One of the most important decisions to make when you buy an investment property is whether to appoint a professional property manager or manage the property yourself.
More than three quarters (77%) of landlords have their properties professionally managed by an agent, or have done so in the past, according to The Australian Landlords Panel 2012.
Both options needed to be carefully considered before making a final decision that is right for you. Continue reading Should you manage your own investment property?
Top selling tips to win a sale
Many so called experts will tell you the Christmas-New Year period is not a strong period in the real estate market. Sure, real estate is not on everyone’s mind at this time of year, but all you need is just one buyer.
Consider that the Christmas-New Year break is actually our longest holiday period and as such it affords the best opportunities for buyers to travel and investigate their property options, particularly those who are being transferred into your area.
Of course, if you’re in a position where you have to sell, then it makes no difference to you what time of the year it is. And if you’re selling a well located holiday or investment property then there’s no better time to sell it than when holidaying visitors are in your neighbourhood.
The bottom line is that there are still buyers in the market at Christmas and it is only at this time of year that they have the time to spend looking at properties. Continue reading Selling at Christmas