Hi. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy, and today is the first official day back in the office. Everybody seems to have a real spring in their step then I guess it’s because we’ve all had a really lovely break with the family and friends as I’m sure you have. Looking forward to getting back into things. This time if you would take an opportunity to look at how to improve the year ahead and I’d generally put out my 50 Top Tips, so if you wanted to have a look at that I’ll put a link on the website for you. So 50 Top Tips for an Amazing 2015. I’ll look forward to helping you in your real estate needs and will look forward to catching up with you on the next video.
Hi. My name’s Rachael Goldsworthy and I’ve just left a listing bright and early on Sunday morning, in at the lovely McGraths Hill. It was a two-story home, which is typically what they have in McGraths Hill. A lot of the homes are two set because of the flood levels. A lot of the homes had to be built that little bit higher for that reason. Typically they’ll put the rumpus room downstairs or teenager’s retreat. It’s a really good utilisation of space rather than having a wasted void there. Sometimes they’ll have the garage downstairs as well, but they’re really nice homes. There’s lots of parks. There’s Colbee Park. They play baseball, soccer, BMX, those sorts of things. There’s also some really good preschools in the area together with good facilities.
There’s the local shops that have lots of different things available to the locals. You’re within walking distance to the train if you wanted to catch the train at Mulgrave, and you’re also within walking distance to transport and those sorts of things. Anyway McGraths Hill’s at the top of my list for one of the best suburbs to buy in the Hawkesbury. If you’ve got any questions in regards to that, don’t hesitate to call me. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy, and I look forward to catching up with you on the next video.
Hi, I’m Rachael Goldsworthy, and I’ve just come from dropping off the set of keys and a nice little settlement gift to a purchaser that bought a house from me in South Windsor. Lovely couple, and they had a bit of a hiccup with their settlement. They weren’t going to be settling on time, and sometimes that does happen with settlements prior to, so you’ve got a standard 42 day settlement or six week settlement, and sometimes the banks or whoever it may be might not be ready to settle from the purchaser’s side or the vendor’s side. Expect little delays, but sometimes, or generally speaking they can be ironed out. It’s not such a problem in the end.
These particular people looked like that they were going to have to wait an additional three or four days for the settlement, but we were able to pull that together on time. The discharge of mortgage hadn’t been signed by one of the parties, but that was all done and set off to the bank in a quick manner. They were able to settle on time.
Just a nice part of my job, I suppose dropping off keys and settlement gifts to people that are really happy with their purchase. And equally vendors that have sold with me that are happy moving onto their next property. If you’ve got any questions in regards to your settlement or purchase, I’d be more than happy to help you. I’ll catch up with you on the next video.
Hi, my name’s Rachael Goldsworthy and I’m just heading off to an open inspection at Bligh Park. That one is going to be for a 15 minute period and as an owner getting your house prepared for an open inspection is really important. If you don’t get the presentation right it’s not going to be attractive for that buyer to be able to pay that … you know, fall in love with it in the first place and then pay that higher price for you that you’re after.
A couple of things that I would probably do, three things in particular, all of the basics like mowing the lawns, cleaning the house up, getting everything in preparation for that open. That’s all fine, that’s all normal. The other two things that I would probably do and say to you is one, I would have appropriate music playing in the background. That might be as simple as Vivaldi Four Seasons or it might be a nice, soft music. Something that doesn’t really have a beat or that anybody can really recognise, but it’s just a really nice … It puts people in a nice mood when they go through your home.
The other thing that I would probably say to you, it’s always good to have some sort of infuser or, I guess, an essence of some sort. Whether that’s a candle burner that has a particular fragrance or an infuser that has a particular fragrance, making sure that you’re trying to remain neutral. You don’t want to have something that’s going to be overpowering and all they’re thinking of is “Oh my goodness. Can you smell that? I can’t get over that.” Somebody may have allergies to those sorts of things so I would stay away from the really strong ones, but just have something such as a vanilla or something really neutral that’ll just take any of the last night’s dinners aromas away from the scenario.
Alternatively I would look at some sort of burner, whether it’s an essence burner, they’re always handy to have and something as simple as eucalyptus in the water. That gives a really nice, fresh flavour to the air or alternatively tea tree oil is another one. Everybody can get that from Coles or Woolworth’s. You don’t need to use the expensive brands. The other thing that I would say with that fragrance is possibly stay away from the incense burners. The incense burners, as much as they’re really nice and some people like them, not everybody will. Given that it provides a lot of smoke with those incense sometimes as a nonsmoker somebody will walk in and be … It’s a little bit offensive sometimes for those people when they’re walking through. Also, again, if they’ve got allergies or their child suffers asthma they won’t want to be going in the property. So just a couple of things there.
Make sure that the curb appeal is right, the presentation is right. Make sure that you’ve got lovely music playing and thirdly, just make sure that you’ve got the right aromas in the house and you’re sure to have a great open home. I wish you well with that. If you’ve got any other questions don’t hesitate to call me. I’ll catch up with you on the next video.