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5 Photography Home-Staging Tips To Help Sell Your Home

One of the keys to setting your home apart from others on the property market in this digital age, is beautiful, crisp and clean photography, that ensures your property looks bright, vibrant and attractive for buyers searching online. Here are a few simple home-staging photography planning tips...
Here at PropertyNow, we’ve been quietly working away behind the scenes and some exciting things are happening!When we first founded PropertyNow over 10 years’ ago, we were a small family business operating on a shoestring budget. Everything from accounting and administration to...

Some of us dream, others dare to make their dreams a reality.We all have dreams. For some of us, it’s about escaping the rat race and fleeing to a secluded cabin in the forest. Others of us dream of life on a tropical island, shirtless and barefoot, sipping sundowners on our own stretch of...

As a real estate agent who wants to see the entire real estate industry in Australia reformed and remodelled, I was delighted to see that Tim O Dwyer had written a book about real estate misadventures. Tim is a great advocate of real estate reform and has already assisted PropertyNow and...

This week, Australia’s biggest real estate portals, Domain and realestate.com.au announced plans to hike listing prices to more than 10 times the inflation rate. Such increases will strengthen their monopoly, cripple healthy competition and fuel our housing affordability crisis. Here’s why...

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When it comes to selling power, should you transform that 4 th room into a bedroom or home office? You’ve decided to sell. Technically, you have a 3-bedroom home with a 4th room you’re currently undecided about. When it comes to selling power, should you transform it into a bedroom or a home...

Everything you need to know in our home selling guide - just 8 simple steps. Thinking about selling your home online? Follow these steps to ensure you have everything covered.Step 1: prepare your home.You’ve decided to sell. First step is to get your home in order. De-clutter, tidy-up your...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Despite tougher laws and greater restrictions, underquoting is still very much alive in Australia. Underquoting happens when a property is advertised at a lower price than what the vendor is willing to consider. It’s a sales tactic used by real estate agents to draw in buyers - and, yes, it’s...

Your first opening is days away, it’s hotter than the Sahara desert and your home feels as though it’s melting into its stumps. How will you ever present it for sale?Yes, the sea is blue and the skies are clear, but when it reaches silly temperatures, the Australian summer can be a daunting time...

Preparing your property for sale or rent (also known as Home Staging) is about doing whatever you can reasonably do to present your property in its best possible light. Even the cheapest homes will benefit from a suitably planned presentation. Here are some things you can do to improve the...

Before advertising your property, you'll want to make sure it's presented in its best possible light. There are many aspects of doing this, including home staging and professional photography, but before doing these you should ensure that your property is spick and span. Although you can do...

Odds are you’ve heard of PurpleBricks by now. The UK online real estate portal set up shop in Australia last year promising to shake up our market and save Aussies nearly $6 billion in agent commissions.PurpleBricks launched in the UK in 2014 with analysts predicting they’d take 10%...