Community Driven Masterplans For Byron Shire Towns & Villages

July 14, 2017

It is in winter that those of us lucky enough to live on the North Coast of NSW realise how fortunate we are.
Particularly this winter.
The skies have been mainly blue and the ocean is still warm and some people are still wearing shorts and t-shirts although we locals like to drag out jumpers and scarves just for a change of clothing.
Our property market has just had another good year with … Read more »

Renting in Byron Bay – The Basics

July 11, 2017

So you’ve decided to move to Byron Bay, and why not? It’s an absolutely beautiful part of the world with a unique community and lifestyle.
Here’s some general information to help you with renting in Byron Bay.
Understand that Byron Bay is a tourist town, a popular holiday destination. Which means that in summer Byron Bay can be booming, the footpaths overflowing with people, cafes and restaurants are … Read more »

How do I prepare my home for a photo shoot?

July 7, 2017

In order to present your property in the best light to potential buyers we have put together a quick guide to help you prepare your house for professional photography. Our photographer will also work with you on the day to get the best shots of your property for the marketing campaign.
• The photo-shoot will take no more than 1.5 hours. We will be photographing both the inside and outside of … Read more »

Let’s Talk Property

June 16, 2017


What is the market like?

The Market is still very strong and stock is very low, all of which means those who are choosing this moment to sell their home are often being rewarded with record prices.

At the higher end of the market young buyers from Sydney and Melbourne who envision moving into our communities in a few years’ time are taking equity from their homes, often in buoyant inner city … Read more »

Depreciation differences: old versus new residential properties

June 1, 2017

Depreciation differences: old versus new residential properties

Property depreciation is a non-cash tax deduction available to the owners of income producing properties.

As a building gets older, items wear out – they depreciate. The Australian Taxation Office allows property owners to claim this depreciation as a tax deduction. Depreciation on mechanical and removable plant and equipment items such as carpets, stoves, blinds, hot water systems, light shades and heaters are all valid … Read more »


May 30, 2017


First National Byron Bay has been awarded their No 1 Sales Office In Australasia!

CEO James Young accepted this outstanding accolade at the First National Real Estate Awards held at the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa on Friday 26th May.

With over 400 offices in the network, this is a huge win for our office highlighting the strength of our sales, property management and administrative staff.

The exceptionally strong culture of our … Read more »

Smoke Alarms

April 6, 2017

1300 Compliance Services are offering to check smoke detectors and blind cords annually to ensure that your property is safe.

Neither the landlord nor the tenant are, except with reasonable excuse, permitted to remove or interfere with … Read more »

The gift of curiosity.

September 23, 2016


We all have our own google and it’s called the humble question and when you ask someone a question you tell them immediately that you are interested in them which builds trust.

Asking good questions also gives you control and allows you to gently but deliberately direct a conversation and it promotes the swapping of stuff between people. Stuff like common experiences or feelings or simple things like talking about your … Read more »

The Tipping Point

September 7, 2016


There is a place, a tipping point in a real estate cycle where supply has evaporated and when the demand is so strong that often people who offer their homes for sale are knocked over by the offers they receive for their property.

3 factors are critical in maximising the price of your property in this type of market;

1. Choosing the right agent
2. Building competition through auction or with great negotiation … Read more »

Tongue not thumb…and why houses need someone to tell their stories.

July 19, 2016


We are on the brink of a radical change in how people communicate in real estate.

Buyers and sellers are starting to use the phone again to ring real estate agents and talk to them about property. Buyers and sellers are again walking into agents offices and speaking to an agent about property. In recent years both of these actions had all but disappeared.

Why did buyers stop talking to agents?

Because people … Read more »

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