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A - Z of Real Estate PART TWO

Marketing- You are selling your most expensive asset and you want the world to know.  Maybe there is one more person you could reach, who loves your house and will pay a little more.  You must be prepared to spend a little to make a lot. …
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A - Z of Real Estate PART ONE

Agency Agreement - The legal document binding you to your chosen agent.  Can be for any period of time and can be exclusive or open.  Typical in 2260, agency agreements are for 12 weeks and generally exclusive so you work with one agency…
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Help! I want to sell my home and don’t know how to start...

One of the most stressful things we do in our lives is to sell the family home.  It affects so many core parts of our world. ♦Financial (“will I get enough money?”) ♦Physical (“I have to get it ready and how do I ever start?”) ♦Legal…
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Buying my first home Part TWO

Missed Part One? Click here So you're ready to get serious. Talk to the agent of the property you are interested in and tell them you want to make an offer, subject to your due diligence. Your due diligence is anything at all that YOU need…
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Buying my first home PART ONE

I’ve recently spent time with my 20- something nieces and nephews and realised they know little about how to go about buying their first house. So, if you are 20-something (or 30-something or even 40-something!) and have a vague idea about…
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10 Interesting Wordly Facts

Who would've thought? 1. The White House in the United States costs around $110 million USD. 2. The current president of the U.S., Donald Trump, has filed for corporate bankruptcy four times for his investment properties. 3. In 2007,…
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Thoughts after a conference...

Some musings after attending a huge national conference. Learn the difference between any think and any thing.  (Just to give you a wee clue there is no such word as anythink.) Learn the difference between Free and THree.  If you are…
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Shelf Development- A library or two for your reading pleasure

I love to read. Being absorbed by a good book is one of my absolute pleasures. Diving into the pages and going somewhere new, learning about a new life, living vicariously with someone else’s dreams and triumphs, challenges, or tragedies. I’ve…
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To MOVE or RENOVATE

Its an often asked question in the living rooms of the Central Coast…  “Should we move or should we renovate?” Mostly asked when you can’t bear to cook one more meal in that grotty kitchen, or find yourself rolling your eyes at the…
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5 Essential considerations to sell your home for more

In the world of fashion, anything older than a decade is probably out of date.   NO to those shoulder pads.  Sadly, this is also the case in home fashion and if you are thinking of selling, it might be time to do some editing and freshening…
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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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Busy: swamped, buried, unavailable, overloaded, slaving, tied up.

“How are you?  Busy?…”  When I run into people I haven’t seen for a while, they always say, “How are you?  Busy?” without giving me a chance to answer which I have started to find really conflicting/ annoying.   There’s…