How will Trump’s win in the US affect our property market?

As the world watched the US election unfold this week, with many dumbfounded as to how the polls could get it so wrong following the announcement of Donald Trump’s surprise win, Australian property experts were busy compiling preliminary thoughts on how the election results may affect our... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Nov 2016 0

Crackers for a Cause

We have been proud sponsors of Camp Quality for many years. One of the ways we support this great cause is to auction a $100 gift basket on Auction Day whenever we run an auction. The added bonus of doing so is that the gift basket auction acts as a bit of an icebreaker in the lead up to the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 04 Nov 2016 0

Does smell really sell?

Acclaimed chef and MasterChef co-host and judge Gary Mehigan was asked by realestate.com.au to test the theory that filling your home with a beautiful aroma will increase its value by appealing to the senses of buyers. Gary was joined by Scent Specialist, Dr Megan Thornton to ensure there would be... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Oct 2016 0

What do Aussie homebuyers really want?

If we were to ask you what you think today’s buyers want most, many of you would no doubt respond with things like quality inclusions, a nice kitchen and bathroom and built-ins to all bedrooms. However new research has shown that buyers today are willing to sacrifice quality for location and some... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 21 Oct 2016 0

Do you know what you are paying for?

Our blog this week highlights the need to pay close attention to the details in your conveyancer’s fee schedule to ensure you you know exactly what you are paying for.The recent deregulation of fees in the conveyancing industry has increased competition in what was already a competitive market. On... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Oct 2016 0

New Code of Conduct for Agents

All real estate agents in Western Australia have two months before they must comply with a new Code of Conduct that took effect on October 5.During the two-month transition period, which ends December 5, agents must at least comply with the old Code. Agents have been given this time to educate... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Oct 2016 0

Tips to prepare for bushfire season

While we’re not quite in the middle of spring yet, summer will be here before we know it and with it, bushfire season. In WA we experience long dry summers and soaring temperatures, a combination that makes our state very susceptible to the threat of bushfire.As bushfires can be unpredictable in... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Oct 2016 0

IF YOU LOVE IT, SECURE IT!

Time and time again we see buyers miss out on buying the perfect home or investment property to another buyer through procrastination and a few other common traps.If you’re in the market to buy, there are 6 common traps to avoid. Avoiding these traps will minimise your risk of losing the property... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 24 Sep 2016 0

Meet the market for the best chance at making a sale

According to the latest data from REIWA, 45% of sellers are discounting the price of their property by an average of 7% in order to sell. This indicates that their properties were not accurately priced when listed on the market for sale.It’s like placing an ad to sell your car. If you don’t do... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 09 Sep 2016 0

To sell or not to sell? That is the question!

Have you ever been at the point where you just can’t decide whether or not to sell your home? You may be tossing up the pros and cons of selling right now. Indecisiveness around selling property is much more common than you may think. It is after all one of life’s most major decisions.If you can’t... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 Sep 2016 0