Archive for the ‘selling’ Category

Is spring still a good time to sell your home?

Spring is Australia’s traditional home selling season, but what does spring 2020 look like in a Covid-19 environment?

Elite Real Estate Services Cairns are still seeing plenty of local activity across the Cairns region which is encouraging.  We have also experienced a substantial increase in enquiry from interstate buyers looking … Read the full post »

Do I need to have a licensed builder for my building and pest report?

Monique Robert | 15th January 2019


If you are purchasing a property in Queensland, you have the right to make the contract of sale subject to a satisfactory building and pest report. We recommend in most cases that you do this and if you do so, you will generally enlist the services of a licensed builder and pest inspector who will inspect the property and complete a thorough structural examination and … Read the full post »

Installing Airconditioners In A Unit Complex

Monique Robert | 7th  January 2019

Do we need body corporate approval to install air-conditioners in our unit?

We are fast approaching the middle of summer and Cairns has not forgotten to remind us just how warm (or  HOT!) she likes to get. Air-conditioning throughout the home used to be considered a luxury, but now more and more homes in Cairns are becoming fully air-conditioned for comfortable living.

One of the questions we … Read the full post »

Do I need to have my property cleaned before settlement?

Monique Robert | December 2018

Nothing is worse than believing you are extremely house proud only to discover a layer of dirt and dust on the window sills and behind every piece of large furniture and appliance in the house when you are moving. The answer to whether you need to ensure every inch of the house is thoroughly cleaned after removing your furniture is more of a moral issue than … Read the full post »

RENOVATING | The Ultimate Checklist

October 2018 | Troy McGuane
Renovating any home can be tough. From all the costs involved, to deciding which contractor to hire. So much can go on during a renovation that it’s easy to miss things and get lost in the process. We’ve created a renovation checklist to make the whole process easier!

Create Your Priority List… Read the full post »

TO SELL OR RENT | Can you financially afford to sell?

September 2018 | Troy McGuane


In today’s real estate market, when selling your home, it can feel like you have limited options. Values are just beginning to rise, and buyers can be picky. If you are able to sell your home – go for it! This is the best option.

But what if you can’t financially afford to sell?

The answer is to … Read the full post »

SPRING | The big selling season

September 2018 | Troy McGuane
You’re thinking of selling. Spring, the big selling season, is almost here and you know that is when your property will look its best. The garden – whether yours, a neighbour’s or the strata body’s – will be at its prime and the warm sun on ground creates a sense of excitement.

But just … Read the full post »

SELLING | When is the best time of year?

July 2018 |Troy McGuane

When selling your property, timing can be imperative to a successful outcome.

Most will tell you that there is no better time to sell than in Spring,  we are here to tell you that we agree.

Why, do you ask? August, September and October still has the market demand but there is less stock available, … Read the full post »