Top 10 Listing Phrases Might Not Attract Melbourne Home Hunters

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It’s small wonder that with this spring’s selling season underway, Melbourne’s house hunters can afford to be a discriminating bunch—they have the luxury of picking and choosing from a crop of truly inviting offerings. And it doesn’t hurt that today’s low mortgage interest rates have enabled more Melbourne properties to fit within more family budgets. […]

3 Benchmarks for Melbourne Real Estate Agent Dowsing

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Whenever a buyer or seller is set to enter the market, they find themselves faced with the task of identifying the Melbourne real estate agent who will serve them best. There are many of us to choose from—and not a lot guidance on how to proceed. Maybe there should be something like a Real Estate […]

Looking into Words That Go with “House for Sale” Advice

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

You will find that most advice about preparing your Melbourne house for sale features a couple of indispensable terms: de-clutter, clean, and de-clutter. That’s not a typo: you can’t say ‘de-clutter’ often enough. It has to be emphasized that “clutter” doesn’t necessarily refer to shabby or threadbare items—it means literally everything that doesn’t advance the […]

Today, Melbourne Homes for Sale have Two Levels of ‘Curb Appeal’

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The way the ‘curb appeal’ phenomenon applies to a Melbourne home for sale is explained simply enough. Like the packaging on a store shelf item, its mission is to break through the competition—to strike a responsive chord with potential buyers. That is the goal, but no Melbourne home that’s up for sale can possibly ‘bat […]

The Question: Is Now a Good Time to Sell a Melbourne Home?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

“Is now a good time to sell?” A Melbourne home is never put up for sale on a whim. Although outside events can conspire to control the timing of that kind of major real estate venture, in most cases, the sale or purchase of a home happens on a timetable the Melbourne buyer or seller […]

When a Home Doesn’t Sell, Two Rules before Listing Again

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Suppose you had done everything right: interviewed several Melbourne real estate agents and compared what they told you; prepped your property to near-perfection before the professional photographer’s arrival; confirmed all the descriptive details before they appeared in the Melbourne listings…yet six months later, the place still hadn’t sold. Your agent had done a reasonable job, […]

Ultimate Rainy Day Home Décor Inspiration Generator

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

  Even if you don’t pride yourself on your artistic flair, you probably have developed fairly firm ideas about what makes some Melbourne homes come across better than others. Without even consciously thinking about it, you know as soon as you walk through a front door whether that immediate impression is strongly positive, just so-so, […]

Knowledge is Power when it comes to Selling Your Melbourne Home

Friday, November 6th, 2015

When you read up on the dos and don’ts for selling your home, there is one piece of advice that’s universal when it comes to negotiating a successful deal: don’t let emotions get in the way. It does seem peculiar that something that is so obvious about any negotiation would have to be stated at […]

Are Open Houses in Melbourne Still Effective Selling Tools?

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

For years, there was little debate about the need for open houses in Melbourne: almost without exception, unless the seller of a Melbourne home objected, at least one or two open houses were an accepted part of how most real estate agents went about marketing the property. Today, along with all the other changes that […]

3 Good Reasons to Avoid Melbourne Homes for Sale by Owner

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Let’s start out by agreeing that a “For Sale by Owner” sign on a Melbourne fence does have a certain appeal. It summons up mental images of a simple, direct relationship: no middle men, just straight talk and fair dealing with the One in Charge! And in fact, in many walks of life, dealing directly […]