Real Estate

2 Reasons Why 70% Of Private Sale By Owner Transactions Fail

A growing number of home sellers are dissatisfied by the prospect of using a real estate agent for a range of reasons.  The majority of these people believe that a private sale by owner is the only other option they have.  For many years, this was indeed the case, however, as you’ll discover towards the…

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Why You Must Avoid A Real Estate Agent Appraisal

Most home sellers have no idea that there is a massive conflict of interest built into every real estate agent appraisal.  This conflict of interest becomes obvious when we realise that there are two separate names for this phenomenon.  What you call an appraisal is actually called a ‘listing presentation’ by real estate agents.   The Conflict Of…

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Why Compare Real Estate Agents? And Why It’s A Waste Of Time

One of the first things almost all home sellers do once they’ve decided to sell their homes is to compare real estate agents in their area.  They have no idea that they are about to make a huge mistake, regardless of which agent they choose.  This is because they don’t know what they don’t know.…

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Why You Must Compromise When Selling Your Home

The five objectives of most home sellers Whether by private sale or using a traditional agent, not everybody wants the same result when they decide to sell their home. Some people want to achieve the highest sale price. Others want to save on the exorbitant commissions and marketing fees charged by real estate agents. There…

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What No Real Estate Agent Will Ever Tell You About Auctions

Auctions are the preferred method of sale for many Real Estate Agents. Unfortunately, most people don’t realise why auctions generally benefit the agent and also the buyer, more than the seller. In this article, I will reveal the top reasons you should avoid selling your home at Auction. These are otherwise known as the 7 truths about…

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Compare Real Estate Agents: The Myths Behind The Local Area ‘Expert’

When selling their home, most people compare real estate agents in an attempt to find the ‘local area expert’.  Unfortunately, most people simply don’t realise why this won’t necessarily help them achieve the best, or even a great result.  Despite knowing their local areas well, most real estate agents leave their clients tens of thousands…

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5 Reasons You Must Never Let a Real Estate Agent Negotiate for You

Most agents like to portray themselves as experts at negotiation to impress you and win your business.  They want to convince you that they are the only people who can negotiate the highest price for you.  A price that would justify their commission.  Unfortunately, most people take this at face value without understanding the dynamics…

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7 Benefits of Inspections by Appointment Over Open Homes

In my last post, I wrote about the five reasons you should never hold an open home when selling your property.  There is a method of showing your home to prospective buyers, which overcomes all the shortcomings of a traditional open home.  Of course, I am talking about none other than inspections by appointment.  With…

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