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June 2011 - Ian Barnes - 25 years of Professional Real Estate Service & Results – Ian Barnes – 25 years of Professional Real Estate Service & Results

Aussie consumers keep their foot on the brake

June 21, 2011

Westpac and the Melbourne Institute released their monthly measure of consumer sentiment this week and it showed that confidence amongst consumers continues to wane. The consumer sentiment index fell to 101.2 points in June 2011, its lowest level since June 2009. Despite the fall in sentiment, the index remains above 100 points which indicates that consumers are more optimistic than pessimistic, but only just. The...

Leading Property Managers of Australia (LPMA)

June 21, 2011

Evolution Realty are members of LPMA. Why choose a member of the Leading Property Managers of Australia to manage your investment property? LPMA members are bound to comply with a comprehensive Code of Practice, benchmark levels of service and business practice over and above those required for statutory licensing in the real estate industry. LPMA member receive cutting edge skills based training and advice unequalled...

The Future of Print vs Online in Real Estate

June 15, 2011

GOOD QUALITY RENTALS IN DEMAND- Internet campaign only. A happy story is that we are finding a real surge for demand for goods rentals. Last week we let quickly in a matter of days, 4 quality rentals for full price and some above asking price, as tenants struggle to find good properties to rent. We are finding success with an internet only campaign, quality photography...

PLAN B- The Market

June 2, 2011

For any properties that have been on the market a fair time (More than 60-90 days) if it wise to re-examine the assumptions that were made in setting of the right price when the property was listed. A success mindset known as ZERO BASED THINKING is a very helpful method I have found over the years. Put simply, using the benefit of hindsight “knowing what...