All year, it has been my pleasure to share insights with you from the McGrath Real Estate team.
We have covered how to prepare, list and sell your home, how to manage your investment property, and how to think about the big, financial questions that relate to real estate.
As we approach a fresh, new year, I thought it would be helpful to share with you, our five most read and most shared real estate articles from 2016.
Interestingly, when read as a group, this batch of articles does cover most of the important bases from our perspective of being trusted real estate agents in Adelaide's western and coastal suburbs.
So, find a hammock, apply sunscreen and feed your brain with some material to help you tackle your big plans and decisions for 2017.
The top 5 Adelaide real estate articles
1. How much will it cost to sell my home? Tips for selling real estate in Adelaide’s western suburbs.
This article was prompted by media coverage of no-fee and low-fee real estate agents and provides some insights to help you work out whether they promise value for you. In short, they probably won't, for most vendors.
2. Paul McGrath conducting a live auction in Woodville South on Sky News
Paul has lived and breathed real estate, ultimately continuing the work of his father, Ray McGrath, and in this article we reflect on his work as an auctioneer, in light of him conducting an auction live on national television.
3. Choosing the right real estate agent: Insider tips from McGrath Real Estate
Unless you have a personal recommendation, choosing the right real estate agent to sell your home — likely your most valuable asset — can be daunting. In this article, I explain how making a good choice requires quite a bit more effort than Googling ‘real estate agents Adelaide west’.
4. Adelaide Coastal Real Estate Insights: How long will it take to sell my house?
As real estate agents, this is one of the most common questions we get asked at McGrath Real Estate, along with how much will I get for it? There are many factors that play their roles in the sale of a property, a number of which are out of control of both the seller and the agent. However, in this article, I share the four Ps of selling property.
5. Adelaide real estate selling tips: 3 different ways of selling your home
While there are obviously many more ways of selling a house than by sticking a For Sale sign on the lawn. This article from late 2015 has remained the fifth most popular real estate article of all time, possibly because people have found it to be a helpful primer of the three main ways you have for selling your home.
On behalf of the team at McGrath Real Estate, we hope your summer reflections and strategies bear fruit for you and provide a prosperous 2017.