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Whats happening in home design trends 2019

Interior home design is a very personal choice and we all try to be a bit individual and to let our interior decorating Diva shine in the comfort of our own homes… Or do we? Remember mission brown and orange? The yellow and blue beach/Scandinavian…
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Bad Bathrooms and other You-have-got-to-be-kidding-me real estate photos.

Sometimes the competition makes me look amazing because they are so bad. Its no surprise that good photographs are the first step to attracting quality buyers to a property. Get the light right.  Move the furniture around a little.  Get…
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How to save for a house down payment in 5 years or less.

A couple of the younger girls in my office have been talking about money recently, namely how little they have, and I realised not everyone understands how to save.   I think we ladies can sometimes have an unconscious presumption that our…
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Giving it all away?

I love Christmas. - I really enjoy this time of year. The excitement and build up.    I liked it when it was cold and snowy in the first 30 odd years of my life, and I have loved the past 17, in the hot hot Aussie summer. Pretending…
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Stories from the trenches: real estate is not for the faint hearted

I totally understand that real estate agents have a bad reputation historically all over the world, not just in Terrigal or North Avoca.  I’m not so sure I understand it but certainly there has been room for improvement over the years. Hopefully…
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44 Tips on packing your house for a move 

 Congratulations! You have sold the house and found the new one. Start making lists.  Lists will be your friend.  Make lists and check them off. We are discussing packing and moving here, so assuming you have already arranged change of…
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7 minimums of standard you should expect from your real estate agent

What is fair and reasonable when you are weighing up expectations for your real estate agent? I mean we all make assumptions of our phone company ( Get good reception... Not have to wait on hold for twenty minutes) and of our schools…
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Ok...so I'm gonna to toot my own horn!

It's quite hard in real estate to achieve recognition for all your hard work. Especially since all the shonky ones out there are making the honest and reliable ones look bad! And I'm a commission only agent- I don't get paid unless I do my job.…
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The Star Thrower or Starfish story

The Starfish or Star Thrower Story is an adaption from Loren Eiseley’s writings. Loren Eiseley was  an American publisher, philosopher, anthropologist and educator. His story 'The Star Thrower'  is quite often used by inspirational…
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Tips for buyers

Don't feel that the agent is your enemy.  We don't get paid unless you are a happy buyer so even though legally we work for the vendors, a good agent will make sure the buyer is well taken care of. Make the agent your friend.  If you like…