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Does The Media Affect The Property Market?

Does the media affect the property market? Yes, it does. Buyers are sensitive to press, and when the front page of the local newspaper or headline news report says, “the market has bottomed out”, or “green shoots of optimism” etc., then buyers are going to pay attention and so too are sellers.  Mark


When Is The Right Time To Market?

  There are three main things to think about when choosing the right time to go to market: When does your house look great? Some houses really reflect well in the summer. When you have lots of bright light, patios, pool, and entertainment areas. Others reflect particularly well in winter, wh


The Castle is For Rent!

Rent the serenity … for real Holidaymakers can find out just how the Serenity really is in Bonnie Doon, with the house made famous in The Castle up for rent on Airbnb. It comes as the other well known home from the 1997 film prepares to go under the hammer in Strathmore, Melbourne, tomorrow a


Eastern States Property Bubble So What?

There’s general conjecture in the market place about if and when the eastern states (primarily Melbourne and Sydney) have topped out in the market and whether or not they are going to see a fall. In WA (3000 odd km away) how does this conjecture affect us? It actually does, but in a subtle manner.


Is Spring really the best time to sell?

Getting the timing right for putting your house on the market could be the key to its selling success.  Currently it’s the middle of winter, it’s raining, cold and lot of our clients are starting to express that they’d like to wait until Spring to list their property. This is topical and it’s real.


Preparing Your Property for the Market – Claude’s Top 5 Tips

Want to sell quickly and for the highest possible price? So does everyone. But after working with hundreds of property sellers over the years there are home presentation strategies that work and those that don’t! It’s important to get your property sale right. So do it right the first time. Follow


Sell before buying or buy before selling?

It’s a question that often comes up when looking to move to a new home. While there are certain obvious advantages of selling your existing home first, there can also be ben­efits when the situation is reversed. Abel Property Director Claude Iaconi explained the pros and cons for both to help indiv


Homes staged to perfection

Presenting a home as attractively as possible before putting it on the market is nothing new; a fresh coat of paint, clearing the clutter and sprucing up the gardens are all part of selling a home. Home staging, however, takes the idea of making a home look more attrac­tive to a whole new level, by


Possums in Perth

Not as rare as you may think, sometimes we receive requests from our tenants to control a wide variety of pests and perhaps the least odious, but possibly the noisiest, are possums. Hearing thumping in the ceiling when you go to bed can be disconcerting, to say the least yet in the Perth metropolit


Why local legs are best

There’s no denying the internet is a powerful tool when harnessed correctly. However it can be full of inaccurate information which can be potentially misleading. It’s a great place to start when it comes to searching for the next home of your dreams, however there’s no replacement for a local agen


 

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