Mike Sweeney is our Local Property Expert in Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Discover more about him below…
What’s trending or newsworthy in property in the Sunshine Coast?
The Sunshine Coast/ Noosa and Hinterland regions are experiencing growth at different levels. The southern region is experiencing huge growth with major residential development e.g. Stocklands’s expansion southwards from Caloundra, and the new Sunshine Coast Hospital is nearing completion that will add 16,000 jobs locally.
What top three pieces of advice would you give sellers preparing their home for sale?
- Declutter. Less is better, but if possible leave basic furniture in situ so buyers can gauge size/space/furniture needs
- Clean the house top to bottom and give it a new lick of paint. Spend some time revamping the garden, and not just mowing the lawn
- Use neutral colours – wacky kids bedroom colours are not a selling point!
Any tips and tricks to improving the value of your home?
If you are prepared to spend some money and do some work, head to your local Bunnings or Masters to buy new bathroom fittings, or new bench tops and doors for the kitchen. If you have timber floors beneath the carpet, sand and shine them.
How is the property market in the Sunshine Coast performing?
The property market in the Sunshine Coast is performing exceptionally well. Recently a 1975 tiny fibro holiday beach house was falling down but sold for auction at $540,000.
Quick fire time…
Why did you join Purplebricks?
It is the most amazing, innovative and exciting opportunity that will take me and my business to a great success for the rest of my life.
What is the best thing about your job as a Local Property Expert?
Giving people what they really want.
Tell us one thing about you that would surprise people?
I love history and research and document it both on a local, national and global level in my spare time.
What is your own property dream?
Buying the amazing property I live in now. I am working on renovating it currently too.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
What does not kill you makes you stronger!
What is your favourite song?
American Pie by Don McLean.
What is your favourite sport?
What did you think you’d be when you were growing up?
A Soldier or a Film Maker.
And finally…what type of coffee do you take?
Sparkling water and then a long black.
About Mike Sweeney
Mike has worked in real estate for 13 years and enjoys the customer relationships developed through the job.
Feel free to contact Mike any time via firstname.lastname@example.org