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Ray White Croydon Victoria

Whether you’re buying, selling or leasing a property only the best will do.  Ray White Croydon is an award-winning agency with an award winning team. As part of Australasia’s largest and most successful real estate group, the office is ranked as one of the highest performers for Ray White in Victoria/Tasmania with one of the fastest growing teams, boasting several agents who have achieved the coveted Top 10 Sales Award. It was a great honor to have been voted by the community as one of the Top 5 Favourite Real Estate Agents in Melbourne … read on

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Interviewing A Property Manager – Important Questions to Ask

So you’re searching for a property manager to look after one of your biggest assets – how do you choose? What do you ask? Where do you start? A property management fee for the average rental property is most commonly less than a monthly mobile phone bill. It’s certainly … read on


Professional home staging, or home styling used to be something only inner city sellers used to do, but more and more it is becoming popular in the outer suburbs. What is it? Well, it’s when a professional home styler or interior stylist comes into your home prior to … read on

Are we in a Bubble? Will it pop?

There is much hype and discussion around the strength of the real estate market in Melbourne.  Many have been questioning whether the continued strong growth over the last few years is sustainable. Even I’ve been known to say – “this can’t last forever”.  Over the past 12 months … read on

How to attract good tenants quickly!

If you are a landlord or if you are thinking of venturing into the residential investment market, then one of the things that is likely either a concern or at least something you should have on your radar is how you can best attract good quality tenants in a short time frame.  … read on

Have you considered buying property with your Superannuation?

There are more and more people taking advantage of the fact you can buy property using your existing superannuation.  It is not for everyone – but for me it just makes sense.  If you have a reasonable understanding of the property market, or have some trusted advisors that do, … read on

How Much Work Do I Need To Do Before I Sell?

Much of my time, and my teams time is spent helping clients decide what work needs to be done before they put their home or investment property on the market. The answer to this question is that it really is different for everyone. When helping a client decide, we not only look … read on

Attitude = Altitude

I am fortunate to be part of a real estate group that shares ideas very openly, as well as the challenges of running a business or being in real estate.  Through these shared ideas and thoughts, we can all learn and become better leaders, salespeople, property managers and … read on

How to choose the right Real Estate Agent

Selling or leasing your home or investment property is something you don’t do all that often, so you want to make sure you make the RIGHT decision the first time.  You also need to work out what the “Right Agent” means to you.  There are lots of different ways you can go about … read on
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Sell now or wait for spring?

This time of year is cold and not particularly inviting when it comes to outdoor activities.  Leading up to and during winter I’m often asked “should we hold off for spring to sell – or do you think we’ll still get a good result in winter?” My theory & answer to this … read on
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What’s the first thing to do when buying property!

It’s all very well to have made the decision to buy a property but what is the next step?  Whether you’re a first homebuyer, third homebuyer or investor the next step, if you’re serious, is getting your finance approved! There are many things you need to be aware of to make … read on

Are you thinking of buying your first investment property?

I’m very passionate about investing in property as a way of creating wealth.  With all that’s going on in the world more people are turning to property investment and self-managed super funds. Many of these people are opting to put a larger percentage of their investment … read on

What Is a Section 32? When do I get it checked?

Firstly, what is a S32?  The S32 is otherwise known as the Vendor’s Statement.  It gets its name from Section 32 of the Sale of Land Act, which requires a vendor to provide certain information to a purchaser BEFORE a contract of sale is signed. The S32 must be prepared by, or on … read on


Following on from my article a couple of weeks ago - if you are thinking about getting your home on the market between now and Spring - NOW is the time to be getting your home ready so that it’s not a mad rush in the weeks before it hits the market. Previously I looked at things … read on

Interviewing a Property Manager

Are you searching for a Property Manager to look after one of your biggest assets? How do you choose? What do you ask? Where do you start? It’s important to think about what you are looking for in a company in addition to what you want in a property manager. A property … read on

Thinking of Selling This Spring? Here are some tips…..

Traditionally many people thinking to sell their home, like to wait until Spring as their gardens are looking beautiful and more buyers come out as the weather starts to slowly warm up (not that there is a shortage of buyers at the moment I can assure you).  If you are … read on

Buyers Beware!!

The real estate market in our area, and Melbourne in general, is continuing to increase which is great news for sellers, however the flip side is that buyers can become quite stressed and overwhelmed by the process, particularly if they have missed out a few times on homes they … read on

2015 Budget Release a Positive for Housing Market

I had the privilege to attend the ANZ 2015 Budget Announcement Dinner last Tuesday Night at Crown Casino.  Though some of you may say how boring (don’t worry I’ve had plenty of that feedback) – I actually found it quite interesting and it was great to have a panel of experts … read on

Ray White Croydon achieved target & reaped the rewards

An outstanding accomplishment has the team at Ray White Croydon cheering, with over $530,000 worth of stock sold in the early stages of this year which has well exceeded expectations. To celebrate this phenomenal achievement, the team were whisked away to relish in a very … read on

Getting Your Home or Investment Property Ready to RENT

We have recently created a checklist for clients to assist them with getting their homes or investment properties ready for the rental market.  The checklist is designed to make sure that your property is vacant for the shortest possible time and that we are able to attract good … read on

My Passion for Property Management!

I’ve been in real estate now for 18 years and have worked in most facets of the industry.  From commercial & residential property management in the first half of my career to sales, Ray White Corporate and now a Director over the past 10 years– what I’m finding is that over … read on
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Rental Market Update

With interest rates at all time lows and Self Managed Super Funds becoming more popular amongst Investors, there are more and more investors buying up investment properties. One of the effects of this has been a slight softening in the rental prices as more properties come onto … read on

How to get the premium price for your property!

There are many factors that go into ensuring that you get the premium price for your property.  Many of those things are in the control of the seller, so I thought it would be worthwhile giving you my tips and ideas:  PRESENTATION - this is somewhat of an obvious one, but is … read on

Finnan’s Gift 2015

Each year we (along with other Ray White offices) raise money for Finnans Gift. Finnans Gift is a charity set up by former Olympian, Alisa Camplin and her husband Oliver. The charity was set up when their baby boy (Finnan) passed away at just 10 days old from a congenital … read on
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Marketing – A COST or an INVESTMENT?

One of my real passions and loves in real estate is seeing a property evolve from when I first see it to when it has its first open home.  Some homes need very little styling done, or perhaps the owners aren’t wanting to do anything, whereas other sellers want lots of advice and … read on

Self Managed Super Funds – Can You Do It?

With many Australians concerned about whether they’ll have enough superannuation in place to get them through their retirement – a lot of people are looking at how they can take control of their future.  In recent years we have found many of our clients are increasingly … read on

Selling in Autumn?

One of the most commonly asked questions an agent gets asked is “When is the best time to sell”?  My standard answer to that is “whenever you are ready”!  Often people think that Spring is the best time to sell a property as gardens are nice and the weather is warming up – … read on

How To Choose a Real Estate Agent

Selling your home or investment property is a big deal!  It’s something most people will only do a few times in their life and many sellers find it quite daunting – particularly if they have never done it, or haven’t sold for quite some time.  I therefore thought I’d put … read on

Investment Options – House v’s Unit v’s Apartment

One of the decisions or questions that come up when you go to buy an investment property is WHAT to buy.  Firstly, it is important to have a clear understanding of your budget as this will certainly impact what you can afford to buy.  In thinking about budget it is also … read on
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Tips for Buyers!

Put Yourself in the Box Seat when Buying Property! For many people looking to purchase a home or investment property at the moment, they are finding it quite challenging.  Many properties are selling within 1-3 weeks, prices are at times underquoted, and even if the agent has … read on

Where to Buy Property for Wealth Creation

I am constantly having discussions with clients and friends about what area is good to invest in.  Often people think that investing in and around the city area is the ideal as they’ll get better capital growth than outer Melbourne, alternatively I have clients that have … read on

Property Presentation

If you are thinking of putting your home on the market- FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT! Here are some tips for your house and garden that should ensure you get great interest and therefore a great price for your home or investment property.  Tidying up the front garden by … read on
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Real Estate Year Starts Strong!

I’m always interested to see how the New Year starts in relation to real estate.  So far the signs are extremely positive of the strong market we had late last year continuing in the early parts of 2015 at least. We’ve had open homes for the homes we listed in late December … read on

What Happens in December & January?

For those of you contemplating buying, selling or renting through the December & January period there is often questions around what happens to the market during this Christmas and holiday period. From previous experience, I find that from around 20th December to the 1st … read on
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A Little Ray Of Giving…a joint effort!

Heading towards Christmas it is often a time of reflection and certainly a time to be grateful for all we have.  Thankful for our families, our jobs, our colleagues and for our material possessions too.  We often are striving for more, but we must be grateful for what we have.   … read on
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