Market Price

Market Price

It seems simple doesn’t it?  You’re thinking of selling, and you decide to get a couple of agents out to give you a “quote”. But real estate agents aren’t tradesmen, the so-called “quote” of the value of your house is merely...
164 year old pile of bluestone

164 year old pile of bluestone

We love the online reviews from our clients after a sale, and this recent one from Robert up in Hexham is no exception! How do you sell an 164 year old pile of bluestone with 8 bedrooms and renovations halted because of unplanned health issues and attendant cash flow...
Why you should consider selling in Winter

Why you should consider selling in Winter

Andrew Trim, 3-time Olympic Games representative for kayaking, including a silver medal at Sydney 2000, author of Real Estate Dangers And How To Avoid Them, and director of the Johnson Real Estate Group, takes a minute to explain why it might be a good idea to...
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground – Warrnambool

Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground – Warrnambool

Growing up as kids in Warrnambool, we really did take for granted just how good “The Adventure Playground” at Lake Pertobe was/is.  I remember when cousins or family friends from Melbourne or Geelong or anywhere else would visit and be blown away with just...
Mount Noorat

Mount Noorat

Just recently, looking for somewhere to take the kids and dogs for a Sunday drive with a walk and some fresh air on the school holidays, thinking we might explore somewhere we’ve never been before, I did a quick search on my trusty and highly recommended app...
Don’t take the bait!

Don’t take the bait!

Bait pricing hurts both sellers and buyers, and despite recent legislation changes aimed at preventing the practice, it is still rampant.  Just as AFL coaches find ways to manipulate rule changes for their own benefit, real estate agents find ways around the new...
“providing good advice”

“providing good advice”

Read Glenda’s answers to a couple of questions after recently selling her Bushfield property through Wilsons: 1: “Why did you initially choose to list your property with Wilsons?” It began with our taking advantage of a Wilson free valuation offer left in our...
“What a refreshing meeting”

“What a refreshing meeting”

We asked Iris a few questions about her buying experience with Wilsons, always looking for feedback to help improve our service.  We believe that what customers say about a company’s service, means a lot more than what the company says about itself. 1: “How did...
“Nailed it”

“Nailed it”

Good, bad, or indifferent, we always seek out our clients’ opinions after a transaction in order to constantly improve our service by continuing doing what works, and making improvements and adjustments where required. Trent sold his property with Wilsons, and...
Delighted buyer AND seller!

Delighted buyer AND seller!

The favourite part of our job – when two delighted customers, seller and buyer, come together to enjoy the process of a home being transferred from one to another – both happy with the outcome, this being a sale at the highest possible price for the...
Believe me when I say…

Believe me when I say…

There are certain phrases in the modern lexicon of real estate agents that should put sellers on the alert every time they hear them. They go something like this: ‘If we run the right advertising campaign we could get…’ ‘We could sell this in...
Sewing Station Warrnambool

Sewing Station Warrnambool

A temporary Sewing Station will be set up at 102 Liebig Street, Warrnambool. Open 10am to 2pm, 12th – 16th and 20th – 23rd June. The venue will have sewing machines and recycled fabric available for the community to make or watch being made reusable...
Do you have a buyer?

Do you have a buyer?

The best agents will always be able to introduce buyers to your property without asking for money.  If an agent claims to have a buyer, as most real estate agents will, that should negate the need to spend money upfront on advertising. This runs contrary to the...
John and Lorna

John and Lorna

Again showing that our clients can win at both sides of the selling and buying equation, hear from John and Lorna as they take a break from packing up their home in readiness for their move....
The THREE prices for your property

The THREE prices for your property

When you are selling your property, there are three prices to be acutely aware of: Marketing Price Current Market Price Best Selling Price Marketing Price is the price the agent markets the property at to buyers. Legally and practically speaking, the final selling...
Replica Victorian Style Home

Replica Victorian Style Home

Victorian houses were built to last and highly sought after. They are described as romantic and delicate. The classic look, the shapes, the simple lines – Victorian homes have character and soul. The high ceilings, beautiful big cornices, the fireplace, the...
Tommy and Pam

Tommy and Pam

We chat with Tommy and Pam, after their successful sale in Noorat, and purchase in Terang. Once a buyer was found for their property, all efforts turned to finding their next home, including a “wanted ad” on our website  which was shared on our Facebook...
Should you take out Lenders Mortgage Insurance?

Should you take out Lenders Mortgage Insurance?

What is Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) and should you have it? Actually, that’s kind of a trick question, since it is not your choice, and it is not for your protection! Lenders’ mortgage insurance protects your lender in the unfortunate event of you...
100 Roses for 100 Mums

100 Roses for 100 Mums

At Wilsons, we love our mums. We thought we’d remind all of you who are lucky to have a mum to be EXTRA special to her this Mother’s Day. To help you out, we’ve got 100 roses for 100 mums in Warrnambool. There is no charge and no obligation, they are...

Terang, up to $130-140k wanted

Having just sold their home out of town, these guys are looking to downsize in Terang. Still want a house with a bit of a yard. 2 bedrooms would be fine. If you can help, please phone Lucas on 55612777 any...
Open house or open slather?

Open house or open slather?

Yes, the following video is simply a TV comedy skit from “The Chaser’s War on Everything”.  However, it does bring to light a legitimate concern regarding open inspections, that of security.  With only one or two agents present, and potentially...
How septic systems work

How septic systems work

Recently, while showing a buyer around a property in one of our Western district townships, I was asked a technical, yet fairly elementary, question about the workings of the septic system.  Quite frankly, I should have known the answer, but didn’t! I dutifully...
South West Vic Hay Drive

South West Vic Hay Drive

On St Patrick’s Day weekend 40,000ha of farming land was burnt in several locations in South West Victoria. Upwards of 4,000 head of stock perished and 18 homes were lost. To support the local community and those affected, a fundraising evening on next Saturday...

Brick house under 300k?

Moving to Warrnambool from Melbourne, the priority here is a nice, safe location for her and her daughter. She would like a brick house, ideally close to a primary school. If you think you can help, please phone Lucas Wilson on 03 55612777

Central house with character desired please

Hi Lucas, Here is my property search list. I’m looking to relocate to Warrnambool and these are the following areas that appeal to me: In the triangle bordering the Hopkins hwy, Botanic Rd & Raglan Pde (but not on Raglan Parade) Inner town streets south of Raglan...

Central-ish, low maintenance up to 450K

Moving to Warrnambool and already sold, not looking for anything huge but would like 2 bathrooms.  Not too big a block would be good, close to the CBD, beach, or near Albert Park – but maybe not on the highway.  Can spend up to $450,000.  Phone Lucas on 03...

Warrnambool, $380,000-$410,000 family home?

Moving for work from the other side of Melbourne, the requirements for this family are at least 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, double garage, and enough yard for the family with 2 children.  The move is imminent, ready to buy now!  Please phone Lucas Wilson...

Looking for a small hobby farm

I’m currently looking for a small hobby farm property to buy. Requirements: Small house in a reasonable condition, doesn’t need major repairs etc 2 bedrooms (or more) 4-6 acres, preferably already fenced into paddocks for horses Anywhere in the Mortlake, Terang,...

UNFUSSY BUYER!

Taking up new job in Warrnambool. Moving as soon as house is found. 2 or 3 B/R. Knows her price range is $250K and understands what she can expect. Garden, garaging are not a priority. Ring now – Mark Wilson – (03) 55612777

MELB ‘NOW’ BUYER

Looked at and missed out on a house in Crawley Street, wants $200,000 – $220,000 range for himself and family. Wants to and can buy now. Please ring Mark Wilson on 03 5561 2777.

A TWO HORSE HOUSE (and land) WANTED NOW!

Sold in Northern Victoria the horses and owners are moving. Can purchase now in a $400,000 to $470,000 price range. Nothing too grand, but well maintained, reasonably modern 3 bedroom house on 2.5-7 acres that is 10-15 minutes from the outskirts of Warrnambool. Please...
Fishing and Real Estate?

Fishing and Real Estate?

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 activity, plenty will understand the following analogies to the Real Estate...
Catch of the day!

Catch of the day!

Well it seems that every week amongst the office team here at Wilsons, one of us is talking about the latest fish they or a family member has caught. I suppose this should come as no surprise, given it is estimated that over five million Australians take part in...
Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter

Bread and butter”, as defined online by www.thefreedictionary.com, can mean: bread and butter 1. The essential, sustaining element, as in The quality of the schools is the bread and butter of town property values. This idiom alludes to a basic food, bread spread...
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Team Wilsons are ready to relay!  In the name of raising money for the Cancer Council, we look forward to participating in the 2018 Relay for Life, beginning at 6:30pm Friday evening and going non-stop through to Saturday 1pm, at Deakin University We want to take this...
Relay For Life Garage Sale

Relay For Life Garage Sale

The team at Wilsons are participating in, and fundraising for, the Anti-Cancer Council’s Relay For Life Fundraiser. One of our fundraising efforts is a Garage Sale to be held at our Office at 50 Fairy Street Warrnambool, this Sunday February 4th, from 9:30am....
“Very Pleased!”

“Very Pleased!”

We knocked on Gary’s door to say hello as we were looking for another house in Warrnambool to sell since we sold Gary’s, and we took the opportunity to pull out the iphone and video asking Gary a couple of questions about his selling experience with...
Advertising the house or walking into a web?

Advertising the house or walking into a web?

More advertising equals more buyers. It’s a compelling sales pitch to any home seller but does it stack up against reality? Australia has the highest advertising rates in the world for property sellers. The reason is Australian agents have convinced their clients to...
Instant Reaction

Instant Reaction

Article by Peter O’Malley, author and Real Estate Agent. How to get a rapid market response to your home. To put a property on the market takes effort. There is the effort in selecting the agent and marketing strategy, effort to prepare and present the property...
Pea Soup Paradise

Pea Soup Paradise

On a drive through Port Fairy and along Ocean Drive and Port Fairy’s South Beach on one of the magnificent days of warm weather we have experienced in the south-west over the last 7 days, I was compelled to stop the car and stroll down across the white sand...
Lifestyle meets farming, rural tree/sea change

Lifestyle meets farming, rural tree/sea change

1545 GELLIBRAND RIVER ROAD, CHAPPLE VALE It is not very often that we have the pleasure of presenting the marketplace with such a spectacular property offering the genuine options of lifestyle and rural pursuit.  The current owner has simply enjoyed over 2 decades...
“She never let me down”

“She never let me down”

Have a listen to Ken, chatting with Linda about his recent experience selling with Wilsons – in Ken’s words, Linda never let him down, got him sold at the price he wanted, kept him updated the whole time and helped him get on with the next phase of his...
Buying a Renovator…

Buying a Renovator…

There are many reasons someone will buy a home that needs some TLC or work done to it – it allows you to put your own personal stamp on the character of the property; it is more economical or it may be a “flipper” that you can do up and sell for a profit in a short...
Sell for more in 1-2-3-4

Sell for more in 1-2-3-4

Welcome to the Wilsons ‘How to’ series.  This issue explores the 4 key steps you must follow for a successful property sale. You may be new to the property market and this may be the first property you have sold, or you may be an experienced property...
Conveyancing Conversation

Conveyancing Conversation

Peter O’Malley sits down with Paul Denny of Paul Denny Conveyancing who shares 39 years of experience and advice for people buying and selling property.  This extremely insightful interview also highlights how the relationship between a vendor’s real...
A REAL ESTATE MYTH

A REAL ESTATE MYTH

THAT COULD BE WORTH THOUSANDS TO YOU! Anyone who knows anything about life will know that some common ‘beliefs’ are often the biggest fallacies. Everything from when doctors used to recommend smoking to “calm nerves” to the belief that “if it tastes good, it must be...
Don’t take our word for it!

Don’t take our word for it!

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 sounds good.  And if only it were all true. But what says a heck of a lot more about a company is not what...
“Let’s Talk”

“Let’s Talk”

Wilsons Warrnambool & District 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 Rooms, raising funds and awareness...
“Great Job!”

“Great Job!”

Peter discusses his recent successful sale, which was purchased a generation earlier through Wilson Real Estate, and now sold by the next generation of Wilsons.  This is what serving the local community for over 4 decades is all...
“A wise choice”

“A wise choice”

Tony discusses his process of interviewing agents, and his successful sale with Wilsons.  Tony interviewed several agents before listing his property for sale, asking each of them “Why should I list with you?  What can you do for me that other agents...
The Tough Truth

The Tough Truth

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 and easing prices.  However, for any market that is not experiencing...
Real Estate for sale – on the quiet.

Real Estate for sale – on the quiet.

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.  You won’t find a sign out the front, nor will you see them feature on any website...
What’s MOST important, when choosing an agent.

What’s MOST important, when choosing an agent.

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 your choice of agent.  It’s important to know what’s important when making this choice....
In Just 10 minutes…

In Just 10 minutes…

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 TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE SELLING YOUR HOME? If you’re like most people, your home is...
Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail

Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail

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 the senses, improve your fitness, spend time with your family – or enjoying your own...
A GUARANTEED WINNER!

A GUARANTEED WINNER!

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 game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or a pony shaped piñata at one of their kids’ birthday...