Blog - Auctions

Help bidding at auction – A behind the scenes look and what you need to know to win

Do you need help bidding at auction ?  Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and Lower North Shore are very auction oriented areas and there are certain rules of the game that you need to bear in mind when buying in such markets. Firstly, you need to be aware of how a quoted price or price range comes […]

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What’s the best way to handle auctions?

We speak to so many buyers about auctions – most hate them – and there’s a myriad of opinions on how to best handle them. When bidding for our clients we take into account many variables including who the auctioneer is, who the selling agent is and how clever they are at auction negotiations, how […]

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How to decode auction price guides to get a competitive edge

Auction underquoting and auction price guides have been a hot topic of conversation in real estate circles in NSW and Victoria recently, with changes to the law and public crackdowns on some high profile agents. Auction price guides have always caused stress with buyers for a number of reasons, largely because they don’t know how to […]

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Buying a house and the timing dilemma

It is difficult when you have found two properties that you like and they are both on different timelines. Especially if one is for sale by private treaty and the other by auction in a few weeks. The temptation is to think that the private treaty property will be more straightforward since there is an […]

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Guide to understanding real estate auction underquoting laws

Will the new auction quoting laws change anything in NSW? The NSW government’s new year’s resolution for real estate agents and quoting laws for 2016 was to make them all quote realistic auction price guides. Isn’t this great news? Real estate auction underquoting has driven buyers crazy for years. If all goes to plan, buyers will now […]

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How to buy property at auction – buyers agents on TV

The Block is great TV entertainment and I was pretty excited to see the inclusion of buyers’ agents as judges in the last series. Overall, it’s been great to see the profile of our industry raised and information on how to buy property at auction. Very soon we will get to see another 5 apartments […]

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The power of hindsight with your property

There is a saying I love: “never a mistake is made in hindsight”. This is so true because after the event we know all the answers.  This is the power of hindsight. All the things we wanted to know before making a decision are now out in the open.  When it comes to buying property, […]

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Auction underquoting – what’s all the fuss about?

Two weeks ago the NSW State Government suddenly announced that they were doing something about agents underquoting auction price guides. Isn’t this great? Finally the buyers will know exactly what the sale price will be before they bid!! Right? Call me cynical but the timing is interesting: I am of the belief that after the […]

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