Buying property with family – the do’s & don’ts

No matter how close you are to your parents, siblings or cousins and how well you get along, when you throw money and property into the mix, it can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. But that does not mean that buying with family should never be considered.The fact is, there are some very... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Mar 2018 0

Choosing an agent

According to a recent survey conducted by leading independent market research company, Roy Morgan on how people selected their real estate agent, the majority of sellers polled said they would interview more agents next time they sell.38% of respondents to the survey said they interviewed just... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 09 Mar 2018 0

Upside of selling your home in Autumn

Who would have thought that Autumn would ever surpass Spring as the most popular season to buy and sell property?Based on the average number of sales by month and season over the last 30 years, data from Corelogic has Autumn coming out on top – but only just.Around 27% of all sales in... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Mar 2018 0

The ‘Silent Sell’ – what is it & why would you do it?

Have you ever missed out on buying a property that sold before it was advertised for sale (including on the Internet)? We often hear buyers tell us how surprised they were to see a SOLD sign go up in front of a house that they would have loved to buy themselves had they known about it.Known as the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 Feb 2018 0

When is the right time to downsize?

To sell or not to sell?When it comes to the family home, this question can be one of the toughest to answer. And arguably at no time is the decision to sell the family home harder to make than when your kids have moved out and you find yourself (whether it’s just you or you and your partner)... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Feb 2018 0

Top 8 interior design trends for 2018

If you are in the process of designing a new home or a renovation to your existing home, it can be quite overwhelming when trying to keep up with the latest design trends. Researching interiors can lead you to an almost endless array of styles and choices.Thanks to Pinterest, lifestyle magazine... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 29 Jan 2018 0

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