Eight steps to prepare your house for sale

Feb 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

When thinking about selling, many of us fantasise of an unlimited renovation budget that will make our home irresistible.

Inspired from watching the latest series of Extreme Renovate Backyard Blitz Master Rules we dream of that extension, new kitchen or maybe the backyard resplendent with a children’s water park.

It’s true, that investing in big ticket improvements will increase the sale price of a house, particularly if you’re a do-it-yourself renovator whiz who has the time.


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Topics: buying and selling, Tips on selling your home, Investment Tips

Renovation Trends this Summer

Jan 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

With summer back in full force, some of us are feeling the urge to get back into renovating our properties.
Once the renovations are done, many home owners are opting to sell due to demand for homes across the country.

The focus on spending money smartly and making practical enhancements has drawn buyers to slightly older homes. For those thinking about upgrading a property, keep in mind the trends regardless of whether it is going to be sold or not.


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Topics: DIY, Tips on selling your home, Home Renovations

To repair or not to repair: interior

Jan 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

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When it comes to preparation, Olympic athletes leave no stone unturned.

Because the competition is so intense, preparing for the Olympics becomes life and death, with endless months of training, and unyielding focus. Preparing for a game of soccer down the beach with some friends – not so much.


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Topics: DIY, Repairs, Tips on selling your home, Harcourts Real Estate

Five tips for potential buyers

Aug 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The decision to sell is made, but how do you ensure potential buyers know your house could be their dream home? Here are five top marketing tools to help you get the best possible result for your sale.




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Topics: Marketing, Real Estate Agents, Tips on selling your home, Home Tips

Adding value to your kitchen when selling your property

Mar 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Kitchens are widely touted as a room of a house that can add value when it comes to selling your property. But not all kitchens are created equal. What can you do to yours to catch a potential buyer’s eye and persuade them to make a good offer?
As with any pre-sale renovation or spruce up, keep a tight rein on budget. Talk to your agent about what your asking price should be before and after a kitchen makeover. Then set your budget at a portion of that difference that you’re comfortable with.


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Topics: DIY, Selling your Home, Tips on selling your home, Home Renovations