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Why the correct lighting is important when selling your home and how to improve it

by Greg on September 2, 2016
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When selling a home there are many things homeowners must consider preparing their house for showings. That rusty hinge on the front door must be fixed, the dented mailbox outside needs to be replaced, and of course the entire house needs a good, thorough cleaning. But where many homeowners end up making big mistakes is […]

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How to stage your home infographic

by Greg on July 12, 2016
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Why should you stage your home? There are many reasons: to help it attract a wider range of buyers, highlight its good sides, diminish the effect of its weaknesses, or simply show people what they can do with the space. Staging is becoming more and more popular these days; it used to be the domain […]

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Renovating your home: dos and don’ts

by Greg on June 27, 2016
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Whether you’ve been dreaming of renovating your home for a long time, or it is a spur of the moment thing, winter is arguably the best season to get down to it. You will be able to get full advantage of the end of financial year sales for your various renovation needs and have enough […]

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Preparing a House for Sale

by Greg on April 18, 2016
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Selling property can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Aside from the financial pressures of preparing your home for sale, you have to make countless difficult decisions along the way that can overwhelm even the most experienced vendors. With thorough research and planning, selling your home doesn’t need […]

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Selling? ‘Get More for Your Home’

by Chris Lang on November 4, 2014
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Did you know there’s a revolution happening in the Australian real estate industry? A relatively new way to sell a home called “Agent-Assisted Sale” is becoming more and more popular. Why? If I could name just one reason, well, it would be “because it allows home sellers to get much more for their property”. Anyone […]

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How A Trendy Backyard Shed Can Add Value And Help Sell Your Property

by Greg on October 3, 2014
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Consumers routinely want a bargain or a spectacular one-off item to brag about among friends and family. Home buyers are no exception to this rule of human behaviour. With all other things about the property being equal, it’s sometimes the unexpected that makes a huge difference when it comes to selling a property. One of […]

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Top Tips: Selling a house on Gumtree

by Greg on September 16, 2014
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Are you considering selling your home? It’s a big decision to make and there are plenty of questions you need to ask yourself. Is it a seller’s market or a buyer’s market in your area? What is your home actually worth? Is now the right time, or is it worth waiting a few years? Without […]

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7 (Cheap!) Ways You Can Increase the Value of your House Right Now

by Greg on August 7, 2014
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Steam clean your carpets Cost: $0 – $150 Carpets have a habit of collecting up dirt and grime even after frequent hoovering, and light coloured carpets in particular can look pretty grey after a couple of years. Instead of completely recarpeting your home, a session with a steam cleaner will give your floor covering a […]

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Creating floor plans with MagicPlan

by Greg on July 18, 2014
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Drawing floor plans is usually thought of as a difficult task. So if you are selling your property, for example, you’ll probably seek services of a professional to draw a floor plan for you. However, if you are on a tight budget there is an alternative – you can do it easily by yourself using […]

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Prepping Your Home for Sale: The Best Last Minute Touch Ups to Ensure You Get Your Asking Price

by Greg on September 7, 2013
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You know you should update your house before putting it onto the market to maximize the sale price, but did you know that many of the most effective tools hardly cost a dime? It’s not the major repairs that make your home sell, but rather, the little things. Here are 6 things you can do […]

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How to Sell Your House When You Have Pets

by Greg on July 25, 2013
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Pets are like members of your family. Most likely, you have grown so used to seeing them around the house, you take it as the most natural thing in the world. However, for a potential buyer having an animal could be a major deal breaker. It might be difficult to imagine this but not everyone […]

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