The ‘Era’ is almost upon us, Aussies! Fresh from her historic win at the Grammy Awards, bagging “Album of the Year” for the fourth time with her magnum opus “Midnights,” Taylor Swift is all set to sprinkle her enchantment Down Under with the highly awaited Eras Tour on the 16th-18th of February in Melbourne and the 23rd-26th of February in Sydney.
Excitement is high among Swifties as they anticipate a life-changing event on our shores, ensuring it won’t be a Cruel Summer down under.
Meanwhile, you might be wondering, what on earth does Tay Tay have to do with the world of real estate and why are we even talking about her?
Great question! I admit, it’s a bit silly and perhaps my way of being sly, but as both a die-hard Swiftie and a real estate scribbler, I just had to find a way to blend my two passions: Tay Tay and real estate. Special credit goes to our Digital Media Head, Aaron, who thought it would be cool to do a blog about this. After some brainstorming and swift research sessions, we hatched the ingenious idea of incorporating her songs as quirky reminders for home buyers on their quest for the perfect abode. Are you ready for it?
Enough with the prolonged preamble! Let’s dive into some Taylor Swift-inspired nuggets of wisdom for all dream home hunters out there! The catch? We’ll do it one era at a time. Let the Eras Tour (4one4 Version) begin!
Taylor Swift Era: Find a Place in this World
Starting from her self-titled debut album, her masterpiece “A Place in This World” resonates with the journey of finding one’s identity and sense of belonging. Similarly, when embarking on the adventure of purchasing a home, the search for the perfect location is a crucial step in establishing a place to call your own. You wouldn’t want another Picture to Burn, or see any Teardrops on [your] Guitar, right? Then make sure to do your research. Lots of research.
Tay Tay’s lyrics remind us that the journey is just as crucial as the destination, especially when it involves picking the perfect neighbourhood to set up camp. It’s not just about finding a place; it’s about finding your place, where the groove of the community and your heart are Tied Together with a Smile.
Fearless Era: Write your own Love Story
Now that you’ve found a suitable area to settle in, it’s time to find the perfect address! And as we speak, we also move to Taylor’s next Era: Fearless. Picture yourself walking through a charming neighbourhood, and suddenly, you lock eyes with a stunning house that has everything you want outside and everything you need inside. This is probably what Taylor meant when she said, “It’s a love story, baby just say yes”. Well, Taylor, this might be the Best Day to say “yes” to timber floors and neutral tones that make our hearts skip a beat and a kitchen so dreamy, that it deserves its own Love Story.
Who needs Romeo on a White Horse anyway when you’ve found your own sanctuary that could last for the next Fifteen years or even Forever & Always? And guess what? It’s complete with all the amenities and appliances you want, straight out of a romantic novel. Forget about star-crossed lovers; we’re all about finding the perfect match in accessibility and convenience to everyday needs! I mean, what more could you ask for?
Speak Now Era: Speak Now or forever hold your peace
Featuring Tay Tay’s title track in her Speak Now album, she reminds homebuyers to check thoroughly before saying “I do” to that mortgage commitment. We understand that you might be Enchanted to see the property, but don’t be a Foolish One, every little thing matters when buying a home. Examine the foundation, walls, and roof for any signs of cracks, water damage, or sagging. Check for leaks, water pressure, and drainage. Ensure the electrical system is up to code. You don’t want to experience a literal Electric Touch, right? Then check the circuit breaker, outlets, and the condition of wiring throughout the house.
Now that you’ve examined everything you need and might have found some issues, make sure to Speak Now and address them. You don’t have to be Mean, though. You can address your concerns properly to your real estate agent, so he/she can communicate them to the property owner. That would save you a lot of time, effort, and even money in the long run, trust me.
Red Era: All Too Well–hopefully…
Moving forward with Taylor’s Eras, Red Album’s All Too Well talks about love found and lost. You wouldn’t want that to happen to your dream home, right? It would be heartbreaking to know that the home of your dreams has been stolen by another buyer–that’s Sad Beautiful Tragic. So, you better act fast–but everything should still be put into consideration. Consult your real estate agent (or even your financial advisor) with everything financial to know what you could and should offer to provide a competitive bid (just make sure to not get lost in translation *wink)
Worst case scenario, if your dream home really got snatched by another property enthusiast, don’t fret because you could always Begin Again. Start from the basics and do your homework until you find The Lucky One. We could only imagine how magical The Very First Night you’d spend in your home sweet home. Truly magical and memorable.
1989 Era: Embrace the Blank Space
Now that we’re in a different era, the 1989 album, we’re also diving into a different way to achieve the Great Australian Dream. How do you feel about starting from a Blank Space and putting it all together? In real estate words, this is the exciting journey of Renovation.
Just like Taylor, sometimes it’s essential to Shake [it] Off the dust and embrace the Clean palette. Imagine transforming a neglected property into your own Wonderland, where every stroke of paint erases the past and every renovation decision is a chance to go Out of the Woods and create new memories. Don’t be afraid to tear down walls and dance in empty rooms – after all, in real estate and in life, the possibilities are endless when you’re willing to start from scratch. And what a fun way to design your home with your personal Style and make your Wildest Dreams come to life?!?
Reputation Era: Let the End Game Begin
At times, because of the ever-changing market and real estate news here and there, along with our personal stories, we tend to shift our focus to other matters. This Taylor Swift song from one of her most controversial albums, Reputation, reminds us to lock our eyes on the Gorgeous prize: our End Game.
Its lyrics teach us that in the grand game of real estate, patience and precision are key. So, don’t rush into decisions like a whirlwind romance; take the time to explore, evaluate, and find the property that seems Delicate to your heart. After all, you can’t say “I Did Something Bad” and expect a Getaway Car to save you. Because at the end of the day, you can only make your own decisions, so, make sure to get guided by the right people and principles.
Lover Era: You Need to Calm Down, like seriously…
Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” from the Lover album is not just a catchy tune; it’s also the perfect anthem for maintaining your cool amidst the rollercoaster ride of real estate. As you navigate the twists, turns, and occasional turbulence of the housing market, remember Tay Tay’s sage advice: take a deep breath, keep your composure, and resist the urge to panic.
Whether it’s negotiating prices, dealing with paperwork, or handling the occasional curveball, stay calm. Swiftly stride through the challenges, and when the right home comes along (hopefully, not in Cornelia Street), you’ll be thanking yourself for maintaining that tranquil mindset. Remember, in the real estate serenade, just like in love, Taylor’s wise words remind us to appreciate the beauty that comes after the storm: the Afterglow – or in this case, after the stressful house-hunting journey.
Folklore Era: Find the Perfectly Fit Cardigan
Much like wrapping yourself in a warm, familiar Cardigan, finding the perfect home is about discovering a snug and comforting haven. It should feel like the overall vibe of the Folklore album: homey and cosy. Imagine slipping into the soft embrace of a home that feels like your favourite cardigan – timeless, comforting, and uniquely yours Seven days a week. You should find a home that feels exactly like home–something you’ll look forward to coming after a long tiring day; something that transcends Peace. So, button up those real estate dreams and find The 1 that fits you like the perfect cardigan!
But, guess what? You, yourself, could actually turn your space into something like this by just simply rearranging and mixing and matching, and perhaps, renovating too. But if you want it to be professionally done, there are available interior designers in the market who can pull the Invisible Strings of your interior dreams into reality.
Evermore Era: Ready, Set, Gold Rush!
Just as how productive Taylor Swift was in 2020 crafting both Folklore and Evermore, how about we channel Taylor Swift’s ‘Gold Rush‘ vibes into your real estate game? Her reminder echoes through the corridors of possibility as you ponder turning that dreamy home into a golden opportunity. Yes, aside from residential properties, you can also venture into commercial ones such as entering the rental world.
Just like Taylor’s chart-toppers, your property could be the next big hit in the rental market. ‘tis the damn season to turn your home into a gold rush of income by leasing it out and watch the metaphorical gold coins rain down. Taylor knows a thing or two about crafting hits, and you can be the maestro of real estate success. Long story short, purchasing a home can be your next source of cash flow. Isn’t that a good way to eliminate some of your champagne problems?
Midnights Era: Be the Mastermind
We’re finally down to the last era of Taylor Swift a.k.a. my most favourite album!!! Her hit “Mastermind” reminds home buyers to take matters into their own hands. You don’t have to be an Anti-hero. Not only with choosing the location and property or with everything that has been mentioned above but most importantly, the Labyrinth of legalities and paperwork behind every process.
You need to do your research; You’re on Your Own, Kid. But consulting a professional to settle things like these would also be a smart move. Address your concerns and make them elaborate on details you need for clarification. It’s better to be cautious than be sorry for yourself later on. There should be no room for Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve once you’re well-informed about every nook and cranny from the beginning until the end. You’ve got this!
And… that is it, Folks, for the Eras Tour (4one4 Version)! We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about some important reminders when you are purchasing your dream abode. If you need any help navigating the real estate algorithm in Tasmania, our friendly team is here to lend a helping hand. And if you have any Taylor Swift or Eras Tour-related queries, Tay Tay’s social media pages might be the best to consult (but if a swiftie can answer it, you can count on some of our members including me *wink).
If you’re going to the Eras Tour in Melbourne and Sydney this month, lucky you (I’m jealous) and make sure to have lots of fun!!! Until then, let’s all wait patiently for Taylor’s new album coming April this year: The Tortured Poets Department.