How to find the best agent

Last week we shared tips on how NOT to find your agent. So this week we thought we’d turn the tables and share a list of questions to ask the agents on your shortlist. If you think that sounds like you’re conducting a job interview, you would be correct. Finding the right agent to sell... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Jan 2018 0

How NOT to choose your agent

If you owned a business and needed to fill an important role, you wouldn’t simply hire the first applicant that walked through the door would you?If you owned a business and needed to fill an important role, you wouldn’t simply hire the first applicant that walked through the door would... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Jan 2018 0

10 tips to secure your home over the festive season

When you’re trying to enjoy a relaxing break away from home over the festive season, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the security of your house while you’re away.By taking a few simple precautions, you can significantly reduce your chance of coming home to a nasty surprise.Here... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 Dec 2017 0

Perth parents going to extremes for their kids’ schooling

You may notice that we almost always highlight the school zoning in the marketing for properties we list for sale. There’s good reason for this.Many parents will go to great lengths to live in a suburb or even a particular section of a suburb to be in the school zone of their choice.A... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Dec 2017 0

What is an exclusive listing & why does it make a difference?

When you decide to sell your home you naturally want to get the best price within a reasonable timeframe, right? Some people believe that it makes sense to enlist the help of more than one real estate agent to increase their chances of achieving these goals.While this makes sense in theory, there... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 07 Dec 2017 0

We’re moving! How to break the news to your kids

Moving house can be stressful and unsettling time for all of us. But it can be especially tough on children. Because of this, some people try to keep it a secret from their children for as long as possible. But this really does more harm than good.If you are about to move house, it is really... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 30 Nov 2017 0

The upside of downsizing for non-retirees

Real estate writer for CoreLogic, Cameron Kusher and his wife recently sold their five-bedroom house in the suburbs and moved, with their dog, to a three-bedroom ground floor apartment in the inner-city.Nothing unusual there, except for the fact that Cameron and his wife are not empty-nesters or... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Nov 2017 0

Meet the market when pricing your home

The latest data from the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) shows more than half of all sellers in WA (53.4%) have to discount the sales price on their property in order to sell. What’s more, the average amount they’re discounting is 7%.REIWA President Hayden Groves advises that if you’re... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 16 Nov 2017 0

Hope returns to Perth property market

Encouraging news just in from the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) indicates that the worst of the Perth property market is now behind us. Preliminary September quarter data has mirrored those in the June quarter and revealed steady or improved levels across most key markets and a general... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 09 Nov 2017 0

Common mistakes buyers make at auctions

With auctions becoming increasingly popular in Perth (and for good reason too) we have been sharing articles recently to educate our subscribers on the sales process that is very popular in other parts of Australia but, until recently, has been largely avoided by Perth home buyers and sellers. This... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Nov 2017 0