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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

JET PLANES, TRAMS AND TRAINS.

July 26, 2017

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to our Ponderings… We’ve come home again and had our mini break away. Everything went well on the jet plane and trams, but nothing on the trains as we didn’t use them. (By the way, I included trains in the heading because it sounds good, suggests some sort of travel romance and effects to […]

THE DUST HAS ONLY JUST SETTLED, MINI SAND STORMS AND NOT BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT - PART 2

May 30, 2017

Real Estate Tips Selling

As a follow up from last week’s “special condition” promise to self, I wrote another contract on that same property but this time adding the special condition covering the aside agreements made by the buyer – I’ll let you know the outcome of that one next time… Welcome to my ponderings… Boy oh boy being […]

WHEN THE IRON IS HOT AND THERE IS A SIZZLE AND A CRACKLE, IT’S TIME TO STRIKE.

April 28, 2017

Market trends Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to our ponderings… Hello, I trust ANZAC Day didn’t bring up too many sad thoughts for you and maybe even created joy amongst the commemorations and inevitable celebrations that often follow. Certainly was a grand day to give thought to all of those who have served on our behalves. Last time, we spoke of […]

NEAR THE END, CLOSE TO NEW BEGINNINGS, NOT EVERYTHING IS QUITE UP TO SCRATCH

April 8, 2017

Real Estate Real Estate Tips

Welcome to our ponderings… As you are aware we have been renovating a quaint 40’s home in Caloundra Central for both living and our new office over the past 5 nearly 6 months now and it is finally coming together with a possible move in / transition date around the 20th March – yes 2017. […]

LOVE, TRUST AND PIXIE DUST IS OK. JUST MAKE SURE IT’S GOLD DUST

February 15, 2017

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to our ponderings… We’ve been chatting about communication of late and most recently I had this intriguing conversation with friends of ours who are considering going to market with their property. Let’s call them Jack and Jill for confidentiality purposes and the conversation reflected also the building project discussion you and I had in […]

YOU TOO WILL “SUDDENLY SELL EFFORTLESSLY” AND IF NOT, WHY NOT.

February 8, 2017

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to our ponderings… Last week we chatted about communication and getting clear on what is wanted, needed and required in any real estate process – even in a hot market – and although an extremely important part of that process, is not the only aspect that needs careful attention to get great results. Now […]

HOT, HOT, HOT, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN OR GET A NEW COOK

January 24, 2017

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Hot, Hot, Hot, Get Out Of The Kitchen Or Get A New Cook Welcome to our ponderings… Who would have thought it would be this hot right now? Temperatures are soaring, no rain in sight on the Sunny Coast at least; And some temperaments getting frayed to say the least. And property is Selling, Selling. […]

BENT BANANAS, FRUIT CAKES AND THROWING THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER

December 8, 2016

Real Estate Real Estate Tips Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Well as discovered last week we are in countdown mode to Christmas and End of Year. And I don’t mind telling you, this year I am looking forward to some down time. The year has been crazy, hectic, exciting and certainly eye opening on many levels. At times, I thought […]