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Airbnb, Legislation and Crime Awareness

February 23, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

THANKFULNESS, GRATITUDE, PEBBLES AND BIG ROCKS

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, […]

IT HAS GONE – WELL NOT QUITE BUT TORTOISE RULES

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 […]

WHAT A DELIGHTFUL BUS RIDE IT WAS – FOR EVERYONE

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 […]

REAL ESTATE PRICING MYTHS PART 3 – SHORT SWEET AND COMPLETE

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 […]

REAL ESTATE PRICING MYTHS PART 2

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 […]

REAL ESTATE PRICING MYTHS PART 1

October 6, 2017

Market trends Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… There is change in climate in the market down south with Sydney off the boil and our market although showing 7% growth tending to flat line somewhat. Good time to chat about pricing property and some of the myths surrounding that. Maybe it’s time to become more conscious of how […]

STAYING ON TASK, DISTRACTIONS AND EFFECTIVENESS

September 29, 2017

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Welcome to this week’s ponderings… They say that distractions are the worst thing that can happen to anyone in business… They say that one should remain focused at all times on the task at hand… They say that when distracted, one should drop the distraction asap and get back on task… You see, as agents […]

THE TRUE COST OF YOUR SALE IN ANY MARKET

September 20, 2017

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings… Well, well times are getting tougher – some would have you believe anyway. There is no doubt that the market has come off the boil down south and our Brisbane counterparts tell me there are some weird and strange things happening with buyers that have caused some longer time in getting […]

RIGHT TIME BUT WRONG DIME FOR GUMBALL ALLEY

September 8, 2017

Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings… Right time but wrong dime for gumball alley – now what does that mean and where does the comment even come from? Well, as I sat here pondering the subject for this week, that statement just popped into my head while thinking about a number of properties I have noticed as […]

FROM MISERY TO HAPPINESS I’M ON MY WAY TODAY

September 4, 2017

Selling

Welcome to our Ponderings… Well not exactly on my way today but was the other day and I’d like to share that with you. You see we have this 5-month-old freezer whose handle was coming loose and in order to avoid the long phone queue with the major corporation Fisher and Paykel, I decided to […]

NOT YOUR USUAL CONSIDERATIONS AND WHAT DOES IT REALLY COST

August 21, 2017

Real Estate Selling

Welcome to our Ponderings… Not the usual pondering this week but what the heck… Recently there have been many changes, shifts and rather unusual responses in the market place. The most significant of which has been not only erratic buyer response to property inspections but also erratic behaviour by people on a broad basis. So […]

CORRECT OR INCORRECT PRICING AND POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKERS.

August 9, 2017

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to our Ponderings… A couple of experiences this past week to ponder over… Experience 1 We chatted about this last time but this confirms that as agents, none of us know what a property is going to sell for – not even so called local knowledge experts. We were having some delay in shifting […]