Electronic contracts and signatures are taking over.

Is it legal to use electronic signatures? In short, yes, they are legal to use; however, they aren’t always accepted or in some instances, binding. Officially electronic signatures are valid and legally binding with Australia passing the Electronic Transactions Act in 2000. The general rule has been established that no transaction will be invalid simplyContinue reading “Electronic contracts and signatures are taking over.”

Dorma windows can bring your loft to life.

In our property journey, we often come across Californian Bungalows where hipped or gabled dormer windows have been added to increase habitable space.  Loft conversions have long been popular, brought about by the addition of dormer windows. These days you don’t have to be content with awkward sloping ceilings and small roof windows or skylights.Continue reading “Dorma windows can bring your loft to life.”

What marketing should I agree to as a vendor?

As part of the property sale process, agents pitching for your business will present you with a marketing proposal.  Having the right marketing is an essential part of a successful sale campaign and unavoidable. Like most things today, you will need to advertise to be seen, and in addition to marketing, there are other costsContinue reading “What marketing should I agree to as a vendor?”

This year’s Spring may start in February 2021?

The Spring season has historically been a high volume selling period for Inner Melbourne. However, this year due to Covid-19, the spring market only opened on October 19th. And now we see a significant shortage of stock as vendors were unable to hire tradespeople from doing any listing preparation work and real estate agencies were closed.Continue reading “This year’s Spring may start in February 2021?”

Auctions are different, but property fundamentals remain the same.

The selling environment in Melbourne has been through some dramatic changes. We had a period of no auctions, and then online auctions only, a new concept for many agents. Last weekend we transitioned to 10 only attendees plus agency staff, and perhaps soon we will return to the full open unlimited auction experience. Despite theContinue reading “Auctions are different, but property fundamentals remain the same.”

Do you have an Auction strategy for today’s environment? We do.

The great real estate news for the week is the re-opening of public auctions. Up to ten people can attend a residential auction plus the agency staff conducting the auction. This announcement follows the earlier news that inspections could take place with one agent employee and one interested party.  Ten might sound a small numberContinue reading “Do you have an Auction strategy for today’s environment? We do.”

The Emotional or Financial purchase

During your property journey, there may come a time when you consider a particular property because it satisfies an emotional need rather than a financial need. An Emotional Property purchase may be: Apartment Holiday house Farm Townhouse Snow chalet Flat House and land package A Financial Property purchase may be: Period home on 700 sqm of land A property whereContinue reading “The Emotional or Financial purchase”

A flexible approach could help vendors get a better result

As the market re-opens, agents and vendors will use a variety of sales methods. Is the classic process of listing, marketing campaign, then zoom auction going to be the best strategy for vendors to sell their property after the recent COVID 19 shutdown? Vendors will need a flexible approach to achieve the best outcome, andContinue reading “A flexible approach could help vendors get a better result”