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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


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 […]

It’s All Worth It After All…

March 21, 2018

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings once again. Over past weeks I’ve been writing about Building and Pest issues, people being sold up with nowhere to go, the fallacy of work life balance, the change in market conditions locally and generally and how the speed of things makes life not only stressful but interesting and alive! Well […]

The Distant Past, Most Recent Past and a Possible Future

March 15, 2018

Real Estate

Welcome to our ponderings and thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts. How about a bird’s eye view of how our Caloundra and surrounds have changed, how last year’s market was impacted with results, and what it might be like in the immediate future. Like other pre-marketing items, this one raises its […]

Getting Clear, Pre-Marketing Item not to be Ignored and All Sold Up with No Where to Go

March 7, 2018

Buying Selling

Welcome to our ponderings and the subject matters could be related depending on your view point… Like other pre-marketing items, this one raises its ugly head when ignored but is generally avoidable with the right advice thus saving much heartache. Recently, I was made aware of a sale that went awry when the Build and […]

Work Life Balance – Ha, Ha, that’s a Joke, It’s more like The Hokey Pokey!

February 28, 2018


Welcome to our ponderings for yet another time in the seemingly never-ending cycle of not enough time as the year is off and racing… At the beginning of the year I wrote about the speed of passing time and how it is a great idea to take time out, smell the roses and look after […]

Airbnb, Legislation and Crime Awareness

February 23, 2018


Welcome to our ponderings … It’s been a busy time of it all and aside from chatting on the phone, having coffee breaks and attending inspections amongst other things, I get lots of notices from industry bodies with regards to legislation changes, legalese reminders and other pertinent matters that we have to keep abreast of […]

Gearing Your Investment – Or not

February 9, 2018

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… With the latest “hiccups” in the stock market many investors look to be popping out of shares and back into property and as my colleague Kelly Charpentier from the Brisbane office pointed out in her weekly report, there are opportunities not to be missed. I thought if you had considered […]

It’s Criminal, How We Stack Up and a Bit of Self Promotion

January 31, 2018


Welcome to this week’s ponderings… One of my brothers recently passed on a question from one of his friends. How do I see Innov8 Property Sunshine Coast sitting and stacking up amongst the other agencies and agents in the Caloundra region? Here are my thoughts in answer to that question. It’s criminal, we’ve been talking […]

Cyber Crime Has Arrived

January 27, 2018

Buying Real Estate Real Estate Tips

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Well, well, cybercrime is creeping into real estate and we all need to stay alert. This has recently happened to us and thankfully to some sensible thinking and looking before they leaped, by both the buyer and Rene, a possible crisis was diverted. The premise they took was “This doesn’t […]

The Beginning Has Started and the Alphabet is on Offer…

January 11, 2018


Welcome to this week’s ponderings… You may not have yet started, or you never stopped, or maybe this is your first week back. Either way Welcome to 2018! Lots of people have been lamenting that 2017 was either tough or troublesome. How was it for you and how is your start going? Hope it is […]

Thank You and The End is Nigh.

January 11, 2018


Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Thank you for sitting through my ponderings each time and I hope you find them both entertaining and informative – that’s the aim anyway. Without you, these ramblings of mine would not exist – Thank you for hanging in there. The end is nigh. Well it is nearly the end […]

More Gratitude, Pebbles’ Results and Insight Into How We Work

December 11, 2017

Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… It’s just about the Season of the Year, Yuletide and Christmas Celebrations. What comes with that for most of us is often reminiscing over the year and looking back on what was and for some an excuse to plan lots of parties and time off. But whatever your inclination and […]


November 29, 2017

Real Estate Real Estate Tips

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… As you know, my ponderings don’t follow the normal rules of a real estate agent’s newsletter yet somehow manage to reflect something about real estate both in general or particular ways that may be going on in the daily life of our now small group of agents here at innov8 […]

The Glamour and Brutality of The Cup

November 17, 2017

Real Estate Tips

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Well, I hope you had a win on the Melbourne Cup this year! If you noticed the news you will have seen a jockey being rather brutal with a horse because it wouldn’t move into the stalls as and when required. He then proceeded to apologise for his brain freeze, […]


November 8, 2017

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… You probably guessed I’m on about the year 2017 – gone but not quite. Seriously every year is getting shorter and shorter I swear – it’s only 12 months since we started the project that now houses Innov8 Property Sales Sunshine Coast and it is only just 11 months since […]


October 28, 2017

Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… You will know the value of working together to a common outcome and how delightful that can be. This past month has unearthed yet again what is actually possible. What do they say? “If we are all on the same bus, we are more likely to actually arrive at the […]


October 19, 2017

Market trends Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Well, well, things haven’t changed much – the rain is still falling in our neck of the woods. Interesting isn’t it, we haven’t had rain for such a long time and the minute it hangs around for much longer than a week, it becomes old hat and boring to many […]


October 19, 2017

Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Well the climate hasn’t changed much in the market over the last week but the weather certainly has… Some brilliant soaking rain and warmth giving spring a real boost! Talking about springing a boost, it’s time to spring the second part of Pricing Myths on you and get down to […]