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DON’T FOCUS ON FAULTS

Famed psychologist (and lover of Ayn Rand) Nathaniel Branden, once wrote: “Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves…

REAL ESTATE SELLING

One of the many fallacies of the real estate industry is that agents sell houses.
Real estate agents do not sell houses. Rather, buyers buy houses…

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION RATES

When Audrey from Glen Waverley in Victoria was selling her home, she did what many homeowners do – she called three agents. She asked each agent the same two questions most budding home sellers ask: How much and how much…

AUCTION LEMONS

Last week, 1,559 properties were listed for auction across Australia. Of these, 690 were sold…

ROBBING ELDERLY HOME SELLERS

There is no one more important in my life than my 90-year-old mother-in-law, Daphne. She’s a no-nonsense woman who, like many of her generation that grew up in a Depression followed by a world war, has an uncanny ability to spot dodgy characters. Fiercely independent, Daphne has been alone since being widowed 21 years ago. She owns a lovely two-bedroom home in a retirement village…

DON’T PAY ANYTHING

Last week, my wife and I went for dinner at a Thai restaurant. It looked good from the outside. But appearances are not always reality…

LAZY REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Zac is a Sydney schoolteacher, one of the best. Zac cares about the children with whom he spends each day. Indeed, he cares so much that he takes extra courses (outside the school or Education Department) on how to be a better teacher…

DANGEROUS REAL ESTATE

Two homes on Sydney’s North Shore. Next door to each other. A combined worth of more than $10 million ($5 million each)…