Goulburn Real Estate Blog


March 05, 2019

Goulburn Invitational Charity Golf Day 2019

Thank you to the sponsors, partners and players who made the 2019 Goulburn Invitational Charity Golf Day such a successful day.  The continued support from the local community has been instrumental over the past 12 years. 

Congratulations to the winners, Ben Holgate, Jono Gann and Kevin Gann - representing the Ben Holgate Wholesale Cars Team.

We are proud to have raised in excess of $25 000 for the charity this year and we look forward to many more successful years for the...


March 01, 2019

Home-valuing websites have the science, but not the art...

By Andrew Trim   
Author of Real Estate Dangers

A plethora of websites and home-valuing apps have popped up in recent times offering free valuations. Typically, there are two types of valuations offered online: the automatic algorithm or the referral to a real estate agent (some offer both).

All major, and many smaller, real estate websites use an algorithm to initially price a property. You simply enter an address into the appropriate search tool and see a valuation within seconds. There are...


February 25, 2019


The team had a great night last night at The NSW First National Excellence Awards! Taking home:

Brody Willis - Rookie Salesperson of the Year & Platinum Award

Barry McEntee - Platinum Award

Terry Austin - Diamond Award

Elaine Blackall - Administrator of the Year

Both our Sales and Property Management teams were recognised in the top 10 offices across NSW.

Barry and Heidi would like to thank our entire team for their hard work and dedication to exceptional client care.

Congratulations to all the nominees and...


February 22, 2019

RIDE THE DIP OR EXIT NOW? Prices will rise again, but when?

By Peter O’Malley 
Author of Inside Real Estate

Those intending to sell their property face a decision around timing. Ride the market dip or exit immediately.

Property markets will always set new highs at some stage in the future. Some who would like to sell a property will wait for the next buoyant market environment. But how long will it take until the market peaks again? Peak to peak can often be a long time. Perth and Brisbane have not set...


February 15, 2019

For Sale? At What Cost?

By Peter O’Malley 
Author of Inside Real Estate

When you are interviewing agents to sell your home, you are likely to be offered a raft of advertising options and ‘packages’. With most packages comes an inherent assumption, the vendor pays upfront and takes on the financial risk. In a good market, prospective vendors give little thought to the campaign failing to achieve a sale. The cost of the campaign, whether it be $500, $1,000 or $2,000 - seems inconsequential relative to...


February 13, 2019


1. To go into the draw to win the registration of your choice - you have to enter by liking the post, liking our Facebook page, commenting the age of your child & their preferred sport.


2. You must like our Facebook page.


3. There is no limit to the amount of entries you can have for the competition.


4. The competition starts 5.30pm AEST 14 February 2019 & Finishes 4pm AEST 28 February 2019.


5. This competition is in no way sponsored or...


February 08, 2019

REAL ESTATE POKER - Is there another buyer…?

By Peter O'Malley 
Author of Inside Real Estate 

Competition increases value. Agents know it, and they use it to achieve a better price. That’s their job after all.

What is harrowing as a buyer is trying to work out the legitimacy of the agents often made claim that

As a buyer, if you swallow the “we have another buyer” message hook, line and sinker, it can cause you to react irrationally and potentially overpay. To dismiss the threat entirely can cause you to...


February 01, 2019

BEFORE BUYING... Avoiding the pitfalls when purchasing a home

By Peter O'Malley
Author of Inside Real Estate

 Buying a home is one of the biggest steps most of us take in life so it’s important to make sure you avoid some of the pitfalls. Here are some tips for those venturing out to buy a property.

Buying What You Want Instead of What You Need

There are two kinds of buyers: those who buy what they want, and those who buy what they need. The public world of materialism is often a...


January 25, 2019


By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

The location is ideal, it has the right number of bedrooms and living spaces, the yard is great – it feels like the perfect home. Occasionally, a buyer matches a property to perfection.

This buyer is going to live in the property. It will become their home. There is an instant and strong emotional connection.

This is the ‘heart buyer’. Heart buyers are seen early in marketing campaigns and only want that specific property. There...


January 24, 2019


Goulburn has many events & social days throughout the year, but the Relay for Life Hope Ball is definitely one to mark on your calendar.

Last year the Hope Ball was a huge success with a record attendance & the Charity auction raising $12,927.75, alone.

The 2019 Hope Ball will be held on Saturday, 27th April.

First National is a proud sponsor of the Hope Ball & Relay for Life and our team is looking forward to attending this year’s ball which will...


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