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

Downsizing with ease

We work with many sellers who are at the stage in their lives where they’re ready to sell the large family home and move to something smaller and easier to look after. In most cases this happens once the children have left the ‘nest’ and the 4 or 5 bedroom home with games room and pool is no longer... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 26 Aug 2016 0


Earlier this week marked a milestone for us. On Tuesday, 16 August we celebrated 10 years of serving the community with our own boutique brand of real estate sales and service.Mark and I started this business 10 years ago with a vision to move away from the traditional real estate model and... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Aug 2016 0

Survey findings plus Something positive

According to the latest findings from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics (HILDA) survey, Western Australia and Queensland were the only two states in Australia that didn’t experience a decline in home ownership between 2002 and 2014. This seems to indicate that the great Australian dream of... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Jul 2016 0

Perth’s Top 8

Applecross and Como (two of the suburbs we look after) are featured in Perth’s eight highest growth suburbs list for the year from May 2015 to May 2016! The list features the eight suburbs that recorded the highest positive annual house price growth during the 12-month period.Perth’s Top 8 (in... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Jul 2016 0

City of Melville featured in the news for all the right reasons

Last weekend the City of Melville was featured on Channel 9 news’ Sunday Focus program. The feature included an announcement that our local area will soon benefit from being home to “the best shopping centre in Australia and the second biggest employment hub in the city”. Judging by the comments on... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 16 Jul 2016 0

Elections, Credit Ratings & Sobering News for Perth

Australians have had their say at the polls but we’re still without a clear leader. In fact, as at around 4:30 pm on Thursday there were still more than 16% of votes to be counted. With all this uncertainty, it came as no surprise to learn that the RBA Board decided to leave the official cash rate... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Jul 2016 0

Negative gearing – WA property investors say it needs to stay

As we prepare to head to the polls this Saturday REIWA has been busy engaging with the WA community to learn their views on property investment and negative gearing. They especially wanted to learn how negative gearing benefits everyday Western Australians.Last week we shared some preliminary... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Jul 2016 0