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LJ Hooker Victoria Park - Issue Three

Why do clients keep coming back to this agency? SOLD!

The vendor of this home has used LJ Hooker 5 times in 2 years to sell their properties. 11 Reginald Street


In this issue of Property News: • Finding the right home • Outstanding customer service gets results • Simple renovation ideas for investment properties

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LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL Dear Reader When selling your property finding a good agent can be challenging, but

Tips for Finding the navigating the house RIGHT home hunting trail

not if you have previously sold with LJ Hooker Victoria Park! In this issue of Property News we look at some of the reasons vendors return to us to sell their properties. Please see page 3 for more information. For those who are looking to buy a home, it can be overwhelming looking at all the properties currently available on the market. Our page 2 story has some tips to help make the process as enjoyable as possible. If you are thinking about renovating your investment property, our page 4 article this month has some simple renovating ideas that might be of interest to you. If you are considering selling, buying or renting, we are here to help, please give us a call.

Kind Regards Paula Lagrenade Principal. 0412 187 606

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Park, nor Newsletter House Pty Ltd, nor the publishers and editors of articles in this issue, accept any form of liability, be it contractual, tortious or otherwise, for the contents of this newsletter or for any consequences arising from its use or any reliance placed upon it. All the information contained in this publication has been provided to us by various parties. We do not accept any responsibility to any person for its accuracy and do no more than pass it on. All interested parties should make and rely upon their own enquires in order to determine whether or not this information is in fact accurate. ©Newsletter House Pty Ltd 2018 Ph: 02 4954 2100

Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees when you’re house hunting. Rather than looking at everything, however, it’s a good idea to narrow down your search before you start, by deciding what’s important to you. Location For example, will your life be easier if you are within walking distance of work, schools, shops, transport or other amenities? If these are crucial factors, you can narrow down your search. If your purpose in buying is to have an asset that you can sell at a profit in a few years, location is also a vital factor in your purchase. The old saying about the advantages of buying “the worst house in the best street rather than the best house in the worst street” has been tried and proved true over time.

List Making a list about what you really want in a home can save lots of time when you’re looking. It also helps to note down what you like and don’t like about living in your current home and location. This assists in focusing on what you really want from your new home. Then, when you’re looking, check your list against the features of the homes you inspect and see if they tick all or most of the required boxes. Loan The best way to break your heart when house hunting is to find the house you want, only to learn you can’t secure the required finance. Find out first how much you will be able to borrow, and don’t be tempted to look at properties outside that range. This saves time and disappointment when you’re on the house hunting trail.

Vendors keep coming back to achieve outstanding results Repeat business is the most flattering reward for a job well done. At LJ Hooker Victoria Park, we have clients who trust us and our agents work hard to get the best results for all of them. That's why they keep coming back to us time and time again. Not only that, but they refer us to their friends, family, and colleagues.


We have dealt with Ivan Da Costa previously when he sold a property for us last year. We found him trustworthy, helpful, reliable, honest, hard working, committed and a true professional real estate sales person." Vendor, 38/30 Bishops Row

“It's the ultimate compliment and feedback that we deliver outstanding service and results,� said Paula Lagrenade, Principal. Ivan Da Costa is one of our agents who repeatedly receives return business from his loyal clients. Ivan sold a property on Gemini Way for Florence and Richard Sim, then later sold their property on Bishops Row. The testimonial says it all.

38/30 Bishops Row

"We are very happy and impressed with Ivan Da Costa in handling the sale of our property. He managed to sell it just within two weeks of the property being placed on the market. We have dealt with Ivan Da Costa previously when he sold a property for us last year. We found him trustworthy, helpful, reliable, honest, hard working, committed and a true professional real estate sales person," said Florence and Richard Sim.

our time and energy to do whatever it takes to get top results is why we see the same vendors come back to us.

Outstanding customer service, professionalism, market knowledge and understanding, diligence, and dedicating

"Shagun has sold five houses for us. He is always punctual, flexible with home open times, and willingly does private

Over the past two years, sales consultant Shagun Ahuja has exceeded the expectations of Tracey Baek throughout the marketing and sales of five different homes. Tracey's family continue to choose Shagun for his exceptional knowledge, committed service, quick results, and his ability to get the best sale price.

viewings for buyers. Shagun provides us regular feedback on how the property is going on the market. Shagun is always working for us to achieve the best price possible. He is the same person from signing up, home opens, and through to settlement. I would recommend Shagun to anyone thinking of selling in and around Perth," said Tracey Baek. If you're looking for a team of dedicated real estate agents who continue to exceed expectations of their clients, call the friendly office of LJ Hooker Victoria Park.

Stop waiting. Embrace change. Choose this autumn to make the move. Selling your most valuable asset is when you need an Agency who is at the top of their field. For a no obligation current market appraisal on your property, please call LJ Hooker Victoria Park today.

LJ Hooker Victoria Park (08) 9473 7777 288 Albany Highway Victoria Park WA 6100

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Simple renovation ideas for your Investment Property - Feature 1

In order to ensure the best return, your investment property may need an update. There are simple ways to transform your property which will increase its value and ensure a greater rental potential.

Renovating an investment property is a business decision and isn’t the same as renovating your own home. The key is to maximise your return for minimum cost. You must avoid overcapitalising, which is when the renovations cost more than the value they add to the property. So set a budget and stick to it. Painting Painting your property can change the look completely by brightening the home and making it more attractive. It is probably the easiest way to add value. Remember to stick to neutral colours to appeal to the widest range of people and to choose paint that is hard-wearing. Floor coverings Have a good look at the carpets and see if they are beyond a good professional clean, if so then replace them. These days it is common to have tiled areas so carpet is not required in every room. But think about the type of home you are renovating. Again the rule is keep floor coverings neutral and durable. Choose from a budget range but do not go too budget. There is a difference between ‘cheap’ and cost effective. If you are lucky enough to have original

wooden flooring then make sure you keep it well maintained. It is a great feature that adds value. Window coverings Again the key is to keep it simple and practical. Install the same window coverings throughout the home in neutral colours. Ensure your choice is hard wearing and easy to replace. There are many options but blinds of some sort are probably the best choice for a rental property. Aluminium venetians are currently a popular option. Repairs and quick cosmetic touch-ups While you are brightening up your property don’t forget to make any repairs that are required. Just having your property clean and in good condition can make a huge difference.

Think about small things that will make your property more attractive. You may not have the budget to renovate the bathroom or kitchen but you can install new fittings like taps and cupboard door handles. Think about updating light fittings and installing higher wattage bulbs to create brighter spaces. These small changes can cost very little but will have a dramatic effect. Don’t forget simple things like your curb appeal. Make sure the front yard is neat and tidy.

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Avoid DIY Remember time is money. You may think you can save a packet by renovating yourself but that is not always the case. Painters can paint an entire apartment in a weekend. It will take you much longer and the finish won’t be as good. No investor ever regretted getting the professionals in. Tenants do not need luxury but they do demand a certain level of comfort and many will pay more for an attractive, wellequipped home. Simple renovations can make a huge difference to your property and thus your bottom line.

From fixing leaks to tax schedules, property investment can be complicated. Talk to us and see why investors trust us with their properties.

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LJ Hooker Victoria Park - Property News - Issue 3  

When selling your property finding a good agent can be challenging, but not if you have previously sold with LJ Hooker Victoria Park! In thi...

LJ Hooker Victoria Park - Property News - Issue 3  

When selling your property finding a good agent can be challenging, but not if you have previously sold with LJ Hooker Victoria Park! In thi...