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Top tips for first home buyers

September 20, 2017

Buying real estate First home buyers

Buying your first home is very exciting, but can also be a little daunting – both financially and emotionally. It’s likely to be one of the biggest investments you’ll make, so being prepared and aware is super important. At One Agency we pride ourselves on offering the best advice to all our customers, and we are only […]

Should your listing include a video?

August 22, 2017

Selling real estate Uncategorized

There’s no question that online video is a huge part of daily life. It’s an engaging medium to entertain, educate and inform, and in the world or real estate sales it can be a fantastic tool in the marketing of your property. With 90% of home buyers using the internet to source information on properties according […]

Do I need to get a building and pest inspection?

August 17, 2017

Buying real estate First home buyers Selling real estate

Is a building and pest inspection really that important? Is it necessary to have a property inspected by a professional when buying? And how much does it cost? For most people, buying a home or an investment property is the biggest investment they will ever make. Yet many enter into a contract to purchase without having a […]

Should you renovate before selling?

August 9, 2017

Selling real estate Uncategorized

With TV shows such as The Block gaining immense popularity in the last few years, many homeowners have been inspired to carry out their own makeovers and add value to their homes. A question our sales team at One Agency often get asked is “should we renovate before we put our home on the market?”. Sellers […]

When is the best time to sell your home?

August 2, 2017

Buying real estate Selling real estate

What is the best time of the year to sell your Surf Coast property? The common perception is that spring is the ideal time to put your property on the market because the weather is great and the property looks its best. During springtime the garden is full of colour. Sometimes people think that winter is […]

Parkside charmer sells at auction

July 31, 2017

Auction Results Buying real estate Homes Selling real estate Uncategorized

Last Saturday the property at 8 Parkside Crescent was sold at auction for a fantastic result. This gorgeous home oozed charm and character, and was lovingly styled in a lived in authentic manner. This 1930’s home, had been relocated from Balwyn, Melbourne and renovated and re-constructed to create a home that had the charm of yesteryear, with […]

How to attract a good tenant.... and keep them!

July 27, 2017

Property Management renting

Good tenants make property investment a less stressful experience – they lead to reliable cash flow, a reduction in turnover rates, less wear and tear on the property and generally less work overall. But how do you find the perfect tenant? Once you find them, how do you keep them? While there may be no […]

Bells Beach 50 Year Storm

May 23, 2017

Community People Surfing

Last Saturday 20 May 2017, the Surfing community gathered at Bells Beach for the opening ceremony of the ‘Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational’. The big wave surf contest was the brain-child of local surfer Gareth Haeberle, who sought to create an event to honour his good mate, and incredible surfer Shaun ‘Brooko’ Brooks. Shaun, […]

Welcome Kellie Papworth to the One Agency team!

May 17, 2017

Community Homes People Property Management renting

We are thrilled to welcome our newest team member Kellie Papworth to the One Agency team! Kellie Papworth is not your typical property manager. She provides an energetic, end-to-end service targeted to help you make the most of your rental property – listing/marketing your property to maximise rental opportunities, assessing/sourcing great tenants and then managing […]

Should first home buyers in Torquay wait for the new government grant?

March 31, 2017

Buying real estate First home buyers Selling real estate Uncategorized

There’s no shortage of buyers looking to live on the Surf Coast. People of all ages and demographics are seeking their own slice of paradise by the beach, and with buyers valuing lifestyle, Torquay is definitely ‘hot property’. In recent years, the Surf Coast has seen consistent capital growth as overall demand has steadily increased out […]

Rate My Agent Winner - Torquay and Jan Juc

March 16, 2017

Buying real estate Community People Selling real estate Uncategorized

Rate My Agent is Australia’s leading agent review website, recognising Australia’s top real estate agents based on verified customer reviews and property data. Rate my agent helps sellers make informed confident decisions about choosing the right real estate agent to sell their property. We are absolutely thrilled that Shaun has first place in the ratemyagent.com.au […]

No green thumb required

March 5, 2017

Design & Styling Plants and garden Selling real estate

When selling your home, sometimes it’s little things that can have a big impact. Adding greenery to your indoor space can really add some wow factor. Cut flowers can look fabulous, but these will need replacing every week or so to look their best. Indoor plants are a great way to spruce up your home, and with […]

Tips for a smooth moving day

February 23, 2017

Buying real estate Selling real estate

There’s no denying that moving house can be extremely overwhelming. But if you can get a head start and get organised, you should make it through this big task unscathed and ready to enjoy your new home. Here are our tips for making your next move as smooth as possible. Get organised early Avoid leaving things to the […]

Top features home buyers want

February 20, 2017

Architecture Design & Styling Homes

Every buyer is unique and has different wants and needs for a home. However we have identified some features that are commonly high on buyers lists. NATURAL LIGHT First impressions count, so a home that is light, bright with a spacious feel is far more sought after than a home feels pokey and dark. Open […]


International Design on the Surf Coast - 12 Anderson Street Torquay

February 6, 2017

Architecture Design & Styling People Uncategorized

Torquay in Victoria has evolved from small coastal town, to an internationally renowned surfing Mecca. Hometown of the two surf giants Rip Curl and Quiksilver, and home to a large population of well-travelled surfers, skiers and creatives, the architecturally striking home at 12 Anderson Street Torquay, is a fresh take on the ‘Aussie beach house’ that […]

Christmas gifts with a Surf Coast twist!

December 11, 2016

Art Community Food and Drink

  It’s no secret that the Surf Coast is bursting with creative talent and entrepreneurial spirit. With so many incredible local businesses in Torquay, it’s not hard to fill the base of your Christmas tree with gifts designed and created by a local. Whether it’s a small gift for your child’s teacher, or a more […]

Sold with Pride!

December 10, 2016

Auction Results

Occupying one of the Surf Coast’s most tightly held and sought after locales, within a heartbeat of Torquay’s famed beaches & eclectic eateries, 26 Pride Street was literally a once in a generation opportunity. Properties of this calibre come up only rarely, and the 914m2 allotment was attractive to a variety of buyers. The solid, […]

The sweet stuff about a Surf Coast Christmas

December 8, 2016

Food and Drink

How lucky we are to spend Christmas day on the Surf Coast! Whether that means a surf or a swim before the family lunch, or a walk along the beach at Torquay or Jan Juc with your family, Christmas in Torquay has a distinctively relaxed vibe. It’s the height of summer, so many will forego […]

Hot Property! Red hot Jan Juc Auction result

November 29, 2016


Location, Location! Jan Juc hot property! Positioned in a quiet court location, and backing onto Jan Juc’s fantastic reserve and walking path, which winds from the Bob Pettit reserve and around the oval and playgrounds, leading to Jan Juc beach. The interest in 9 Barnett Place, Jan Juc was  high, with over 46 Inspections and around 47  internet enquiries in it’s four week campaign. […]

Church Estate Torquay Auction

November 16, 2016

Auction Results

The Church Estate is a really unique area of Torquay which is highly sought after due to it’s leafy outlook, and the close proximity to the gorgeous beaches and town centre of Torquay. The fact that so few properties come on the market in this area has seen strong competition from buyers. The Church Estate is […]