Real Estate

Buying and selling property is exciting, but it can also be a stressful. A good real estate agent can take away much of the stress and help the experience be financially rewarding as well as stress free.

The benefits of using a realtor are that they really know the property market. Real estate is their living which means they must be on top of their game, aware of new developments in the property market, and recent sales trends. This places them in a great position to provide guidance on the true value of your property as well as advice about any pitfalls there may be.

It's important to note that realtors make money only when a sale is closed, and this means that they generally provide excellent customer service, including keeping flexible hours to suit the needs of clients.

Shop around for a realtor, ask questions and make sure you are really comfortable with the person you entrust with your real estate transactions. There are many realtors and with a little bit of careful research you'll soon find someone to meet your needs.

Selling

When it comes to selling your home, it's important that a realtor you choose understands the market in which you are selling. Look for a company that has sold similar properties in your area agents tend to excel in certain locations and price points.

Buying

Buying a home is a major decision and a first home is one of the most significant purchases most people ever make. It's an exciting time which can also be rather overwhelming. Your search for the perfect home can be made easier with the support of a reputable real estate agent.

Renting

People rent for many reasons with some of the most common being that they are unable to afford to purchase, are only going to be in the area short term or want to check out the location as a renter before committing to buying a property.

Renting Out

Renting out a home is best handled through a professional real estate company that specialises in rentals. A good agent will be able to advise you on price point, landlord obligations and any Federal or State government legislation that needs to be complied with. A rental agent can also advertise and vet potential tenants as well as take care of all the management of the property, including collection of rent, inventory and regular inspections to ensure the property is being well kept. A good agent means you, as the owner, can relax knowing your property is being carefully watched over.

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing your Realtor

Choosing the right realtor is a challenge and we've provided this handy list of open questions to help you get your realtor chatting which will help you decide who the best fit for your needs.

  1. Tell me why you chose a career in real estate?
  2. Tell me about your strategy for selling homes?
  3. Please explain your fees and charges and any other costs you think I need to be aware of.
  4. What's your favourite part of being a realtor?
  5. Tell me about how we would communicate if I choose you as my realtor
  6. How do you think I should set up for an open house?
FAQ
Do I need a real estate to rent out my home?

No, you can rent it out yourself. However, a real estate agent is a professional with experience that can make the rental experience stress free as a good agent will advertise, do background checks and arrange the lease for you.

I am thinking of investing in real estate, what is the best option?

A long term rental apartment can be a good investment as once the tenant and lease are in place there is very little work involved, especially if you use a real estate agency to manage the rental.

What kind of insurance do I need as a renter?

If you are renting it is prudent to take out rental insurance as this will protect your belongings and provide peace of mind. Some landlords may also require you to take out this kind of insurance.

Can my landlord access my rental property at any time?

A landlord can only enter the property without notice for emergency repairs. Your lease will contain the terms of notice they need to provide. This is normally either 24 or 48 hours.