19 blog posts Filter

New GST-withholding rules - Impacts on foreign and Australian residents

November 25, 2018

Selling Tips

Clearance Certificates A clearance certificate provides certainty to purchasers regarding their withholding obligations.  It confirms the withholding tax is not applicable to the transaction. The purchaser must withhold 12.5% of the purchase price in transactions involving taxable Australian real property, or an indirect Australian real property interest that provides company title interests, with a market […]

Queensland Market Monitor – June 2018

September 17, 2018

Market Update

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: Median house and unit prices for all markets throughout Queensland On the market data […]

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

September 17, 2018

Market Update

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. Queensland is popular not just with people moving from other parts of Australia, but also with people moving from abroad. The latest official figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics […]

Queensland Market Monitor - March 2018

September 7, 2018

Market Update

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: Median house and unit prices for all markets throughout Queensland On the market data […]

How to pay off your mortgage in just 7 years

August 27, 2018

General Tips

The struggle is real for Queensland homeowners, with new figures showing we are experiencing the second highest rates of housing stress in the country after Sydney. But even with the increasing cost of soaring childcare and utility costs, one homeowner believes it is possible to pay off your mortgage in just seven years.  Rachel Smith, author […]

Real Estate Agency Leadership Advice

July 24, 2018

Leadership Tips

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. It is good to set goals and write these down and do simple business plans but for […]

Don't Get Hooked on Digital

June 25, 2018

Leadership Tips

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 […]

Learn, Develop, Inspire with Explore

May 17, 2018

Leadership Tips

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. Our members come together for this special day of training and learning from […]

Sell a property with Explore Property - Brent Tate did

May 8, 2018

Selling Tips

Rugby League legend Brent Tate sells his family home with Explore Property. Perhaps you are researching to sell your own property?  We can provide valuable information in relation to the market and our services. Please contact our Explore agents anytime, we would love to hear from you.

How To Make The Most of Selling in Winter

April 19, 2018

Selling Tips

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. In fact, while spring does take accolades as the most sought-after season, smart sellers know that all seasons can have opportunities to get […]

Selling your property at Auction

April 9, 2018

Selling Tips

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. If sold at auction the contract is not subject to building and pest inspections, finance and valuation, five day cooling off period or other […]

Five tips when preparing your home for sale

March 30, 2018

Selling Tips

Giovanni Spinella, Director of Explore Property Kirwan discusses his five most important tips when selling your home. Tip # 1 Walk around the home, if you feel the space is a bit tight or there are lots of things on the bookshelf start packing.  You are going to be moving anyway, so put those extra […]

Can your real estate agent change the actual market?

March 12, 2018

Selling Tips

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 […]

Buyer tips to help you through the process

February 28, 2018

Buying Tips

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 […]

Thinking like a Leader

February 15, 2018

Leadership Tips

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. Winning Best Agency in Australia after just twelve months of operation, Explore Property has burst onto the real estate stage in a big way. They now have over […]

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

January 31, 2018

Selling Tips

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. My advice, however, is to sell or rent […]

Top Selling Methods Explained

January 19, 2018

Selling Tips

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. It’s worth having a conversation with your real estate agent about what the best approach might be for you after you understand what each […]

The Cooling Off Period In Real Estate

January 4, 2018

General Tips

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. What does the cooling off period mean? The cooling off period helps protect the purchaser of the home. It gives them the opportunity to rescind on the signed agreement […]

Putting Your Best Foot Forward at The Open Home

December 16, 2017

Selling Tips

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 […]