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…

AUCTION’S ‘TRANSPARENT’ TWIST

Agents love to tell sellers that “auction is the most transparent way to sell a home”. The word ‘transparent’ makes us feel comfortable. It means nothing is hidden from us. It is supposed to make us think a process is fair and we are being told the truth…

HOW DO YOU BUY YOUR FIRST HOME IN 2021?

In 1976 I bought my first property. It was a new one-bedroom unit opposite the big Catholic Church in Tranmere Street, Drummoyne. The price was $28,750. I was 21 years old. Always a saver, I had scratched together a deposit of $5,000…

FOREIGN AGENTS CAN GET BETTER PRICES

It is one of the most beautiful homes you will ever see. It’s set on eight sprawling acres with a circular driveway leading to a grand entrance. It looks like a magnificent mansion from a bygone era. Until you see the sparkling swimming pools…

PITY TODAY’S BUYERS

If it really is the best time in years to be selling a property then surely, it must follow, that the opposite applies: It must be the worst time to buy. Certainly, in many areas, prices have never been higher. And yes, prices have reached the point where the sanest word to describe them is probably “madness”…

DON’T DEAL WITH DODGY

If I could only give you one piece of advice about selling your home, it would be this: NEVER HIRE A DODGY AGENT. Dodgy agents cause you no end of trouble. Especially after you hire them…

THE SELLING SECRET YOU NEVER TELL

If you want to sell a property for the best price, there is one secret you must never tell. If you reveal this secret, it can cost you thousands of dollars. No matter what your home is worth, nothing lowers its value more than telling this secret, especially to agents…

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