Monthly Archives: April 2013

It’s always a great time to sell with Richard Matthews

Take advantage of the winter property market

Vendors often wait until spring to put their property up for sale due to the chance of more pleasant weather.  Weather is something that can never be relied upon, it is highly unpredictable.  Some of the nicest days have been in winter and nastiest days in spring.  More importantly spring is exactly when the market is flooded with all the properties that waited out winter.

There will always be buyers.  In fact buyers seeking property in winter are often highly motivated as they don’t want to wait until spring.  They want to be in their new property as soon as possible.  Sydney is fast becoming a seller’s market, as highlighted by the rise in auction clearance rates (refer to our previous article Sydney’s housing market continues to rise).

The cooler weather is a great time to showcase your property’s “cozy factor”.  As buyers are travelling in the wind or rain when they arrive at your doorstep they are retreating to a safe haven.  This is your chance to present your property so that it screams ‘make yourself at home’.  If you have fireplaces, get them roaring, deck the floors with warm rugs, turn on lamps and bring out the blankets.

So in short, use winter to your advantage.  Encourage those buyers who might not otherwise be your target market to inspect your property.  With Richard Matthews Real Estate your property will always stand out from the crowd, regardless of what season it is.  Their team of experts give every client the attention and result they deserve.  If you are curious to find out what your property could sell for call the team today on 9642 4288.  You can also apply online here for your free market appraisal

Image: Jetmaster Fireplaces


Sydney’s housing market continues to rise

Sydney's auction clearance rates continue to rise

Sydney’s auction clearance rates continue to rise

Sydney’s auction clearance rates continue to rise throughout 2013, with last weekend the highest clearance rate for a month.  This upward trend is despite the significant increase in auctions listed last weekend, from 255 properties last year to 382 properties this year.

The Inner West continues to be popular amongst buyers, with the region experiencing a 75 per cent clearance rate last weekend, from 44 auctions.  Sydney as a whole experienced a 73 per cent clearance rate, an impressive 15.3 percentage points higher than the same time last year.

Competition amongst buyers continues to intensify, fuelled by low interest rates and stability in the local economy.  If you are considering selling your property this could be the optimum time.  Richard Matthews Real Estate are Sydney’s hardest working agents, servicing the whole of metropolitan Sydney.  Their free market appraisal will kick start the process and their expert advice is invaluable. Contact the team on 9642 4288 or apply online

Figures sourced from Australian Property Monitors

Sydney unit market at record high

Selling your unit? Now could be the best time!

Selling your unit? Now could be the best time!

Are you considering selling your Sydney unit? Now could be the ideal time. Sydney unit prices have reached an all-time high, moving 1.7 per cent higher than the previous November 2010 high.  The Sydney unit market has really taken off; experiencing a higher capital gain rate over the past year, with values up 4.1 per cent year on year.  Sydney’s detached housing market experienced a 3.7 per cent gain.

To get the ball rolling contact our experienced team today for your free property report and expert advice – call 9642 4288 or apply online

Our aim is simple,  make every client a client for life.

Source: RP Data – Australian Housing Market Update – April 2013