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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 […]

The Investor's Slip Slop Slap

April 10, 2018


Sometimes new investors make the decision to manage their own investment property. After all, it seems obvious – why pay an agent to do something as simple as banking a rental cheque? It’s only when they start managing their own property on a day to day basis that they realise the level of expertise required […]

Nobel Prize-Winning Concept

April 6, 2018


If you are like most sellers, the thought of selling your home can be daunting. Selling your home is not usually something you do more than once or twice in your life. So how do you know what to expect or more importantly how to sell for the highest price? When it comes to getting […]

Weekly Price Review

March 22, 2018


Price is a major factor in marketing a property and it is important that you and your agent get it right. Since all negotiation experts say that if you want to get the highest price you should start high and then come down until the right buyer is found, it stands to reason that price […]

Underquoting is a deceitful tactic

March 9, 2018


Underquoting is a tactic used by a number of agents to attract more people to the advertised property, making it look like there’s lots of interest. The large number of inquiries (from buyers in this intentionally misleading lower price bracket), can also be used as a conditioning tool by many agents to convince unrealistic vendors […]

The book most Real Estate Agents don't want you to read

February 28, 2018


FREE ! We are so confident in our service and expertise; we are offering a free copy to the first 50 home sellers that contact York Realty 130011YORK (1300119675) Learn how to win in the property market with best-selling author, Peter O’Malley’s new book Inside Real Estate Its the book most agents don’t want you to […]

Auctions and the three card trick

February 23, 2018


Public auction involves multiple bidders competing against each other to secure the one item – in this instance residential real estate. This is the simplistic theory of auctions. In order to get home owners to sign up to an auction, agents use the equivalent of the 3 card trick. They tell home sellers that auction […]

Digital Footprint - What you don't know but need to know

February 9, 2018


The internet has been a game changer for many industries, including real estate. Many of the developments have been largely positive for home buyers and sellers. Marketing costs have been driven down as the digital age proves to be far more cost-effective than print, the quality of promotion per property has improved and email has made […]


January 17, 2018


8 issues that will determine the year ahead Forecasting the performance of the property market in 2018 is anyone’s guess. Depending on what you believe, boom/ bust or somewhere in between, you are sure to find an analyst that agrees. The issue with making a forecast is one tends to be prone to confirmation bias. […]

Come On In!

January 12, 2018


We all know the saying that there is no second chance to make a first impression. This is most relevant when selling your house. You should do everything you can to make buyers feel at home, to create the atmosphere that implies Come on in! The inside atmosphere should be warm and appealing. One agent […]

Instant Reaction

December 21, 2017


How to get a rapid market response to your home  To put a property on the market takes effort. There is the effort in selecting the agent and marketing strategy, effort to prepare and present the property and then the effort to keep the presentation A1 throughout the campaign. It is demoralising when you go […]

How a Good Negotiator Should Work

December 5, 2017


I border on nagging when I advise home sellers to trust only the best negotiators they can find to sell their properties. Studying negotiation is something that most salespeople do not much bother with, as is evidenced by the number of real estate salespeople who have never read a book on the subject. The real […]

Price your property to move! Price it right, right from day one.

November 15, 2017


Did you know that you have a much better chance of selling your property quickly if you price it to meet the market in the first weeks of the market campaign? This strategy is much more successful than pricing it on the highest price and hoping that someone might pay that ‘premium’ price.  You should […]

Is this the one for me?

November 2, 2017


Knowing when to move on the right property Buying a home is one of the most important and largest financial decisions that you are likely to make. Getting it right will result in years of security and happiness from your home. As happy as the right purchase makes you, the wrong purchase can become a […]

The Toughest Offer to Accept

October 19, 2017


Contrary to what you may think, the toughest offer to accept is not the offer below your desired price. The hardest offer to accept (albeit begrudgingly) is the offer that is less than what you have previously rejected. In   the past 5 years, selling has been relatively easy. Pick a number and wait for buyers […]

The True Value of your Home

October 5, 2017


Selling your own home is one of life’s most emotional moments for most people. Emotions can replace logic. Calling in agents for advice on what your property is worth often creates more confusion. Most sellers do not realise that there are many factors that can contribute to the value of their property. The real estate […]