You could play a little Barry … or just get some built in cupboards.“Walk-in robes, children’s built-in robes, walk-in linen cupboards, larders, butler’s pantries, loft storage, Harry Potter cupboards under the stairs are all winners,” Ms McLeod said.“And every man loves a good shed and they all (adore) large garages,” she said.In fact, more-than-adequate storage is a decadent indulgence for many homeowners.“Storage throughout the whole home often sees both husbands and wives become very enthusiastic as you can never ever have enough storage,” Ms McLeod said.Better than a Barry White CD in Brissie households it seems. Make your intentions known The perfect way to get a ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’ from buyers is to set the right mood, according to Aaron Woolard of Place New Farm.He said don’t let the moment just pass buy — put in some effort and you’ll have them begging for more.“Styling declutters the home, provides a fresh feeling and gives buyers the opportunity to feel like it’s their own. It also offers styling inspiration and ideas on how to utilise the spaces in the home,” he said.Woolard said another way to the buyer’s heart is through their stomach. One enchanted weekday evening, why not lay out the plates and see what eventuates.“It’s pretty rare to find someone who doesn’t love wine or cheese. This experience allows buyers to take a minute to absorb the entire home without rushing on a busy Saturday where so many open homes are scheduled back-to-back.” This picture had one expat buyer’s heart racing for Brisbane real estate. “I once had a call on a Sunday morning, from a lady who was an expat living in a remote part of the Middle East.”Ms Rudolph said the buyer was in Brisbane and saw a picture of one of her riverfront listing. “Her visit was to see friends and she had no intention of buying a property but the photograph of a stunning water view was exactly what she fantasised about owning one day,” Ms Rudolph said.“It was love at first sight and she swooned the minute she walked in the door and promptly called her husband to tell him her shopping trip to Brisbane included a $2 million purchase,” she said.“The river seems to have a mesmerising effect on buyers.”Ms Rudolph said capturing glamour photos of the river lured in a purchaser and paid dividends for another recent listing too.“The purchaser walked 20 metres into the property and was virtually hypnotised by the river and turned to her husband and told him, ‘This is it!’“He didn’t stand a chance.” Men love a nice piece of grass Blokes have a ‘thing’ for the right bit of turf … apparently.When you think of cherubs and harp strings, Astroturf might not seem a likely element of the oil painting.But according to Hamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm, men don’t mind a property that’s had a little ‘plastic surgery’.“AstroTurf is what turns men on for sure,” Mr Bowman said.“There is no doubt that men swoon over synthetic grass, in fact they get very excited about it.”We blokes are so superficial.Mr Bowman said people are time poor these days and the thought of mowing a big block of land can cool their embers.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoEnter the perfect solution for guys and gals on the go.“The last three high-end homes over $3 million I have sold in New Farm and Teneriffe on 405-plus square metres, the buyers have all ripped out the grass and laid some artificial grass.“It’s definitely a ‘growing’ trend (pun intended), and it’s more user friendly that you’d think for children and even for pets.” Secret hideaways Looking to add some hideaway mystery to your real estate rendezvous?Hot and bothered buyers in the city’s western suburbs are going gaga for storage, according to Michelle McLeod of Ray White Indooroopilly.Who’d have thought — the humble cupboard is getting buyers on heat. It’s sometimes the quiet ones that get all the action. Do you want to romance buyers into paying top dollar for your property?There’s nothing quite like the flush of romance to make you don the rose coloured spectacles and dream about a cloudlike future of cool days and hot nights inside your real estate fantasy.Like Vaseline across a camera lens, it’s a soft focus outlook that allows the viewer to forgive the rough edges and fall deeply, madly, truly in love with a dreamboat home.When it comes to selling property in Brisbane, there are many ways to stoke the smouldering heart of a starry-eyed property romantic, and have them rushing to find any way possible to make your home theirs and theirs alone. We’ve canvassed Brisbane’s real estate love gods and goddesses to discover what it takes to make buyers fall at a properties feet. Flowing water Like a romantic picnic spot, buyers love property beside the river — but if they can’t find the dollars to own part of Brisbane’s riverbank, then at least a glimpse of our snaking estuary will set their hearts aflutter, according to Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm.“I have had so many buyers completely fall in love with a picture of property on the internet, which has been their dream view,” Ms Rudolph said. Make your next open home an event to remember. Photo: Scott FletcherAnd beauty may be skin deep, but a gorgeous facade catches the eye and makes the suitors curious.Mr Woolard said ensuring the front of the house is picture perfect will draw moths to the flame.“From a fresh coat of paint on the fence and front door, redoing old pot plants, fresh garden beds and fertilising the lawns — the front of the home gives the first impression of a well-maintained home.”So step up your game if you’re up for a little real-estate romance. Make the first moves and you never know where things might lead.
WESA and RFRSH yesterday announced that they have agreed that ‘RFRSH will comply with WESA’s Multi-Team Ownership Regulations’. Ken Hershman, WESAUnder these rules, ownership or control of multiple esports organisations or teams that participate in Pro League is prohibited. For those unaware RFRSH is the Copenhagen based esports media company behind three sizable orgs in the form of Astralis, GODSENT and Heroic. This means that these teams will be able to take part in Pro League, and RFRSH will comply with this WESA ruling within the given 18 month time frame.Ken Hershman, Executive Chairman and Commissioner, WESA commented: “The rules and regulations we have implemented are designed to protect the integrity of our Member organisations, their players and the esports industry at large. “RFRSH has indicated that they also share the vision to invest in improvements for players, fans and the scene in general. We are very pleased that RFRSH has embraced the regulations and we look forward to continue working with them to move the industry forward.”Today WESA and @RFRSH_Ent announce that they have agreed on compliance with WESA’s Multi-team Ownership Regulations. https://t.co/PnYXzNzD6d— WESA (@WESAofficial) June 29, 2017Nikolaj Nyholm, CEO and Founder, RFRSH stated: “RFRSH shares the same vision as WESA and its Members to help further professionalize the esports industry. “We are taking the necessary steps to comply to WESA’s rules and regulations and are excited to work alongside WESA and all of its Members.”This decision does not mean that RFRSH and its teams have become WESA members, but we can presume that this is a stepping stone on the way to that reality. WESA’s members include EnVyUS, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, OpTic Gaming, Renegades, SK Gaming, Virtus.pro and ESL. The question now is which route does RFRSH take in terms of solving this multiple team ownership issue? Back in March, a statement on RFRSH’s site read as follows: ‘Under the RFRSH Model, the players have a minority share in the team and thereby all players are or will be co-owners of their respective teams. Thereby the players will also benefit from the financial success and/or a sale of the team.‘We do not see a conflict in multiple team ownership under this model, as each team is and will be its own entity, however, when the teams and brands are fully established, RFRSH will no (longer) have a controlling share or ownership of the teams, brands or orgs.’ It stated earlier that the RFRSH model is designed to build, develop and establish viable teams and brands over a 36 month period. You can read this statement in full here. Esports Insider says: WESA’s ruling on multiple team ownership is a good move and it’s positive to see more groups like RFRSH complying with it, even with the seemingly excessive 18 month grace period. What will now happen to Astralis, GODSENT and Heroic is very much up in the air.
2 Gareth Southgate dropped a heavy hint that Jordan Pickford will be England’s World Cup number one by selecting him for the victory over Nigeria, but declined to publicly settle the issue with one more friendly to go.Southgate has yet to reveal whether Pickford or Jack Butland will be his first-choice goalkeeper in Russia but the scales tipped heavily in the Everton man’s favour as he was given 90 minutes in the 2-1 win at Wembley.That was only Pickford’s third senior cap, meaning another outing would surely be beneficial if he is to don the gloves against Tunisia on June 18. But when invited to put the issue to bed he demurred, opening a slim chance for Butland to play the final warm-up fixture at Elland Road on Thursday.“We’ll give consideration to who plays in goal against Costa Rica over the next 24 or 36 hours,” he said.“But I was really pleased with what Jordan did. Normally, when you play for England, there’s not an awful lot of opportunity to produce a lot of saves. But his decision making on crosses, the punch he made, his distribution and calmness to slide passes into midfield… that was really important to the way we want to play. He can be very pleased with his performance.”Barring a late change of heart, that endorsement should see the 24-year-old start his first competitive England match in the Group G opener in Volgograd. 2 Pickford got the nod for yesterday’s friendly against Nigeria