Good Deeds Blog

How to make a successful Sea Change or Tree Change

There are so many valid reasons for wanting to make a major life change. Often it’s simply so you can slow down. Sometimes it’s been a long held dream about retirement. Or it could be that you want your kids to have a more rural upbringing. Whatever your reasons, the fact is that life out […]

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Moving to a new city and buying a house – Why out-of-towners need expert real estate help

Here is a little story about buyers from Brisbane and buyers from Melbourne trying to secure property in Sydney’s heady real estate market. When you are moving to a new city and buying a house you need to know what you should be looking for. Just before Christmas last year we had a client come […]

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Real estate auction bidding tactics: 5 people most likely to bid big

I have been to hundreds of auctions in my time and find it fascinating to watch real estate auction bidding tactics. Auctions can be stressful for everyone involved and often buyers surprise themselves: either by bidding more or less than they thought they would. Some buyers register for auctions and never even end up bidding […]

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Is it worth using a buyers agent?

Property buyers often ask: is it worth using a buyers agent? Since there is no parallel universe, it’s impossible to calculate with exact certainty how much our clients would have paid if they had not engaged us. The best answer, we believe, lies in real life examples. Some of these properties our clients DIDN’T go […]

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How much can you trust a Real Estate Agent?

Lets talk about the Elephant in the Room: can you trust a real estate agent? I’ve been working on an exciting project over the last 12 months, it’s a podcast that explores buyer behaviour and we’ve been interviewing sales agents and auctioneers to find out the specific strategies and tactics they employ to influence property […]

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How to decide when to make an offer before auction

Property buyers tend not to like auctions because they fear being outbid or they are daunted by the thought of having to perform in public. Often people prefer to try to make an offer before auction. But is this always the best strategy for a buyer? Here’s a sign to look for: if the sales […]

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The Costs Of Breaking Your Lease & How To Do It If You’re Ready To Buy

How do you go about breaking your lease? I thought you may be interested to know the numbers of exactly what you could be liable for if you were to pull out of the lease, and the good news is in most cases it is not too bad. I had Lisa from leading Sydney leasing […]

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Making an offer: the sure fire way to avoid being gazumped

In a competitive property market, often buyers find themselves either trying to gazump or being gazumped. And with many people, the moral code is that gazumping is fine if you are the one doing the gazumping but unethical if you are the losing party! In NSW, if you have had an offer accepted on a […]

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