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Simon Birse Licensed Real Estate Agent BLUE MOON property 

0410 443 109 07 5437 9437 E: simon@bluemoonproperty.com.au

www.simonbirse.com.au


Simon Birse Licensed Real Estate Agent Focusing his business on the beachside precinct of Kawana Waters and the surrounding suburbs, Simon who both lives and works in the area has a tremendous reputation forged over many years through both challenging and buoyant markets. Simon is an invaluable member of our team with many of our newer staff looking up to him for guidance and advise. As a leader in our industry, Simon and his team have handled with ease the many challenges faced in recent times as they have continued to grow their business through dedication and hard work. When Simon’s not listing and selling properties you will find him at the surf beach, scuba diving at the HMAS Brisbane ship wreck, or simply relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends

Simon Birse

Keep your eye out for his Simon Says...SOLD signs popping up throughout the area or log onto his website www.simonbirse.com.au to see what’s happening in the local area.


The Simon Birse Team Simon Birse originated in Newcastle, NSW. He left high school to migrate North with the rest of the Southerners to settle on the Gold Coast where he successfully completed a trade in retail Butchery. Once completing his trade he spent 10 months on a back-packing odyssey travelling to exotic overseas destinations and learning different cultures. On return Simon settled on the Sunshine Coast to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle the coast offers and has been actively working the Kawana Waters and surrounding precincts since 2003. Simon has achieved numerous goals and awards along the way and is proud to be consistently in the top residential performers for the Sunshine Coast. Over the past few years Simon has grown his business to form a team to maximize the intimate service his clients deserve. With the support of his team Simon continues to be recognized for his professional service, his honesty, his consistent communication with his customers ‘keeping them updated with the current market’ and achieving the best possible results for his clients.

Our Commitment ... The Simon Birse Team’s aim is to provide you with the highest level of service to achieve the successful sale of your property. We will do our utmost to ensure that the sale process is a pleasant experience and we back that with a signed Service Guarantee.


The appraisal process Deciding the most appropriate price for your property is the most important function of the whole selling process. Most people believe they have a fair idea just by looking in the paper, internet or real estate magazines. However, in many cases this is a dangerous strategy as every home is different. They may be in the same suburb or even the same street, but that bears little relation to the selling price of your home today. The only accurate way to establish the right selling price for your home is to get a market appraisal by a qualified professional sales consultant. Market appraisals by the Simon Birse Team are absolutely obligation-free and are not based on simply gut-feel or just experience. The Simon Birse Team as your appointed real estate agent, will give you an accurate assessment of the current market conditions - is it a buyers’ or sellers’ market? They will detail for you how many homes have been sold recently in your area, the average price and descriptions of the homes. Simon and his team also provide computer printouts of these facts for you to read at your leisure. Simon knows your area and will ensure that you position the price for your home correctly. All successful sales are based on getting the pricing formula right. Overpricing or under pricing is a common fault, which can lead to heartbreak if you are not armed with all the facts. For such a big decision it is worth getting a professional market appraisal - we may even have a list of buyers waiting for your home right now.


What to ask Please take some time and consider what criteria you will be using in selecting your agent. Take time to ponder these points and make sure you discuss these issues with us prior to listing.

• What is the market like at the moment? • Where is the market going over the next 6-12 months? • What is the role of your agent? •H  ow can you make your property more competitive? •H  ow will the buyers be handled on your property? • What price do you set? • Do we advertise, yes or no? • How can we attract all the buyers? • How will the negotiations be handled? • How can we be guaranteed of getting the best price?

You will have a million more questions, so please ask them. We might not have the answer to all of them but we will find out!


Exclusive agency This is a highly preferred method of listing within our network. Your property will be listed at a price with as little or as much marketing as you wish. In appointing us exclusively we will mirror this with a total commitment to see the sale process through until a result is achieved. Written reports, regular meetings, inspection feedback, as many offers as we can generate, open homes (if you wish) and a service guarantee are all part of the service. Committing to a single agent can be fraught with danger so we have worked hard in ensuring that if you partner us in an exclusive agency you will get the best service that the industry can provide.

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Auction 10 years ago you would only have considered selling your property by auction if it was a “special home�, or if you were in a desperate situation. 10 years on the auction selling method is now the preferred method for both buyers and sellers. Why is this so? Maybe it is because of the popularity of EBAY! Maybe people feel more comfortable with the process or maybe we have just realised that the auctioning of a real estate is the fairest and fastest way to achieve a good result. And if you have made the decision to auction your home, the next decision of who to use is easy. 10 years ago when people were still reluctant to auction, Justin Voss (our Company auctioneer) had already been conducting auctions around the Country for over a decade! Now in his 24th year he has been recognised as one of the most experienced auctioneers in the Country. 10 years ago he moved to the Sunshine Coast and is now a local, so your decision of who to use is now very easy. Use the Simon Birse team and Blue Moon auctioneer Justin Voss.


Remember the 4 P’s The experts agree that there are four main reasons that a property won’t sell. These are commonly referred to as the ‘4’ P’s of real estate and include:

Price - Position - Presentation - Promotion. PRICE: This

is the number one reason for a property to remain unsold. It is often because the owner’s price expectation is above the market feedback level. Setting a realistic asking price will dramatically increase your chances of a sale.

POSITION: Where a property is located has a direct relationship with the number of

buyers it will attract. For example, a house on a busy main road will attract a different buyer to a house situated in a quiet location, this is why we encourage ‘promotion’ as it gives us the opportunity to target the market that would best suit your property.

PRESENTATION: Having

a poorly presented property can discourage potential buyers from inspecting it, so making it look more attractive can entice additional buyers.

PROMOTION: The old adage, “You can’t sell a secret”, definitely applies to real estate.

You could own the best presented and priced house in the neighborhood, but if no-one knows about it you will always struggle to sell it. The more people that know about the potential sale, the better off you'll be.


The next step After this brief introduction to our company we certainly would accept the responsibility of marketing your property to secure a sale in the near future. All that is required for you to do is to discuss your options, work out a strategy with your agent and then appoint them and our company as the Marketing Agents. The commencement date can then be set and depending on what level you have chosen, all the necessary marketing can start, i.e. photography, signs etc. This is a very exciting time in the sale process and we will ensure that it is done in a professional and dynamic way. Finally, thank you again for this opportunity to present our company to you and we look forward to a successful partnership in the future.


Selling tips The presentation of your property is an important aspect of the overall selling process. We would like to offer you these simple tips for making your home more appealing to prospective buyers. When preparing to sell your property: • Tidy and clean the front entrance areas • Wash window curtains • Lighten dark areas to brighten your home •M  ake your home look and smell inviting with touches such as freshly cut flowers •C  omplete any obvious maintenance and repair prominent faults •C  lean out storage cupboards to make the area more spacious •R  emove excess clutter have a garage sale or give away some unwanted items or store elsewhere • Wash down and clean the external walls, windows, paths, garden edges and walls • If you have a pool, ensure that it is sparkling clean • Weed, replant, trim and re-mulch gardens • Trim lawn edges and mow


Why an open home? As more and more people are purchasing property without stepping into a real estate office, opening your home for inspection is a must. Open homes are often the first opportunity your agent has to directly sell your property to potential buyers, gauge the level of interest in your property and to negotiate with potential buyers. Remember, the easier you make it for buyers to see your home and the more times they view it, the more likely they are to buy it! The general consensus among agents is that half an hour is the optimum time to conduct an open home. This ensures that you are likely to have more than one group of buyers there at a time. This promotes competition and action as viewers realise that others could also be interested in the property. How often you open your home depends on your area. The most common arrangement for urban homes is to open once every weekend prior to auction or once every second weekend for those selling through an exclusive agency. Even if only two groups of people attend your open home, that is two more groups than you would have if you left your agent sitting in the office waiting for someone to walk in and enquire about your property. For those whose primary concern is simply to maintain privacy, open homes may not be the best policy; but for those who want to achieve the highest possible price in the shortest possible time, open homes are a must.


Marketing We don’t want you ON the market ... we want you IN the market! Sunshine Coast Daily Our philosophy is simple ... go to where the buyers are. The Sunshine Coast Daily Property Week in print media holds top spot when it comes to advertising real estate, open homes and auctions. Properties are presented in full gloss colour and we hold front spot to capture all the buyers. This is where active buyers live!

Internet

Signage

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Tel Fax

07 5445 6500 07 5445 6499

Our unique eyecatching signboards will draw attention to your property from qualified buyers. You might choose a simple sign or consider a pictorial signboard to enhance your property’s appeal.

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Positioned just 3 minute’s walk to Bokarina Beach and opposite local park. Tastefully refurbished family home sits on a 727m2 block, is ready to move into and positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac. • 4 dble brms boast ceiling fans & b.i. robes • Main bedroom features walk-in robe/ens • Offers 2 living areas complete with a/c • Well appointed spacious kitchen • Fully fenced yard complete with electric gates

Perfect Position and Lifestyle 41 Jasmin Circle, Bokarina For Sale $539,000 Open Saturday & Sunday 11-11.30am

SIMON BIRSE Phone 0410 443 109

First point of call for most buyers when researching their future purchase. Your property will appear on: simonbirse.com.au realestate.com.au domain.com - and a myriad of other search engines. Special ‘Feature Properties’ can enhance your showing on these sites. Ask your marketing consultant to explain how they work.

Property Management We are a boutique agency with a growing rent roll under our management. We are always ready, willing and able to manage their property investment needs.

Loan Market We have two finance businesses in-house that provide a twofold service when you list with us. With over 40 lenders on their panel, they will also be assisting the buyers for your property.

e-newsletter We send a weekly email to our extensive list of buyer database to maximize expose of your property.

Promote your property and maximize interest with a HD Propvid Video & professional photos at an affordable price.


Simon Says‌ SOLD U2 / 20 Ilumba Street, Buddina 3 Karalise Court, Buddina 2 Marana Street, Warana 10 Marana Street, Warana U2 / 22 Balyata Street, Warana 18 Narambi Street, Warana U1 & U2 / 6 Tamala Street, Warana 7 Arilpa Street, Warana 87 Nicklin Way, Warana 215 Nicklin Way, Warana 2 Otama Court, Warana 14 Lapoinya Crescent, Warana 3 Kambora Street, Warana 4 Oceanic Drive, Warana 12 Tandara Street, Warana 15 Saleng Crescent, Warana 44 Baroona Street, Wurtulla 628 Nicklin Way, Wurtulla 23 Royal Close, Wurtulla


What my clients say... “Putting our house up for sale in a fairly dull market was nerve wracking to say the least, but Simon was very clear about what we may be able to achieve and a plan was created to sell the property. He was honest, up front, very informative about what was going on each week, with great feedback about open houses and market information. The neighbours even told us they saw him doing letterbox drops at 5.30am one morning…that's committed. He negotiated a good price and saw it through to the end. We were very happy with our price and with Simon’s service as our agent. Highly recommend him to sell your property.” Andrew Buswell & Tracey Whealey - Buddina

“To anyone contemplating selling their home, I can highly recommend Simon Birse and his Team from Ray White Real Estate. Simon listens to your requirements and gives a positive and honest feedback to those requirements. Simon is an excellent communicator and displays strong negotiation skills to ensure your property is sold at the best price for both Seller and Buyer. Thank you Simon and your Team for providing us with a concise and prompt sale of our home.” Don and Chris - Warana

“David and I would like to thank all of you so much for selling our property at 69 Lapoinya Crescent, Warana. We were a little concerned that it may be a difficult process as we now live in New Zealand but you handled it all fantastically well. From the initial listing through to settlement we cannot fault your service in the slightest. You kept us fully informed at all times even if that meant an early or late call over the weekend to let us know how the open home had gone. You were professional throughout but also helpful and always strived to achieve the best result for us. Not only did you achieve our asking price but you also did it in record time, just over one month from the initial listing to settlement. As you know time was of the essence for us and you certainly delivered more than we could ever have dreamt possible. We would definitely recommend your services and cannot thank you enough.” Dawn & David Thurgood - Warana


8 May 2012 To whom it may concern, We would just like to acknowledge the industrious efforts of Simon Birse in respect to the recent sale of our residential property in Wurtulla, on the Sunshine Coast. Our house was on the market for less then ten days while in Simon’s good hands and we cannot speak highly enough of our dealings with Simon, prior to and during this sale. His professionalism, his appreciation for the toll on energy and emotions that selling a house entails, as well as his genuine concern for a good result for both parties, ensure that as far as we are concerned, he is a STAND OUT agent in the real estate sector. We wish him continued, spiralling success in his reality endeavours. Sincerely, Geoff and Wendy Sollars.

Thank you Thank you for inviting our company to speak to you about the future sale of your property. If entrusted with the sale of your asset we will welcome you into our dynamic world of real estate. Our aim is to provide you with marketing campaigns that reach every possible buyer, offer personalised and professional service beyond your expectations and simply work as hard as we can for you until a successful sale is achieved. Thank you and happy selling. Regards, Simon Birse Team


The Simon Birse Team PO Box 1501 Buddina Qld 4575

Mobile: 0410 443 109 Phone: 07 5437 9437 E: simon@bluemoonproperty.com.au www.simonbirse.com.au


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