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First Real Week 2019 Boots n All

January 11, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to my ponderings…. Well, well, well… This first week has proven to be the opposite of the doomsday predicts. (Must admit though, I’m happy not to be trying to sell in Sydney or Melbourne and especially if I purchased within the past 12/18months) We have hit the ground running with highest levels of appraisals […]

Hello 2019!

January 4, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to the first of 2019’s ponderings…. We hope you had a peaceful, loving and joyous holiday break and this finds you well. Now that 2019 has arrived, I guess you might be wondering what is likely to happen with real estate over the coming months. Two industry leaders for whom I have immense respect […]

The Year That Was 2018

December 13, 2018

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Well, well, well. Time has flown by, caught up with most and bypassed some! What a year 2018 has been. We’ve helped people move in move out and on with their lives in and out of their dream homes, units and blocks of land. We’ve engaged new staff some stayed […]

Stumped but Not Out - Skullduggery Abounds

November 22, 2018

Real Estate Real Estate Tips

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Well I’ll be stumped. I’m flummoxed and constantly amazed at some people’s behaviours. A fair amount of skulduggery goes on in any arena and especially where money seems to be concerned – let me hop into it. Just yesterday I was chatting with a delightful gentleman who has been trying […]

Variant Behaviours, The Seasons and Future Prosperity

November 20, 2018

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. This past week or so has seen many things and people’s variant behaviours popping up and not necessarily conducive to either their well-being or future prosperity. “So, what in heaven’s name is he talking about now?” You might very well ask. The information as to market conditions have been rife […]

Holiday Blues and When the Time is Right

November 7, 2018

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. So, now the holiday is over the fun begins? Well not immediately anyway. As you know, the first response to coming down from a holiday is a series of ups and downs and doldrums over what was and the inevitable: “Wow was that real or was it just a figment […]

Approval or No Approval

August 24, 2018

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Amazing! People are still doing things without getting approval… At times we need some extra space and proceed to convert garages into bedrooms commonly called store rooms, build a garden shed over the sewer easement or install a roof over the patio for better use of the space. Very often […]

Pearl’s Perils of Doing It on The Cheap.

August 16, 2018

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Well, well seems to be a series of “Perils” of late – all around the globe there are perils of some sort. Drought, floods, volcanoes, and the latest a major bridge in Genoa collapsed – tragedy after tragedy. Closer to home of course, is the dreaded drought the farmers are […]

Perils of Doing It Yourself

August 10, 2018

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Following up on last week, I promised to chat about the Seller/Buyer (SB for confidentiality) and the Owner Agent (OA for confidentiality) and the implications of Do It Yourself selling that unfolded over the past month or so for a client of ours. SB called us in to appraise their […]

One Stop Shop and Perils of Managing your Own

August 3, 2018

Real Estate

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Hmmm, it has been an interesting period over the past year or so all about saving money and DYI selling, buying and/or property management. This week has seen two quite dramatic and opposite ends of the scale of extremes for a couple of our clients and I think this happens […]

Your New Role as a Tax Collection Agent

July 13, 2018

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Don’t know if you noticed but we are well into the new financial year and having to contend with more government red tape on contracts and any related GST component that may or may not be involved. It appears to be well founded in that the aim of the government […]

STATS, THOUGHTS AND OTHER ODD CONVERSATIONS

June 29, 2018

Buying Market trends Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. There are many answers as to what is happening in our immediate area, Brisbane district and interstate markets. Our experience is that activity is a bit “muffled” presently and there are many others who concur with that thought. By “muffled”, I mean the “hype” in activity that was about late […]

10 Things Going On At The Sunshine Coast And What Else

May 31, 2018

Market trends

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Our new recruits Theresa and Neil are keeping us on our toes with incredible amounts of energy and following through on their convictions – warms my heart to see and encourage them. Methinks they have very bright futures indeed. Talking about bright futures, I have come across some very interesting […]

We’ve Grown - Who’s New and Who’s Who

May 25, 2018

Uncategorized

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. There have been a couple of major changes here recently and that is in new roles being filled. If you have been following us on facebook, Rene will most likely have let the cat out of the bag and you will already be in the know so maybe not so […]

Agents Replaced by Robotics – No Way and a Couple of Reasons Why

May 17, 2018

Market trends Real Estate Real Estate Tips

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Hello and, how are you? Did you enjoy Mother’s Day celebrations and get enough rest and recuperation? Surely hope you did as there are few people more precious than Mums and they deserve all the rest they can and/or did get… No, I’m not trying to ingratiate myself for the […]

The Corner Starts Before the Bend – Mick Doohan

May 14, 2018

Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. An absolutely joyous and fun filled Mother’s Day to all Mums this Sunday – have fun! Well, well, it was budget time again. Normally I don’t follow those things very closely as I have always believed if I work hard, be good and pay my taxes things will always work out […]

Banking Royal Commission, Other Bank Referral Behaviours Creating Rickety Bridges over Troubled Waters.

May 8, 2018

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to my ponderings…. These past weeks the banking sector is in the limelight for a number of misdemeanors and to quote former ACCC chairman Allan Fels: “The banking royal commission has revealed more systemic, shocking and unconscionable behaviour than could have been predicted and corporate watchdog ASIC may have grown “too close” to the […]

Intrinsic Value and Who You Listen to Makes All the Difference

April 19, 2018

Buying Real Estate

Welcome to my ponderings…. Well, I never realized how much time and effort the Games took until I became involved by attending a few events and trying to keep up with Rene doing her volunteering. Was a totally new and amazing experience for me and I just don’t know how Rene did what she did, […]

How Much Does It Cost? Not necessarily What We Think

April 19, 2018

Uncategorized

Welcome to my ponderings once again… I was going to write about some information I received from US on the cost of selling a home over there including prepping, commissions and taxes. Somehow that doesn’t seem appropriate – really, who cares how much it costs over there? That doesn’t impact us does it. What it […]

Should It Be Agent for Seller or Buyer?

April 19, 2018

Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings once again and Happy Easter! Another recent occurrence, one of the many conundrums for home owners is that they can be inundated with claims by some agents that those same agents have buyers for their property or better still, a massive data base of buyers for their property. This can be […]