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February 2017

Home Staging Props That Get Noticed

By |February 27th, 2017|Home Staging Tips|

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been sharing with you the secrets of Home Staging. So, by now, you would know that that a home will sell more quickly if buyers are able to imagine themselves living in the property. This is why we stage a home. Now, it can be as simple as re-arranging the furniture, adding some lamps, hanging artwork or putting things away.  But I have found that there are a few items that can make a home more memorable to buyer. So, let me share with you a few secrets of the trade! Here are [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Shannon Harvey

By |February 23rd, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

Welcome back to this weeks edition of The Real Estate Life. Today we hear from Shannon Harvey, Lead Agent at Place Estate Agents Bulimba. Shannon is committed to providing the best personal sales experience to the community, with the vision that she is 'changing Real Estate, one sale at a time.' Where to Connect Email: shannon@eplace.com.au Website: www.shannonharvey.com.au Mobile: 0438 114 056 I started by asking Shannon what was the last book that she read..... The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni. What does your typical day look like? I just had a baby, so 5 am start and [...]

Don’t Forget To Stage The Guestroom!

By |February 20th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

Bedrooms are one of my favourite rooms to stage in the home. This is because all bedrooms stick to the same guidelines, they need the same furniture and they are all similar size. This makes bedrooms relatively quick and easy to stage. It is important though, to give each room the attention it deserves. You would be forgiven for dedicating a large amount of time to staging the master bedroom and de-cluttering the kids’ rooms. But bedroom 3, is just important. It’s where Nan will sleep when she babysits, it’s where the ring-ins can bunk at Christmas or possibly, a [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Kristy Noble

By |February 14th, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

Welcome to The Real Estate Life. This week, we hear from Kristy Noble, Sales Agent at McGrath Annerley Yeronga. Kristy started her career in real estate in 2005 and her love for the negotiation process ensures that she has a track record of generating record prices. Where to Connect Email: kristynoble@mcgrath.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/Yerongarealestate Website: www.mcgrath.com.au/agent/4229-kristy-noble Mobile: 0416 808 608   I started by asking Kristy what accomplishment is she most proud of..... Of course, my Children and family would be #1, however with regards to work, it would be my referral database and repeat customers. I feel very proud when I get [...]

The 5 Best Home Improvements To Sell Your House

By |February 13th, 2017|Home Improvements, Selling Your Home|

If you are preparing your home for sale, there are certain improvements that are definitely worth their cost in helping to attract more buyers, sell your home faster, recoup your investment and increase the value of your home. Every seller I have met, wants top dollar for their property. Every seller I have met also asks me what they can do to get that top dollar. So, here are my top 5 home value increasing suggestions I tell my clients. 1.Increase your Curb Appeal As the saying goes, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression." When people [...]

Staging A Small Bedroom

By |February 6th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

If there is a space inside the home that most people have a problem presenting well, it would be the room that isn’t quite big enough for a bedroom, but too big for a home office. A lot of houses have them. We will call it the small bedroom. We will call it this, because, as your real estate agent should tell you, this awkward space should be presented as a bedroom. Why? Because, when it comes to sale price, bedrooms equate to money. So, today, I thought we could tackle staging a small bedroom. The other day, I came [...]

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