June 16, 2020


No one is quite certain what the market and the economy will look like when the support packages such as JobKeeper are removed.

Those prospective vendors considering listing on the market will be faced with a decision - sell now in winter whilst COVID-19 continues and the cooler weather sets in, or wait until spring?

The winter vs spring debate rolls around every year with predictions of low or no activity over winter and a plethora of new listings ready for the...


June 02, 2020

'Sotherton' An interview with owner Robert Dusting

'Sotherton' was built in 1931 in the Arts & Crafts Style for Dr. Clifford (CMG) and Edith Craig. Clifford's friend, Hubert Springford East, was the architect and the builders chosen for the construction were J&T Gunn. It was built as the Craig's private residence and professional rooms, each with their own entrance, on the western of two blocks formed from the former front gardnes of 'Sunnybank' (circa 1824). The professional rooms were extended on the western boundary in the late...


May 01, 2020

Residential Tenancy - Changes to residential tenancies in Tasmania during Covid-19

The following information is to help people understand the changes to residential tenancies with the introduction of the COVID-19 Disease (Emergency Provisions) Act 2020.

Immediate halt to termination by notice to vacate

Any notice to vacate issued by an owner to a tenant is of no effect until 30 June 2020.

This applies to a notice to vacate which has been issued to a tenant, where the tenant is yet to vacate, except:

  • by agreement with the tenant, or
  • if it is a non-fixed term tenancy...


April 13, 2020

What is... A Digital Appraisal?

Whilst we are still offering In-Person Appraisals, we are now additionally offering Digital Appraisals. Both our Sales and Property Management teams have a range of technology at their disposal and will utilise it fully to provide you with an accurate price that your property could expect to achieve in today's market.

  1. Give us a call or email, telling us your name and contact details, along with the address of your property.

  2. One of our experienced team will research the...


March 26, 2020

How You Can Sell Well Despite Covid-19

Article by Neil Jenman...

This sounds like a joke, but it’s true: Three Sydney real estate agents decided to play a round of golf last weekend. When they met, they were in a good mood. Smiles, back-slaps and hand-shakes (despite the warnings) all-around.

“Nice to see you again, Bob.”

“How you are doing, Luke?”

“Glad you could make it, Abdul.”

Four hours later, at the clubhouse, there wasn’t a smile to be seen. They looked like they were having a ‘pity-party’ – staring into their...


November 13, 2019

How to Make the Decision to Sell!

How do you know when you should sell your property?

Although you may not be in the market to sell right now, it pays to educate yourself early on how to obtain the best price for your property and the best time to sell.

This article will give you advice and tips on how to make the sometimes challenging decision to sell your property.

1. It's time for a change

Change can generate mixed feelings. Depending on the type of change,...


October 12, 2019

How to find your perfect Real Estate Agent

Choosing An Agent

Selecting a real etate agent to sell your most valuable asset is an important and difficult decision.

You want to get the best price for your property, but how do you go about choosing the agent who will deliver the best result for you?

There is truly much to consider when deciding who you will entrust with the sale of your property.

Here are some suggestions and tips to help you choose the best agent:

Firstly, don't choose an agency because of...


September 15, 2019

Do You Have Your Rental Property Serviced Annually?

If not, why not? You have your car serviced every year, and yet it's worth far less than your investment property!

Attracting and retaining quality tenants in your property is greatly dependant on keeping up to date with maintenance and updating the property when necessary. Spring is a great time to undertake a check of your property. If you are unable to or don't wish to do this yourself, your Property manager should be highly capable of advising you in...


August 01, 2019

Buying Beyond the Presentation - buying emotionally or logically?

Presentation that meets the eye has a major impact on how buyers "perceive" a property. Being purely objective and logical is easier said than done when buying a home. Buyers can mislead themselves if they allow their immediate emotional reaction to conjure a reflex response to a property.

In selling school, all sales people are taught that people buy emotionally and jusitfy logically.

Residential real estate is very emotional. "Home" is one of the strongest emotional words in the English language. But...


June 01, 2019

Knowing your Purpose for Investing in Property

Many people assume property investors are rich and carefree.

This is far from true.

Most residential property investors are simply striving to create a better future for themselves and their families. They own one property - or possibly two - and rent it out in the hope that one day, with smart management and capital appreciation, they can use the value in that property to help without relying totally on government assistance.

Surely it's a worthy endeavour.

There seems to be an endless number...


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