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7 ways you can lose money in property

It may seem strange for a buyers agent to say this, but you can lose money in property. And not just when the market slows down – but at any time. There’s a report that comes out every three months by Corelogic and it’s called the “Pain & Gain Report”. That’s right, PAIN and gain. […]

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6 things you can do when there is no property for sale in Winter

Why is there so little property for sale in Winter?   At this time of year, we are used to scarce listings and it’s common for real estate agents to go skiing or take their annual European vacation. This year is no different, with stock levels typically low. Actually, some agents are complaining that listings are down even […]

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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 couple of 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 […]

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What to do when buying a house for the first time?

8 steps to buying a house for the first time: Step 1: Save a deposit It sounds really obvious, I know, but it is the hardest thing to do if you’re buying a house for the first time in Sydney. Ideally, you’ll save 20% of the property’s value and that way you can avoid paying lenders […]

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What does auction price guide mean?

Every state or territory in Australia has laws to prevent agent underquoting. These laws are meant to make sure that the agent quotes a price that is realistic and close to the figure prospective buyers can expect the property to sell for. The thing is, they’re not all that reliable. So it’s really important, as […]

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Can I buy another house before I sell mine?

So many people come to us and ask ‘can I buy another house before I sell mine?’ Well, there is one fundamental rule that I apply when deciding if you can buy before you sell. But, before we get to that rule, there’s two things you need to find out first. The first thing you […]

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How do you make a pre auction offer?

A lot of buyers are really scared about going to auction because they fear being outbid or they’re just daunted by the prospect of performing in public. Now because of this, a lot want to make an offer prior to auction. They think this is the best way to go about it. So, how do […]

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Factors affecting property prices

The definition of market value is when a willing vendor meets a willing buyer, so price can be heavily impacted by just how willing each of these two parties are! Obviously market dynamics play a large part also, and we believe there are five other elements (at least) that can affect the price a residential […]

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