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We’re Back at Work!

Professionals MudgeeWhile our Professionals Mudgee Real Estate sales team was still working over Christmas, many would have noticed that our office doors were closed.  We know many Mudgee families are out and about enjoying the holidays, but we wanted to let you all know that we’re back in the office and excited to help you fulfil all your real estate goals.

Whether you’re in the market to buy, sell, invest or rent, our friendly team at Professionals Mudgee can help you.  Phone us on 02 6372 2584 or simply pop into our office at 91 Market Street for a chat, or pick up a FREE ‘Showtime Guide – 101 Ways to Showcase your Home’ for tips on presenting your home for sale.  Whatever your real estate question or problem, big or small, we’re happy to help.

 

Thinking of selling? How will you pick your real estate agent?

real estate agent who will you chooseWhen speaking with family and friends we find it really interesting to hear what people look for in a real estate agent.  There seems to be a two way tie between their personality and the dollar figure they suggest your home may sell for.  While these may be important attributes, we find it a little concerning that people aren’t noticing other really important factors that we believe should also be driving their decision.

For example, very few people we’ve spoken to mentioned anything about agents’ marketing strategies.  In our minds this should be at the forefront of your mind when questioning an agent you’re thinking of entrusting with the sale of your home.  A marketing strategy should be tailored individually to your home, ensuring it will gain maximum reach in the market and optimise your potential for achieving the best price possible.  A marketing plan that sees you spending excessive money on strategies that won’t help your property reach more buyers is clearly a waste of your money, and not spending enough dollars on strategies that clearly put your home in the mind of more buyers is similarly detrimental to your campaign.  Your agent should be able to advise you about what strategies will work best for your home, and come up with a marketing campaign that will ultimately create competition for your home and drive the price up – our ultimate goal.

It’s also a concern to us when our friends tell us they just went with the agent who said they could sell their property for more money.  This is very risky, particularly if the bottom line is the only factor influencing your decision.  Agents should be supplying you with information about what has recently sold in the area that’s comparable to your home, as well as properties currently for sale that would form your home’s competition if placed on the market today.  If an agent does their research, the price range they suggest your property may sell for will be based on fact, rather than simply a figure they have plucked out to try to buy your listing.  We must offer a word of caution – Properties tend to reach the most number of buyers in the first 4 to 6 weeks of hitting the market, after which time inspection rates and buyer interest tends to drop off.   If you price yourself too high in that initial period it’s going to be very difficult to generate enough interest in your home to reach a high price.  We urge you to listen to the facts, and be realistic about your price.  A little optimism can be harmless, but pricing your home a full price bracket above where buyers think it should be can really hurt a sales campaign.

If you are thinking of selling your Mudgee home and would like some advice about your property’s price, marketing or presentation, our Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team would love to help you.  Please call us or come in for a no obligation chat.

A Mudgee Property Market Update (Sales)

SoldAt the moment we’re experiencing a balanced market with buyers showing genuine interest and enthusiasm for properties that are well priced.  In fact all segments of the property market are busy, vacant land, units, homes, investment properties, small farms and broad acres are all selling well.  Again it just comes down to how well it is priced.  The NSW Government’s extension of new home grants for brand new properties has kept first home buyers active in the market .  To be competitive in the Mudgee market it’s really important to get your price right from the start.  Properties that sit at the wrong price for too long will lose out on a lot of interest they should be gaining from the initial buzz properties attract when they first hit the market.

Mudgee real estate news:

  • We have a couple of major projects due to launch in the next month, including 19 house and land packages priced from $325,000 and another release of house land packages coming soon.
  • Council Approval has been granted on “Caerleon”, Mudgee’s newest land release.  It will include 1200 residential, rural residential and commercial blocks. The development features extensive parkland, walking and cycleways, and a relaxed semi rural feel. This development ensures the supply of land for Mudgee over the next decade and beyond.

Can you keep a secret? 

Which well known property show is going to be filming in Mudgee in the near future staring Professionals Mudgee Real Estate?  Shhhhh…

Our Professionals Mudgee Real Estate office is calling out for homes and vacant land to sell, as the high buyer demand and speed at which our properties are selling means we’re starting to experience shortages.  If you’re thinking of selling and want some advice about pricing, presentation or marketing strategies that will optimise your property’s reach in the market, we’d love to help you.  Please contact us at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate on (02) 6372 2584 for a no obligation chat today.

If you’re interested to know what’s happening in the rental market please keep an eye out for our Mudgee rental market update coming soon.

What do you want from www.ilovemudgee.com.au?

Adam and ChandelleAs we’re sure you’re all aware by now, the Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team proudly bring you the ‘I Love Mudgee’ facebook page, and community website www.ilovemudgee.com.au.  We thoroughly enjoy updating each of these throughout each week with blogs relating to things going on in the Mudgee community, real estate news, and general tidbits we think may be of interest to residents and friends of Mudgee.

However, we’d now really like to stand back and ask you, our friends and readers, what would you like to see on the www.ilovemudgee.com.au website?  What stories do you enjoy?  What do you generally skip past?

We’re currently re-vamping our community website in an attempt to better reflect the current needs of our community… otherwise, what’s the point?!  So we’d love you to let us know, as a person who lives in, works in or visits Mudgee, what do you want from your Mudgee community website?   How could we improve our www.ilovemudgee.com.au website to better reflect your interests and community needs?  All suggestions are welcomed, in fact, we challenge everyone to please provide a comment below.   We’d LOVE to know your thoughts!

Looking For Schools In Mudgee?

When moving to a new area, one of the biggest considerations for many families is the schooling on offer in the area.  Our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate have spoken with several families considering moving to our Mudgee area with school aged children, and with the school year beginning shortly, many are becoming anxious about finding the right school for their youngster.

With different children excelling in different areas, it’s important, as a parent, to weigh up the options available and consider which school has the programs, curriculum and philosophies that best fit in with the values and needs of your family.

Luckily for Mudgee locals, there are plenty of schools in Mudgee to choose from that can help meet your child’s educational needs.  To help parents who are trying to find schools in Mudgee, schools found within our area include:

Cudgegong Valley Public School

Mudgee High School

Mudgee Public School

St Matthew’s Catholic School

Based on what we have heard from local residents, all of the schools in Mudgee are outstanding and have wonderful teachers, so your choice may depend on the school’s proximity to your house, or the specific educational needs your child might require.

For parents looking for more information about Mudgee schools, you can either search for their individual websites, or visit www.myschool.edu.au where you can view facts and statistics about schools in Australia, including their annual NAPLAN performances.

If you’d like to share any positive stories or experiences with any of our local Mudgee schools, please share them here.

‘I Love Mudgee’… What A Year It’s Been!

Adam and Chandelle Woods from Professionals Mudgee Real Estate office has been proudly bringing you the ‘I Love Mudgee’ blog throughout 2012, and with the year fast coming to an end we thought we’d take this opportunity to re-visit some earlier posts and share with you a few of the stories you may have missed.

At the beginning of the year, we discussed the overhaul of Mudgee Library and Old Town Hall, reported the new NSW smoking laws, changes to the NSW first home buyer’s grant, and new NSW swimming pool laws, introduced Mudgee Target Country, and wrote of the re-building of Mudgee Golf Club.

We gave you tips for investing, stretching your dollar further, moving on a budget, lowering your power bill, finding a family friendly home, moving with children,  decorating, renovating, buying interstate, renting with pets, keeping up to date with Mudgee’s developments, and provided a guide for first time renters in Mudgee.

We asked whether you’re for or against Boxing Day trading, and whether you believe compulsory swimming lessons are necessary for all Mudgee school children.  We analysed Mudgee’s past 5 years from the 2011 Census data, and celebrated Mudgee’s highest rating wineries.

It has been a big year for our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate and judging by these few selected stories, it’s been a huge year for our Mudgee community!

If you’d like to contribute a story for our ‘I Love Mudgee’ blog, we encourage you to put pen to paper and send us anything you think may be of interest to our readers; it could be anything from a review of your favourite Mudgee restaurant to the success of your Mudgee sporting team, or a real estate tip.  All you have to do if you want to contribute anything to this blog is send your article to Adam at Adam@professionalsmudgee.com.au, and if it is appropriate we will post it and provide you with the credit of course.

We hope you’ve all had a fantastic year, and we look forward to bringing you many more stories of local news, real estate tips and community achievements in 2013!

Thought About Going “Dry” for July?

Even though Mother Nature doesn’t seem to be thinking about anything “dry” at the moment, now is the time to start thinking about whether you can go “dry” for the month of July as part of the Dry July campaign.

Giving up the booze next month and raising funds will help improve the lives of adults living with cancer. The annual Dry July campaign encourages people from around Australia and New Zealand to give up alcoholic beverages in support of raising funds to benefit adult cancer patients and to help raise awareness of drinking habits and living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

It may seem like a challenge that you can’t survive, but there are ways to boost your fundraising and being allowed a night off for something special, by way of a Golden Ticket – your pass for a day.

If you go through the whole month though, consider the benefits to yourself as well – you won’t have a hangover preventing you from being productive, there won’t be any outrageous drunken photos of you posted on facebook for the month, and of course your liver and kidneys can have a good cleanse. The best part though of course is raising funds for people who really need it, with the proceeds of Dry July going to hospitals around the country.

Registration for Dry July has now opened, so head to www.dryjuly.com today, sign up and start sharing with your family and friends and collecting donations. Mudgee is a very generous community, and we’re sure there will be people locally who would benefit from local fundraisers!

Ever Wanted A Home With A Fully Decked Out Railway Carriage?

Well if you said “yes”, then you’re in luck because there’s a property that fits the bill right here in Mudgee – and it’s definitely a home with a difference!

Our day to day business of selling and managing real estate affords us the opportunity to see some crazy and wild homes here in Mudgee, some of the most prestigious and of course some of the most amazing properties you could come across. This property is one such property so we thought we’d share it with our readers, because it has something that no other property has (that we’ve ever seen anyway!).

Check out the deck and the immaculately designed and renovated internals of this self-contained railway carriage… you can imagine how great the accompanying house is! With a full sized kitchen, lounge, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, back deck and front deck with a pizza oven and view to die for, you can see why this railway carriage is different to most.

Now we wouldn’t normally talk about specific properties on the I Love Mudgee blog, but this is something you don’t see everyday and it’s already gained a lot of interest from the local community, so we thought we’d share.

If you’re thinking about starting a unique B&B, we think this place ticks all the boxes and then some, not only because of the style of the railway carriage, but also because it has a spectacular view and dirt bike tracks for visiting guests or families with children want to get out and explore the great outdoors!

If you’re interested in purchasing a home with a self contained railway carriage out the back, then you’re in luck because this one is on the market and you can inspect by appointment with Chandelle Woods of Professionals Mudgee right now!

Click here to view the listing of this home, or click here for Chandelle’s contact details!

What Makes A Home Family Friendly?

We quite often hear buyers refer to their dream home as being family friendly, so we thought today we’d clarify just what that means in terms of property searching, because for the most part, property searches are filtered by number of bedrooms, car accommodation, land size and other specific items.

A family friendly home is one that is suitable for one or many children to grow up in, from infancy to teenage-hood. Here are the things that we believe make a home family friendly:

  1. Proximity to desirable schools, amenities, shops and parks. If you’re searching on our Professionals Mudgee website, you can use the ‘Walkscore’ feature on each property to see how it rates for walking distance to different types of facilities including eateries, schools, entertainment, parks, banking, shopping and more.
  1. A family orientated neighbourhood. Talk to your preferred agent about the demographics of the area you’re buying in, having plenty of other families around you can help you build a network of friends and also help keep the neighbourhood safe.
  2. Transport accessibility and car accommodation. They’re not just something that city-dwellers definitely have to consider, here in Mudgee, you may want to consider how your children will get to school and how you and/or your partner will be getting to and from work, as well as how many cars/bikes/caravans/trailers etc you’re going to need to park on your property.
  3. Adequate area for your child or children to play indoors and outdoors. A home with a larger backyard, room for a play set and undercover areas outside, plus a separate rumpus or living area inside may be desirable for families who don’t want to feel like they’re living on top of one another.
  4. Necessary bedrooms and bathrooms. You can’t underestimate the necessity for an additional or separate bathroom and toilet. The more people in your home, the more likely there are to be issues when the bathroom is occupied, so having enough amenities in the home to accommodate everyone is recommended.

One of the greatest things about Mudgee is the fact that it’s hard to find areas that don’t offer family friendly homes like the ones described above. Whilst not all properties will tick 100% of the boxes, you can generally find something to suit your needs by weighing up what you absolutely need in a property and then looking for the added bonuses or budgeting to renovate or add onto the existing property at a later date when the kids get bigger.

If you’d like to chat property or anything “Mudgee”, please don’t hesitate to get into contact with us – Adam and Chandelle Woods, Professionals Mudgee  – 6372 2584.

Update on Mudgee Relay for Life 2012

We’re coming a strong 8th out of 52 teams taking part in the Mudgee Relay For Life on May 12th 2012, but we’re not quite at our fundraising target yet, so we’re asking for support by the way of sharing this with your family and friends or kindly donating as much or as little as you can to our team’s fundraising efforts.

We have been very humbled by the kind contributions that not only have our local counterparts donated, but also our wider networks across much of the country. It means a lot to have the support of our networks of friends and family, and we thank you all very much for your generosity.

One of the great things about having such a wonderful community behind us is knowing that all the efforts we go to to raise funds, it is ultimately our beloved community that is helping the Cancer Council find ways to manage and research cancer and help cancer patients.

There would be few people in Mudgee who don’t know someone who has been affected by cancer of some type, so it’s something that we know is close to the Mudgee’s community’s heart. Together we can help kick cancer’s butt, so again, we thank everyone who’s shown their support thus far, and ask anyone who can, to share this post, or donate to our team!

To get involved or find out which teams are currently registered, visit the Mudgee Relay For Life page here or to help team “Professionals Real Estate Mudgee” achieve our goal of $5000, you can click here to donate or join our team. We’d love to have your support!