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Questions to Help You Find Your Perfect Property Manager

August 7, 2018

Market News Project Marketing Property News

One of the biggest issues for landlords we’ve found is property managers not keeping up to date with routine inspections. Take a look through the questions below for some tips on interviewing your next property manager (should the need ever arise). Where/how do they intend to market your property? Do they use the largest property […]

Supply and Demand in Tenants’ Favour: Counteracting the Trend

August 7, 2018

Local News Property Management Property News

A quick glance on RP Data shows many Brisbane rental properties dropping by an average of $50pw over the last year. Is it a simple case of supply outreaching demand? With an average weekly rent that’s 10%+ above the Brisbane average (for a 2 bed apartment), you might wonder how we’ve counteracted the trend. It’s […]

The H & H Story

July 25, 2018

Local News Property News Uncategorized

The H & H Story It was 2009. We’d made the decision to sell the business and take a break from real estate. Carried the last boxes of bits and pieces to the car. We’d created a great business there, lots of wonderful memories. Like the time Pete sold 42 Villiers St – the vendors […]

BRISBANE’S 4 BEST DOWNSIZER SUBURBS

July 16, 2018

Apartment Love Downsizing Tips Feature Article Local News

Many of our clients don’t even wait for the kids to fly the coup before they downsize. Life’s so busy, they just want the convenience of living in an apartment where everything’s taken care of. And what are the suburbs they’re flocking to? Well, we thought we’d make a list for you to peruse while […]

ROMANCING YOUR BUYER

July 10, 2018

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Romancing Your Buyer – What They’re Looking For You’ve probably heard folks talk about Tinder. It’s that dating app where you set out to find your perfect mate. Shopping for a home is very similar. How do you get buyers to fall in love at first sight with your property? It’s not just the pretty […]

Declutter Like A Pro

July 4, 2018

Feature Home Selling Tip Home Presentation Tips Selling Tips

Declutter Like a Pro! Really, so much can be achieved when you’re getting ready to sell your home just through decluttering. Buyers want to see space. So the more space you can make by decluttering, the more buyers will love your property. Make space in cupboards, your kitchen drawers, your floors (through the right furniture […]

NEW FARM, THE VALLEY AND COFFEE – THROUGH JAMIE’S EYES

June 28, 2018

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You may already know Jamie’s Espresso Bar, corner of Robertson Street and James Street. It’s a place many of us go to relax, hang out with the community and drink some great coffee. Jamie has been on the block for a while now and we wanted to get his insight on the area we’ve all […]

36 Hours in Byron Bay (Winter)

June 21, 2018

Apartment Love Feature Article Local News

Pack your overnight bag, lock and leave your Zahra apartment, jump in the car and you’re off . . . it’s a cruisy one-and-three-quarter hour drive. Take a left off the M1 at the Byron Bay turnoff and prepare to relax! First stop – The Farm. It’s become a haven for locals and tourists alike, […]

Gallery Event: TW Fine Art’s Kimberley Rowe Exhibition

June 19, 2018

Apartment Love Feature Article Home Presentation Tips Local News Suburb Profiles

There was a strong turnout to welcome LA artist Kimberley Rowe to Brisbane last week at the TW Fine Art Gallery just across the road from our office in the James St Precinct. Kimberley’s cutting-edge use of mark-making, colour and materials makes her a great fit for Tove Langridge’s gallery whose clientele hails from all […]

 

ANATOMY OF AN AUCTION: 22 ABBOTT ST, NEW FARM

June 14, 2018

Feature Article Local News Market News Property News

After 70+ buyers coming through the open homes, many second inspections and even some third inspections, a crowd of 150 attended the auction of 22 Abbott St, New Farm last Saturday. Bidding was stopped several times as Peter conferred with the 7 registered bidders and the vendors, and when the home was put on the […]

REVIEW OF LOOP GROWERS DINNER AT KING ARTHUR

June 14, 2018

Feature Article Local News Market News

Despite being on Endone for an issue with a back tooth, what a night! Starting with the duck spring roll which was melt-in-your-mouth perfection, the next course was the 5 spice pumpkin san choy bau in raddicio – yum!! Pete gobbled that one down in no time flat. The Asian greens mushroom broth was next, […]

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 4)

February 19, 2018

Market News Property Management Property News

A premium property manager will MAKE you more money by: Maximising rents – They know how to present your property to the right tenant. You might pay a few percent more, but when you add up the cost of the extra time a poor property manager will cost your bottom line by the possibility of […]

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 3)

February 19, 2018

Market News Property Management Property News

Onsite management seems like a good option for many landlords, but is it really in your best interests? Most onsite managers come from diverse backgrounds in other businesses and they’ve bought themselves a retirement job. They’re not career property managers in other words. Landlords who use the onsite manager to rent their property do so […]

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 2)

February 19, 2018

Market News Property Management Property News

The next level is the cut-price property manager. They’re the ones with big signage all over their building offering a slashed-rate percentage of management fees. Generally speaking in the industry, anything below 7% is considered cut price. It’s ironic that some investors want the highest rental price from the tenant AND the cheapest management fees […]

LEVELS OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (PART 1)

February 19, 2018

Marketing Tips Property Management Property News

Confucius said, ‘Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.’ I knew a landlord whose sole focus was on scrooging as much money as he could. He rarely spent money on maintaining his property, and at the end of each lease the tenant would always leave. But his main objective was to save […]

 

Peter Hutton Walk-N-Talk #7

November 17, 2017

Selling Tips

VERY CONTROVERSIAL — Watch this if you’re SELLING YOUR HOME. Also watch this if you’re in a SERVICE BUSINESS. You can find out more about Peter Hutton’s method of selling real estate – get Peter’s Book, Free Download. The Love Price. How to Sell your property for a better price and less time. (Special EBook Edition) […]

10 Factors to Establish a Realistic Market Appraisal for Your Property

June 19, 2017

Library Selling Tips

So, you’re thinking of selling your property, but what’s it worth? That’s where a market appraisal comes in handy. But what if your agent has given you an inflated price? How would you recognise that? The difference between a REALISTIC market appraisal and an inflated appraisal often comes down to the market factors taken into […]

 

The Joy Of Downsizing (What To Bring)

May 8, 2017

Downsizing Tips Library

Thinking about downsizing? So what will you be bringing with you when you downsize? One of the first things luxury downsizers think about after signing off on their new apartment is, ‘I’m going to need to let go of a few things.’ In order to help you assess what to keep and what to bring, […]

7 Things Downsizers Should Know About Buying Off The Plan, But Don't

April 18, 2017

Buying Tips Downsizing Tips Library

Ask someone what they think about buying off the plan and they’ll likely say, “Don’t do it.” No surprise there. Stories of buying off the plan gone wrong are common. We’ve all heard them. Builders doing shoddy work. Developers not delivering on their promises. Real estate agents talking up a residential development and what gets […]

Apartments Vs. Units

March 29, 2017

Library Project Marketing Selling Tips

A Property Development report by Ryan Leddicoat Brisbane is growing up, literally! A recent crane count by analysts Rider, Levett and Bucknall confirms this. It said there were 104 cranes gracing Brisbane’s skies. You’d say, the clear majority of this new construction are ‘apartments’. But there’s a problem with building all this skyward, residential construction […]