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What the auction Clearance Rate means to you
Last week I was talking about median prices, so this week, let’s look at another water cooler topic - property[...]
I haven’t met anyone who’s “bought Melbourne”…
A good way to trip yourself up on property pricing is using the median price as a definitive statement on[...]
Who really is going to cause disruption in the real estate industry?
I’ve been party to a number of conversations recently both online and face to face where agents are commenting on[...]
Property and Buyers remorse
You might know the feeling, you’ve spent weeks searching, and maybe missed out on one or two others along the[...]
We’re losing our built heritage
Victoria's population is growing at the rate of over 1500 people a week, and this is partly fuelling the level[...]
In real estate, you’ve got to know when to hold ’em…
We all know the drill with auction quote ranges, the property vendor and their agent don’t want to give too[...]
How Luke made over 11% on his property in 6 months
An exercise in research and strategy I first met Luke in late 2016 when he was recommended to me in[...]
Auctions and the property buyer
Auctions are a number of things, they’re public theatre, they’re daunting, they’re emotional, and can even be exciting - so[...]
Is a better property always just around the corner?
I had an interesting conversation over the holidays with a couple who had been in the marketplace for around 6[...]
How to spot the next property “hot spot”… or not
I’ve had a couple of conversations with prospective new clients recently wanting to know where I see the next “hot[...]
Who’s really “disrupting” the real estate market?
I’ve been party to a number of conversations in forums recently where agents are commenting on the various threats to[...]
Cheering for a property crash? Think again.
I’ve lost track of the number of “experts” who have spent the last couple of years predicting a “massive collapse”[...]
How to Make Investing in Property Just as Easy – Your Buyers Advocate
Buying a property to live in or as an investment property involves time and generally a lot of it. Really knowing the Melbourne property market requires expertise and most agents are only allowed to buy or sell in their small patch and financial advisors don’t have property expertise. Both often make commissions, which is a conflict of interest.

The gap of integrity is huge and you need someone who works for your outcome ...

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How to make Selling Property a Breeze – Your Vendor Advocate
Navigating the Melbourne property market involves open for inspections, moving, paperwork and finding the right agent can be quite tricky. Every real estate agent will tell you that they’re ‘the best’ at what they do. However, Melbourne property prices are affected by many factors and properties are passed in at auction every week.

Part of my role in vendor advocacy is to vet the agencies for you; I make sure they fit the standard required all the way through the process of the sale …

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Make the Right Decision for You – Your Property Negotiator
At every stage when buying or selling property there are competing goals – yours and the real estate agents.

You need the best property for you at the lowest buying price and the highest return when you sell. Real estate agents need the best outcome for their commission and sales. While there are many good agents, essentially your goals are not the same and this can lead you to be pushed …

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Why Find a Buyers or Vendor Advocate at All?
The philosophy of the property industry is push until you get push back. The real estate sales model isn’t really geared to allow that people know their own minds.

It’s a machine that sees unwary buyers and vendors who fumble around spending needlessly and fretting about making life-changing decisions. Meanwhile the agent needs that signature on the page daily, weekly, monthly. I’m here to change that for you …

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