to the latest data out today by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). The September quarter data shows that while overall Australia’s housing market continued its growth in the third quarter of 2015, the rate of growth was slower than […]

Why banks & agents value your home differently

November 9, 2015

Market Marketing Selling

Have you ever wondered why a home can be listed for one price, valued at another, lender-valued at yet another price and then sold for a figure that leaves everyone scratching their heads? How can one property have umpteen different prices? How do you know which price is right? Let’s walk through a hypothetical home and […]

What's happening in the West?

November 5, 2015

Buying Market Rentals Selling

Preliminary analysis of the latest REIWA quarterly data shows that Perth’s property market is counter-cyclical to the Melbourne and Sydney markets across all sectors throughout the 2015 September quarter. Fremantle in WA   Perth’s moderating housing market presented fantastic opportunities for buyers to secure property at an affordable price with houses and units both posting declines […]

Should you renovate before selling?

October 26, 2015

Decorating Marketing Selling

Sometimes a good spring clean and a coat of paint is all a property needs to attract more buyers, writes Paul Bond.   Once a decision has been made to put a property on the market, thoughts turn to how to get the best return on your investment. To renovate or not to renovate? This […]

Ten tips for selling your house easily and for the best price

October 22, 2015

Decorating Design Marketing Selling

Written by: Karin Derkley Featured on: www.propertyobserver.com.au   As soon as you make the decision to sell your home, you need to look at your asset in a different way. No longer just the place where you and your family live, your home is now a product that you need to market and present to […]

Why Is My House Not Selling?

October 12, 2015

Decorating Design Market Marketing Selling

So why isn’t your house selling?  realestateview.com.au experts have put together a few key considerations to help you make your home stand out amongst the competition. Your home is overpriced Overpricing is the most common mistake and reason why homes do not sell particularly in a flat market. If your home is overpriced, even by […]

How to: Have a good relationship with your agent

September 29, 2015

Marketing Selling

A great Blog, Written by Caroline James, featured on realestate.com.au, on the relationship between seller and real estate agent.   Have you found ‘the one’? The perfect agent – well-dressed, punctual, knowledgeable – to sell your property? Once you appoint said agent, the honeymoon period begins. But what can you do to keep your new business […]