Evolved Luxury Floors Changes Name

Evolved Luxury Floors who specialise in flooring solutions such as carpet, timber and vinyl plank for Gold Coast customers, decided recently that even though they had a great product the word “luxury” in their business name might have been making access to certain customer groups more challenging that it should’ve been.

Hence the name change form “Evolved Luxury Floors” to “Evolved Floors” which meant a domain change to http://evolvedfloors.com.au which was managed by the folk at Streamshare Digital Marketing and a new logo.

Evolved Floors

Unit 4, 6-8 Enterprise Street Molendinar QLD 4214

Phone: 07 5539 6260

Email: paula@evolvedfloors.com.au


Queensland Company Offering Great Deal On Roller Blinds & Security Screens

Servicing Brisbane Southside, Gold Coast and Tweed Valley regions is Tweed Heads company QLD Blinds & Security. Their current offer is a whopping 30% off when you buy a house-lot of roller blinds and security screens for your windows and doors.

Contact Rachel on 07 5559 5945 and ask about the 30% off deal

Security Screens for Windows Gold Coast

Security Screens for Windows



Luggie Travel Scooters Making Travel Easier For The Aged And Handicapped

The Luggie Travel Scooter is a lightweight, fold-able mobility scooter distributed by Portable Mobility Scooters (Australia) Their travel scooters have made getting around locally and travel on airplanes relatively easy for our aged and handicapped citizens. They can be folded and put into the boot of your car or taxi.

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genie easy fold unfolded yellow

Luggie Folding Mobility Scooter

Luggie Folding Mobility Scooter

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Symcorp Building Services About To Open New Showroom

Symcorp Building Services will be opening a new showroom in Burleigh Heads in late April, 2017

The showroom will feature bathrooms and kitchens as well as all the accessories your new home renovations will need from tiles to tap fittings.

Look out for the showroom coming soon to;

2/33 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220

Phone Chris Symons on 0423 654 623 for more information


Drones Now Being Used For Gold Coast Property Inspections



Luke Taylor from TPC Property Services, a well known building and pest inspection company operating in the Gold Coast region for more than 15 years, has started to use drones for visual inspections of difficult to access areas such as 2 and 3 storey house and apartment blocks.

Luke said that the aerial inspection of buildings through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) equipped with high quality cameras is the way of the future in the building and pest inspection industry. “Our customers love the service as we can find problems faster, do a better job and pass those cost savings on to the client making everybody happy.

Gold Coast Businesses Confident In Lead Up To Commonwealth Games: Griffith Poll

THE Gold Coast has become a city of business confidence thanks to the positive influence of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Ninety four per cent of respondents to the latest quarterly Griffith University — Gold Coast Bulletin Business Confidence Poll are confident that the local economy will gain significant benefit from the Games in the year ahead.

The optimism driven by the Games has been backed by sustained positive sentiments about the performance of the city’s key property, tourism and retail sectors and the local economy.

Positive confidence levels in these sectors has been maintained at high levels for the past 12 months.


Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor Business, Professor David Grant.

Griffith University Pro-Vice Chancellor Business, Professor David Grant said the Coast’s business community is set to take advantage of the biggest event in the history of the city.

“Core positive confidence has been maintained on the Coast for the past year and there is now some evidence the Commonwealth Games is producing an added degree of positivity,” Prof Grant said.

“This situation is unique in Australia at this time and it is up to businesses to now grasp the many opportunities the Games present.”

He said the current poll, which ended in February, follows indications, in the previous quarter,

that 60 per cent of local businesses were planning for growth in 2017 as a result of the Games.

“While there was some variance in the degrees of confidence held regarding

the influence of the Games, the fact that only six per cent of respondents were

not confident and 40 per cent were very confident, augurs well for this year

and for ongoing positive sentiments beyond the April 2018 Games,” he said

“Businesses are recognising the significant opportunities the Games present

and that they can gain from embracing the spirit of the event by providing

support and also implementing internal strategies that create specific benefits

for them.

“Unlike in some other cities where negativity has been associated with the

hosting of the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games there is strong

support on the Coast.

“While there are obvious benefits for the tourism and hospitality sectors, the

city’s knowledge sector assets and the diversity of its local economy will be

showcased so that opportunities for business not obviously and directly linked

to the Games will also present.

“The Griffith University Business School is undertaking research that will

assist in identifying such opportunities, with results to be made available to the business community.

“This is a terrific opportunity for the Coast’s business community to leverage

and show off its entrepreneurial spirit and “can do” approach to the world.”

The Psychology Of Auctions And Tips On How To Bid

BIDDING at auction is like a sport. There are competitors, spectators, an umpire, game plans, and in the end, there are winners and losers.

It isn’t as easy as turning up with a price limit in mind and calling out some numbers. There is actually a lot more strategy, endurance and psychological tricks involved, reveals Damien Cooley of Cooley Auctions.

Auctions are touted as the most transparent way to sell a house — and they are. The open market determines the price, rather than a closed door deal between a seller and buyer.

But auctions also thrive on momentum, which is why you can turn up confidently only to be left in a spin within a matter of minutes because the property you thought was in your price range just sold for money you can only dream of.

“When an auction has momentum it can sell really well and a buyer can, in many cases, find themselves in a scenario where the bidding started at $800,000 and all of a sudden we are at $965,000,” Mr Cooley told news.com.au.

“What that means is the buyer needs to act quickly and make fast decisions — and it is those spare of the moment decisions where the auctioneer’s role is to get that buyer to continue bidding.”


Sounds intimidating, but Mr Cooley says there are a few sneaky tactics that a buyer can employ to slow the momentum and steady the decision making — much like the captain of a sports team can slow the game if it is getting sloppy.

An effective way to do this is to bid in odd increments and call our your actual bid, not the total price.

“If the auctioneer is asking you for $10,000, there is no reason why you can’t give them $13,000. But don’t call out the number you want it to land on, call out the increment you’d like to bid in,” Mr Cooley said.

“If the auction is at $920,000 and you bid another $13,000 that is easy to add up but what about if you made another bid of $18,000? And don’t say $951,000 because that is easy for the auctioneer. If you just call out your bid of $18,000 the auctioneer has to think about it add that up in their head.”

And it’s not just about slowing the pace of the auctioneer; this tactic also throws other buyers off, slowing momentum even further.

“Most buyers will land on a round number, so most bidders will go to auction saying we are going to pay $900,000. That’s their limit and they won’t go over it, it is a psychological thing .”


Damien Cooley of Cooley Auctions said bidding at an auction is like a sport: it takes strategy and skill.

When bidding at an auction you also have to adjust your strategy accordingly; every auction is different. For instance, the amount of competition you have really matters.

For a lot of competition at a large auction, Mr Cooley said you have got to be confident and aggressive.

“If you can see there is a lot of competition then you are going to have to bid aggressively. I would argue that the best way to bid in that scenario is to come in with a really aggressive bid first,” he said.

“This is firstly to show your confidence but also and if an agent has quoted $1 million and you know you’re willing to pay up to $1.35 million, I guarantee you that some of your competition are thinking it will go for between $1.25 million and $1.35 million. So there is no point starting the auction at $1 million and giving everyone hope.

“In that scenario I would come in with a strong bid at $1.2 million and that will send an immediate shockwave through every single person at the auction and it will stun them that someone has started the bidding so high.”


On the other hand, if you can only see there is one other registered bidder, then Mr Cooley said to play your cards a little bit closer to your chest in that same scenario.

“I might start the bidding at $950,000 and let the auctioneer tell me if they are happy to accept it or not. If they say no then you can guarantee that the owner is not selling at that price. And that’s okay, that’s not offensive.

“So if they the auctioneer said no, sit back and see if anyone else bids. If they don’t the auctioneer may use a vendor bid. If they do make a vendor bid, you then need to consider if you want to bid above that or get into a negotiation.

“You have to remember that if you don’t make a bid, the post-auction is open to any bidder but if you’re the highest bidder, you have the first opportunity to negotiate with the seller. So I’d always recommend that a buyer bids above that vendor bid — assuming they are happy to pay that price for it.”


Competing at auction isn’t just about how you present yourself. Just as important is keeping an eye on your opponent.

“It is important to watch what your competition is doing because their body language will tell you a lot about how much further they are prepared to go,” Mr Cooley said.

“Stand in a prominent position where you can see what your competition is doing — their facial expressions, body language, and whether they are talking. ”

And the same goes for your actual auctioneer, he said.

“This is important because every auctioneer calls an auction differently. You should research them and watch how they trial close, watch their speed and watch the little things they do and say … I’m always actively looking to convince bidders to bid particular numbers because I’m thinking three or four bids ahead of what the number is I’m asking for.”


Originally published as Mind games to win at auction