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

Top 5 real estate searches revealed

In today’s digital world it won’t surprise you to learn that most real estate purchases begin with an online search. Most buyers will check your property out online (as well as a number of others) well before they contact an agent.The words people are entering into the search bar reveal a lot... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 27 Oct 2017 0

The ‘W’ word and why it’s so important to talk about

Talking about what happens to your assets when you pass away is not the topic of choice for most people. However it is one of those difficult conversations that is important to have with your loved ones. And one of the most important assets that must be considered and talked about during this... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Oct 2017 0

Selling with pets – the do’s & don’ts

Almost one in two of us have a pet these days and as much as we all adore our furry four legged friends, it’s a different story for potential buyers.The truth is, when selling your home your pet could be your biggest liability.When selling you have to be objective about the way your... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Oct 2017 0