Ray White Rockhampton - Property News - Issue 1

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Ray White Rockhampton Publication - Issue One


HOME SOLD IN 5 DAYS David Bell achieved in five days what the previous agent failed to do in 4 months


David Bell sold 287 Thirkettle Avenue, Frenchville

It takes 30 days for the average local agent to sell a Rockhampton home In this Issue of Property News: • Property Managers: an owner’s best friend • Choose the wrong Agent and you could waste four months! • Spring is here - prepare your property for sale!


YOUR LOCAL MARKET UPDATE Dear Reader, We are meeting property owners who were promised a quick sale, and four months later were still no closer to finding a buyer. You don’t have to wait that long! With the right agent, we see homes sell in five days. How do you know whether you’re dealing with a good agent? Good agents don’t discount their fees, as they can sell within weeks, saving you lots of hassle. Every day that goes by with your home remaining unsold is costing you. Remember, the only reason an agent offers cheaper fees is because they are struggling to remain in business and are desperate to win any listing at any price. Our team are consistently selling homes within weeks. Why sign with a local agent who fails to sell properties like yours after many months? Kind regards


Why is Spring the best time of the year to sell your property? As the flowers begin to bloom, the trees sprout new growth and the rest of the natural world leaps into life; something else is changing. The For Sale signs are popping up all around the neighbourhood and the crisp spring air is feeding their sudden growth. Most property owners hibernate during the colder months and leap into action when Spring arrives.

So why is Spring the busiest season for selling? The most wonderful thing about selling in Spring is how the season adds an extra sparkle to your property. David Bell 0409 285 062

Riley Neaton 0499 272 745


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The extra sunlight streaming through the windows, the vibrant blooming flowers in the garden and the twitter of birds outside, comes together to create a magical experience for potential buyers inspecting your property. It is one of those times of the year when you can make your property look outstanding with very little effort. Why are the seemingly small things like gardens, important when you are selling during spring? You can only make a first impression once, and the front garden is where it all happens. A blooming and lush front garden will forge a lasting impression in the minds of buyers and will set the mood for the rest of the property. Spring time encourages growth, so you may need to trim the trees and shrubs, mow the lawn and weed the garden.

A fresh coat of paint on the letterbox, fence or guttering will also spruce up the overall look.

How can spring cleaning give your property the extra boost it needs to sell in the current market? If you have decided to put your property on the market, now is also the perfect time to give it a spring clean. Give the outside of the property a good wash down and remove all cobwebs from inside and out. Get the carpets cleaned professionally, polish the floors and replace any broken or chipped tiles. If you have just put your property on the market, chances are you will be moving soon, so clear your house of all those items that add clutter to your life.

The market is the busiest during Spring. Does this help or hinder? Spring is a time when most homeowners take the plunge and put their property on the market. While the season works magically for the presentation and feel of your home, the increased amount of property can create an oversupply. Most sellers do not realise, most potential buyers do not wait for the warmer seasons to look for their new property. They continue to search the market all year round. Spring weather can give your property the extra appeal it needs to sell. There is no denying that there has never been a better time to sell than now. Contact us today for an indication of your property’s value in the current market.

Riley Neaton sold this home in two weeks whereas the previous agent failed to sell it after four months

Be careful, not all agents can deliver the results you want! Ray White Rockhampton Principals, David Bell and Riley Neaton both listed homes, which had been previously listed elsewhere for four months – and both sold these homes in a matter of days. Four-bedroom home at 287 Thirkettle Avenue, Frenchville, had much to offer with its prime location and generous space. However, after being listed with another Rockhampton agency for four months, no sale was achieved. Under David Bell’s professional care, the property was snapped up for a fantastic price within just five days. Similarly, 251 Hook Street in Berserker, a recently renovated three-bedroom home on an expansive block, had also been unsuccessfully listed for four months with another Rockhampton agency. The vendors turned to Riley Neaton at Ray White Rockhampton and the property promptly sold within two weeks. Considering it takes local agencies an average of 30 days to sell a property in Central Queensland, both sales were remarkable. However, for Ray White Rockhampton, this success is an everyday occurrence. With an office of highly experienced agents, many of whom have been awarded for exceptional sales performance. Ray White Rockhampton sells more homes in Central Queensland than any other agency.

Riley Neaton sold 251 Hook Street, Berserker

SOLD Why are Ray White Rockhampton able to sell properties quick smart? Every home is listed is with absolute professionalism. Targeted marketing campaigns ensure each property reaches all potential buyers, providing the ideal foundations to create competition and gain an all-time high selling price. The sales team also has access to a comprehensive database of qualified buyers, so the minute a property becomes available, they’re able to contact those with serious interest. The vendor of Thirkettle Avenue was more than satisfied with the service provided. “David went above and beyond with the sale of my house and got me the price I was after,” they said.

“Very impressed with how quickly he was able to sell it and how professional he was. Would never use another real estate agent.” John and Catherine Rheinber, from Hook Street were equally thrilled: “Riley was always ready to help, his knowledge & professionalism was excellent. Ray White Rockhampton will go far with Riley Neaton as a partner.” So if you’re looking to sell your property, then give the team at Ray White Rockhampton a call today. They will work tirelessly to list and sell your property as quickly as possible – and will always achieve the best possible price. To sell your home call Ray White Rockhampton today on 07 4923 0000.

Don’t wait four months to sell SOLD

Ray White are selling Rockhampton properties like yours within weeks!

Property Managers:

an owner’s best friend As more Australians enter the property investment market, how best to manage the new property becomes a major issue. Not everyone has the skills, the time, or even want to manage the property themselves. That’s where a responsible, trustworthy property manager comes in – to help you avoid the day-to-day worries of rental properties.

controlling costs.

A good property manager can easily become one of your greatest assets. But it’s important to choose the right one.

Then there’s building insurance to worry about, plus owners corporation rules, smoke alarms, servicing of gas appliances, pool fencing legislation, risk management, council and water rates, the list can seem endless.

A property manager organises and manages the letting of properties, screens tenants, liaises with tenants and owners, organises inspections, collects rent and follows up unpaid rent, responds to tenant complaints, and even pursues evictions.

Importantly, an experienced manager has a good understanding of the local market and how potential changes could affect your investment, including ways to improve the property that won’t kill your budget, but will make it easier to rent out.

As well as being reactive, a good property manager is proactive when it comes to staying on top of ongoing maintenance issues and

Chances are that you will be working with this person for a long time so it’s a good idea to find someone that you like and respect. Look locally. In real estate, local knowledge is crucial, from knowing how to attract tenants, to setting the rent at the right level, and having contacts with trusted tradies, a local property manager gives you a big advantage. Another way to find a property manager is by word of mouth, asking family and friends for recommendations. How does the property manager typically communicate with owners?

Some examples include phone calls, emails and inspection reports. Management fees are charged on a percentage basis of the total rent monies collected, plus a letting fee that is based on the weekly rent and only charged when a new tenant is found. Considering the workload of a good property manager, it’s a small price to pay. Hiring a property manager makes sense and takes the stress out for the Landlord.

It’s time to raise the bar in property management Exceptional property management equals confidence for property investors. It is also the security of knowing that your requests will be met every time and your property managers are fully equipped with the skills and systems required to manage your investment. Property management is more than coordinating tenancies and rental payments — it’s about helping you achieve your financial goals. Tap into the strength of the Ray White Group and benefit from competitive loans, insurance and the unrivalled market intelligence that will help maximise returns on your investment property. To talk about the numbers on your property, call Ray White Rockhampton on (07) 4923 0000.