Denise’s Review

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Denise's Review

Oh, okay. So when we first met Jim, I think that’s about six years ago, we were looking in the rental market and we saw a house. And when we saw him, I like the relaxed attitude with him. Yeah. I liked the fact that he wasn’t pushy.

He was working obviously for the vendor, but he wasn’t pushy. Eh, and I actually felt like he was working for us. Do you know what I mean to help us? So we always said, if we’re going to sell again, we’ll go through Jim.

You know, like in sales, which I am kind of in sales and have been sales, you find that people will push and just do anything and say anything, but he doesn’t, he’s real. And that’s what my husband and I liked as well. The reality that, yeah, what he says, he does. Yeah.

He told us what the market was like, which we knew from what we read and looked at, but the realistic price that, um, well, we got, we asked for and that we thought we’d get. And Jim was right on the money with it, really, to be honest.

Jim know what the house was worth and we all want to deal. Don’t we? And so we, that was a little bit of tooing and froing, but Jim was like a little Jack Russell. He stayed in there until we got the price that we wanted.

Yeah. We got 825,000, which we thought was a really fair and good price. We were very happy with that yeah. And Jim sort of batted for the last 5,000 for the house, right? $825,000 I think it was a fair price. And we were happy with that yeah, but you know, the pictures, there was a video, but in saying that Jim saw the house really quickly, fantastic communication. We always was in the loop.

And I know that when we have another property to sell or buy, I’m definitely getting out well, we’ll go through Jim because at the end of the day he’s just, is a comfortable person.

Jim will be the person that we will bring in. Not any of that. Now we’ve got a history. I would advise other people as well. If I think they’re buying or selling, you know, go through Jim Hart,

How much is your home worth today?

HOW MUCH INCREASE?

I’ve had some buyers tell me …”Yeah I know, the market has gone up a hundred grand.” Others say it’s up at least 10%. One thing is for sure, the lagging indicators of sale prices that find their way to the surface two or three months after settlement are not reflecting the current hype in the market. The official national figure for 2021 year-on-year dwellings growth is 5.9%.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Over the long-term real estate always seems to go up in value. So why sell now? Maybe you shouldn’t. Maybe holding on to solid assets that are rising in value is a good plan.

One of the benefits of an improved market is that it takes up the slack from previous problems. There were a lot of people that bought properties at the very peak of the market just before the GFC hit. Many of them were still sitting on assets two years ago that were worth less than they paid eleven years earlier.

Maybe this boom will allow them the liquidity to sell and move on.

Another old maxim is, “Buy in the gloom, sell in the boom”

Where are you in the financial cycle of your life? Are you feeling young and still accumulating all you can get your hands on, or is it time to take the win and set up for some golden years?

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