Thursday, January 28, 2010

A blank canvas

I have just realised I have a vision problem - not my eyesight - but what I can see in my head that I need to impart to prospective buyers.

I am very fortunate to have been asked to sell a gorgeous Estate near where I live 1.5 to 3.5 acre blocks, gently sloping, some with permanent water, most with fabuous mountain views.

My challenge is to explain to prospective buyers what the house they build on the block could look like and what views it can get, I am not sure that I do this well enough sometimes and the vision I see comes from years of experience in seeing a vacant block turned into a family home.

So tomorrow in an effort to get better at this I am meeting a designer/draftsperson out on the blocks to help me get my angles right !!!!

Real Estate is a constant learning curve - I guess that is why I love it so much!!!!

Until next time


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hitting the ground running....

That is what it feels like these days - we got back from our annual two week holiday at the beach to a computer full of emails, enquiries and a message bank full of people to talk to.

It seems there are a stack of buyers out there looking for properties and a few wanting to put their homes on the market.

Someone told me the other day that the prospect of putting their home up for sale was a daunting one...they had been in the house for over 20 years. This really gave me pause for thought my family has been a bit nomadic but we have been in our current home for 7 years this year and as I looked around this morning I thought - I understand that sentiment completely!!

So my household is embarking on a Clear the Clutter Campaign for the next few months - which was exactly what I suggested to my client - take it slowly - and remember the sight of a few boxes already packed in the garage sends a powerful message to prospective buyers that you are serious about selling!

Until next time