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Know what you are signing

October 18, 2018


A common mistake made by home sellers when they appoint an agent is signing an authority to sell without checking the length of time on the agent’s authority. Sellers may think they are signing up for 30 or 60 days, only to later discover that they actually signed for much longer. This can be a […]

Should you renovate before selling?

October 5, 2018


Sometimes a good spring clean and a coat of paint is all a property needs to attract more buyers! Once a decision has been made to put a property on the market, thoughts turn to how to get the best return on your investment. To renovate or not to renovate? This is the question vendors […]

The keys to a successful sale in the current market

September 20, 2018


The key to successful selling in the current market requires three elements: The right agent The right sales process The right price The right agent: The two worst criteria to select an agent on is the value they assess your property at and/or the selling fee they quote. Most people inadvertently select their agent on […]

Choosing the Right Property Manager

September 13, 2018


Buying an investment property is an important step forward in your financial future. It also represents a major outlay that needs to be managed carefully. The right management helps to minimise the risks and maximise the returns associated with your new ownership. One of the best ways to do this is to employ a property […]

The factors that will determine the spring market

September 7, 2018


The spring market is upon us and there are several key market indicators that will determine how the market fares between now and then. Availability of credit: The current market slowdown has been a manufactured slowdown, driven by a credit squeeze through the retail banks. The respective bank’s willingness (or lack of) to work with […]

Where will you be when Santa comes?

September 6, 2018


If you’ve been thinking about selling your house and perhaps buying another, then, if you want to be happily moved and settled before Christmas, you’ll need to start doing something soon. Right now, in the Spring/Summer season, it’s traditionally the time of high activity in the real estate market. There should be more properties to […]

High Prices at Auction This Spring?

August 30, 2018


At an auction, the seller’s minimum is known as the ‘reserve’. That’s the price at which the property can be sold. Many properties sell above reserve. When this happens, the auction is hailed as achieving a high price. True. But it is not true to say it is the highest price. It is not the […]

The two lies of the real estate industry

August 24, 2018


When asked to price a property, a real estate agent has the opportunity to impress the owner and obtain a listing. Listings are the lifeblood of any real estate career. The two most common lies in the real estate industry involve the estimate price quoted to potential sellers. One is the lie real estate agents […]

How much does it cost to sell a house?

August 10, 2018


When choosing an agent to sell your home, don’t make the mistake of only looking at the commission rate each agent charges. The real estate commission fees are not the only costs of selling a house. If you base your decision on commission alone you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. So, how much […]

Setting the Asking Price when Selling

July 26, 2018


Many people think that there is a correlation between putting a high initial asking price on an advertised property and achieving a high final selling price. There’s certainly a link, but it doesn’t work the way many people think. In fact, the opposite is often the case. If a property is really overpriced, purchasers just […]

Over Capitalising

July 13, 2018


There is a danger of spending large amounts of money for very little return. Works completed on a property rarely if ever increase the value of the property in line with the amount of money spent. Repairs and maintenance are often needed and are sometimes essential for the sale of a property. Nevertheless, some larger […]

Top Tips for Selling Your Home - Part 2

July 6, 2018


Following on from Part 1, here is Part 2 of York Realty’s 12 best-selling ideas to help you sell easily and get the best possible price for your home. Be realistic about the price. Quote the price you want not a misleading ‘bait’ price. Today’s buyers have easy access to information on the net and are […]

Top Tips for Selling Your Home - Part 1

July 3, 2018


Here are York Realty’s 12 best-selling ideas to help you sell easily and get the best possible price for your home. We will present the 12 tips in two parts. Below are the first six tips and the other six will appear in the next edition. De-clutter. Clear your property of anything that does not add […]

Is winter a good time to sell?

June 28, 2018


As the cooler weather sets in, many people considering going to the market will be faced with a conundrum – sell in winter or wait until spring? Aside from the practical considerations such as work commitments, school terms and actually being ready to go on the market, the impact of the season on a campaign’s […]

Believing the Improbable Lie

June 15, 2018


When asked to price a property, a real estate agent has the opportunity to impress the owner and obtain a listing. Listings are the lifeblood of any real estate career. For an untrained agent who lacks high-level marketing and negotiation skills, the only way to impress and subsequently obtain the listing is to promise the […]

Top 5 Investment Mistakes

June 7, 2018


We all make mistakes, it’s a fact of life no matter how hard we try to avoid it. We also make mistakes when it comes to investing whether it be money or property. There are ways to avoid making these mistakes and ensuring that your investment is providing the best possible outcome and financial success! […]

Why you should have a sales team not a salesperson

June 1, 2018


Offering a team approach when selling will give your property an advantage when selling your home. The York Realty team takes pride in our agency’s approach and has put together the top benefits of having a sales team instead of a salesperson. The whole team is looking for a buyer What many people are not […]

Exploding The Myth That Auctions Always Bring The Best Price

May 18, 2018


Auctioning a property to achieve the best possible price is a long held myth that does not hold up against reality. Whenever you have the fortunate situation of more than one buyer trying to buy your home, the worst thing the agent could do is disclose the competing offers to each of the interested buyers […]

Higher Investment Property Rent Not Always Higher Income

May 3, 2018


Most experienced investors understand that $500 a week for fifty two weeks a year means more money in their pocket than $550 a week with several weeks vacancy during the year. So if maximizing income from rental property investment comes from keeping their properties occupied, why do some landlords charge such high rents that their […]

What Is YOUR Property Worth In Today's Market?

April 19, 2018


What would you do if you wanted to find out what your property is worth in today’s market? Would you ask for an appraisal or do you get a valuation? They may sound the same but they’re not. Do you know the difference between an appraisal and a valuation? A valuation can only be conducted […]