Oak Tree Retirement Village Warwick welcomed new residents to the Village just in time for Christmas after a successful couple of months in sales leading into the New Year, with more residents set to move to the Village soon.
The success is attributed to the team efforts of both Village Manager, Mary O’Neill, and LJ Hooker Agent, Leanne Cameron, who make the transition into retirement living as seamless and hassle-free as possible.
Whilst Mary takes full responsibility for the sale of the villas, gently guiding prospective residents each step of the way, Leanne’s expertise in the property market comes in handy when contracts are subject to the sale of the family home.
As Warwick’s strongest performing agent, Leanne is qualified and goal orientated with a wealth of knowledge under her belt; she has successfully helped Oak Tree realise sales on several occasions and home owners to achieve positive results allowing them to confidently move into the next chapter of their lives sooner.
“The Oak Tree way of life offers many great benefits to seniors and if I can help you achieve a good result on the sale of your house, then I take great pleasure in knowing you are in good hands with Mary at the Village,” said Leanne.
“For me it is a privilege to interact with my Sellers at this time of their lives, to be invited to sell their property so they can transition into this quality, more supported lifestyle environment.”
Like all real estate markets there are peaks and troughs but for Leanne of LJ Hooker the market in the Southern Downs region has always been one of constant buyer interest, steady flow of sales contracts and a good flow of listings on the market.
“Over the past couple of years we have seen our buyer groups consist of those moving into our district under transfer for their employment, others seeking a life that affords them a ‘life’ outside the hustle and bustle of grid-lock city traffic/life as well as long-term rural folk who are moving off larger land holdings to Warwick and District to be nearer to social, medical, children and grandchildren,” said Leanne.
“Succession of generational farming life and sale of the family farm does see many choose Warwick as their ‘go to’ place when retiring from everyday rural life and just as importantly the young upwardly mobile also play a role in our market; they are often looking to upgrade from their first investment purchase or selling to then purchase land on which to build.
“I would always describe our market as good market, however it has not always necessarily been kind to sellers, nor yielded the dollars property deserves in my opinion.
“This is where it is critical for Sellers to have good knowledge of the market for themselves, so as to when they do engage their Agent they are in tune with what dollars they can expect for themselves.
“It’s important they remain proactive in ensuring the absolute best dollars are sought and attained in their sale as they transition towards a new independent residence, or retirement village living – whatever the case might be.
“From where I sit our market is a positive one, the reason I say this is the quality of the buyers moving into our region, the diverse backgrounds from which they come, and all the different age groups – How could we not grow positively?
“The secret to improving our good market is for Sellers/Vendors to know their true worth and sell true to their value.
“Sellers and we the Agents they employ ARE the catalyst, the coal-face in stimulating confidence and improvement in our region’s market
“I remain ready to work, list, market and sell for all who wish to sell their homes and relocate to this quality retirement living option here in Warwick,” said Leanne.
If you are thinking of retiring to enjoy a quality independent home in a low maintenance, secure environment with supportive friends, neighbours and staff, contact Mary at Oak Tree and Leanne from LJ Hooker today!