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How to negotiate the purchase price

32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 Viking Realty is a family owned and operated business in the heart of Lake Macquarie. We have old fashioned values and pride ourselves on our communication, quality of marketing, ethics, integrity and results. We cater from luxury waterfront executive homes to land sales, commercial sales, developments, acreages and entry level properties. A large portion of our work is referral based which speaks volumes about our team. Viking Realty... Where ”Service Is King"

There’s much more to negotiating a purchase price than meets the eye. It’s a fine art, requiring careful research and a clear strategy. Industry expert, WBP Group executive chairman Greville Pabst, shares his top tips for closing the deal, either at an auction or in a private sale. 1. Understand the process “Knowing as much as possible about a potential property transaction and how it will run benefits buyers,” Pabst says. That extends from learning about the property itself, why it’s for sale, what’s happening around it and current market conditions, down to who buyers will actually deal with. 2. Be prepared “When going into an auction especially, it pays to be organised,” Pabst says. “Buyers without their ducks in a row are immediately on the back foot in any negotiation.” Make sure you have all your finances in order. At an auction especially, you need to be absolutely clear on how much you’ve got, what your limit is and what your strategy is. It’s really important. Preparation should extend to the terms a buyer wants too. “You need to have the terms you want locked down prior to auction day and have discussed them with the vendor’s agent,” Pabst adds. 3. Research, research, research Swotting up before entering a negotiation is absolutely vital. “Research as much as you can yourself or use a professional to help you understand the property and the market,” Pabst says. Knowledge is power when it comes to

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negotiation. You need to understand the underlying fundamentals affecting a property and even things like a property’s orientation on the block, if there’s an application in for a block of flats next door or if there’s car parking issues in the street. “There are a lot of external factors and attributes which impact on a property and influence where you go with an offer,” Pabst says. “If you don’t do your homework, you can pay the price,” Pabst adds. 4. Know your range Go into an auction or sit-down negotiation with a realistic range in mind. “That range is not necessarily the range the agent gives you, but the figure you’re prepared to go to and are comfortable with,” Pabst says. Going in low is not always best. “It’s a caseby-case scenario and comes down to you having done your research. 5. Keep your emotions in check Buyers can get emotional about the property, but not about the price. “If you’ve done your research, you know what you can stretch to and you know what your strategy is. Don’t let emotions drive the process,” Pabst advises. 6. Be confident Confidence and strong body language matter. “If you’re going to have a good chance of getting a property, especially at auction, you have to bid confidently,” Pabst says. “There’s no point playing games. Stay within in your limit, but be confident in how you present yourself. What you project, and your body language, both have an impact.” Source: www.realestate.com.au/advice

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New Inspection by Appointment

32 The Shores Way, Belmont $1.8MIL - $1.95MIL 5

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Unrivalled Lilly Pilly Manor

Entering the tranquil and landscaped grounds of this unique French provincial styled residence, you will be in awe of the space, style and design that has gone into this exquisitely created masterpiece. From the high ceilings to the ornate cornices and ceiling rose embellishments complemented by light filled interiors, every aspect of this home has been carefully selected to enhance stylish, opulent and versatile living. Formal and informal living and dining options plus an additional rumpus upstairs. Backing onto Green Point reserve offers you the ultimate in privacy with no neighbours on 2 sides of your home. Embrace a new way of living where you can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil lifestyle within minutes to Green Point Reserve, waterfront, bike paths, kayaking, fishing, restaurants, cafes, schools, parks, beaches and so much more, this hidden secret won’t remain hidden for very long!

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Inspection by Appointment

12 Village Bay Close Marks Point $1.35Mil - $1.45MIL 4+

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Location, Layout & Lifestyle!

Discreet and private from the exterior, this masterfully renovated home is so much more than meets the eye. With four bedrooms plus study, multiple living and generous entertaining areas, the property has been cleverly designed to maximise space and liveability, in a stylish, sophisticated and timeless setting within metres from the lake’s edge. Downstairs offers a tiled living area overlooking the rear deck and entertaining. Upstairs you will find the open plan kitchen living and dining - this expansive and welcoming room is a superb use of space and features beautiful blue gum timber floors and high ceilings overlooking the lake and entertainer’s balcony. One of the best entertaining areas available featuring large salt water pool, 7 seater chlorinated spa, built-in kitchen with bbq, fridges, industrial tapware, sand pit, fish pond and undercover clothes line. Enjoy holiday-style living day in and day out within a relaxed and tranquil locale close to parks, shops, schools, cafes, restaurants, Marks Point Marina, Marks Point Bowling Club, Belmont Golf Club, Swansea Channel and so much more.

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Inspection by Appointment

29 Boyd Street Swansea $1.5MIL - $1.65MIL 5

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Executive Waterfront Reserve Living!

Designed with style and sophistication in mind and idyllically positioned on the lake’s edge, this spacious dual level home sits on a generous individual title of 1,222m2 block. * Multiple living areas spread over two levels including formal and informal living and dining options. * Kitchen at the rear of the home adjoining living and meals area 5 well-proportioned bedrooms or 4 + study. All bedrooms with built-in robes and ducted air conditioning with the substantial master retreat offering ceiling fan, dressing room, ensuite with spa bath and private balcony taking in stunning water views. Whilst outdoor living boasts a generous covered entertainment area, complete with salt-water pool, this home still clearly qualifies in the popular low maintenance category with the added convenience of a reserve at the rear of the home for an extended backyard in which you don’t need to maintain.

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6A Matelot Place Belmont $480,000 - $515,000 3

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Location, Layout & Lifestyle!

Idyllically suited to downsizers, retirees, first home buyers or investors, this single level villa offers open plan and low-maintenance living within a central and convenient location. * Combined living, dining and kitchen with tiled flooring * Living room with Daikin split system air conditioner & adjoining the rear entertaining area via glass sliding doors * 3 carpeted bedrooms all with built-in robes * Main bathroom with shower, bath and separate toilet * Rear covered and private entertaining area * Fully fenced and landscaped yard with clothesline Set within an extremely convenient location within walking distance to bus stop, Belmont Hospital and just minute away from Green Point Reserve, local schools, shops, parks, lake’s edge, cafes, and restaurants.

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Inspect: Saturday, 16th September between 10:15am - 10:45am

49 Scott Street, Carrington $735,000 - $785,000 3

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Modern Inner City Living Torrens Title Townhome

Upon entering this townhouse you will be pleasantly surprised at the impressive and open floorplan bathed in natural light and crisp, neutral colour schemes. * Central kitchen overlooking the dining and living area and out to the rear courtyard * Separate upstairs carpeted lounge * 3 bedrooms with robes and ceiling fans, main with walk-in robe, ensuite and balcony * 2 stylish bathrooms + separate powder room * Rear fully enclosed courtyard with rainwater tank and clothesline.

Inspection by Appointment

13/78 Brighton Ave Toronto $560,000 - $590,000 2

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North Facing Apartment with Fabulous Lake Views!

Boasting a spacious and versatile floorplan, this apartment will ideally suit investors, first home buyers or downsizers searching for a convenient lakeside lifestyle. • Centrally located kitchen adjacent to living area • Open plan living, dining and study area • 2 good size bedrooms, main with walk in robe & ensuite • Entertainers balcony taking in stunning lake views • Lock up garage plus carport Walk to the Lake’s edge, Toronto Library, shops, cafes, restaurants, Toronto Foreshore Playground, multiple parks, Toronto Amateur Sailing Club, Toronto Town Square and much more.

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Inspection by Appointment

151 Marks Point Rd, Marks Point $1,750,000 4

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Iconic ‘Selby Cottage’

A treasured family holding for the past 34 years, the opportunity now exists to secure one of Lake Macquarie’s most Iconic and incredibly unique residences. This character filled home is accompanied by a timelessly elegant 1900s cottage capturing magical uninterrupted 180 degree northerly lake views. The versatility of this entire package will offer buyers the opportunity to use as your own weekend getaway, family home, investment or continue to run Selby Cottage as the award winning and highly sought after accommodation venue that it is. Imagine a life where time is measured by the ebb and flow of the tide, where traffic consists of racing yachts under full sail and where a morning walk is taken through the garden path down to the water’s edge to simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Inspection by Appointment Only.

Inspect: Thursday, 14th September between 4:00pm - 4:30pm Saturday, 16th September between 2:00pm - 2:30pm

28 Crown Street Belmont $1.15mil - $1.3mil 5

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Unbelievable Family Offering with Stunning Lake & Ocean Views!

Boasting a spacious and versatile floorplan complemented by high ceilings and light-filled interiors, this fabulous home boasts spectacular lake & ocean views and offers a low-maintenance and family friendly lifestyle that will be enjoyed for many years to come. • Multiple living areas set over 2 levels • 5 good size bedrooms with ceiling fans and robes • Entertainers balcony overlooking the lake • Automatic gate, ample storage options including attic, NBN connected • Fully fenced yard with space for a tinny at the rear, off street parking and salt water inground pool.

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Inspect: Wednesday, 13th September between 4:00pm - 4:45pm Saturday, 16th September between 1:00pm - 1:45pm

18 pebble Beach Ct Belmont $920,000-$960,000 5

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Low Maintenance Family Lifestyle

With an open and spacious floorplan that flows seamlessly throughout accompanied by a light-filled and neutral colour scheme, the family can spread out amongst the many living areas, bedrooms, the fantastic entertainer’s backyard or simply just stroll down the road to Green Point reserve. • Formal living & dining, rumpus room, upstairs lounge & family room • Large central kitchen in a perfect position for entertaining • Ducted vacuum & air conditioning, NBN connected, new security system, gas hot water • Large covered and private entertaining area & fully landscaped yard with irrigation system & inground salt water pool with new solar heat pump

Inspection by Appointment

54 Crown Street Belmont $1.090mil - $1.190mil 4

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Ideal abode for the downsizer with a stunning lake view!

Exuding a chic and modern décor, this impeccably renovated split level family home in the heart of Belmont offers a fantastic lifestyle beyond compare. Boasting an open and spacious floorplan that flows seamlessly throughout aimed to incorporate the family, guests and that stunning view all with ease. - Offering multiple living areas allowing separation for the kids and parents.- Modern kitchen will allow for preparing meals whilst being central to the dining, living, lounge and balcony will be perfect for keeping an eye on the kids or still interact with family and guests. * Agent declares interest

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Leased $720/week

8 Meridian Close, Belmont

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Executive Home in Sought After Location

This well appointed and established executive two storey home is located in a highly sought after area in beautiful Belmont. Open plan living consisting of Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Study and plenty of living space. Complete with tiered, Mediterranean style garden and large covered entertaining area. Yard maintenance may be negoitable in rent.

For Lease $855/week

8 Corymbia Street, Croudace Bay

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Majestic Executive with Private Tropical Paradise

This majestic, established executive home available on a long term lease, suitable for both family and professionals. With its multiple living areas and fabulous entertaining/pool area, low maintenance yard and gardens. Comprising 4 well proportioned bedrooms, the main with large en-suite. Also an additional bathroom, powder room and toilet. Built in robes and plenty of storage. Beautifully appointed Caesar stone kitchen opening out onto the back entertaining area, leading up to the saltwater pool and cabana. Your own private tropical paradise.

Looking for a second opinion for your rental or in search of a good property manager? Check out just a few points of what sets us apart from the rest. Direct mobile number to reach your Property Manager.

Talk to a real person when you need to and who will actually return your phone calls.

Low turnover of Property Managers.

There is nothing worse than having to re-explain your property and needs to a new Property Manager every few months. We take care of our staff and they in turn, take care of you. Simple.

A lot of tenants don’t work weekends which is why we do.

We understand the importance of weekend or after hours inspections to get you the best tenant possible. The material in this newsletter is not and should not be regarded as legal or financial advice. Users should seek their own legal, financial or real estate advice where appropriate. Every effort is made to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date. However, we do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or currency of the information provided.

T: 02 4945 0335 | F: 02 4945 9035 | E: natalie@vikingrealty.com.au A: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280

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Natalie Carthew Property Manager M: 0409 587 883

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