This property didn’t sell with another agency, so why did we increase the price range?

This property didn’t sell with another agency, so why did we increase the price range?

1/8 Myuna Street, Leopold A vendor made a visit to our office to get some market advice. He had been unsuccessful in selling his property with another local agent, after three months of it being advertised online.  This vacant two-bedroom townhouse sat stale on the market with a price range of $335,000 – $365,000. Why did this prime townhouse -with attractive price tag- sit on the market for three months in a booming Leopold market? The owner (who lives outside of the area) explained that he was prepared to follow professional advice in order to present the property in its best light to achieve a good result. After confirming the owner was not in exclusive authority with any agencies, we inspected the property. This townhouse was in a prime position, easy walking distance to Ash Road shopping strip, within a stone’s throw of the local park, close to Public Transport and surrounded by good quality homes.  It was empty, but spacious and neat. We noted that the property needed an overhaul – Fresh paint throughout, new tap wear, deck staining and a desperate gardening job! Our feedback and advice were provided to the owner, along with quotes for all work. He agreed that by putting in a little money and a little time this would give the property the best chance to sell in a quick timeframe. We were engaged to sell the property and all of the maintenance work was managed by our office and completed within three weeks. With the addition of a professional furniture and styling package, we were ready to hit the market! After discussions with our vendor,...
Preparing Your Home For Sale ~ Property Styling

Preparing Your Home For Sale ~ Property Styling

Property Styling  We know that styling your property correctly before going live to the market, creates an emotional connection with buyers and provides you with the best chance to achieve a premium sale price. We work alongside an experienced Property Stylist who provides a tailored service – from suggestions and advice about furniture placement and decorating ideas, through to implementing a complete furniture package to make your home look show-quality! Have you wondered how property styling can add value to your property? Watch this transformation… http://www.haydenoceangrove.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PRINT_77_Horwood_Drive_Breamlea_-_Styling__2_.mp4   Would you like some further information about what your property is worth in the Real Estate Market? Contact our team on (03) 5255 1000.  ...
Ocean Grove Real Estate Update July 2017

Ocean Grove Real Estate Update July 2017

  Ocean Grove Real Estate Update Here is a quick snapshot of the Ocean Grove Real Estate Market…   Medium Price up 10%: Unprecedented demanded in a number of price brackets has produced some incredible results over the past 12 months and has fuelled the increase in the median price by over 10%. Demand: Overall, Ocean Grove property in all segments is performing extremely well in the current market. Demand is particularly strong for “Old Ocean Grove”. With land in this area rarely becoming available, developers and savvy investors are snapping up these large blocks in this Residential Growth Zone. This leafy area also continues to be in hot demand for family buyers, looking for close proximity to Ocean Grove Primary School and within walking distance to the main street. Quality new family homes in Kingston & Oakdene Estates within the $550,000 – $750,000 range are also in high demand for families seeking a smart, low maintenance lifestyle and investors looking to capitalize on the strong rental returns. For first home buyers and those seeking potential with a keen eye for renovation, “Old Collendina” still provides the best of both worlds for those not wanting to pay premium price but still be within walking distance to the beach! Off Market Transactions: The last 12 months has shown a trend towards agencies selling homes “off market” (10% of Hayden Real Estate’s last 100 sales did not get listed on realestate.com.au.) Having a large accessible database of willing buyers is an important factor for this type of transaction. Engaging our clients through our bi-weekly podcast, email, SMS and social media, means that they can view the property before it hits the market. First...
Hayden Real Estate Ocean Grove Wins Agency of The Year

Hayden Real Estate Ocean Grove Wins Agency of The Year

Hayden Real Estate wins Agency of the Year in the RateMyAgent 2016 Agent of the Year Awards Hayden Real Estate has won the Agency of the Year award in the RateMyAgent 2016 Agent of the Year Awards.  The awards, which are the largest real estate awards in Australia, recognise those agents and agencies that have ranked the highest based on customer reviews and feedback.   “It is gratifying to have some recognition for the team. Our guys all work really hard to get great results and it is fantastic to be rated so highly by our clients.” – Hugh McKewan, Director, Hayden Real Estate Ocean Grove. The RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards compare over 26,000 agents and agencies across the country.  They highlight the leading real estate agents and agencies in each suburb, city and state across Australia, and on a national level. “The RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards are the only awards which use verified customer reviews and feedback, so they’re an honest gauge of the customer service an agent has provided,” said RateMyAgent CEO & Co-Founder, Mark Armstrong.  “These awards are the only industry awards to put sellers’ needs first, using customer reviews as a leading indicator of an agent’s success over 2016.” The awards, which are in their third year, are the only major customer choice awards for the real estate industry in Australia.  Rather than being judged by industry peers, the awards are calculated based on the reviews that customers provide on the RateMyAgent website. About ratemyagent.com.au | Agent of the Year Awards ratemyagent.com.au is Australia’s No. 1 real estate agent ratings and statistics...