7 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

As you know many Sellers that have an appraisal completed on their home or investment property  have questions about the listing and appraisal process.

After doing this for a long time, the questions are generally the same good questions.

To make it easier, I thought I would answer the typical ones in this article.

1. How long do I list my house for?

Usually we ask for a 90 day listing authority. Remember, with me you have an automatic “out” if I don’t deliver on my promises to you in the form of A FULL RISK REVERSAL GUARANTEE.

  • What this means is that you are able to terminate the contract by advising me directly if you feel we haven’t delivered on our promises to you.  No questions asked.
  • No one that I am aware of in this area has a guarantee anything near that for absolute peace of mind.

2. What happens if you don’t live up to your promise, am I stuck?

No. As at time of writing, I am the only local agent that I am aware of that offers a full risk reversal guarantee in writing.

  • You will receive it at the time of listing, a full service guarantee and a “you can sack me” clause absolutely guaranteeing I cannot take you for granted.

3. Shouldn’t I use more than one agent?

It is not recommended to do this. The theory may be that it creates competition but in fact the  opposite usually occurs. You usually end up “defacto” to the worst agent.

  • The buyers will call both agents, and the agent they perceive the “softest touch” will get the offer, as the buyer would prefer to deal with the weakest agent.
  • Find one agent you trust, who is competent and give 100% support and commitment to that one agent.
  • That agent should conjunct with all other local agents anyway.

4. Will you discount your fees?

I will always happily discuss selling fees.

  • In every industry there are always low cost providers, as well as premium service providers, and everything in between.
  • We offer an exclusive high end, high touch personalised boutique experience. A little like fine-dining as an analogy.
  • Please don’t fall for appointing a cheap agent thinking it means you will save money.
  • A great agent will sell for more and fight hard to maximise your nett after sales commission price.
  • A great agent is cheaper by the value they provide in influencing the outcome.
  • We will always be competitive, and make sure fees is not the reason you choose or do not choose me. I want your business, but your home is too valuable to risk a cheap agent.

5. Why can’t I test the market at a higher price?
You can.

  • I absolutely understand the need for Sellers to have the hope of a premium Buyer and price. We both want that for you.
  • There are sensible ways to do this (normally with a no price campaign for the first 21-30 days or so), which does not run the risk of you missing the market by starting optimistically, and then having the problem of being overpriced and looking stale.
  • Let me discuss this with you in detail.
  • My strategy is always about trying a little higher, and we do this early.

6. Who pays for marketing and advertising costs?

Usually, the seller pays to market their own property.

  • This is negotiated property by property and is part of the overall listing details.
  • Packages that start from a modest investment of around $1,800 right up to full blown serious marketing campaigns. ($5,000 plus).
  • The difference is in what is actually provided.  I often hear ‘but agent X is prepared to pay the marketing’ – I can very confidently advise that they will not be undertaking the same marketing.
  • Fully customise how we do this to your wishes, budget and the outcome you require.

7. Who will be handling my sale?

I will be your listing representative and handling the sale.

  • I personally design the marketing, do the negotiations, handle the listing with you, the seller, and supervise the whole listing and selling process.

I hope you find the above helpful.  If you have any further questions please feel free to email me on jason@abelproperty.com.au  any other questions you may have.

Spring Selling Season

I believe in the power of doing thorough research before putting your property on the market.

If you haven’t completed your research, the time to research and prepare is now. So what are my tips for gaining the best knowledge possible before you sell?

Go along to some weekend inspections and have a peek at how other properties are marketed. Keep up with the recent sales results around the area, paying close attention to what features and properties are selling. Compare the sales prices at auctions and private treaty sales to the listing prices. These steps will help you to determine how best to market your property and its potential sales result.  If you missed out on received my latest Market Report of sales please email me on jason@abelproperty.com.au and I will send it to you electronically.

If you have any questions about the real estate market or are interested in finding out the value of your home, please feel free to contact me and I would be delighted to assist.

Is this Mount Lawley’s best Pizza

Mack Daddy’s New York Slice, made So Perth’s list of “Perth’s Pizza Places We Can’t Get Enough Of” this year. The article praises the local eatery for its “Big Apple” style 22inch (that’s 55cm) offering.

It got us to thinking, what is Mount Lawley’s favourite pizza place? And who better to make that decision than the people who live there?

So let the world know about the best pizza place in Mount Lawley.

Best Pizza in Mt Lawley

Whats the best pizza in Mt Lawley?
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“Smart Money” in Mount Lawley

Falling property prices are creating more opportunities for investors, first-home buyers and growing families considering whether to buy, renovate or detonate the dwelling in their dream postcode.

Duncan Hughes, listed Mount Lawley as among some of the nations most popular suburbs in the nation in his article n the Financial Review last week.

“There’s a good case for renovating in Perth as the four-year depression of prices is making properties significantly more affordable, especially for dual-income households,” says HTW’s Hincliffe.

Inner suburbs with median house prices of more than $650,000 for family homes are popular, he adds. These include Mount Hawthorn, North Perth, Wembley, Nedlands and Mount Lawley.

Sub-division of large lots and new builds is increasing.

Read the whole article here

6050 Mount Lawleys Market Report

Unique Land Opportunity

Welcome to your rare and unique opportunity to own one of Perth’s prime piece of real estate in North Perth. Situated on an elevated & prominent position the site offers outstanding views to the city & hills region & beyond.

Bustling day & night, Fitzgerald Street & its neighbouring streets are packed full of popular cafes, eateries, bars and shops, making it a sought-after address for residents & business owners alike. This prime parcel of land is in a commanding position for mixed use development.

Situated on a generous 693sqm elevated corner site providing the benefit of 2 street frontages with the added bonus of ROW access, offering the astute developer, builder or investment syndicate the potential opportunity to add to the vibrant fabric of North Perth, with the prospective for major return on investment or to “land bank” & develop at a later date.

With the option of being able to develop up to 4 storeys or more (STCA), the occupancy on an address like this can include retail, hospitality, office, residential or a combination of mixed uses. The site is on the doorstep of the CBD & a moment’s walk to the popular Angove Street precinct, the North Perth Plaza which includes a Coles supermarket, North Perth Growers Market, unique Hyde Park, the iconic Rosemount Hotel, tennis & lawn bowling clubs, Child Care facilities, quality preprimary/primary schools, the exceptional Beatty Park Leisure Centre, & a number of high end Educational campuses/learning facilities. Medical, pharmaceutical & all round shopping is an easy cycle or stroll away.

This prime inner city address offers the opportunity to live the cosmopolitan lifestyle on the fringe of the city, in a walkable neighbourhood that’s buzzing with life. All it needs now is the right developer/builder/investment syndicate to compliment this locality.

KEY POINTS
• Exceptional elevated 693 sqm, zoned Commercial, corner development site with two street frontages and ROW access
• Ideal for retail, hospitality, office, residential, mixed use
• 4-storey potential with 270 degree views to the CBD, the hills
• Potential for undercroft parking and roof terrace garden (STCA)
• Maximum building height can be increased (STCA)
• The orientation of the site with Raglan Road, situated on the southern boundary, minimises overshadowing issues

Rare Land Opportunity

Welcome to your rare and unique opportunity to own one of Perth’s prime piece of real estate in North Perth. Situated on an elevated & prominent position the site offers outstanding views to the city & hills region & beyond.

Bustling day & night, Fitzgerald Street & its neighbouring streets are packed full of popular cafes, eateries, bars and shops, making it a sought-after address for residents & business owners alike. This prime parcel of land is in a commanding position for mixed-use development.

Situated on a generous 693sqm elevated corner site providing the benefit of 2 street frontages with the added bonus of ROW access, offering the astute developer, builder or investment syndicate the potential opportunity to add to the vibrant fabric of North Perth, with the perspective for major return on investment or to “land bank” & develop at a later date.

With the option of being able to develop up to 4 storeys or more (STCA), the occupancy on an address like this can include retail, hospitality, office, residential or a combination of mixed uses. The site is on the doorstep of the CBD & a moment’s walk to the popular Angove Street precinct, the North Perth Plaza which includes a Coles supermarket, North Perth Growers Market, unique Hyde Park, the iconic Rosemount Hotel, tennis & lawn bowling clubs, Child Care facilities, quality pre-primary/primary schools, the exceptional Beatty Park Leisure Centre, & a number of high end Educational campuses/learning facilities. Medical, pharmaceutical & all round shopping is an easy cycle or stroll away.

This prime inner city address offers the opportunity to live the cosmopolitan lifestyle on the fringe of the city, in a walkable neighbourhood that’s buzzing with life. All it needs now is the right developer/builder/investment syndicate to compliment this locality.

KEY POINTS
• Exceptional elevated 693 sqm, zoned Commercial, corner development site with two street frontages and ROW access
• Ideal for retail, hospitality, office, residential, mixed-use
• 4-storey potential with 270 degree views to the CBD, the hills
• Potential for undercroft parking and roof terrace garden (STCA)
• Maximum building height can be increased (STCA)
• The orientation of the site with Raglan Road, situated on the southern boundary, minimises overshadowing issues.

Ten Years for Cantina 663

Located next door to the iconic Astor, Cantina 663 is celebrating 10 years of business. Providing locals Mediterranean cuisine with a modern Australian twist.

Congratulations guys and here is to another 10 years

Book a table to celebrate with them

Signed Sealed Delivered

Astor Theatre,  31 May

The Perth Symphony Orchestra are collaborating with WAAPA Gospel Choir to celebrate the music of Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin.

Stevie Wonder: singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is unequivocally one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of our time, having recorded more than 30 top ten hits and having received 25 Grammy Awards. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard his name and by extension his beautiful, from-the-heart, soulful songs. 

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. An absolutely formidable vocalist. The first ever female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, and rated by Rolling Stone as the number one greatest singer of all time. Epitomising soul music at its most gospel-charged, her inspiring and uplifting music has empowered generations of people.

Perth Symphony Strings, rhythm section, and horns will grace The Astor Stage along with the incredible WAAPA Gospel Choir for the second time to celebrate the timeless songs of these two soul giants. Join us to experience their hits as you’ve never heard them before, performed by some of WA’s most remarkable young musicians.

Details and Booking Here

How do I keep my heritage home structurally sustainable?

SATURDAY 26TH MAY 2018

The City of Vincent is holding an information session with David Katz, a structural and heritage engineer who will provide information on how to identify issues, general maintenance tips and when you should seek professional help.

Bring some photographs and share your concerns and questions during the session.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018

Time: 9.15-10.45am

Venue: City of Vincent Local History Centre

ENQUIRIES

Contact: Hoping Au

Position: Heritage Officer

Phone: 9273 6000

Email: heritage@vincent.wa.gov.au

For more information…