Early offers – why public auction agents reject them

Early offers – why public auction agents reject them

By Andrew Trim, Managing Director of Johnson Real Estate and author of ‘Real Estate Dangers and How to Avoid Them’ It is an accepted real estate principle that the best offer will often come early in the sales process – possibly on day one. Why don’t agents like a...
High versus HighEST

High versus HighEST

The local property auctions are running hot, yes, but so are the local SMART SALES. “Smart Sale” list to sale ratios are running at least as high as auction clearance rates, and with mostly more impressive prices. They just don’t get the same attention in the...
DIY PAINT JOB – TIPS & TRICKS

DIY PAINT JOB – TIPS & TRICKS

Here are the tricks used by the professionals Slapping some paint on a wall – easy! But achieving a meticulous finish requires some careful preparation. If you are planning on a DIY paint job, here are some tricks of the trade to help you achieve a finish that even...
As Simple As…

As Simple As…

HOW EASY IS IT TO CHANGE PROPERTY MANAGERS? Article by The Property Management Team at Wilsons Do you own an investment property? Does your current property manager really manage it as if it is their own? Or do you think that maybe, if only it were easy to change...

WANTED AD’S WORK…

It is a very exciting time for a local family who have just secured their dream home! Carol enquired on a property a little while ago and whilst that home didn’t suit perfectly, we created a wanted ad for her which we advertised on our social media platforms, our...
Central Seaside Masterpiece

Central Seaside Masterpiece

…harmonise with the surrounding landscape… Here at Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate, we are delighted to present to the marketplace one of, if not the finest, properties in town – an absolute central seaside masterpiece. The design and...
Yes – they’re real!

Yes – they’re real!

Article by Cheryl McKenna, Wilsons office manager and licensed estate agent. Many people distrust salespeople; in fact according to a quick google search, 97% of us don’t trust sales people.  The only people we trust less are politicians and car salesmen. ...
Mortlake History

Mortlake History

Article by Cheryl McKenna – Office manager and Licensed estate agent. Originally known as the township of Mount Shadwell, the town of Mortlake was originally settled over 180 years ago. Being particularly fertile ground, the area was quickly populated by...
Pack your bags…

Pack your bags…

Article by Cheryl McKenna, Office manager and licensed estate agent Moving house. The phrase strikes fear into many a heart.  Ranked as more stressful than divorce, moving house is in fact included in the top 5 stressful life events. Some of us do it once in a...
Bark for your Park!

Bark for your Park!

Article by Cheryl McKenna, office manager and licensed estate agent. Is there anything more uplifting than to see than your dog, in amongst a group of other pooches all running flat out happily around the dog park?  Or the lone Border Collie who chases the ball, being...
Central, Coastal, Townhouse Living

Central, Coastal, Townhouse Living

Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate are excited to present to the market thirteen quality townhouses to be sold off the plan and built immediately by Mark Conlan’s @Select Homes. This development is in a prime location at 93-97 Nicholson Street, a...
“Such a wonderful result for us as a vendor”

“Such a wonderful result for us as a vendor”

Check out the wonderful renovation that Michelle and Gary completed on their house in Warrnambool, and hear from a delighted vendor, very pleased with the sale, which happened within a few days of going to market, with roughly 15 inspections, 7-8 offers, and a sale...
Homebuilder Program

Homebuilder Program

Article by Cheryl McKenna – Office Manager, and licensed estate agent. HomeBuilder Program The HomeBuilder program is a time-limited grant program to help the residential construction market to bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis. But before we get into that...
How’s your credit?

How’s your credit?

Article by Cheryl McKenna – Office manager, licensed estate agent – and now we can add – real estate blogger! Back in my day, credit was something you needed to make a call on your mobile, or a score that my friends got at uni.  And having multiple...
Nature strip planting

Nature strip planting

Article by Cheryl McKenna – Office Manager, and licensed estate agent. Ahhh, there is nothing better than mowing your back lawn, then your front lawn, then having to get the mower through the front gate and mow the nature strip – said no person ever!  Especially...
Which aspect is best?

Which aspect is best?

Article by Cheryl McKenna – Office Manager, and licensed estate agent. North, south, east, west?  Which aspect is the best? In many a real estate write up you will read “boasting a northerly aspect”, but what does this mean, and why is a northerly aspect so...
What’s your number, baby?

What’s your number, baby?

Article by Cheryl McKenna – Office Manager and licensed estate agent. What’s your number baby? What’s in a number?  It depends on who you ask.  For many cultures around the world numbers can dictate many things, from who you marry, whether you are a lucky person...
What’s your style?

What’s your style?

Article by Cheryl McKenna – Office manager and licenced estate agent. What’s your style? Do you love a classic Californian Bungalow or are you a fool for the decorative filigree of the mid to late Victorian Era?  Does walking into an Edwardian home evoke...
Advice for my sister

Advice for my sister

Article by Cheryl McKenna – office manager and licenced estate agent. The advice I gave my younger sister The conversation started with a text message “So I am inspecting that house I mentioned tomorrow at noon, and low-key freaking out about it.  Not sure what...
Record Buyer Demand!

Record Buyer Demand!

Article by Lucas Wilson In what may come as a big surprise, the month of May, 2020 – 3 months since the covid-19 pandemic began here – saw the highest number of buyer enquiries into the Wilsons office since before 2016, when we started recording their...
A chunk of coal…

A chunk of coal…

Article by Lucas Wilson.          As we move further along the timeline of the crisis that is the coronavirus pandemic, and seemingly stepping gradually towards the light at the end of the tunnel, I couldn’t be more proud of our team here at Wilsons.  Our staff,...
Surprise!

Surprise!

We have a wonderful surprise to share with you: People are still buying real estate! We admittedly braced ourselves for a complete shutdown of our industry a few weeks ago, seemingly headed for an inability to inspect houses.  Our inboxes were flooded with digital...
5 Reasons to choose Wilsons during the virus crisis

5 Reasons to choose Wilsons during the virus crisis

We can’t give anyone a high five at the moment, but here are 5 reasons to consider Wilsons as your agent if you wish to sell during the covid-19 pandemic, or immediately after the storm passes: 1. We are private sale specialists, unaffected by the restrictions...
Get around your community

Get around your community

We rise by lifting others. -Robert Ingersoll Whilst many of us, be it individually or as a business, are in survival mode, there are still absolutely things everyone can do to help others as we are all in this Coronavirus pandemic crisis together, and we’ll all...
8 Elements of a Smart Sale

8 Elements of a Smart Sale

8 Elements that will make your Real Estate Sale a Smart Sale The Smart Sale Strategy is clever as it is an integrated system, it is not a slapped together collection of dysfunctional parts. When planning for your SMART SALE various elements need to be considered in...
$25,000 ahead!

$25,000 ahead!

Hear from Narelle and Ben about why they chose Wilsons and how they finished $25,000 ahead of what they were thinking they would, thanking Wilsons for going “above and beyond”. Thank you guys for jumping behind the iphone camera without notice! Thank you...
Dinner’s on us!

Dinner’s on us!

We’d like to shout you dinner to the tune of $150! Valid any time with no end date, if you refer someone to us who is thinking of selling – and they list their property for sale with us, we’ll give you a $150 dinner voucher for a restaurant in the...
Warrnambool – History

Warrnambool – History

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 ample water. A popular legend is that the first Europeans to discover...
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....