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SIGNS & THERE IS A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING.

May 16, 2019

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… One of my long-standing friends and reader of this blog, let’s call him Jack, sent me a link to some funny, quirky and definitely out there signs for selling properties. However, I’m not sure how they would be received in Australia. 😉 This one made me giggle. Click on the […]

Another Holiday, Plenty of Reason to Party and Maybe the Market has Bottomed

May 3, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Easter and Anzac are over for another year, but they will most certainly not be forgotten and now Steve Dickson is in the news for his misbehaviour and out on his ear and in a while will be totally forgotten and next week will bring new headlines – some good […]

Agent Sounds Warning, Yet Records are Still Being Broken

March 29, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Well, well. Market has slowed up a bit and one agent is taking the major real estate body to task on their latest report using all the emotive words and phrases which of course sells papers. The essence of the newspaper article headed “Agent Sounds Warning”, was that one agent believes there is (and I […]

Valuer General’s Report

March 8, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. In response to a client sharing the current Valuer Generals Assessments that came out this week, the following conversations were had. First conversation with David who shared the report with me: “Interesting read indeed and looks good. As always it is historical data and relies heavily on market activity in the […]

Transactional or Transitional Agents and Something Embarrassing

February 27, 2019

Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. Hmmm, where should we start on this little journey? I know because it’s embarrassing, I’ll leave it til last 😇 Transactional. As the word suggests, it’s all about transaction and a transactional agent is one who is All about the transaction – as many listings, as many viewings, as many sales […]

Barrels, Bad Apples and Beautiful Sunny Days

February 19, 2019

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. I just realised what I wrote at the end of the last pondering and it went like this: “I must say our experience is mostly very positive. But it’s like the apple barrel, just one or two can and often do, spoil a beautiful sunny day. And as one of those […]

Lying Agents…

January 25, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. Let’s face it, real estate agents don’t rank high on the “trust” list and that is due to incredibly dumb agents doing incredibly dumb things like telling fibs (bending the truth) and outright lying. Thankfully they are in the minority these days but sadly, they tarnish the whole barrel. This past […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]