Dif­fer­ent ways to mar­ket

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AGENTS have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to in­form home sellers of all the mar­ket­ing op­tions avail­able to them. Most agents will be equipped to ex­plain the ad­van­tages of auc­tion (mar­ket­ing with no price) or pri­vate treaty (mar­ket­ing with a price). Rarely will they also bring to the ta­ble the process of pri­vate ten­der, es­pe­cially from a residential point of view. Used freely in com­mer­cial mar­ket­ing it is not com­mon in selling a house or unit, yet it has much the same char­ac­ter­is­tics of an auc­tion. The main dif­fer­ence in a pri­vate ten­der, as op­posed to an auc­tion, is that there is no ac­tual public ‘bid­ding day’. You could say the ven­dor and agent are spared the ex­cite­ment (or stress!) of hav­ing the prop­erty sell or in some cases fail to even re­ceive a bid. This is on show for all to wit­ness and in some cases can leave a psy­cho­log­i­cal ef­fect on the prop­erty. The rules of auc­tion now de­mand to­tal trans­parency and this can high­light the amount of in­ter­est or un­will­ing­ness in peo­ple to bid on the prop­erty, even if they have in­ter­est. The pri­vate ten­der is sim­ply look­ing at the of­fers re­ceived dur­ing the mar­ket­ing pe­riod, also on a set time on a set day. This could take place in the of­fice of the mar­ket­ing agent and need not be dis­played for all to wit­ness. Greg Moule, Prin­ci­pal Cairns Prop­erty Of­fice FLOOR and wall tiles come in a huge range of fin­ishes and tex­tures, but there are a few sim­ple rules to help guide your choice and make a long-last­ing fea­ture in your home.

New tech­nolo­gies in ma­te­ri­als and man­u­fac­tur­ing mean that tiles come in a bet­ter range of styles than ever, and are also more durable than ever.

Most tiles will have a rat­ing that will tell you whether they are suit­able for walls, floors, in­doors, out­doors, high traf­fic, low traf­fic et cetera, so use this to help you se­lect the best tiles for your home. Ce­ramic or porce­lain? Porce­lain is gen­er­ally denser and less por­ous than a ce­ramic tile, which makes them more hard-wear­ing and suit­able for in­door and out­door use.

Porce­lain is also bet­ter for high- traf­fic ar­eas as they are more re­sis­tant to scratch­ing and chip­ping.

Ce­ramic tiles are usu­ally only rec­om­mended for in­te­rior walls and floors. Floor tiles En­sure that the tiles you se­lect have a good wear rat­ing and that they are non-slip and

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