Goulburn Real Estate Blog


February 26, 2020

Half of Aussie home buyers are failing to do this...

...Despite knowing what they’re looking for in a property..

Aussie buyers know what they are looking for in a property (think practicality, quality finishes and solar panels) yet half are failing to complete due diligence, a new GlobalX survey has found.

When buying real estate, due diligence is the process of properly evaluating a property before purchasing, a process Aussie buyers are skipping. Most buyers are aware of building and pest inspections and action these but important questions such...


February 24, 2020

Goulburn First National Real Estate wins Agency of the Year for the third consecutive year in the RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards

Goulburn First National Real Estate has won Agency of the Year in the RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards. In addition to this office award, Terry Austin has won Agent of the Year for the City of Goulburn as well as the suburb award. Brody Willis has been ranked #3 and Barry McEntee has been ranked #5 and both received a Top 5 Award.

The awards are one of the largest real estate awards in Australia, recognising agents and agencies...


February 18, 2020

Maximising Rent Income from your Rental Property

When you buy an investment property, you will be faced with one of two possibilities. The property is vacant or an established tenant is already paying the rent. If it’s vacant, you will obviously need to source a suitable tenant as quickly as possible to cover the property’s expenses. You may need to also review your property manager’s performance and select a new property manager to better service your needs. 

If the property is already leased, it will be important...


February 12, 2020

Be Choosey

When selling your property, it pays to be choosey.

Choose Skill, Not Opinions

A minority of agents will tell lies to win your business. Be very careful that you do not choose the agent who tells you the biggest price for your property. This is called ‘buying the business’.

Unless the agent is prepared to buy your property, his or her opinion is irrelevant.

If you choose agents based on the selling price they quote you – their opinions – you may be...


February 07, 2020

8 Questions Smart Home Sellers Ask

Over the past couple of weeks if you’ve been listening in to 2GN you would have heard Barry speaking about a new booklet we have available for Goulburn Homeowners called “8 Questions Smart Home Sellers Ask”.

This book has been written with home sellers in mind regardless of whether it’s the first property they’ve sold or the tenth property they’ve sold. The book guides you through the sales process and all the answers you should know prior to entrusting one of...


February 04, 2020

Changeover - The Key Number When Buying and Selling

If the market is rising or falling in price, the crucial number when it comes to buying and selling is the changeover number. Simply put, buy high/sell high or sell low/buy low. The market is relevant if you are buying and selling at the one time. Surprisingly, not everyone wins when the market is rising and not everyone loses when the market is falling.

When prices are under pressure, many people are finding that it is the best possible environment to...


January 29, 2020

Welcome Kathleen

The team at Goulburn First National are always growing and expanding and we are extremely excited to announce that we have a new team member!

With great pleasure we would like to introduce KATHLEEN GAMBLE our newest Salesperson. Kathleen has a wealth of experience in various facets of the real estate industry having worked previously in sales, property management and property valuation over the past 25 years.

We are proud to have Kathleen working as a valued member of our sales team....


January 28, 2020

The True Value of your Home

Selling your own home is one of life’s most emotional moments for most people. Emotions can replace logic.

Calling in agents for advice on what your property is worth often creates more confusion.

Most sellers do not realise that there are many factors that can contribute to the value of their property.

The real estate agent’s appraisal of the value of a property is only an estimate of the likely selling price and not a true independent market valuation - put plainly it's...


January 22, 2020

Two lies of the real estate industry

When asked to price a property, a real estate agent has the opportunity to impress the owner and obtain a listing. Listings are the lifeblood of any real estate career.

The two most common lies in the real estate industry involve the estimate price quoted to potential sellers.

One is the lie real estate agents are most known and disliked for – the intentional over-inflation of a homeowner’s potential selling price. The second and subtler of the two lies is one of...


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