EST.1929. 3 GENERATIONS OF REAL ESTATE. VICTORIA & QUEENSLAND

YES.....WE HAVE CHANGED OUR NAME BUT NOT OUR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. WE HAVE EXPANDED AND RESTRUCTURED. LICENSED IN BOTH QUEENSLAND AND VICTORIA WE CAN NOW OFFER A BROADER RANGE OF SERVICES AND WITH THE VAST EXPERIENCE OF OUR STAFF THIS CAN ONLY BENEFIT OUR LOYAL CLIENTS.


SETTING THE STANDARD


HELLO, and welcome to our Thomas Marshall & Co incorporating RealtyGC  web site, we are a boutique agency specialising in old fashioned service and a very select number of new and established properties in Melbourne and Queensland for your consideration. Our name reflects the founding member of a family of real Estate Agents dating back to 1929 when Thomas Marshall opened his agency in the the Melbourne CBD. Thomas Marshall is the name of the the current owners grandfather and Jamie pays homage to his ancestry. Our Melbourne associate Bob Wright also has a long history of real estate ties in Melbourne with his father opening his office in Canterbury in the 1950's.

This vast real estate background as well as a love of the industry is what sets us apart from most agents.

Our agency represents a culmination of many years of property experience. Over the years we have sold millions of dollars in real estate. Individually we have on many occasions purchased, renovated and invested in property with positive outcomes being mindful of the boom and bust cyclical nature of the asset class most of us call home, so please avail yourselves of our professional experience.

We operate differently to most other agencies in that we don’t sugar coat the selling process just to get a listing. We handle every sale personally with good marketing and sale strategies which includes open homes weekly until sold. We do not promote auction strategies for selling unless the property has unique characteristics and with 30 years’ experience on the Gold Coast we understand the market nuances and fluctuations from suburb to suburb and from the shoreline to the hills.

Mostly we secure our listings by personal referral or alternatively someone will have a specific request in a preferred location which requires us to organise a letterbox drop procuring a specific home or unit of choice for our clientele. 

Please take the time to navigate our site and call Jamie or Bob for obligation free answers to your property questions.


Open Houses


A superb selection of homes open to view this week

Southport
Gold Coast
View Details
8/5 Bronberg Court
2 Storey
Residential
172 sqm

$455,000
Saturday, May 26, 2018
11:00 AM  to  12:00 PM



Ashmore
Gold Coast
View Details
10 Tyalla Drive
Single Story
Residential

$695,000
Saturday, May 26, 2018
1:00 PM  to  2:00 PM




ASHMORE'S BEST KEPT SECRET


 

10 TYALLA DRIVE ASHMORE

SATURDAY 1-2pm

LOOK AT THE POSITION...WALK TO ASHMORE CITY, GC HOSPITAL &

GRIFFITH UNI CLOSE BY. M1 JUST DOWN THE ROAD

IDEAL HOME OR INVESTMENT. PERFECT FOR STUDENT ACCOMMODATION WITH 5 RENTABLE BEDROOMS. POTENTIAL $900+ PER WEEK.

This is the home that is often sought but never found. Originally the ugly duckling but over years has been turned into the graceful swan by a master craftsman with a critical eye for detail and perfection. Hard to fault this home with it's superb custom cabinetry, air of expansive luxury and fabulous tropical garden aspect from every window.

Large floor tiles grace the entry and living areas. The kitchen is testament to the owners craft and offers multiple drawers and cupboards combined with the butler's pantry/laundry. Step out to the outdoor cooking/entertaining facilities and you could be forgiven for thinking you have gone to a tropical hideaway. 

The master bedroom suite offers privacy and comfort with extra space to use as a sitting room overlooking a lush lawn and garden. Huge ensuite and walk in robe area as well as a dedicated shoe cupboard add those homely touches. There are 3 other bedrooms plus an office/study and a private hobby/workshop area.

For the home handyman or motoring enthusiast there is a double carport plus a large car and a half garage and workshop area. A potting shed, rainwater tanks, shed and fish ponds complete the picture. 

Combine all of this with the location only minutes walk to Ashmore City Shopping Centre, close to the freeway, Griffith University and the hospital, this is unrepeatable.

Seldom do we see a home of such quality come available. Be early and don't miss this opportunity.

Priced for immediate sale at $695,000.

Contact Jamie for inspection 0404 85 95 85


2018 MARKET REPORT


2018: TIME TO TAKE STOCK

Demand continued to outstrip supply,

but don't take this for granted. 

 

I still believe there is some upside in the Market but 2018 should be a year of consolidation. Investors should take a good look at their portfolio and perhaps cash in on some investment properties that don't tick all the right boxes. If you have all your investment eggs in the one basket, 2018 is the time to divest. 

Once again local residents are keeping the established market bubbling along. The new unit market will, I believe suffer from oversupply as major banks, local and overseas governments tighten the reins on lending, particularly to Chinese overseas residents. Eventually this will lead once again to an over supply of new apartments.

The new year will also bring changes to lending criteria by domestic banks to local residents making the serviceability of loans more stringent. Investor or interest only loans were down some 35% in the last quarter stats.

These criteria will not just affect the Gold Coast but will also affect the Melbourne market. Our office in Melbourne is already seeing a slight downturn in the market. Rapid increases in value over recent years could impact heavily on families who entered the investment market at the top of the cycle. Again, 2018 will be a good time to consolidate and have a really good look at your investment strategy. Those residents who have been considering retirement and a change of lifestyle/location should perhaps put that plan into action and think seriously about selling the home in Melbourne for a windfall price, buying in their chosen retirement destination and perhaps putting away a million dollar nest egg.   

It is important to remember if you plan to sell a property in 2018 stay within the parameters advised by your agent otherwise, if you aim too high the property will stagnate and have that stigma of an unsaleble home.

We, like most agents are finding a lack of listings to be our biggest hurdle at present. All our listings during the year sold within days of hitting the market. This is for two reasons. One is a general shortage of good properties, and secondly our 40 year experience in this industry assures sellers that everything is being done to achieve a sale. We build a campaign in the 2 weeks prior to marketing that ensures large numbers of potential buyers view the property on the first weekend of listing, which generally leads to buyer competition and a most satisfactory sale price for our sellers.

Good luck in 2018 and if we can be of assistance, call 

Jamie McDonald  0404 85 95 85 (Gold Coast)

Bob Wright 0425 740 866 (Melbourne)



Northcliffe Residences. Beachfront living


NORTHCLIFFE RESIDENCES. GOLD COAST BEACHFRONT

Just released on the beachfront at Surfers Paradise, these stunning apartments are only a stroll to the centre of Surfers Paradise and just down the road from the Northcliffe Surf Lifesaving Club. See more details in our "New Projects" page. Contact Jamie 0404 85 95 85 for more details, brochures and prices.


"ATMOSPHERE" AT ASHMORE


Atmosphere Ashmore “Premier Selection” Apartments

Premium release Atmosphere Ashmore. Boutique Stand alone building with only 16 apartments left .

Stunning  2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2 Car space Apartments with large Balcony’s or courtyards. From: $459,000-00

Enormous 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Dedicated Study or Home Office 2 Car Spaces with  Entertainers Balcony’s or Private Courtyards. From:$599,000-00

Contact Jamie on 0404 85 95 85 now for a brochure and details on this fabulous project.


"THE BEACH" APARTMENTS AT BROADBEACH