4 tips for successful property flipping

The popularity of home renovation shows and public figures like ‘Renovation Queen’, Cherie Barber has inspired many to become house flippers themselves.Unlike those who renovate their home to improve its liveability, house flippers seek to buy undervalued properties, renovate them and... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 31 May 2019 0

10 tips to make moving house a breeze

Just the thought of moving house is enough to send many people running for cover. With a little careful planning however, you can take the stress out of your next move.Here are 10 tips to make moving house a breeze:1. Do a big spring clean – it doesn’t matter what time of year it is,... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 24 May 2019 0

Take your agent for a ‘test drive’

You only get one shot at achieving an excellent outcome when selling. So choose your agent wisely.If interviewing a number of agents, why not take them for a ‘test drive’ before making your decision. Ask them to role-play a negotiation with you. You will soon discover that negotiation is the key... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 18 May 2019 0

Tips to attract buyers in winter

While winter may not be the most popular time of year to sell, savvy sellers can use the season to their advantage.Here are some tips for the winter sale:1. Make it warm, welcoming and cosyWhen the sky is grey and the temperature chilly, there’s nothing like entering a warm, welcoming home... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 10 May 2019 0

Is your gas heater safe to use?

With days becoming shorter and winter’s chill beginning to kick in, many of us are starting to dust off our heaters and get them ready for the cooler months ahead. But if it’s a gas heater, how can you be absolutely certain it’s safe?April 29 marked the start of Carbon Monoxide... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 May 2019 0

7 features buyers look for when house hunting

To capture the attention of the right buyers for your property when selling you have to think like one of them. Put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself, “What is on my wish list for my new home?” Understanding this will help you recognise which features you need to accentuate when... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 26 Apr 2019 0

Live mode versus sell mode

One of the most common mistakes people make when they put their property on the market is to put it on too quickly.The time it takes to prepare a home for sale depends on the state of the property, the motivation of the owners and the time and money they have to spend on it. The duration between... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 18 Apr 2019 0

The profit in your garden

When preparing their home for sale, most people pay close attention to the house itself, but often neglect to consider the state of their garden. And yet the garden can have a massive impact on the profit of a sale.In real estate, we refer to the front shot of a property as the ‘dollar shot’. A... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Apr 2019 0

What are the greatest energy guzzlers at home?

We’ve all been there. You receive your quarterly energy bill, gasp at the figure and wonder where on earth all the energy goes in your home.Are certain appliances greater energy guzzlers than others? Or are the occupants of your home solely the reason why the graph on your bill indicates... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 05 Apr 2019 0