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Helpful tips for selling your home


    Property will receive a feature listing on realestate.com to attract more prospective buyers (stays on the first page of listings for longer – valued at approximately $950) Property will be advertised as a feature listing on our website (on the front page) Open homes scheduled commencing the next available weekend and responses carefully monitored. You will always be notified of the outcome Upon listing, a ‘For Sale’ sign will be placed at the front of your property The second open home will be scheduled for a weekday during the following week to target a different demographic of prospective buyers A targeted social media campaign will be sent out commencing the first weekend of the listing to attract more prospective buyers A detailed property profile will be designed for your property and added to our quarterly client newsletter. This will be sent out to our entire database ...


Colouring-in Competition


This is the time of the year that we at Affinity Property Australia love to give back, and say Thank-you!   Thank-you to all our awesome landlords, staff and clients who make what we do so rewarding. Over this Christmas period we have lots of great gifts to give away.   For all children under 12 years of age we have a colouring-in competition:   1st Prize is a $50.00 voucher to Event Cinemas 2nd Prize is a Christmas hamper filled with heaps of fun goodies and 3rd prize is an awesome art pack   Simply click on the picture, it will open up the competition, all you have to do is:   1. Print it out 2. Colour it in 3. Get it back to our office by January 10th, 2017 4. The winners will be announced on facebook and contacted directly by January 10th, 2017  


Why do I need professional photographs done to sell my property?


  Here, at Affinity Property Australia we are often asked questions about many facets of the real estate industry and we would love to answer them all for you.  In a world where knowledge is power, we think that the greatest gift we can give you is this insider knowledge.   The first 4 – 8 weeks in selling your property are critically important.  The benefit and impact of a well formulated sales and marketing campaign cannot be understated and can make tens of thousands of dollars difference in the finals sales price you achieve for your property. Affinity Property has a well-designed sales and marketing program that achieves the best possible sales outcome for your property.  The key elements of this program are: Professional images and ‘building a story’ to market your property on our high traffic real estate web site and market as a highlight or feature listing across national real estate web sites to thousands of prospective buyers...


October First Home Buyers Seminar


 Watch our newest video here:     We at Affinity Property Australia love to pass industry information on to the younger generation so that they can make informed decisions when it comes to entering the property market.  This is why we are committed to hosting regular first home buyer seminars and investor seminars.     We recently hosted our First Home Buyers Seminar on the 20th of October at the North Lakes Golf Resort.  This was a great success and we look forward to hosting many more in the future.  Thank-you to everyone who came to this event, it was great speaking to you all and learning about all of your property needs.     Our expert panel on the night consisted of our Managing Director, Sean McCreanor, Amanda Pearce (Affinity Property Sales Manager) and Veronika Sebesta (Park First Home Loans).  For those of you who could not attend the seminar here is a brief overview of what we looked at on the night:   ...


Job creation hub announcement set to improve local economy


REIQ’s latest Market Monitor report suggests that the Brisbane local government area (LGA) median house price has pushed to a new high of $615,000 with consistent growth continuing in the region. The Queensland (QLD) capital city has clearly defied any predictions that it will follow Sydney’s market ‘slump’ a significant positive for investors eyeing off bargains in the Sunshine state. The only issue that seems to be lingering in the area is the high rate of unemployment which has a hefty impact on the local economy. In light of this, a number of local councils are implementing initiatives that will diversify their region’s economy in an effort to create new industries and new jobs. Just yesterday Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced that Brisbane CBD will now be home to a new $5 million dollar innovation hub, dubbed “The Capital”, which will help create hundreds of new jobs and help Brisbane’s start-up community.     ...


The Importance of Good Photography when getting your Property Rented


When it comes to getting your property rented, Affinity Property Australia know what does and does not work for the modern customer.  In our experience, the most important thing that you can do for your property is have professional photographs taken.  Why? 1. Today’s customer is extremely visual Each prospective renter is spending hours sifting through photos of hundreds of properties on multiple websites.  There are specific things they are looking for namely whether or not it is aesthetically pleasing to them, whether they could see themselves living there and how much effort the renter put into advertising. 2. Your property will be rented much faster Studies show that 9 out of 10 customers are looking for their rental property exclusively online and when they find something they like, they will take action exceptionally fast.  On average, rental listings with professional photographs have the best chance of being leased in their first week and on av...