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ISSUE 11 // SPRING EDITION

MONTHLY //   MAG

#BYMERIMBULAREALTY

DOOH EHT NOT YOUR AVERAGE REAL ESTATE MAG


MERIMBULA REALTY WHY CHOOSE ANYONE ELSE

IN THIS ISSUE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US Hi and welcome to The Hood! Hip Hooray it’s our 1st Birthday! Yep

BUYER TURNOFFS

that is correct our beloved mag is officially one year old. We would have stopped to throw a party to celebrate the milestone, but we have been too damn busy. Don’t get us wrong we are NOT complaining about being busy doing what we LOVE one little bit, but

NEW DIGS FOR SALE

we do want to take a moment to send a big, squeezy virtual hug to everyone who has read and supported our little mag over this past 12 months. Thank you, its been fun and bring on the next 12 months!!!

MONTH IN REVIEW

Thankfully winter is behind us and although the market has been steady during this time the traditionally busier spring and summer months are fast approaching. Knowing what turns buyers off and how you can avoid them can be a huge help in preparing your

HOUSE OF THE MONTH

home for sale (see Page 4 for our top tips) As we have already alluded, there has been a flurry of activity behind the scenes and finally we were able to reveal our office expansion

GET TO KNOW OUR CREW

next door. We love our existing sardine tin but this new larger space will allow for a more collaborative working environment and much needed space to meet one on one with our clients.

FUN FACTS

Finally we annoyed Shereene on the Front Desk with our get to know your crew nosey questions. Be sure to catch that on Page 12. As always, we thank you for reading and hope you enjoy the edition!


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BUYER TURNOFFS

Whilst every listing is unique there are some common complaints from buyers that we hear over and over again. Knowing what they are and how you can avoid them when it's your time to sell is key.

CLINGY SELLERS Letting go of a property is difficult, we get it. But once you decide to sell you need to commit to that process and give your agent the room to do their job. Sellers that linger during inspections in our experience will turn most people off.

DIRT This one is seeming obvious but walking into a house that is inundated with dust, dirt or other muck is a mood killer. The quickest and most effective way to avoid this is to invest in having your home professionally cleaned and viola! Problem solved!

CLUTTER It is generally expected that when you list your property for sale that you do a little more than a quick spruce up. Buyers can turn a blind eye to poor styling, but clutter is just unacceptable. In our experience you can’t really overdo it when it comes to decluttering. Less is definitely best.

TEMPERATURE The temperature of your home is the first thing buyers notice. Having poor temperature control not only invites pointy questions like – does the heating or cooling work? or is it expensive to heat? But buyers are easily turned off if they can’t experience your home at it's optimal comfort levels.

NO PRICE Fewer things frustrate buyers more than an advertised property with no price. Most house hunters have a budget and if your house has no price it may be excluded from the search criteria. Use your agent’s experience and local knowledge to get the best pricing strategy.

NO ADDRESS This one is a no brainer. Buyers want and deserve to know where their investment is located and sometimes the suburb alone isn’t enough.

NO PHOTOS First impressions count and photos are the single most powerful tool to inspire a potential buyer to make an inquiry. Investing in the best available marketing can make or break yoru sale.

A CRAPPY AGENT (FULLSTOP)


WE ARE EXPANDINGÂ (and NO we are not having another baby !!)

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have expanded into the office space next door. It goes without saying that this growth would not be possible without the continued support of all our wonderful and loyal clients!! Keep your eyes peeled for the big reveal. Big Love the Merimula Realty Crew


MONTH IN REVIEW #withprincipaltrent

THE MARKET LOWDOWN Spring time is looming & we can expect sales listings to increase in the coming weeks. Buyer inquiry remains high with prices holding steady.

Need

Buyers need to be aware that lending restrictions

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have tightened further & will continue to do so, particularly if the RBA’s cash rate is increased next month.  

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The local rental market has tightened off the back of

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a seasonal change with few properties now vacant. Get in quick if you’re looking to move before available properties dry up.

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SUBURB SNAPSHOT A snapshot of demand in our local area. Data

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HOUSE OF THE MONTH

40 Weelimah Drive, Pambula Beach $649,000

Located in the sought-after Weemilah Drive precinct of Pambula Beach, this exceptional beauty presents an exciting opportunity to enter the

#MERIMBULAREALTYDREAMHOMES

highly regarded Pambula Beach property market.


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GET TO KNOW OUR CREW SHEREENE SIMPSON MERIMBULA

This month we introduce the quick witted and extremely loyal Shereene Simpson who oversees all things ‘Client Care’ at Merimbula Realty HO. Originally a Melbourne gal, Reenie joined the business back in 2008 and after 10 years of tenure in the busiest seat in our office it’s safe to say that she is the glue that holds us together. As the office gatekeeper Shereene is across every detail and challenge we throw at her, which makes total sense given her background as a Legal Secretary. Shereene is also a wordsmith and graciously edits this mag in record time month after month. Thanks for everything Reenie we love your work! 1. WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF THE JOB?

REALTY

CUSTOMER

CARE

L I K E S family time, gym, yoga, good wine & cheese travel, especially to Bali watching AFL football massages, facials, nails

Definitely 5pm (can I say that?)

Lazy breakfasts

2. THE WORST PART OF THE JOB

catching up with friends

Sitting inside all day in front of a screen and Trent (just kidding about the latter but any opportunity to stir our boss) 3. MOST INSANE THING A TENNENT HAS SAID TO YOU My dog ate my rent money!!!!! not really but there has been so many excuses

D I S L I K E S swimming in the ocean –

4. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LIVING ON THE SAPPHIRE COAST

weird right but I’m petrified

Long romantic walks on the beach with my husband – haha he totally told me to write this

of sharks

5. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?

gardening – its overrated

Hmmmm.......gym and yoga if you call that fun 6. TOP 3 HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS Bali, Italy & the Greek Islands 7. FAVOURITE FOOD Anything my husband cooks - he is a great cook so it works out perfectly 8. FAVOURITE MUSICIAN I love, love, love John Farnham

shit wine, debt. rude people not having regular holidays being away from my kids dodgy eyes & wearing glasses


3 Tura Beach Dr, Tura Beach


FUN FACTS 8 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SPRING 1. We've used the word “spring” for the

5. The earliest known use of the term

season since the 16th century.

“spring cleaning” was in 1857.

2. There’s more daylight during spring

6.The extreme, often irrational fear of

because the earth’s axis tilts toward the

flowers is called Anthophobia.

sun at this time of the year. 7. Spring is the breeding season for 3. Whales will visit the warmer waters of

birds and they are on the lookout for

Australia during the winter then migrate

anything moving that could steal their

back in Spring for feeding. Whale

eggs or young

spotting is very popular on the Sapphire Coast

8. Most wild herbivores (plant eaters), who live in season parts of the world,

4. The first spring flowers are usually

have babies in the early spring. This give

daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris

the babies the best chance of growing

and lilacs.

large, strong, and putting on some fat before winter. .

BRAIN TEASER

How many squares are there?


KUDOS Taylor was very diligent and enthusiastic in his dealings. He was always punctual, quick to keep me updated and kept his word. He cannot do enough to facilitate the smooth process of buying the property. Entirely pleased and happy with him. No complaints at all.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY This is Jacqui our lovely Accounts/Payroll guru who this month celebrated 4 years of Merimbula Realty employment bliss! Believe us when we say we love your work Jac and no it's not just because you pay us... we promise!

THANK YOU So our magazine turned ONE this month (Happy Birthday to Us) and we wanted to give a big shout out to all our community homies for their contribution during the year. Muchas Gracias!!!


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