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90 years young

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We were delighted to attend 90th birthday celebrations for Mrs Lyn Dickens this week, and to catch up with Lyn and her family and friends.
Mrs Eileen Dickens (Lyn’s mother in law), believed to be the first female Licenced Real Estate Agent in Victoria, started Dickens Real Estate in 1953. We are honoured to be able to continue our business in the Dickens family name. Congratulations Lyn from everyone at Dickens Real Estate, we hope you had a very happy 90th birthday.
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Get the Highest Price for Your Property

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If you are like most people considering selling their properties, there is one question you most probably want answered above all others:

HOW CAN I GET THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR MY PROPERTY?

Get the HIGHEST PRICE for Your Property shows you how to select and work with a real estate agent, and gives you tips on how to best present your property to prospective purchasers.

Here are some of the things you will discover in Get the Highest Price For Your Property:

• Getting the highest price for your property
• Identifying the agent most capable of negotiating the highest price
• Presenting your property for … more »

How do I buy a property in a rising real estate market?

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You have found the perfect property but how do you become the successful buyer?

Do your research – you are already trolling through the web looking at properties in your chosen area. Many sites have an alert option to save your searches.  Keep an eye on the recent sales information; just be aware that what a three-bedroom house was selling for say 6-12 months ago might not be a reflection of what is happening now.  In this rising market, properties are spending fewer days on the market and are often selling for more.  … more »

Myrtleford Real Estate and Livestock

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Dickens Real Estate would like to congratulate and wish every success in the future to our Myrtleford Sale Agent of 11 years Greg Doodewaard with his purchase of our Myrtleford agency.  Both Debbie McConnell & Dana Cleary will continue to work along side Greg with his business Myrtleford Real Estate and Livestock.

Understanding the underquoting law change in Victoria – effective 1 May 2017

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From 1 May 2017 Consumer Affairs Victoria are implementing an underquoting law on the sale of all residential property. For a quick snapshot of the changes click on the Consumer Affairs logo.  The new laws have requirements about: the agent’s estimated selling price, comparable property sales, Statement of Information for buyers and advertising prices.
 

So You Want To Sell Your House???

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 So you’re thinking of selling your house. Here are some top tips to help you get your home sale ready from one of our own experienced ‘house flippers’….

You’re planning to move so there’s no better time than now to start packing up and getting rid of excess items. It can be hard for a prospective buyer to see past the clutter and personal items in your home, so de-clutter, de-personalise and decorate! This includes the garage (can two cars fit in your two car garage?) and pantry – make sure the spaces … more »

Dickens Real Estate – 2016 Annual Wrap Up

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Gerard Gray from Dickens Real Estate shares his annual wrap up of the 2016 real estate market and touches on what’s happening locally in and around Bright and surrounds. It’s been a busy year!

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016

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Spreading some Christmas cheer to a few of our residential tenants. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas from the Dickens Real Estate Property Management Teams in Bright and Myrtleford.

Our team at the Australasian Real Estate Awards

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At Dickens our staff are committed to providing the best possible results for our clients through training and personal development.

Last week our team headed to the annual Australasian Real Estate Awards where they achieved incredible results! Greg was awarded with a coveted Gold badge and Gerard the ultimate accolade of Diamond placing him in the top percentage of real estate agents in Australia and New Zealand. We are so proud of their achievements awarded for their dedication and hard work over the past 12 months. A big congratulations to Gerard, Greg and the entire sale team…. more »

Property Investor Sentiment Survey

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This month’s Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey is a great little snap shot of investor confidence in the long term benefits of property investment.  This is the second year that PIPA have conducted this survey and with recent tightening of lending and debate over negative gearing you might have expected that investor confidence would be down however just over 70% of the 1000 respondents think now is a good time to invest. Click here for the full PIPA survey report . It is definitely worth a … more »