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Real Estate overlooked in Queensland State Budget

The Queensland real estate sector, which employs more than 50,000 people, and through its property taxes such as stamp duty deliver some of the biggest revenue streams to the Government coffers, was ignored in the State Budget last week.

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Queensland Market Monitor

March 2019 Quarter

The Queensland Market Monitor (QMM) is a quarterly, electronic publication entirely focused on the residential sales and rental markets of the Sunshine State published by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).

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Exploration Day 2019

We had our annual Exploration Day conference where our company comes together for a day of learning, sharing, inspiration and strategy.  With a big line up of presenters and educators with messages that will help us develop and improve our work life.

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Queensland Market Monitor

December 2018 Quarter

The Queensland Market Monitor (QMM) is a quarterly, electronic publication entirely focused on the residential sales and rental markets of the Sunshine State published by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).

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Queensland Market Monitor

September 2018

The Queensland Market Monitor (QMM) is a quarterly, electronic publication entirely focused on the residential sales and rental markets of the Sunshine State published by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).

The current edition of the QMM includes:

  • Median house and unit prices for all markets throughout Queensland
  • On the market data for major markets
  • Data analysis for each market and comparative analysis for each market


Source: www.reiq.com



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Putting Your Best Foot Forward at The Open Home

At this part of the sales process you will have found the best agent in your area, had your property listed and will now be facing crunch time – the open home. An open for inspection is usually the first time that prospective purchasers view your property and for this reason it is absolutely critical that you make the most of it.

 

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The Cooling Off Period In Real Estate

When you are selling or buying a home, there’s often a clause called the “cooling off period” in the contract. Here’s what you need to know.

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New GST withholding rules

Impacts on foreign and Australian residents

It is the vendor’s responsibility to obtain the clearance certificate and provide it to the purchaser at or before settlement.  To avoid unanticipated delays, and to ensure the certificate is valid at the time it is given to the purchaser, vendors seeking a clearance certificate should apply through the online form as early as practical in the sale process.

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Queensland proving to be one of the most popular places to live in Australia

It plays host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April and the Australian state of Queensland is set to see it population continue to soar.

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Real Estate Agency Leadership Advice

Don’t overmanage agents.

In my experience, I’ve never seen agents respond well to control and demands.  Most agents who make a career out of real estate are self-starters and don’t work well with strict KPI’s and stringent control.

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Don't Get Hooked on Digital

Real Estate people – don’t get obsessed with digital.

There seems to be a lot of promoters out there talking about Facebook and digital marketing.  Basically, the most talk comes from those who have businesses in this field and they are essentially trying to get industry people to use their services.  From what I can see most of these people haven’t been real estate career agents and/or run an agency.

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Queensland Market Monitor - June 2018

The Queensland market Monitor (QMM) is a quarterly, electronic publication entirely focused on the residential sales and rental markets of the Sunshine State published by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). 

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Learn, Develop, Inspire with Explore

The success of any company is largely due to the quality of the people within the company. Every day we all face challenges and every day we must make decisions that impact our success and the success of those we work with.

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Sell a property with Explore Property - Brent Tate did

Rugby League legend Brent Tate sells his family home with Explore Property.

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How To Make The Most of Selling in Winter

Most buyers have heard the term ‘spring selling season’. However, while Winter may not be the preferred time to sell in theory, there are many benefits to listing in the colder months.

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Selling your property at Auction

The auction method is a great way to sell or buy real estate.  An auction places a closing date on the process and allows for buyers to submit their best offer.

 

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Five tips when preparing your home for sale

Giovanni Spinella, Director of Explore Property Kirwan discusses his five most important tips when selling your home.

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Can your real estate agent change the actual market?

The answer is yes.  Whilst the market is driven by external influences that are numerous and varied, the commodity of property is transacted between people so it is logical that the attitude and approach of the parties involved; buyer, seller, and agent has a huge effect on the individual transaction which in turn has a bearing on the overall market.

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Queensland Market Monitor - March 2018

The Queensland Market Monitor (QMM) is a quarterly, electronic publication entirely focused on the residential sales and rental markets of the Sunshine State published by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).  The current edition of the Queensland Market Monitor includes:

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Buyer tips to help you through the process

Hi, it’s Andrew Acton, coming to you buyers with some tips that may help you through the process.

Now when you are a buyer one of the things you need to really understand pretty quickly is your finances.  What can you borrow?  What can you afford?  You are better off getting that done early so you are in a place to make a decision when you really need to.

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Thinking like a Leader

Maddy Voinea from BDmag recently interviewed Explore Property Founder and Leader Andrew Acton.  These are the words that Andrew uses to describe his thriving real estate business.

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When is the best time to sell or rent a property?

One of the questions real estate agents get asked frequently is when is the best time to sell or rent out your property?  Historically, the best months of the year are September, October, November, that last quarter leading into Christmas simply because of people transferring into communities.

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Top Selling Methods Explained

There are a number of ways in which you might consider selling your home. These techniques work for different types of properties and can also be affected by your personal situation.

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