Strategy key to selling success

first_imgREIQ Townsville Zone chairman Wayne Nicholson shares his strategies for selling success.I recently read a wonderful book call Monash’s Masterpiece by Peter FitzSimons. The book is about Australia’s most acclaimed wartime General during the first world war. Monash changed the way wars were fought. At the time battles were waged in trenches – men would go over the top, get cut down by enemy fire and then more would go over the top and more would be cut down. Monash changed this strategy and used a variety of tactics to outsmart our enemies. If you have any interest in our war history I urge you to read this book. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Why am I telling you this? To me there is a real synergy between Monash’s battle plans to take the town of Hamel in 1916 and sellers wanting to sell their property in our market. Like Monash’s winning wartime strategy, selling a property successfully is a combination of many things and not just one or two things required to win the battle. Firstly, you must plan your assault on the market with your REIQ agent and then together work that plan meticulously. Write down all of things you need to do to bring about a successful sale. Things like, make certain the yard is green and tidy and the shrubs are pruned. Make certain that paint touch ups are done where necessary and the carpets receive a steam clean. Unclutter the cluttered bedrooms or living areas and place a few strategic bunches of flowers for open days. Chose a soothing background music CD to play softly at opens. Arrange to have the pets well tethered or absent for inspections as some may not love your pets the way you do. Ensure there is a nice incense or air freshener providing a lovely citrus or forest style scent throughout and some lit candles are a nice touch and soothing to the buyers. Some sellers and agents offer cold bottles of water to prospective buyers and, probably most importantly in our Townsville summers, make certain you turn the airconditioning on and cool the house prior to the agent arriving for the open home. Make sure the pool is sparkling if you have one and turn the spa on also. All these things plus anything else you consider will be beneficial, must all be done. The assault on the market place must be designed, planned and executed in concert for maximum effect.last_img read more

Candidates Rush To File For May Primary

first_imgLocal clerk’s offices have remained busy since the start of filing season. Political candidates have had over a week to file for the primary election in May.Several offices are up for election at the local and state level this year. The final day to file for political office is Friday, Feb. 7. As of Thursday morning, here is a list of candidates that have filed for office:Franklin CountyClerk of Circuit Court – Karla Bauman (R)Auditor – Stephen Brack (R)Assessor – Sharon Halcomb (D)County Commissioner – Scott McDonough (R)County Council District 1– Joe Sizemore (R)County Council District 3 – Jeff Koch (R)County Council District 4 – Carroll Lanning (D)Brookville Town Council Ward 2– Darrel Flashpohler (D)Sheriff – Kenneth Murphy (R);  Barry Bischoff (R);  John Roberts Jr. (R)Delegate: Charles RatzFor township trustees, Delbert Spurlock filed for Laurel and Sue Waechter filed for Ray Township. Three have filed so far for Democratic party precinct committeemen including, Bess Edwards, Brookville 1; Karen Hodapp, Fairfield; and Delbert Spurlock, Laurel.Ripley CountyAs of Thursday morning, 26 people have  officially filed for office:Auditor- Bill Wagner (R)Assessor – Shawna Bushhorn (R)County Commissioner – Bill Flannery (R); Robert Linville (R)County Council – Ron Decker (R); Dephane Smith (R); William DramannOsgood Council – Linda Krinop (R); Norman Kappes (D)Sheriff – Jeff Cumberworth (R); Tim Sutton (D); Joe Mann (R); Josh Thompson (R)Surveyor – Jeff French (R)Delegates: Ginger Bradford, William Bradford, Sue French, Jeff French.For trustees, Cynthia Melton for Otter Creek and Ray Tucker for Otter Creek advisory board; Donna Linville filed for Center Township; and Janice Linkmeyer, Edwena Matthews and Kenneth Copeland filed for Brown Township. For precinct committeemen, Alberta Doll and David Chandler filed for Democrats.Those running for judge, prosecutor,  state senator or representative must file through the state of Indiana. Ryan King filed for Ripley County Circuit Judge and Ric Hertel filed for Ripley County Prosecutor. In addition, Randy Frye filed to run for another term as District 67 State Representative. Rising Sun Attorney Lane Siekman is also seeking a Democratic nomination to the 6th Congressional District currently held by Republican Luke Messer.last_img read more

Rowing Competes at ICRI Regatta in Illinois

first_imgV8 B (3rd) (7:34.0)C Stock8 Roehrs7 Rimes6 Hargreeves5 Lajoie4 Hunt3 Hovland2 O’Donnell1 Faria Final Results 2V4 A (2nd) (8:00.5)C Vroman4 Thacker3 Peterson2 Konopacki1 Dahlstrom Drake Lineup/ResultsV8 A (1st) (7:14.6)C Rambhia8 Bigus7 McNeely6 Peterson5 Konopacki4 Dahlstrom3 Thacker2 Smith1 Froeschner Story Links Drake was led by its varsity 8 A boat which claimed first in the grand final ahead of Grand Valley State. Two other Bulldog boats, the novice 8 and the 2nd varsity 4, earned second place finishes. Drake’s 2nd varsity 8 B boat placed third behind Grand Valley State and their teammates in the team’s A boat. The Bulldogs’ varsity 4 boat took fourth in their race, finishing just .09 seconds behind Grand Valley State who finished in third place. “Our varsity 8 boats did a great job today and I’m really pleased with our first varsity 8 for their win,” DiSilvestro said. “The 2nd varsity 8 also did great work finishing just behind a tough Grand Valley squad. The novice 8 boat was outstanding. We haven’t been able to field a novice 8 boat the past three seasons and what they went out today and did was great. This season has been really tough with the high water back home in Des Moines and not being able to row, but the team has done so well handling what is out of our control and putting in great indoor training. We’re excited to have a break for Easter and then get back on the water at MACRA in a few weeks.” “I’m so proud of how well the team did today,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “This trip didn’t start off well with us not being able to row Friday for practice because of high winds. But today they came together again, supported each other and competed really well against some tough competition.”center_img N8 (2nd) (7:17.9)C Stock8 Roehrs7 Bigus6 Hargreaves5 Froeschner4 Smith3 Lajoie2 Hunt1 Hovland Drake travels to Grand Rapids, Mich. for its final regular season regatta, MACRA, on April 28. FARMER CITY, Ill. – The Drake University rowing team competed at the seventh annual Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational hosted by the University of Illinois rowing clubs Saturday. The Bulldogs made their second-ever trip to the regatta, which was contested on a 2,000-meter course on Clinton Lake. Drake raced against several Illinois clubs, including the host club along with DePaul and University of Chicago as well as clubs from Grand Valley State, Marquette and St. Thomas. 1V4 (4th) (8:13.0)C Killian4 Janes3 White2 Piotraschke1 Coffman 2V4 B (4th) (8:55.8)C Prien4 White3 Herbert2 Simons1 McCullumPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more