The Best of the Worst Real Estate Photos

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The Best of the Worst Real Estate Photos

Anybody who has ever been in the market for a rental property, has no doubt come across some shocking real estate photos...we know we have! The agent's reflection in the bathroom mirror, unmade beds and maybe even dirty clothes on the ground, however we doubt you’ve ever seen anything like this! We've compiled a list of our favourite - best of the worst real estate photos. Complements of: terriblerealestateagentphotos.com   

"I'll pass the salt if you accept the ransom and let me out of these handcuffs"

   

Perfect for recreating the time you spent as a hostage in the 1970s

Last week I found a use-by-date in Roman numerals.

“OK I see what’s happened here. Next time you want a bath bomb, speak to me first.”

The explanation for this better be spectacularly good.

I think they said it was an exercise room of some kind.

Ah, the pleasures of a fully plumbed dining room.

“Sure, it’s the end of the hall on the left, in my parent’s bedroom. Knock first.”

If the weather clears up later I might mow the pool.

The last thing you see before you’re added to the missing person’s database.

That’s going to be a very noisy slam dunk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moving to Melbourne? This Map May Influence Your New Suburb!

One of the best things about Melbourne is its multiculturalism! On a Friday night when you are looking for a dinner venue there is nothing better than being faced with the dilemma; "should I go to Lygon St for Italian? Victoria St for Vietnamese? Little Bourke St for Chinese? Dandenong for Indian? Brunswick for Turkish? Footscray for Ethiopian?". We could go on....

So that's why we love this map! It shows the top birthplace for immigrants in suburbs across Melbourne and is a great tool for considering where you might like to live if you are moving to Melbourne.

Check out http://www.sbs.com.au/news/map/where-australias-immigrants-were-born-melbourne for further info!

Cheers

Simone and Jade

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Renting with your Furry Friends

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Renting with your Furry Friends

Finding a rental property in Melbourne that will accept your furry friends can often be a challenge.

There have been a number of horror stories published in recent years where pets have caused irreparable damage to rental properties. Consequently, this has caused landlords and managing agents alike to be understandably cautious when dealing with an application including pets.

I can’t begin to tell you how often I would call a landlord to discuss a potential rental application and as soon as I mentioned that there was a cat or a dog included you could hear the hesitation in their voice. As a Leasing Consultant the greatest tool I could use was to be able to email a copy of a ‘pet resume’ that the applicants had put together. This provides an opportunity for you to present a summary of your pet’s best qualities and your awareness of your responsibilities as a pet owner.

Needless to say the most crucial feature of the pet resume was the photo! I would encourage the applicants to include the most adorable and current picture you have of your pet, immaculately presented, looking as through butter wouldn’t melt in his/her mouth.

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words and this will ultimately put your potential landlord at ease when they see that the dog in the picture doesn’t resemble the dog from the movie ‘The sandlot kids’ as they had first feared.

Please see below for an example of a winning ‘pet resume’ that I have created for my make-believe dog Strawberry!

Additional Tip:

If your landlord is still hesitant to approve your application with your pet, you could offer an additional ‘pet bond’ on top of the required advertised bond. That way the landlord is confident that if your pet does cause any damage, they will be financially compensated. An additional 2-4 weeks rent on top of the mandatory bond should be adequate.   

There are a number of tips and tricks that we have up our sleeve to ensure you and your best mate secure your ideal pad – give us a call to find out more!

 

 

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Not your average first property blog post

Ever Googled 'property renting blog' before?

Well don't.

It's a minefield out there! Advertisements. Egos. Complicated information. Not to mention the majority are for landlords not tenants!

That's why we have started our own blog.  We are here to post just some of the knowledge we have gained during our many years both working in the property industry and living in Melbourne. Everything we post here will help make your renting journey in Melbourne simpler and provide you with more information on this amazing city.

This space is for you guys so please; check back regularly, comment on our posts and overall - enjoy a simpler approach to renting!


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