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THIS ONE WON'T LAST

Many home buyers no doubt wish they had a dollar (or a property!) for every time a real estate agent has told them “this one won’t last long.”

Inexperienced agents use this cliché to create urgency regardless of whether it is appropriate or not. The result is that professional agents wishing to give their best advice to purchasers in ... Read more »


​THE SALE IS ON

Many homes sell quickly without a hitch while others seem to attract more than their share of problems.

One of the most difficult situations for vendors to deal with the Loss of their purchaser. By the time vendors realise their sale is not proceeding they will have already spent money with their solicitor and in many cases soil have undertaken the ... Read more »


THE PROPERTY SELLER'S CATCH 22

It is common practice to inflate the projected selling price of a property by a small percentage to allow for purchasers to negotiate. It also allows for fluctuation in the market created by temporary surges in purchase numbers. Unprecedented levels of competition at the time of releasing the property onto the market sometimes result in a property ... Read more »


​THE INVESTOR'S SLIP SLOP SLAP

Sometimes new investors make the decision to manage their own investment property. After all, it seems obvious - why pay an agent to do something as simple as banking a rental cheque? It’s only when they start managing their own property on a day to day basis that they realise the level of expertise required to maximize income and minimize ... Read more »