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Jun 28, 2024

Top 10 medical services in Fairy Meadow

Fairy Meadow is blessed with some of the best medical service providers in the Illawarra. Whether you need everyday medical care or specialised services, the businesses in this area can help without the need to travel far. Here are the top 10 medical services in Fairy Meadow and how they can assist you. 1. Better Care Medical Centre Better Care Medical Centre has been serving the community since 1967 and has grown significantly under the ownership of Dr Shah and Dr. Al Khemesy. Their comprehensive range of services includes antenatal care, asthma management, children’s health, chronic disease management, diabetes management, mental health services, and much more. They also offer on-site pathology, psychology, podiatry, and dietician services. Location: 88-90 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow 2. Audika Hearing Clinic Fairy Meadow Audika Hearing Clinic provides the latest in hearing technology, including the Oticon Own™, a state-of-the-art invisible-style hearing aid. They offer personalised hearing care, hearing tests, and expert advice on hearing aid options. Their team of audiologists and audiometrists are dedicated to improving your hearing health. Location: Ambience Shopping Centre Shop 8/118-126 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow 3. Clarity Eye Care Clarity Eye Care offers a wide range of eye care services including comprehensive eye examinations, vision testing, diabetes screening, glaucoma screening, and macular degeneration screening. Optometrist James Gan has been looking after the community’s vision since 1996 and provides a full range of optical services including contact lens fitting and spectacle frame adjustments. Location: 72 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow 4. Fairy Meadow Phytness HealthCare Phytness HealthCare is a leading provider of physiotherapy and allied healthcare services in the Illawarra. They specialise in musculoskeletal and sports clinics, women’s health, workplace health and safety, and aged care. Their commitment to excellence and personalised care makes them a top choice for physiotherapy services. Location: 50 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow NSW 2519 5. PREP Health and Performance Located at North Dalton Park, PREP Health and Performance offers top-tier physiotherapy and exercise physiology services. They provide clinical exercise physiology, sports performance training, and injury rehabilitation. Founder Josh Lambert and his team use the latest research and treatment methods to ensure the best outcomes for their clients. Location: North Dalton Park Sports Centre, Pioneer Rd, Fairy Meadow 6. The Hart Centre The Hart Centre specialises in relationship therapy, marriage counselling, and sex therapy. They offer insight into relationship patterns and provide strategies to build stronger connections. Their team of psychologists and counsellors is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthier, more authentic relationship. Location: 51 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow 7. Core Counselling Services Sharon Wallace, a trauma and attachment counsellor, offers help with childhood trauma, emotional regulation, identity issues, and more. Her therapy sessions provide a safe space to address past and present problems, offering new insights and increased self-awareness. Location: Suite 7/114-116 Elliotts Rd, Fairy Meadow 8. Holding Space Health Collective This collective provides a nurturing environment for mind, body, and spirit healing. Their experienced health practitioners offer psychological therapy for anxiety, phobias, mood disorders, stress management, trauma recovery and more. Each practitioner is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Location: 1/2 Grafton St, Fairy Meadow 9. Dr. Stephan Praet, Sport and Exercise Physician Dr. Stephan Praet offers evidence-based sports rehabilitation and exercise medicine services. He specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, chronic disease management, and performance management. Dr. Praet’s expertise spans across various medical disciplines, making him a valuable resource for sports medicine. Location: 50 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow 10. Effect Exercise Physiology Effect Exercise Physiology specialises in exercise rehabilitation and lifestyle management interventions. Their services include tailored exercise programs for injury recovery and chronic health conditions. They provide one-on-one consultations to ensure personalised care and optimal progress. Location: Unit 19/21 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow Other Fairy Meadow medical services include Michael Vercoe Chiropractic, Ontrak Physiotherapy, Fairy Meadow Podiatry and Raani’s Couch Fairy Meadow offers a diverse range of top-notch medical services, ensuring that residents have access to the best healthcare without having to travel far. From general medical care to specialised therapies, these providers are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the community. To learn more about the area or buying, selling or leasing a property in Fairy Meadow and surrounds, contact Joanne on (02) 4285 7400. Do you want to know what your property is worth in the current market? Search your address for an Online Property Report....

Jun 15, 2024

How clean is clean when it comes to vacating a rental property

When it comes time to move out of a rental property, one of the most common concerns tenants have is understanding just how clean the property needs to be. Joanne Danckwardt from One Agency JD Property Agents in Fairy Meadow provides a comprehensive guide on what "clean" really means in this context, ensuring that tenants can vacate with confidence and landlords are satisfied with the property's condition, and how clean is clean enough. If you're ready to discover how you can rent out your property with confidence, download our free Step By Step Checklist to Renting Your Property with Confidence. YES, DOWNLOAD MY CHECKLIST Understanding the Standard: The Basics of End-of-Lease Cleaning In New South Wales, the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 outlines the expectations for tenants regarding the condition of the property at the end of a lease. Essentially, the property should be returned in a similar state to how it was at the beginning of the tenancy, barring fair wear and tear. This means thorough cleaning is paramount. Key Areas to Focus On General Cleaning Floors and Carpets: Floors should be vacuumed and mopped. Carpets often require professional steam cleaning to remove deep-seated dirt and stains. Walls and Ceilings: Remove any marks, cobwebs, and dust. Spot clean any minor marks and consider a full wash for more significant stains. Windows: Clean all windows, including sills and tracks. Ensure they are free of streaks and grime. Fixtures and Fittings: Dust and wipe down light fixtures, ceiling fans, and air conditioning units. Replace any burnt-out light bulbs. Kitchen Oven and Stove: These are high-use areas that can accumulate significant grime. Clean the oven, stovetop, rangehood, and exhaust fan thoroughly. Cabinets and Drawers: Wipe inside and outside of all cabinets and drawers. Sinks and Benches: Ensure sinks are descaled and benches are free from stains and residue. Bathroom Tiles and Grout: Scrub tiles and grout to remove any mould or mildew. Toilets, Showers, and Bathtubs: These should be spotless, with no soap scum or hard water stains. Mirrors and Fixtures: Polish mirrors and clean all fixtures until they shine. Outdoor Areas Gardens and Lawns: Mow the lawn, trim hedges, and remove any weeds. Balconies and Patios: Sweep and clean these areas, ensuring no debris is left behind. Garages and Sheds: Clear out any personal items and sweep clean. Common Misconceptions About Cleaning Standards Fair Wear and Tear: It's important to distinguish between dirt that can be cleaned and damage that might constitute wear and tear. Scuffs on floors from furniture might be acceptable, but dirt and grime are not. Professional Cleaning: While not always mandatory, some landlords or agents might require professional cleaning. It's wise to check the lease agreement and confirm the expectations with your property manager. Our expectation is that it is professionally cleaned or you, as a tenant, have those skills to get it right and keep the bar high. Tips from for a Stress-Free Exit Start Early: Don't leave cleaning until the last minute. Start the process a few weeks before your move-out date. Condition Report: Reference the original ingoing condition report as that will set the tone. Whatever level of cleanliness the property had when you moved in, you must have it at least at that level or better. Checklist: Use a checklist to ensure you don't miss any areas. Many agencies provide end-of-lease cleaning checklists that can be very helpful. Hire Professionals: If in doubt, consider hiring professional cleaners who specialize in end-of-lease services. This can save time and ensure you meet the required standards. Document the Process: Take photos before and after cleaning to document the property's condition. This can be useful if there are any disputes regarding the bond. If you're ready to discover how you can rent out your property with confidence, download our free Step By Step Checklist to Renting Your Property with Confidence. YES, DOWNLOAD MY CHECKLIST Leaving a rental property in a clean and tidy state is not just about getting your bond back; it’s also about ensuring the next tenant enjoys a welcoming environment. By following these guidelines and understanding the expectations, tenants can exit gracefully, and landlords can feel confident in the property's condition. For landlords, it one of the many reasons why they engage a property manager, to ensure their property is clean and ready for the next tenant. For more detailed advice and personalized assistance, contact Joanne Danckwardt at One Agency JD Property Agents in Fairy Meadow on 0426 264 771. If you’re not a One Agency JD Property Agents client, but would like us to manage your tenant selection process and property, or obtain more information on our property management service, contact us on 4285 7400 or joannedanckwardt@oneagency.com.au. We are always happy to answer questions and offer advice, or offer a free rental property appraisal. We hope these tips have been helpful. If you feel you could benefit from our experience with property management, we’d love to hear from you. Simply reach out.  We hope that has helped you today. If you have any questions, we’d love to talk to you. Our number is 0426 264 771. We look forward to talking to you soon....

May 31, 2024

Why do people choose to sell their property with us? We asked!

When it comes to selling property, choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference. At One Agency JD Property Agents, we're consistently striving to deliver the best possible experience, making the selling process smooth and successful for clients. But that’s easy for us to say, right? We decided to ask our clients to share their experiences and why they choose to sell their property with us. Thorough and detailed service Tahlia praised the team for its attention to detail. In fact, she said Joanne was “the most thorough real estate agent I have come across”. She described the service as exceptional, noting the care taken throughout the process. This meticulous approach ensured nothing is overlooked, giving clients confidence that their property is in capable hands. Tania and Steven emphasised their satisfaction with Joanne’s service, noting her professionalism, attentiveness, and excellent communication. Their experiences have led them to confidently recommend Joanne to family and friends. Exceptional support for first-time sellers Candice, a first-time home seller, recounts how Joanne's genuine and professional demeanour made the experience seamless. “We couldn’t have asked for a better experience as first-time home sellers,” she said. “She kept us informed every step of the way”. She said this resulted in a smooth process and an outcome that exceeded her expectations. We’ve always believed this level of support is crucial for those unfamiliar with the selling process. Local market knowledge and professionalism Stuart highlighted Joanne’s deep knowledge of the local market and her professional handling of all sale aspects. He said her expertise and warm, friendly manner made a significant difference in selling his mother’s villa. John's glowing review underscored Joanne’s expertise in market and industry knowledge, ethics, and client assistance. “Joanne is a very competent, hardworking, professional, and genuinely nice person,” he said. Long-term client relationships Being able to service a client across different situations in life is one of the things clients like Bree valued. “We first purchased our home from Joanne several years ago and had a wonderful experience with the One Agency Team as buyers," she said. “When it came to later leasing our property, our first choice was One Agency again. Fast forward to the recent sale of our property, we of course chose Joanne and the One Agency team. "It has been a difficult time in the market but Joanne was proactive with her sales strategy, with her industry experience and client base she was able to find us the right buyer and achieve a great result with minimal stress." Friendly and personable approach throughout communication Clients appreciate Joanne's friendly, non-pushy demeanour throughout all her communication. One person noted how Joanne’s relaxed and informative approach made the buying process reasonable compared to other agents. Her personable nature and excellent property knowledge were key factors in their decision to choose Joanne. Sandra sums up her experience as both professional and personal. Joanne’s accurate market knowledge, consistent communication, and personable nature, infused with humour, made the entire home-selling journey pleasant and well-informed for her. Integrity and honesty The word "honesty" gets thrown around a lot in real estate. However, that's the exact term Danielle used. She spoke to Joanne’s professionalism and integrity, highlighting her honest advice and dedication. That's what we've noticed over the years is that clients value transparency and trustworthiness, knowing their best interests are always prioritised. Stress-free experience Selling a home can be a stressful experience, regardless of your situation. Jeff described his selling experience as completely relaxed, thanks to Joanne's professional and friendly manner. “She made what is normally a stressful experience fly by with ease,” Jeff said. “We knew from the start she had our best interest at heart and was professional at every level and always provided updates during the selling process”. Leti and Moyra commended Joanne’s exceptional negotiating skills and local area knowledge. Their experiences reflected smooth transactions, with all concerns managed efficiently. Enthusiasm and positivity Kevin appreciated Joanne’s positive attitude and professional transparency, which led to results that surpassed expectations. “Her attitude is infectious, her confidence and positivity is unwavering and the results echo that attitude,” he said. Successful outcomes in challenging markets Patricia was most impressed with how Joanne expertly navigated a difficult real estate market. “This was a tricky time for the real estate market as interest rates for borrowers were rising and buyers were hesitant,” she said. “Joanne was able to steer a steady and confident course for me. The closing hours of the deal were quite breathtaking and Joanne managed to get the buyer across the line.” Empathy and compassion Gautam highlights Joanne’s empathy and compassion, which are among Joanne's highest values. Her knowledgeable and hardworking nature, combined with genuine care, ensure clients feel supported throughout their property transactions. Handling difficult circumstances with care Leanne and Anne both dealt with selling properties under challenging circumstances. Joanne’s compassionate and professional approach made these difficult situations manageable, resulting in successful sales and satisfied clients. Leanne said: “Joanne was very helpful and understanding when we were selling the home as part of a deceased estate.” For Anne, it was the job of advising, marketing and selling her father's home in Dapto she was impressed by. “Difficulties were presented to us at what seemed every turn," she said. "But Joanne managed each of them in her usual calm, professional and always cheerful manner, providing support to any of us needing it throughout the process, which actually went ahead quickly and smoothly in the end.” Our clients' reviews highlight the many reasons people choose to sell their property with us. From thorough service and market expertise to genuine care and exceptional communication, Joanne and the One Agency JD Property Agents team are about exceeding your expectations. Whether you're selling your first home or managing a complex sale, we’re here to make the process smooth, successful, and as stress-free as possible. Give Joanne a call on 4285 7400 or email. What is it that you value? Let us know....

May 16, 2024

Navigating the Emotional Journey of Selling Your Home: Understanding the Stages

Selling a home is a monumental decision that is not just a property transaction – it is a deeply personal and emotional journey. From the moment homeowners entertain the idea of selling to the bittersweet moment of handing over the keys, the process has a myriad of feelings that can ebb and flow. Whether it's the anticipation of new beginnings, the nostalgia for cherished memories, or the anxiety of the unknown, each stage of selling a home brings its own set of emotions that shape the seller's experience. The decision to sell often signifies a significant life transition—a new job opportunity, a growing family, or a desire for change. Intertwined with this excitement is a lingering sense of attachment to the home—a place that has been witness to countless milestones and moments of joy. As the journey unfolds, sellers find themselves traversing a landscape of emotions, each stage offering its own lessons and insights into the human experience of letting go and moving forward. In this video, Joanne Danckwardt of One Agency JD Property Agents shares some of these emotions that sellers go through from when it comes to listing the home for sale to it actually being sold. If you're ready to discover the secrets to being ready to sell your home, download our free insider secrets to being ready to sell checklist. YES, DOWNLOAD MY CHECKLIST Anticipation and Excitement The decision to sell a home is often accompanied by a sense of anticipation and excitement. Homeowners may feel eager to move on to the next chapter of their lives, whether it's upsizing to accommodate a growing family or downsizing to simplify their lifestyle, or a new job opportunity. The prospect of a fresh start and new opportunities can generate positive energy during this stage. Nostalgia and Attachment As the selling process begins, homeowners may find themselves grappling with feelings of nostalgia and attachment to their home. Every corner holds memories—family gatherings, milestones, and everyday moments—that can be difficult to let go of. It's natural to feel sentimental about saying goodbye to a place that has been a sanctuary for so long. Anxiety and Uncertainty As the home is listed on the market and potential buyers come through for viewings, sellers may experience heightened anxiety and uncertainty. Questions about whether the home will sell quickly, for the desired price, and to the right buyer can weigh heavily on the mind. Concerns about the logistics of moving and finding a new place to live may also contribute to feelings of unease. Frustration and Impatience The selling process can sometimes be prolonged, with offers that fall through or negotiations that stall. During this stage, sellers may feel frustrated and impatient, eager for the process to reach a resolution. Delays and setbacks can test one's resolve and require patience and perseverance to overcome. Relief and Acceptance When a suitable offer is finally accepted, sellers may experience a profound sense of relief and acceptance. The weight of uncertainty lifts, and there is a newfound clarity about the next steps in the moving process. Closing the sale represents the culmination of hard work and perseverance, bringing a sense of closure to the chapter of homeownership. Mixed Emotions Even as the sale is finalized and keys are handed over to the new owners, sellers may experience a mix of emotions. While there is excitement about embarking on a new adventure, there may also be a tinge of sadness about leaving behind familiar surroundings. It's normal to feel a range of emotions during this transitional period. Navigating the emotional stages of selling a home requires self-awareness, patience, and support from loved ones and professionals. By acknowledging and understanding these emotions, sellers can better manage the ups and downs of the process and ultimately make informed decisions that align with their goals and priorities. Selling a home is more than just a transaction—it's a journey that encompasses the full spectrum of human experience. If you're ready to discover the secrets to being ready to sell your home, download our free insider secrets to being ready to sell checklist. YES, DOWNLOAD MY CHECKLIST If you're contemplating listing your property for sale and you're looking for someone who can help you not just with the sale itself but also that emotional journey you're going to go through, please get in contact with Joanne here at One Agency JD Property Agents in Fairy Meadow on 0426 264 771....