17 Easy Ways to Maximise Your Home’s Kerb Appeal

17 Easy Ways to Maximise Your Home’s Kerb Appeal

Houses with lovely exteriors can sell faster, lift moods and convey a warm welcome. Here’s how to boost your street view. Even if you are not planning to sell your home in the near future, a fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each...
Could winter be the perfect time to sell?

Could winter be the perfect time to sell?

In the realm of real estate, it’s widely believed that selling in Spring yields optimal results, leading to a seasonal cooling of the property market. However, data suggests that selling in Spring may not offer any significant advantage over other seasons, such...
The History of Warrnambool’s Streets

The History of Warrnambool’s Streets

Why do we name things? Giving something a name personalises it, transforming it from an interchangeable item into a distinct entity with its own character and significance, often carrying emotional weight. How are streets in a town named? Quite often street names are...
A Renter’s Guide to Effective Rental Property Maintenance

A Renter’s Guide to Effective Rental Property Maintenance

Renting a property comes with its set of responsibilities, and one crucial aspect is maintaining the rental space. While property maintenance is typically the Rental Provider’s duty, Renters play a pivotal role in ensuring the property remains in good condition...
Lifestyle Living

Lifestyle Living

The BIG4 NRMA Warrnambool Riverside Holiday Park is an affordable and fantastic facility offering residents a variety of unique benefits. Being set in the farming zone at the Hopkins River end of Jubilee Park Road, between Warrnambool and Allansford, the park itself...
Can you put that in writing?

Can you put that in writing?

When it’s time to sell, like most people, you will probably speak with a few real estate agents to get their respective views on how best to market and price your property. During the agent selection process, you will get a wide degree of variance from the agents on...
Now can be the perfect time to sell

Now can be the perfect time to sell

With so much negative media talk about the property market now, many people’s instinct is to hold off on their plans of moving.  But let’s cut through some of the sensationalist hype.  Property markets change, always have, always will. In a sellers’ market, like...
Selling an Investment Property

Selling an Investment Property

Can I sell my investment property if the renter is on a lease? Yes, you can. As the property owner, you have the right to sell your property even if it is during a fixed-term tenancy agreement. However, you must provide written notice to your renter/s of your...
Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Provided by Shane Harman, a valued member of our sales team with experience in building/construction, project management and home renovations. Quick Fix – Tip 5 – ‘Grout Expectations’ When considering presentation tips, this is one that gets missed. Buyers are...
PROACTIVITY FOR A WIN/WIN RESULT

PROACTIVITY FOR A WIN/WIN RESULT

Behind the scenes of this beautiful central home with a big bright Wilsons SOLD sign at the front, is a story of a little bit of proactivity that resulted in a big WIN/WIN scenario for both buyer and seller. We had handled the sale of another property and those...
Time to act

Time to act

If you own a property in Terang and have considered leasing or selling, the best time to act could be now. With a limited number of houses for sale and almost no properties for lease, coupled with a high demand for properties and consistent growth in the area, this is...
Preparing your property for lease

Preparing your property for lease

Written by Luke McQualter, Business Development Manager There is an abundance of factors that can contribute to the outcome of finding the perfect renter. A property that is not only presented well, but exceeds the minimum rental standards, can increase the chances of...
Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Provided by Shane Harman, a valued member of our sales team with experience in building/construction, project management and home renovations. If you’re selling and you’re not sure what buyers are scrutinising when they look through your home, well the answer is...
Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Provided by Shane Harman, a valued member of our sales team with experience in building/construction, project management and home renovations. If you’re selling and you’re not sure what buyers are scrutinising when they look through your home, well the answer is...
Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Provided by Shane Harman, a valued member of our sales team with experience in building/construction, project management and home renovations. If you’re selling and you’re not sure what buyers are scrutinising when they look through your home, well the answer is...
Applying for Rental Properties

Applying for Rental Properties

Written by Sophie Mansbridge, Leasing Manager Applying for rentals can be confusing with so many platforms available to submit your application. At Wilsons, we only use Realestate.com for online rental applications (click here to download a hard copy application form...
$250 rebate for homeowners and renters

$250 rebate for homeowners and renters

The $250 Power Saving Bonus for Victorian households is now open. This applies to both renters and homeowners, one payment is available per household and you must be the account holder to apply. Paid directly into your account, you will just need your energy bill...
Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Shano’s You-Beaut Seller’s Quick-Fix Guide

Provided by Shane Harman, a valued member of our sales team with experience in building/construction, project management and home renovations. If you’re selling and you’re not sure what buyers are scrutinising when they look through your home, well the answer is...
Stated asking prices

Stated asking prices

It’s simple and it’s smart Once buyers recognise a potentially suitable property, the key priority is to know if it is within their budget.  Methods like auctions, “contact agent”, “expressions of interest”, “offers above…” simply make it difficult to...
Qualifying Buyers

Qualifying Buyers

You decide to start looking for a new home. Whether it’s your first home, an upsizer, downsizer, new location, holiday house or investment to add to your portfolio… it’s always a big step. You hop on the net or check out the local paper to start your search. Once you...
Platinum Badge – Ashley Jennings!

Platinum Badge – Ashley Jennings!

Congratulations to Ashley Jennings who was awarded Platinum Badge in sales while attending a training seminar in Sydney this week. This prestigious award lands Ashley on Pittard’s High Achievers List and celebrates his ability to achieve fantastic results for his...
Rate My Agent Award Winners

Rate My Agent Award Winners

Rate My Agent is Australia’s No. 1 real estate agent ratings and statistics website. It provides recommendations, rankings and reviews for real estate agents in Australia. Unlike other review platforms, all client reviews of agents are verified and linked to a sale....
The best advice we can give…

The best advice we can give…

Buyers, Sellers, Rental Providers, Renters and those looking to take their first step into the market – our team has worked with clients in every stage of the process. We all have different experiences and backgrounds, and may be able to offer some insight and advice...
POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A REAL ESTATE AGENT

The Early Offer

Written by Peter O’Malley – Real Estate Agent and author of best-selling publications, Real Estate Uncovered and Inside Real Estate When you are selling a property, the only thing more nerve wracking than an early offer is not receiving an early offer. As...

Award Winning Team

The 2021 Australasian Real Estate Awards proved to be very exciting and successful for the team at Wilsons.   The Lesley Johnston Medal for Exceptional Client Care was awarded to Lucas Wilson. This award is close to our hearts at Wilsons. Named after ex Wilsons...
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Lyn Wilson, part of the Wilsons Real Estate family, is a Program Co-ordinator with Court Network and once again the organisation is participating with ‘Respect Victoria’ to promote 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The theme is – ‘RESPECT WOMEN: CALL...
Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal

Wilsons are proud to be participating in The Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal. We will be running a Gift Drive for our team and the community to contribute to. If you wish to donate, we encourage you to pop into our office at 50 Fairy Street, Warrnambool....
Victoria’s New First Home Buyer Scheme

Victoria’s New First Home Buyer Scheme

The Victorian Homebuyer Fund may allow home buyers to receive up to a 25% equity contribution from the Victorian Government, with a just 5% deposit. Dan Andrews explains: “Most first home buyers can’t just rely on the bank of Mum and Dad for help. And if...
Mission, Values, Purpose

Mission, Values, Purpose

Article by Lucas Wilson. A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to engage a company to help with some coaching in our newly created Property Management department. At the time, I didn’t realise it would involve coaching me as the office’s leader, and it delved a lot...
Take the mask off!

Take the mask off!

It’s time to take off the mask.   Unfortunately I’m not talking about our covid-enforced protective face masks. No, I want to outline some of what is being masked by the current booming market, and explain some of the perception Vs reality of public...
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...
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...
“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...
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....