'Meet the Agent' - Greg Maybury from Think Real Estate

This month for 'Meet the Agent', we interview Greg Maybury from Think Real Estate. Greg recently gained his real estate license and has joined the team at Think Real Estate. Greg discuses what he is enjoying about his new role, where he is seeing activity in the property market at the moment and also provides some excellent top-tips for purchasers in the current market. 

How long have you been in the business? I’ve been close to, and interested in, the industry for years but in this capacity I’m brand new. My license became official in January of this year.

Why do you like working for Think Real Estate and what's the favorite part of your job? There’s genuinely a lot to like but I’ll try to keep this brief. The team at Think Real is welcoming, principled, experienced, and nothing short of a joy to work with. When it comes to serving our clients, I’m really loving the journey with each of them as we work together to find the properties, buyers, and/or tenants that suit them best. I feel I’ve learned quite a bit already and this team is testament to the fact that, with the right mindset, you can continue to learn throughout your career and even have fun while doing so.

Where are you seeing activity in the market at the moment? Rental properties are moving extremely quickly right now. For clients that are searching, I urge them to be prepared to move fast so as not to miss out. On a positive note, this market gives homeowners and landlords the comfort that their properties won’t be vacant for long. Current conditions may even entice you to acquire additional property to earn a return on.

What is your favorite property on the market right now? I think the Level Lot on the TRE website, listed with Michael DeSousa, is a great opportunity. It’s well priced and has the potential for building a wonderful two story family home with a large garden. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

What property on the market right now, in your opinion, do you think is really good value? I’m only a little biased but, the property I hope to list shortly is going to be an excellent opportunity. I can’t wait to share with you officially!

How do you see the Bermuda property market over the next 12 months? I expect this heightened activity in rentals and sales to continue in the near term. The short supply of late has meant that listed properties have moved super quickly and those involved in the transactions have to move fast as well. The recently announced change to the Economic Investment Certificate may also mean increased volume of transactions for higher value properties as international buyers react to the incentives.

What are your top 3 tips for purchasers when looking for a potential new home?

  1. Get pre-approved. You can then make better informed decisions on what properties suit your finances and you’ll speed up the transaction when you find what you like.
  2. Shop around to all banks. A lot of people only consider their primary bank when seeking a mortgage. As this is often the biggest purchase one will make, it’s important you compare rates at each lender that you have access to.
  3. Don’t get too fixated on Bermuda’s central parishes. There’s a lot of value to be gained by looking all over the island. For a slightly longer drive, you may find your dream home at an affordable price elsewhere.

Finally - do you have any good tips for sellers when preparing their home for sale? Leave it to us! Contact Think Real Estate or pop by at 22 Queen Street.

To contact Greg you can:
E-mail: greg@thinkreal.bm
Or Call: (441) 531-5886

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