News and Events

Celebrating 28 Years Young!


Photo by Nikhita Singhal
 

28 years is an incredibly long time to be in business and we are so thankful to our John Pye Team and the service they provide to our Clients and Customers.

Our Team members work very hard behind the scenes and this week at our celebration lunch, we reflected on the fact that collectively we have over … Read the full post »

What kind of backyards do Buyers like? What kind of backyards do Tenants like?

Interested to know what people in the sale or rental markets like in a garden or backyard?

Call us today to organise a visit where we can offer insight, provide feedback and explore options with you on what people looking for and what they expect when considering buying or renting.

Dulwich Hill Landscape Garden Design… Read the full post »

Outstanding Normanhurst Auction Sale – 20 Hammond Avenue, Normanhurst

Sold $1,610,000, under the hammer. Highest sale in Normanhurst since February 2019.

John Pye Real Estate Finalists in Hornsby Local Business Awards 2019

We are thrilled again to announce we have been chosen as finalists for the fourth time in the last few years in the 2019 Hornsby Local Business Awards in the category of Most Outstanding Real Estate Agency.  This is the award we won in 2016 and details of that fun Awards Gala evening can be found here. … Read the full post »

Fixed Term vs Periodic Tenancies – Updated

 

In the past it has been a common practice for New South Wales Real Estate Agencies to commence a new Tenancy with a Fixed Term Tenancy Agreement and at the end of the term, simply continue the Tenancy as a Periodic or Continuing Agreement.

When changes occur within the Residential Tenancies Act, Agents must review systems and procedures to cater for the … Read the full post »

Renovate and Reap the Rewards

 

There is never a time that a Landlord should become complacent about the upkeep of their investment or over-confident about keeping their property occupied.

Spending a bit of time and money sprucing up your investment can make a big difference when it comes to re-letting, and minimising vacancies between tenants. Not only will a home that’s well cared for reduce the likelihood … Read the full post »

Building a Better Landlord and Tenant Relationship

 

Good relationships are important in life and in our experience of over 25 years of managing investment properties, we know that the Landlord/Tenant relationship is just as important as any other.

Apart from fulfilling the obligations according to the Residential Tenancy Act and the obligations within a lease, it is important to sow good values into your relationship.

We believe you will reap … Read the full post »

Outstanding Result in Property Management – Hornsby Heights

 

Here is another outstanding result!

 

1 x Live Open House on the John Pye Real Estate Facebook Page

1 x Official Weekend Open House

3 x Excellent Applications

Deposit Now Taken!

 

32 Somerville Road, Hornsby Heights is no longer available and the lease will be signed in less than a week – what an outstanding result! We … Read the full post »

New domestic violence laws – Tenancy laws for victims of domestic violence have started

 

Last week on 28th of February 2019, the new domestic violence tenancy laws commenced.

The legislation now permits a tenant to end their tenancy without penalty if they, or a dependent, experiences circumstances of domestic violence.

We are encouraging our clients to read Tenancy laws for victims of domestic violence have started on Fair Trading NSW website to become familiar with the changes.

If … Read the full post »

These will be the biggest home design trends in 2019, according to two interior designers

Interior designer Sarah-Jane Mossop from CLOStudios and Tegan Robbins from Wavetrain share the home design trends that will be big in 2019…. Read the full post »

November 2018 Rental Market Update

November has been a record-breaking month at John Pye Real Estate with 20 properties either deposited or leased.

Rental supply has been increasing over the last 4 months.  Increasing supply and average demand have resulted in lower rental prices in November. Now, lower rental prices have had the effect of increasing the demand in the marketplace.
Salient factors explaining the increased supply include:

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Presentation counts when leasing properties too!

Most times when we undertake the leasing and marketing campaign in our property management department, the presentation of the property is a result of the last occupying tenant. Sometimes, it can be vacant or the property might be occupied by a Landlord prior to market.

There is much to gain by getting the presentation of a rental property to a high level of … Read the full post »

Your Investment Property Audit

Does your investment property need a health check?

Can you be certain that the rent you are charging your tenant has kept up with market rates?

Are you 100% sure that your Tenancy Agreement and property are compliant with current legislation (which does change from time to time)?

Are you properly insured?

Have you regularly inspected the condition of your property to make sure the tenants are taking good care of it?

Are your rent … Read the full post »

Empowered Service

By Hedgie Gundry

When John Pye purchased his first real estate franchise back in 1991, he quickly realised he wanted to build a company culture truly aligned with his own purpose-driven values. He went on to rebrand the agency to John Pye Real Estate in 1998 and hasn’t looked back.

“Over the years we’ve been offered several franchises, including some of the big ones, … Read the full post »

APRIL – JUNE 2018 – Sales & Rental Market Reports

Our Second Quarter APRIL – JUNE 18 Sales & Rental Market Reports are now completed and found by choosing the relevant suburb, then clicking the links below. If you don’t see the suburb report you would like a report on, please email bec@johnpye.com.au and we would be delighted to prepare one for you.

 

Hornsby Houses Sales

Hornsby Houses Rentals

 

Hornsby Unit Sales

Hornsby Apartment Sales

Hornsby Unit & Apartment … Read the full post »

Rental Market Update with Bec

Want to know what is happening in the market? Here is a quick snapshot plus a good news story!

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/-brsMQsYu3U

Rental Market Wrap-up with Bec & Craig

Want to know what is happening in the market? Here is a quick snapshot.

Enjoy!

 

https://youtu.be/vhOCoPd_fTQ

 

 

Winner of Small Property Management Company of the Year Award

In early May it was announced that John Pye Real Estate were finalists for the Leading Property Management Association Awards in Innovation, Corporate Support (Bec Reid) and Small Property Management Company (<500 properties) of the Year.

Last week we were presented as the WINNERS of the Small Property Management Company (< 500 properties) of the Year Award at the Annual Conference Gala Awards…. Read the full post »

2018: the year of the Smart Home


Image credit Elite Agent
 

It’s been billed as the year we’ll all get connected and smart products will simplify our lives. In some ways, that prediction is proving correct, and the internet infrastructure that drives smart tech is becoming a requirement, not just a desire.

But what does the smart home mean for real estate? Is there appeal and value in savvy tech and the … Read the full post »

Online auctions the future in real estate

John Pye Real Estate were early adopters of online Auctions in the sale of properties. We were the first agents in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney to host the first online auction for a home in Marine Crescent, Hornsby Heights. It sold “under the hammer” in 2010 and held the suburb record for sale price for a number of years. The successful bidder secured the property while sitting in … Read the full post »

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