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    The emotional toll of selling a home

    They say that home is where the heart is, and this sentiment is often keenly felt when it’s time to move on from a home. Whether your family has outgrown your house and you’re upgrading to something larger or you’re going through a separation or moving away, letting go of a physical space can be […]

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    Things to do after settlement

    Once the champagne cork is popped and you’ve celebrated the sale of your property, it’s not too long before you need to focus on the post-settlement phase. And while it’s easy to get caught up in the settlement period (paperwork and transfer of ownership etc), it’s the period after that can really expand your to-do […]

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    Before & after: Mid-century home overhauled for fabulous ROI

    We’ve got another fabulous before and after for you today, courtesy of one of our recent sales. Originally purchased by our client in 2017, for $420,000, the Dianella home was subsequently renovated with a focus on highlighting its lovely mid-century features. The kitchen, bathroom and laundry were all overhauled and a new garage, with skillion […]

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  • Lifestyle trend: The Perth metro holiday home

    With WA borders closed to the rest of the world until recently, we began to notice a micro-trend emerging – the Perth metro holidaymaker. Confined to WA, spending much more time at home, and facing the ever-present threat of lockdown, many buyers began looking for a local holiday home escape that was within an hour […]

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    Before & after: Strict reno budget produces amazing result

    Located in Yokine, this two-bedroom, one bathroom unit was renovated for sale by a savvy owner who achieved a fabulous return on her investment. Purchased for 270k, after spending 29k on it, we sold it recently for 380k. Throughout the renovation process, the owner focussed on finding on-trend items that were reasonably priced. All in […]

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  • Top five buyer turn-offs

    In the current market, it’s easy to get complacent and assume you will get top dollar for just about any property – but you’d be wrong. For your property to get the most optimal price, it’s worth being aware of the things that can dissuade buyers from making a purchase. From untidy homes to bad […]

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  • How to: Declutter your home for sale

    Ever since Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ achieved best seller status, it sparked a wider conversation about the joys of decluttering. Marie argues that clutter can make it difficult to relax within a space (given our brain is constantly in overdrive, flitting between items and trying to decide what to focus […]

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  • Top five interior trends for spring

    We’ve had a few warmer days here in sunny Perth, with spring most definitely in the air! And just as spring is a perfect time to declutter after hibernating in winter, it’s also a fabulous time to mix up your interior look. It could be as simple as swapping out some throw cushions or as […]

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    Before & after: Swift makeover pays off for interstate seller

    As outlined in our last blog post, we are selling quite a few properties for interstate sellers at present. Given current border restrictions mean our sellers can’t be physically present, we’re doing the groundwork for them and achieving fabulous sales results in the process. We recently sold a home in St James for a seller […]

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    COVID-19 sales challenge: How we sold a Perth home for an interstate seller

    With WA borders closed to visitors from many Australian states, we’ve presided over the sale of several properties on behalf of interstate sellers of late. And while it may sound like a logistical nightmare, our involvement in the process ensured the experience was a seamless one for our sellers. We assisted a Melbourne seller, who […]

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  • How to avoid buyer burnout in a hot real estate market

    Given there is such momentum in the Perth market right now, there are many people who are experiencing buyer fatigue. If you’ve missed out on a property or two, there are many ways in which you can make your offer stand out next time. From putting your best offer forward to getting your finances in […]

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  • Home staging: How much does it cost in Perth?

    There’s no denying that the Perth real estate market has become increasingly sophisticated of late, with home staging and styling for sale a fairly accepted, almost requisite norm. The art of presenting a home in its best possible light, professional home staging allows a buyer to instantly connect with a property and see themselves living […]

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