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Thinking about selling your home online? Follow these steps to ensure you have everything covered.

When it comes to writing real estate ads, there are a few golden rules…

Not sure how to write real estate ads that sell? It’s a bit of an art, we’ll admit – but not impossible. You have to lure buyers in and convince them yours is a property they want to see. To achieve this, there are a few golden rules.

When is the best time to sell a house? Why autumn, of course.

Autumn brings changing colours and crisp, romantic mornings, but it can also be a great time to sell your house. There’s a misconception that spring is the best time to sell. Sure, the weather’s warming up, flowers are blooming and houses pop up on the market like plums in season – but with autumn, well, you could say it’s quality over quantity. Here’s why.

Thinking about saving money with DIY conveyancing? 6 things you might want to consider before leaping in.

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a title deed from the property seller to the buyer. You can employ a professional conveyancer or attempt to save money and do it yourself by downloading a DIY conveyancing kit. When making this choice, there are a few things you should consider.

Capital Gains Tax can be the bane of investing in property, but there are ways to reduce what you pay (or to avoid it altogether).

Those of you who’ve ever sold an investment property will know that Capital Gains Tax (GGT) can eat into your profit reducing what would have been an otherwise healthy investment. But what is it exactly and can you avoid paying it?

In 2016, the Australian housing market saw high demand, low affordability and our two biggest cities grow even further out of reach. Is this set to continue in 2017?

2016 proved to be a robust year for the Australian housing market, but with a new American president, a slowdown in China’s economy and a fall in Australian full-time employment, will 2017’s housing market be as strong?  Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the housing market so far.

Can’t sell because of your neighbours? When your neighbours don’t exactly, how can we put it, complement the sale value of your home, what can you do about it? 

Their front yard has adopted some kind of jungle theme. Tires and old car parts lie rusting among the weeds. You can’t see inside the windows through the grime. And blinds… What are those? But do your neighbours care? Are they even alive? They haven’t abused you in a while…

Here’s the thing, neighbours count when it comes to selling your home. According to The Appraisal Institute (the largest association of real estate appraisers in the US), bad neighbours can significantly reduce nearby property values. So, it doesn’t matter how gleaming your own house is if next door looks like a rundown brothel. But, what can you do about it? Here’s what we recommend:

16 million Aussies actively use Facebook – but does that mean it’s a good place to sell real estate?

According to social media news, almost 7 in 10 Aussies now use Facebook, 1 in 5 use Instagram and 1 in 6, Snapchat. And that’s just a handful of social media networks. With so many Aussies actively engaged across social media, what does it mean for property sellers? Can social media be used to help sell real estate? In short, yes. But the key part of the message is help sell real estate. Not necessarily sell it. Here’s why:

When it comes to home staging, it’s possible to go too far and put buyers off. If you want a successful sale, stick to the things that work.      

Napkins stuffed in wine glasses, rose petals in the bath tub, cookies baking in the oven... They seem like nice touches for your open inspection, but clichés like these can appear tacky, overkill, potentially turning buyers away. 

Buyers today expect a high level of presentation when viewing houses, but if every room is staged like some cheesy magazine spread, it can appear ‘salesy’ as though you’re trying topull the wool over their eyes. Clearly, you don’t want to present your home in its complete natural state (with clothes strewn across the floor and a kitchen sink full of dirtydishes...), but there’s a skill to successful home staging that requires taste and subtlety. So, what basic home staging tips do sell a home?

The question on every seller’s lips with Trump now settled in the White House: is it a good time to sell your home (before the world as we know it comes to an end)? 

He’s caused protests through his own streets, vilified his own intelligence agency and promised to wage a trade war with one of Australia’s largest trading partners. But will his impact stretch to Australian shores and, in particular, our property market? And if you’re thinking of selling, should you put your house on the market pronto or wait to see what happens?  The truth? Nobody knows. But there are a few things you might like to consider: