Tips & Advice

Grace Justice

Our Best Home Staging Tips & Tricks

Home staging is an important part of the selling process for an agent and vendors to consider when it comes to putting a property together for photos and open homes. Staging the home can affect the sale price of the

Grace Justice

Tips for Selling During Lockdown

Life has changed abruptly in the past week where we now find ourselves again in a familiar place of an unexpected Level 4 lockdown. Fortunately, many businesses are equipped with the experience of being in this position before where working

Grace Tresidder

5 Ways To Make Your Listings Stand Out

Good Photography Professional photography will make your listing feel more luxurious while also benefiting from its features. Think about the style of the house and what is going to work best for it. Photos of houses at sunset or nighttime

Ailsa Dawson

Why auction?

We have recently seen in the media outstanding examples of auctions achieving premium prices for sellers and subsequently boosting profile for agents. Are auctions the domain of the ‘super agent’? Robert Tulp an independent auctioneer & Director from Apollo Auctions

Ailsa Dawson

Tips for agents working with Property Investors

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Bill Guthrie, a seasoned Residential Property Investor, who has been in the property investment market for close to 40 years. Over that time Bill has built a large residential

Ailsa Dawson

Building your personal brand in an authentic way

The catchphrase when starting out in real estate sales in the past was ‘fake it till you make it’, now the move is to ‘be authentic to make it’. People all around the world are now seeing through ‘fake’ with

Grace Tresidder

Showcase your point of difference

Your Premium Agent profile on is your opportunity to promote your personal brand and showcase what sets you apart. It helps to give potential buyers and sellers an understanding of who you are and how you go about achieving

Ailsa Dawson

Technology under Covid-19

Video-conferencing apps were downloaded an unprecedented 62 million times last week, reflecting a new normal in how people have reacted to the need to keep communicating when face to face is no longer an option. Now that real estate teams

Steve Hart

Agents find ways to keep working

Open homes and auctions may be on the back-burner due to the Covid-19 outbreak and countrywide lock-in – but that doesn’t mean estate agents are sitting on their hands.  It’s tough going though with the people unable to move home

Grace Tresidder

Think differently and adapt – 3D Virtual Tours

A few weeks ago it seemed completely normal to have multiple groups of people strolling through a home, opening every cupboard and inspecting it to the nth degree.  Things changed rapidly due to COVID-19 and within a week we had

Ailsa Dawson

Virtual Appraisals during Covid-19 lockdown

You will likely have seen on social media the promotion of virtual appraisals in response to COVID-19 and the level 4 lock-down. Offering virtual appraisals is a great way to engage with potential vendors with the possibility of securing listing

Ailsa Dawson

How homeowners choose a selling agent

How does a homeowner decide which agent to list their home with? I recently interviewed several people who have recently engaged with an agent to sell their home and asked the question … “What influenced your decision when selecting your

Ailsa Dawson

The trust bank account

Building trust with your real estate clients is so important. Without trust difficult conversations can become personal attacks pushing the client relationship into negative territory, and highly likely that repeat and referral business along with a positive testimonial will not