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Justin Hagen
Justin Hagen Licensed Real Estate Agent

GET TO KNOW JUSTIN HAGEN

MY NAME: Justin Hagen

I AM: optimistic, passionate, outgoing

PROUDEST MOMENT: Getting married to my beautiful wife and the birth of our 3 boys.

ALARM CLOCK: 5:30am

PERFECT DAY: spending time with family and friends

FIRST JOB: 14 years old washing dishes at a cafe

SUPER HERO POWER: problem solving

FAVOURITE SPOT IN BRISBANE: Dorrington Park, Ashgrove

INSPIRATION: Turning my dreams into reality

CALIBRE IS: A rewarding, market leader

Justin Hagen is known for his honesty and integrity. Ask anyone who has bought or sold property with Justin's assistance and they will tell you he's a straight talker. He is someone who doesn't build false expectations and is always true to his word.

Justin grew up in Everton Hills, Brisbane. He moved to Sydney after school to work for Qantas as an Aircraft Engineer. Justin returned to Brisbane in 2006 and established Calibre Real Estate with his wife Alice three years later.

Justin's knowledge isn't just limited to the sales process: he also knows how to present a home for sale. He can offer advice on renovating and suggest how you might make the most of a development opportunity.

Justin is savvy with his marketing and understands the Brisbane residential property market. In fact, he holds the record for the most expensive residential property sold in Ashgrove to date.

It's his personal qualities and professional skills that see many of Justin's clients returning time and time again. People respond to his relaxed, warm and professional manner. He is friendly – never pushy, committed to getting results and loves exceeding his clients' expectations.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BRISBANE

At Calibre Real Estate we are confident in assuring our owners that we provide the highest level of service for property management in Brisbane. Our property management Red Hill office services the Brisbane area.

JUSTIN'S LISTINGS

56 Aubigny Street

Annerley

24 Garling Street

Red Hill

2/18 Devoy Street

Ashgrove

60 Bennetts Road

Everton Hills

1 Ford Close

Mcdowall

162 Beaufort Crescent

Moggill

148 Arthur Terrace

Red Hill

12 Thomas Street

Red Hill

8 View Crescent

Arana Hills

6 Fulcher Road

Ashgrove

28 Madeira Street

The Gap

115A Arthur Terrace

Red Hill

29C Napier Street

Ascot

103 Alexandra Street

Bardon

3/20 Lemnos Street

Red Hill

18 Kennedy Terrace

Paddington

11 Hawick Street

Ashgrove

20 Garling Street

Red Hill

JUSTIN'S ARTICLES

Record Sale By Justin Hagen
Sold By Justin Hagen
Sold By Justin Hagen

Seller’s Share Their Experience of Record Sale by Justin Hagen

Meet Christy & Stuart, they recently sold their home at 91 Coronation Street in Bardon. Their real estate agent, Justin Hagen, recently sold their home and achieve an excellent result for his sellers. The home was sold by …
Ekka 2018 Comp
Ekka Comp 2018
Ekka Comp 2018

Win a Family Pass to The Ekka 2018 + a $50 rides voucher

Calibre Real Estate is excited to give one lucky Brisbane-based family the opportunity to win a free Family Pass to The Ekka 2018. On top of that, the lucky family will also be gifted with a $50 Rides voucher for …
Calibre Cinema Ad
Calibre Cinema Ad
Calibre Cinema Ad

Exciting launch of the new-look Calibre Cinema Ad

We are super proud and excited to reveal to you the launch of our newest Calibre cinema ad. This ad tells the story of a young girl growing up and shares with you the journey that we typically embark on …
Quality Real Estate Marketing
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quality real estate marketing

How Much Should I Pay For Quality Real Estate Marketing?

There’s a bare minimum that all vendors need to spend in order to maximise the sale price of their home. Ultimately, investing in quality real estate marketing will attract the highest number of ‘qualified’ buyers to your property in the shortest …
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short term leasing
short term leasing

Insiders Advice To Short Term Leasing Your Property

Calibre Real Estate’s Co-Founders , Alice & Justin Hagen own a property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland that they short term lease on the popular holiday letting site, AirBnB. Given …
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Real Estate Power Couple Acknowledged For Their Entrepreneurial Success

Calibre Real Estate founders Justin & Alice Hagen have just been acknowledged on Business News Australia’s Top 40 Under 40 Young Entrepreneur Awards. Coming in at number 22, our resident real estate power couple say …

Meet Christy & Stuart, they recently sold their home at 91 Coronation Street in Bardon.
Their real estate agent, Justin Hagen, recently sold their home and achieve an excellent result for his sellers.

  • The home was sold by Justin for an impressive $1.37million
  • It was an all-time street record sale by Justin Hagen
  • The property was sold by Justin in just 9 days, after a previous agency had it listed and was unable to sell it.
  • Multiple Offers were presented to Christy & Stuart within 1 week

Hear from the Seller’s Themselves

To learn more about Justin and what sets him apart, click here

If you would like to contact Justin Hagen about your property, feel free to call him on 0439 672 163 or justin@calibrerealestate.com.au

Record Sale By Justin Hagen

Sold By Justin Hagen

Calibre Real Estate is excited to give one lucky Brisbane-based family the opportunity to win a free Family Pass to The Ekka 2018. On top of that, the lucky family will also be gifted with a $50 Rides voucher for them to use on the day.

To enter, all you need to do is Like the “Win a Family Pass to The Ekka 2018 + $50 Rides Voucher” competition on the Calibre Real Estate Facebook page and then tell us in the comments what your favourite, all time Ekka memory is. Winner will be randomly chosen by Calibre Sales Agent & Co-Founder, Justin Hagen, and announced by Justin LIVE on Facebook at 2pm AEST on Thursday the 9th of August.

Calibre Ekka Comp

Terms & Conditions of Competition :

  • Includes 2 x Adult Passes and 2 x Child Passes (Children 5 – 14 years at time of entry). NOTE: Children 4 years of age and under are free. Adults and Children must enter gate at the same time in order to use this Family Pass. Valid for one single entry between 10th – 19th of August 2018.
  • The $50 Rides voucher must be redeemed at an Ekka Info Booth to receive a pre-loaded card valued at $50.00. Pre-loaded Ride Cards are valid at all Side Show Alley and Children’s Carnival rides. Available for purchase until 11:59pm AEST Thursday 9 August 2018.
  • Only people currently residing in South-East Queensland are eligible to enter.
  • By entering and participating, entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Facebook from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the Sweepstake, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any Prize related activities, acceptance of a Prize and/or use or misuse of a Prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s). 
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

We are super proud and excited to reveal to you the launch of our newest Calibre cinema ad. This ad tells the story of a young girl growing up and shares with you the journey that we typically embark on within our homes. You might recognise the family in the very last scene as Calibre sales agent Justin Hagen together with his wife & Calibre Co-founder Alice and their three children Cooper, Elliott and Levi. This ad is a heartwarming insight into the unconditional commitment Justin & Alice have to both their business and their loving family. Calibre is genuinely committed to being with you and your family throughout your entire property journey.

 

The ad will be aired at the beginning of all movies played at both Hoyts Australia STAFFORD & Palace Cinemas.

Special thanks to the entire team at Calibre who all pitched in to lend a hand to make this happen. And not to mention our super-star Videographer Alex Greaves.

Great work team!! ?

Calibre Cinema Ad

There’s a bare minimum that all vendors need to spend in order to maximise the sale price of their home. Ultimately, investing in quality real estate marketing will attract the highest number of ‘qualified’ buyers to your property in the shortest time period in order to get the highest possible price.

There are certain essential items that are the must-haves of real estate advertising in order to qualify buyers and not end up with a houseful of tyre-kickers at your opens. Justin Hagen, Licensed Estate Agent at Calibre Real Estate shares with us, in his professional opinion, how much you can expect to pay for quality real estate marketing.

How Much Can You Expect To Pay For Quality Real Estate Marketing?

  1. Professional images approx. $150 – $350

    The cost of your professional images can vary depending on a few different factors. These could be factors such as how many photographs you require, whether you have drone footage captured and the location of your property.

  2. A Detailed Floor plan approx. $150

    These days, it’s rare for a property on the market to not have a floor plan included. Floor plans are a great way to give potential buyers an insight into the layout, dimensions and aspects of your property. Some professional photographers include the floor plan as a bundled package so this could save you some money.

  3. Professional copy writing approx. $0 – $350

    Some agencies may not charge you for their copy writing because your sales script is written by their own in-house professionals. Other agencies may outsource the copy writing and pass the fee onto you, the vendor.

  4. Property Signage approx. $100 – $350

    The price of your signboard will depend on the type of sign you choose. You could have a generic agency “For Sale” signboard or a detailed photo signboard specifically produced just for your property. Some properties may not be allowed to display a signboard. These are typically if your property is under the bi-laws of a body corporate.

  5. Brochures & Letterbox dropping approx. $0 – $450

    The cost of your brochures will vary depending on quantity and quality. You could either have them professionally printed on fancy card or your agent may just printing them in house. Letterbox dropping to other properties in your area is also a great way to notify your local area of your sale.

  6. Online Real Estate Sales Portals approx. $440 – $3000+

    Online sales portals are sites such as domain.com.au and realestate.com.au can cost anywhere between $440 – $3000+ depending on the type of advertising package you choose and the location of your property. Figures from Roy Morgan Research revealed that “over 3.5m Australians accessed Realestate.com.au via website or app in an average four weeks in the six months to December 2014. During the same period, 1.7m accessed Domain.

  7. A finder.com.au article comparing the two portals says that “The majority of real estate agents list properties for sale on both sites, unless the vendor only books a budget marketing package, in which case that property may only feature on one site. If you are selling a property, the best bet is to advertise on both sites. Realestate.com.au and Domain undoubtedly both offer a high level of exposure to buyers. They could mean the difference between getting a good price for your property and getting a great price.”On top of that, your agent might recommend some newspaper advertising. The reasoning behind newspaper ads is to attract buyers that may not necessarily be searching in your suburb. These can cost anywhere from $100 and can go into the thousands.

 

Typically, the more you are willing to invest in your marketing campaign, the more you are widening your potential reach for qualified buyers. A bigger reach typically means more buyers and a shorter time on market with a premium sales price.

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To speak to a real estate agent who can chat to you about quality real estate marketing for your Brisbane property, contact Justin Hagen on 0401 856 161 or lodge a request for a “Property Appraisal” on our website.

 

Quality Real Estate Marketing

short term leasingCalibre Real Estate’s Co-Founders , Alice & Justin Hagen own a property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland that they short term lease on the popular holiday letting site, AirBnB. Given that Calibre Real Estate are in the business of longer term leasing & property management, it’s interesting to discover why they chose to pursue the route of short term holiday letting instead. Alice & Justin reveal to us their top tips about short term leasing.

  1. 1. What have you found are the Top Three Advantages to short term leasing your house?

    There can be fantastic financial advantages, if you set it up correctly. So this would include;

    1. 1. Higher yield than longer term leasing
    2. 2. The higher rental yield then results in a better cash flow and;
    3. 3. When managed correctly, it’s an excellent way to build your property portfolio
  2. 2. What have you found are the Top Three Disadvantages to short term leasing your house?

    1. Forecasting for cash flow is difficult because you aren’t guaranteed that it will be occupied all the time.
    2. There’s more time and work involved in managing the bookings & the maintenance of the property
    3. We have a higher risk of wear & tear due to the reduced screening process through AirBnB (compared to how Calibre would typically screen a long term lease tenant).

  3. 3. What basic furnishings are required?

    Similar to styling a property for sale, I believe that furnishings are very important to attract quality guests. In our Airbnb property, we include a Nespresso machine with pods, soda stream and everything that you would typically find in your own home. We found this has helped to make people feel as though they are on holidays as soon as they open the door. It’s also important to include matching towel sets, we also include sanctum organic hotel range of amenities for that added touch of luxury.

  4.  4. How much effort should you put into decor?

    From my experience, guests like to experience a hotel quality finish but at the same time want to experience a familiarity with the property. Those added stylish touches really can give a lovely point of difference to your property.

  5. 5. Do you worry about expensive/bespoke items, in case they get damaged/worn?

    When setting up our holiday house as an Airbnb property, we firstly explored the available landlord insurance options for short term letting. We came across Terri Scheer’s short term letting policy. With the assurance of knowing that our property is insured, along with the security deposit that Airbnb holds for 3 days, we have had no incidents in the past 2 years. If you are considering setting up your property as an Airbnb property, you will have to allow some slight damage such as broken wine glasses or crockery, accidents happen. When furnishing our house, we purchased extra glasses, plates and cutlery that is on hand, should one break during a stay.

  6. 6. What styling tips seem to work well?

    Style according to your property and niche you are wanting to attract. Generally speaking, a clean neutral palette appeals to a wider market.

 

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Calibre Real Estate founders Justin & Alice Hagen have just been acknowledged on Business News Australia’s Top 40 Under 40 Young Entrepreneur Awards. Coming in at number 22, our resident real estate power couple say they are “honoured and touched by their most recent accolade.”  Alice says, “we simply couldn’t have made it to where we are today without the love and support of our family.”

It’s safe to say Justin & Alice’s lives have been rather busy since starting the successful South East Queensland based Real Estate agency back in 2009. The couple have three children under 9 years and are just in the process of finalising the new build of their Ashgrove property. That coupled with the pressure of running a business has resulted in 2017 being a very busy year indeed. But through hardwork and determination, they still managed to grow their Real Estate business by 64 percent in the last financial year.

“Yes, it does get a little hectic sometimes balancing work and family life.” Justin tells us that  “working 6 days a week can sometimes become quite the juggling act. But we always try to ensure that we find the right balance. That’s why Alice and I block out our Sundays as family days. It’s a great way to ensure that we still have quality time together, as a family.”

It’s exciting times ahead at Calibre Real Estate for Justin & Alice. They are constantly ensuring they are developing new business initiatives that help to ensure they maintain their position as market leaders. “We have launched Calibre Interior Design, our interior design and styling business. This business supplies and styles properties for our selling clients at a fraction of the cost of our competitors.

We’ve also launched our own Real Estate & Lifestyle blog. The blog has gained us massive traction through many digital & online marketing channels. The blog provides our clients with up-to-date and informative tips on a variety of real estate related topics.”

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Do you have a property in Brisbane that you would like to speak to this Real Estate power couple about? Then, please feel free to contact The Justin Hagen Team at Calibre Real Estate on 0401 856 161 .