THE PROPERTY BOOM WILL END

In 1972, I was an office boy in a real estate office in Yeppoon, a Central Queensland coastal town. The area had been booming for years. But, for me, it was too late. I had missed my chance…

HOME-BUYERS SAVE THOUSANDS

In these days of escalating prices, things keep getting tougher for home-buyers. But when a home sold in the Gold Coast hinterland the other day, the owners gave the buyers a generous discount…

THE ‘BUSINESS’ OF FLEECING CONSUMERS

Denise Brailey is the most famous ‘unknown’ woman in Australia. But, to those who do know her, she is their hero, the Florence Nightingale of real estate and finance…

ARE YOU BEING “USED”?

Some agents are deliberately delaying the sale of homes to suit their own agenda. They are “using” the sellers and, in doing so, causing sellers’ homes to sell for lower prices…

HOW TO ‘STAGE’ YOUR HOME

These days, many home sellers are paying thousands of dollars to ‘STAGE’ their homes. But is this money necessary? Does it increase the selling price? Well, sometimes, perhaps…

LEARNING FROM LOCKDOWN

Something wonderful happened to me on the weekend. In a moment, I will share it with you because, I’d like something wonderful to happen to you too…

ANOTHER AUCTION TRAP

All auction agents under-sell properties. They can’t help it because public auction is the worst way to sell any property. To be sure, many of these agents are more incompetent than dishonest…

TIME TO DITCH THAT DOG

They’re known as “dog properties”, the dregs of the real estate world. They’ve got so much wrong with them, so many drawbacks and disadvantages. They’re almost embarrassing…

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HURT THIS GIRL

Aside from my wife, there is no person with whom I am closer than Paula, my little sister. All my life, Paula has been my loyal supporter. With 18 months between us, we were inseparable as children. Even in different boarding schools, we kept in touch…

AGENTS’ COMMISSIONS

One of the biggest concerns for home-sellers is knowing how much commission to pay an agent to sell their home. But that question can lead in a dangerous direction. The cheapest agents are rarely the best agents…

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