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Private Treaty vs Auction

Private Treaty vs Auction

March 10th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

A private treaty, more commonly known as your standard residential property transaction, consists of the seller, usually with the advice of their sale agent, setting a price to sell their house for. From there, interested buyers negotiate over time with your agent who does their utmost to seal the deal as close as possible (or

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Negotiating in a sellers market

Negotiating in a sellers market

March 3rd, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

Power, during a negotiation, comes from knowledge. But what do you do when there are multiple offer’s on the table? And is knowing how long the property has been on market, how long since its last price reduction occurred, why it has been priced so and the seller’s motivation; really going to give you the

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Don’t Procrastinate on your Building and Pest

Don’t Procrastinate on your Building and Pest

February 25th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

  When you’re purchasing a new home there are many hoops you have to jump through in order to finally move into your dream house, this week I’d like to dig deeper into one particular hoop that isn’t mandatory but almost should be.  So let’s look at exactly what goes on during a building and pest (B&P) inspection.

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Privileged pets

Privileged pets

February 18th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

We Hoomans adore animals! So much so that we have declared a national Love Your Pet Day on the 20th, less than a week after Valentine’s Day, in which we must lavish them in even more love than we do on every other day of their precious lives. But despite all this love we seem

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

February 11th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

We all know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but did you know that 2020 is also a leap year? And that in bygone times this meant that it was socially acceptable, on this one day of the year… the 29th of February, for a woman to propose to a man!? This notion

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Digital Footprints Are Forever

Digital Footprints Are Forever

February 4th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

In a time long, long ago properties were predominantly advertised in Newspapers or on flyers, which over time decomposed on our sidewalks or faded into obscurity on our dining room tables. These marketing tools had one clear advantage over today’s methods: They left no trace of our existing. In our now digital world, owners can’t

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Perfect Property Photography

Perfect Property Photography

January 28th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

When you think about marketing your property for sale, the need for gorgeous photographs is bound to enter your mind at some point. And so they should! Other than the advertised sale price of your home they are the biggest drawing card to your property listing. So it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out

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Considering Catchments

Considering Catchments

January 21st, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

Fortitude Valley High School is the first new Brisbane inner city high school to be built in over 50 years and it opens to students this month! Children commencing grade 7 this year and who live within the local catchment areas, eagerly await the start of their first term… or perhaps it just their parents

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2020 and Brisbane is set to give plenty!

2020 and Brisbane is set to give plenty!

January 14th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

Plenty of growth that is! There are a few reasons why Brisbane’s property market is forecast to flourish this year, one being our above average population growth. Did you know that roughly 23,000 people migrate to Brisbane each year! According to CoreLogic experts, the Brisbane market has been slowly but consistently rising too, averaging about

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VPA… Go away!

VPA… Go away!

January 7th, 2020 / Ebonee Kotsaris

The more exposure a property gets the better right? Well not entirely… Although the real estate industry would have you believe this is true, expensive advertising campaigns can lead to two big dangers: the possibility of a far lower selling price and the loss of any upfront money paid by the vendor. The Queensland Real

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