Tips to keep your home inspection ready

You’ve prepared your home beautifully to go to market. It’s been freshly painted and de-cluttered, new carpets have been laid, the timber floors have been polished and it presents beautifully inside and out.Now for the real challenge – how to keep it that way for the duration of the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 29 Mar 2019 0

Selling tips for pet owners

When selling your home, keeping it inspection-ready at all times is hard enough without having pets to contend with as well. While we love them dearly, pets do add an additional challenge to the table when selling. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.Here are some tips when selling... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 Mar 2019 0

The right story sells houses

They say a picture tells a thousand words and we couldn’t agree more when it comes to selling property. What many people fail to put enough emphasis on though is the story that accompanies the photos – the copywriting.Here’s why professional copywriting is just as important as... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Mar 2019 0

Make an offer or risk losing your ideal home

As real estate professionals, it is frustrating when we are faced with a disappointed buyer who failed to secure their ideal home simply because they hesitated to put forward an offer.This is made even more frustrating for them when they see the property sold for a price they would have been... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 07 Mar 2019 0

Why overpricing your home is a bad idea

It may seem logical to think that setting the price of your home above market value when selling might be a good idea to give buyers room for negotiation. You may also think that doing so would allow you to pay the agent their commission without compromising what you receive from the sale proceeds.... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Mar 2019 0

How an offset account can help pay your home off faster

Anyone with a mortgage will know that the goal is to pay it off as early as possible in order to pay as little interest as possible.There are many ways you can reduce your debt, including depositing lump sums when you can. One of the best ways however is to open an offset account.What is an... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 Feb 2019 0

The pros and cons of ‘rentvesting’

If you have been following our newsletters lately you would probably have noticed the term ‘rentvesting’ in recent newsletters. It’s not a term we made up but a buzzword for an alternative way of getting into the property market and achieving property ownership.So what is... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 16 Feb 2019 0

How to stay cool without blowing out your power bill

As we swelter through another heat wave in Perth, it may be very tempting to crank up the air conditioner or head to the nearest cinema or shopping centre.So when we saw an article on how to keep cool without ramping up your power bill written by an experienced building designer with a Masters... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Feb 2019 0

Chinese New Year facts & what the Year of the Pig represents

With Chinese New Year approaching next week (Feb 5) we thought it would be interesting to share some facts about this festival that marks the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.In 2019 we farewell the Year of the Dog and enter the Year of the Pig, which is the last in line... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Feb 2019 0

Why your first property purchase trumps all others

For those of you who are in your second or subsequent home, you will no doubt have memories (fond or otherwise) of your very first home of your own.No matter how humble, that first home got you on the property ladder. It was an important stepping-stone to where you are now and towards your next... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Jan 2019 0