Whether you are selling, buying or investing, First National Real Estate can help with our range of informative real estate guides.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GUIDE
A well-managed investment property can offer distinct advantages, including income and capital growth. As considerable sums of money are involved, you should take the time to develop a comprehensive understanding before you act. This booklet is the first step in the process and is designed to provide an overview of the considerations required for any owner of an investment property.
HOME SELLERS GUIDE
Selling your property is not a task undertaken every day. When you're selling, it's important to be fully informed and plan each step carefully. This booklet guides you through the process, providing advice on selecting the best real estate agent, realistically pricing your home, preparing and presenting your home for sale and, finally, the move.
HOME BUYERS GUIDE
Buying a home is about the biggest financial commitment and decision you'll have to make. Yet it isn't as complicated as you may thing! This book is just the start. It will guide you through the complete process, from finding the home of your dreams through to finance arrangements and, finally, the move. We've included work sheets that will help you prioritise and ensure you find a home that will suit your needs both now and well into the future.
So you’ve made the decision to sell. The marketing plan is in place and you’re ready to have potential buyers walk through your property, but the question remains… are you really ready for this? Here are some tips that have proven to be invaluable to the successful home seller.
MOVING WITH CHILDREN
How to break the news to your kids.
Buying a new house and planning a move may be as much stress as you think you can handle, but remember that it’s likely to be a trying time for your children as well.
Here are a few tips First National Real Estate recommends when moving house with children.
HOLDING A SUCCESSFUL GARAGE SALE
A Garage Sale is a great way to clear your house of clutter, make money and, most importantly, have fun!
Here is your complete Garage Sale Checklist
SELL IT FIRST WITH FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE
What is your home really worth? Although the value of your home extends far beyond dollars and cents, when you decide to sell, the first question you’re likely to ask is “what price can we expect in the current market?” What to expect: When putting a property on the market, most people invite multiple agents to give an opinion and evaluate the property. All too often, they will come back to you with a range of different prices.
HELPING YOUR FAMILY RELOCATE
First National Real Estate understands when it comes to moving families. We’re the experts. With around 550 First National Real Estate offices throughout Australia and New Zealand, relocation has never been easier. First National Real Estate can help make moving from one area to another easy. Not only can we sell your existing property, we can also assist in finding your new home before you leave your old home.
EVERY DROP COUNTS
In light of the water restrictions sweeping our country, homeowners need to be proactive when it comes to water conservation. By ensuring your property is ‘water friendly’, you will not only help to save the environment and reduce your household costs, but you will also improve the value and attractiveness of your home should you be selling it now or in the near future. Take our quick quiz to see how water friendly you are.
WHY CHOOSE FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE?
With a plethora of different real estate brands in Australia and New Zealand -why choose a First National agent? At First National nothing gets in the way of you and your needs. Whether you are buying or selling, you will always be treated as our top priority.
The First National Real Estate network exists specifically to deliver on this promise. By choosing First National, you will be selecting a professional who understands your priorities and is backed by industry leading marketing systems, technologies and quality standards. So, all our agents have to concentrate on is serving your needs. We think that’s something of a first!
EXCLUSIVE LISTING BRINGS THE BEST RESULT
You are granting an agent responsibility and a good agent responds to that. With this selling method, the pressure is off you because you now have the agent’s full commitment. Why choose First National Real Estate for your Exclusive Listing? If you have confidence in one agent, then offer them an exclusive agency agreement. Your faith will come from their reputation, knowledge, presentation and your feelings during the interview.
CHILD-PROOFING THE HOME
All around the world there is significant and growing support for action to address climate change.
A majority of Australians believe that we must take immediate action, but remain uncertain about how and where to start.
ENERGY SAVING GUIDEBOOK [click here]
We can each make a tremendous difference, just by making basic behavioural changes within our homes and offices.
As one of Australasia’s largest real estate networks, First National helps thousands of people find their dream home
every day of the week. Making small changes to the way we live in our homes, the appliances we choose, and the renovations
we might be planning, can all play a role in lessening our energy consumption. That’s good, not just for the planet, but also for
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS FOR YOUR BACKYARD
Australia is a vast country with an endless variety of Australian native plants, many of which can be used in the garden to create a stunning presentation of diverse colour and foliage all the year round. Australian native plants are easy to maintain, require less watering and will attract a variety of birds, insects and fauna, which add to interest in your garden. This booklet provides information and practical advice on how to grow and look after an Australian native garden as well as the principles of garden design.