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Don’t take our word for it!

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In the world of business, the noise of companies spruiking their wares, and why they are the best fit for you, can be very loud, crowded, and confusing.  It all…

“Let’s Talk”

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Wilson Real Estate takes this opportunity to thank and congratulate the team at Silvan Ridge Financial Services for initiating and organising the phenomenal evening on Wednesday July 12th at the Wannon…

So helpful – it was wonderful!

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Share in the delight of new home owner, Fiona, who recently embarked on her move to the countryside!

“Great Job!”

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Peter discusses his recent successful sale, which was purchased a generation earlier through Wilson Real Estate, and now sold by the next generation of Wilson Real Estate.  This is what…

“A wise choice”

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Tony discusses his process of interviewing agents, and his successful sale with Wilson Real Estate.  Tony interviewed several agents before listing his property for sale, asking each of them “Why…

First Home Buyers – How to best take advantage of the new Government Incentives

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It is hardly groundbreaking to have a real estate agent recommend prospective purchasers to “act quickly” when it comes to buying a property, is it?! But, at the risk of…

How much does it cost to sell a house?

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When choosing an agent to sell your home don’t make the mistake of only looking at the commission rate each agent charges. If you base your decision on commission alone…

Get the Highest Price for Your Property

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If you are like most people considering selling their properties, there is one question you most probably want answered above all others: HOW CAN I GET THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR…

Real Estate’s Greatest Dangers

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When selling your property, if you want to get the highest price possible, avoiding real estate’s greatest dangers is crucial. Andrew Trim, head of one of Brisbane’s most successful group…

Happy Mother’s Day to All Our Mums

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At Wilson Real Estate, we love our Mums – and, sadly, in some cases, the memories of Mums. But then doesn’t everyone with a heart just love Mum, the one…

The hidden cost of a cheap agent

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Choosing an agent when selling your home is a big decision – this is why many people research a few different real estate agencies before they make their choice. Costs…

First Home Buyers – why buying now can be a good idea.

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The Victorian Government announced recently that stamp duty (land transfer duty) will be abolished for first-home buyers purchasing a home with a dutiable value of not more than $600,000. This…

Be Choosey!

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When selling your property, it pays to be choosey.  Choose Skill, Not Opinions Some agents tell lies to win your business. Be very careful that you do not choose the…

Open houses: The lazy real estate tactic

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Many in the real estate industry speak highly of open homes. This tactic has become so common that many sellers are under the impression that open homes are the only…

The Tough Truth

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This article was written in 2008, just after many of the major property markets that had been experiencing prolonged boom market conditions, had hit the brakes and were dealing with low demand…

Repeat happy seller!

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It’s great in business when your past clients come back and choose to deal with you again – It shows that you are doing something right! Hear briefly from Jason,…

Real Estate for sale – on the quiet.

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We have several properties for sale that you may not be aware of – because for one reason or another, there is little to no outward specific marketing associated with them….

Come on in!

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We all know the saying that there is no second chance to make a first impression. This is most relevant when selling your house. You should do everything you can…

Finding your match

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Have you ever wondered, “could selling our home be as simple as ringing up an agent and seeing if one of their current buyers’  requirements matches our property’s description?” Sometimes,…

The Pricing Game

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It wasn’t so long ago, when a homeowner decided to sell their property the agent would advertise it for the agreed price. The price was set by the agent in…

What’s MOST important, when choosing an agent.

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When you are looking at putting a property on the market, the decision that will likely have the biggest impact on your net financial outcome, and peace of mind, is…

Mortlake Saleyards to go ahead

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Exciting news for the Mortlake district with the announcement after Tuesday night’s council meeting of unanimous support for the granting of a planning permit for the new facility to be…

Merry Christmas!

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The entire team (family) at Wilson Real Estate extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas to all of our customers – past, present, and future.  May 2017 bring about…

Warrnambool Summer Guide

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Warrnambool really is the place to be over Summer!  It’s no wonder that a large portion of the people holidaying at our local caravan parks are actually locals – why…

In Just 10 minutes…

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In just 10 minutes of negotiating many home-sellers lose more money than they could save in 10 years!! Here’s a BIG QUESTION for all home-sellers… WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR…

Flipping houses – What you need to know

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Buy a house, renovate and sell quickly for a substantial profit – it’s not hard to see why flipping houses seems like an attractive venture. House flipping certainly isn’t a…

“Linda, you’re like an angel to us!”

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Hear from Alan and Elma, delighted purchasers who dealt with Linda Miller from Wilson Real Estate.  

How to run a silent auction

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Just like a public auction, there are times when a silent auction works better than a standard private treaty and vice versa. The success of a silent auction is equally…

Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail

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A gem of the South-West. If you haven’t walked, jogged, or pedalled at least a section of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail, then do yourself a favour!  Engage…

Employment Opportunities!

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Full time sales positions.  Salary starting at $80,000 P.A. plus bonuses. Part time sales positions. $70 per hour plus bonuses – choose your own hours. We want the BEST people…

How’s the market in Warrnambool?

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Upon returning to the real estate industry recently after a 3-year career change, one thought going through my mind was that it will take a while to get my head…

Thanh Loc Project – Helping the poor in Vietnam

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The Thanh Loc Project was born out of the desperate need for education and basic standards of living experienced on a visit to the Thanh Loc commune in southern Vietnam…

What to expect when selling your home

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Whether you’re downsizing or moving to a new area, most home owners will find themselves selling at one point in their lives. Selling your home can be a stressful period,…

A GUARANTEED WINNER!

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We have hit that time of year when suddenly expert punters appear from the crowds of people whose only equine encounter for the previous eleven months have been the occasional…

Moyne Shire: About

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The Shire of Moyne is a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area…

What is equity and how can it benefit me?

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Simply put, home equity refers to the difference between the market value of your property and how much is still owing. Equity is the unencumbered interest an owner has in…

SOLD – 6 days, great price!

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117 Grey Street, Terang. SOLD in 6 days, for a great price. Happy seller, happy buyer!

Freebies!

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One thing you can’t have too much of when selling or buying real estate is good information. Feel free to drop in and we’ll be happy to offer you something…

Numero Uno. What is the meaning behind your house number?

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Always drawn to a certain number? Are you playing your cards right when choosing your new home? Our numerology article could give you that lucky edge, or break a run-of-bad-luck…

Why you should consider rentvesting

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Eager to enter the property market but can’t afford to buy where you want to live? It might be time to consider rentvesting. With headlines in the media often touting…

Home Safety Tip – Do you have a fire extinguisher?

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There has been much talk about ensuring that your property is adequately fitted with smoke alarms (and is law in many states), but what would you do if a fire…

Should you renovate before selling?

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With TV shows such as The Block and Reno Rumble gaining immense popularity in the last few years, many homeowners have been inspired to carry out their own makeovers and…

The extra mile

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Meet Carla & Murray, more delighted clients of Wilson Real Estate. Hear how Linda Miller went the extra mile to find them their dream property, all from the other side…

Homefinder finds home

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Our aptly named “Homefinder”, Daniel, knocked on Sharon and Daryl’s door, and within a week, with Linda’s help they had sold their home for a great price and purchased another,…

ONE SHEEP PLEASE

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Imagine you’re planning to cook a lamb on the spit.  A Greek delicacy.  You visit your local butcher and ask him for a lamb and he replies, Butcher:   “Sorry mate,…

Purchasing off-the-plan?

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Three things you need to know before purchasing an off-the-plan development as an investment property. Many investors gravitate towards purchasing off-the-plan developments due to the perceived benefit they offer. Off-the-plan…

Open 7 days – Benefits in action

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Hear from 2 delighted clients, Glen and Julie, buyer and seller of 72 Kerr Street, Mortlake. Sold within a week, with all the action happening on a Saturday afternoon and…

Another delighted client!

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Linda recently handled the sale of Manny’s house in Illowa, then found a house for him to purchase, and to cap it all off – an investment property as well….

40 Years of Wilson Real Estate

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In 1976 real estate agency Mark Wilson and Associates began trading in Warrnambool. The business strategy of putting the customer’s best interests ahead of their own has assisted in the…

Property investing tips

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5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN INVESTING IN PROPERTY: 1.     Not doing your research. When purchasing an investment property, it’s important to do your research about the location, local amenities, rental…

Warrnambool – Cityscape, Economy, Demographics

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Cityscape The original City of Warrnambool was a 4×8 grid, with boundaries of Lava Street (north), Japan Street (east), Merri Street (south) and Henna Street (west). In the nineteenth century,…

SOLD – no stress, no risk

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Jak and Brooke talk about their recent successful sale, the good communication they had from their agent, peace of mind offered by a risk-free system, and the fact that they…

Fishing and Real Estate?

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With estimates of over five million Australians taking part in recreational fishing, it is Australia’s biggest sport and leisure activity. When almost one in four of us partake in this…

Warrnambool – History

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The word Warrnambool originates from the local Indigenous Australians name for a nearby volcanic cone. It is interpreted to mean many things including land between two rivers, two swamps or…

Expensive web advertising drives off market transactions.

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Real estate agents across the country are increasingly moving toward off market transactions. An off market transaction is defined as one where the agent only markets the property to their…

Transformation – 78 Henna Street

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“We were given the opportunity to celebrate with SHB Business & Wealth Advisers and the successful transformation of their new home at 78 Henna Street Warrnambool. Congratulations on the renovation…

Living in the Future

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Imagine this! Your home is totally self-sufficient for all its energy needs! – No more power bills! Buildings in the future will not only be designed for living and working…

Are those ads real?

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John Downie explains his successful sale, after ringing up Wilson Real Estate when he saw a couple of “property wanted” ads, initially wondering if they were a made-up gimmick.

4 days and $50,000 more!

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Meet Kirsten, another happy Wilson Real Estate customer.  Kirsten’s property sold in 4 days at the asking price, despite the first enquirer suggesting it was too dear based on the…

Rejecting the first offer

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High offers often come early during the selling process, however owners will often hold out in the hopes of a better deal coming along.  Sellers can be lulled into a…

Real Estate Careers Webinar

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Join us for a webinar on Tuesday 28 June, 2016 at 7-8 PM AEST. If you have ever thought about changing your career, real estate sales might be perfect for…

Inspection Etiquette

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Much has been written about the pros and cons of Open Inspections versus taking individual buyers through properties by way of personal inspection with the agent. Without opening up a…

A fishing tip for landlords.

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When trying to attract a super tenant make sure that you use good bait.   Generally we have noticed that the tenants you attract are as good as the property you’re…

Top 3 ways to prepare for Real Estate photos.

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High quality photos have become an integral part of marketing your home when selling. When searching for a property, almost all buyers will turn to the internet to find their…

Appraisal or Valuation?

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What would you do if you wanted to find out what your property is worth in today’s market? Would you ask for an appraisal or do you get a valuation?…

Meet Anna…

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Meet Anna, another happy customer of Wilson Real Estate. As you can see, Linda from our office went to great lengths to find the right home for Anna. If you'd...

4 letters that can change your life

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4 LETTERS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME.  These four letters stand for HIGHEST PRICE NEGOTIATION SYSTEM! And that’s what we now use at Wilson Real Estate. A…

Cheap isn’t always cheerful.

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Why budget property management costs landlords. A common mistake that many property investors make is assuming that all property management is the same. This assumption can often lead to landlords…

Your chance at a stress-free sale

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Matching your property to one of our existing buyers can be the most effective way to sell your home, both in terms of achieving a great price as you can…

Nobel Prize-Winning Concept

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If you are like most sellers, the thought of selling your home can be daunting. Selling your home is not usually something you do more than once or twice in…

Is this the one for me?

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Knowing when to move on the right property. Written by Peter O’Malley. Buying a home is one of the most important and largest financial decisions that you are likely to…

A clue for sellers

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Here’s a big clue for potential home sellers.  Look at how the agent treats buyers. Australia’s highest regarded property commentator, author and consumer advocate, Neil Jenman, writes, “The best agents keep in contact…

Pricing your property

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Pricing your property: Why overpricing as a selling tactic does more harm than good. Setting a price for your property is one of the biggest decisions you will make during…

Our latest happy buyers

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Ashleigh Porter and Ben Martin are our latest happy purchasers – having just bought a block of land in Koroit with the assistance of Percy Eccles, we wish them all the…

Happy Mothers Day!

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What an amazing success our Mothers Day rose giveaway has been! Linda Miller from our sales team took it a step further and delivered some roses out to the streets: “My…

Present Your Home – Selling

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If you’re looking to sell a property, presentation is paramount. Here are some top tips from the team at Wilson Real Estate on how to stand out in the crowd and…

Don’t wait until it’s too late

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Article by Paul Kounnas Unfortunately many elderly people put off selling their family home until it’s too late and the decision to sell is no longer theirs to make, it’s…

What you’re really signing when listing with an auction agent!

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Article by Paul Kounnas A common mistake home sellers make when listing their home for sale with an agent is that they sign the agent’s authority without fully understanding what…

5 Tips For First Home Buyers

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Buying your first home can be daunting – both financially and emotionally. It’s likely to be one of the biggest investments you’ll make, so the team at Wilson Real Estate…