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GET A GOOD PRICE IN A BAD MARKET

When I was an agent, there was one promise I refused to make to sellers. I never promised to sell their home at a specific price.
I did make two promises, however. First, I promised that the price I got for a home would be the highest price and second, no other agent would get a better price…

SUPERMARKET SALLY

This is a real estate story that almost breaks my heart. It’s an all-too-common story that applies to agents in every area of Australia, mostly the rookies…

HOW TO FIND A HOME TO RENT

If you’re trying to rent a home today, it’s bad news. Rental costs soaring with available homes vanishing. Stories of greedy landlords, dreadful properties and heartless agents.
In many parts of Australia, trying to find a home to rent is so depressing. No other word for it…

HOW REJECTED AGENTS BECOME ENEMY AGENTS

If you’re about to put your house on the market, you’ll have no trouble attracting agents. The mere scent of a big commission will attract dozens of agents.
And if you enjoy being harrassed by agents promising you all sort of miracles, well, you’ll maybe have fun as agents grovel, beg, and plead to list your home. Not to mention the promises – especially from weaker agents as they under-cut and over-promise their competitors…

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR

It was a British sitcom. It was quoted in the Bible. We are told to “love our neighbours”. Yet many of us never think of neighbours.
In real estate, there are two big ways neighbours can help you…

PROPERTIES I’D NEVER BUY

Imagine owning a property that even agents don’t want to sell.
That’s what happened to one owner recently. Four years ago, he bought an apartment off-the-plan from one of those expert “investment advisers”. He paid $550,000…

HOW VULTURE AGENTS CRACK ‘TOUGH NUT’ SELLERS

In the real estate world, a “tough nut” is a home seller who wants too much money.
To some degree, most sellers are “tough”; they want a great price. That’s okay, it’s just human nature. It doesn’t matter what we are selling – from a car to a home – we all want a good price…

THE TRAGEDY OF THE 18 STAIRS

Like many real estate stories, this one has touched my heart.
Alf and May have lived in their home since they fell in love and got married in 1968…

CINDY’S CHOICE

Cindy is a nice young lady. We always liked her, especially when she started in real estate. She was so enthusiastic, so keen to do the right thing. An honest and decent young lady, the sort of person the real estate industry needs…