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How do you justify a $20,000 advertising campaign when selling?

How do you justify a $20,000 advertising campaign when selling?

December 11th, 2018 / Mario Lattanzi

The successful sale of the 21 Agincourt Street, Grange is another example of why a large, vendor-paid adverting campaign is not warranted. As all people do before they put their property on the market, the home owners interviewed a number of agents and got multiple opinions on price and fees. What they found was that

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Do Pools Increase Your Home’s Value?

Do Pools Increase Your Home’s Value?

December 4th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

I’m writing this in the middle of a crazy heatwave.  All I can think about is how much I would love to be poolside.  Even the beach seems too hot right now.  “If only I had a pool….” This must be the thought pattern of many a Queenslander this week. And it got me thinking.

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5 Common Myths About Pets and Body Corporates – Courtesy of Statewide Conveyancing

5 Common Myths About Pets and Body Corporates – Courtesy of Statewide Conveyancing

November 27th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

Many people are unsure of their rights about keeping a pet in their unit complex. Here, we clear up five common myths about where you and your best fur-friend stand 1.  If the bylaws say no pets, then you can never have a pet. Not true. A recent court case found that if the bylaws say

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PURPLE BRICKS ARE FALLING DOWN

PURPLE BRICKS ARE FALLING DOWN

November 20th, 2018 / Emilia D'Agostino

On Monday, Purple Bricks Australia announced yet another high profile resignation, releasing a statement saying it was “mutually agreed” that Mr Ryan Dinsdale (Chief Executive Officer) “will leave the business to pursue new opportunities”. At that point on Monday morning. no Purple Bricks agents or territory owners knew about this and had been told he

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Don’t Become a Postcode Povvo – Advice Scott Pape “The Barefoot Investor” Gives to Home-Owners and Renters.

Don’t Become a Postcode Povvo – Advice Scott Pape “The Barefoot Investor” Gives to Home-Owners and Renters.

November 13th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

There’s a lot of pressure on young people to become “post code povvos”.That’s the name Scott Pape, “The Barefoot Investor”  gives to people who mortgage themselves to the nines  so they can live in a leafy, ‘posh’ suburb … and end up living lives of quiet desperation. In January 2017 , an extensive study of

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What is unlawful entry?

What is unlawful entry?

November 6th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

The more I investigate this breach of the Property Act, the more common I realise this is. Landlords DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to enter their rental property without issuing a Form Nine (entry notice).  It called unlawful entry and any landlord or real estate agent who does it is in serious breach. The problem

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Lights, Camera, Drama.  The Fallout From ‘The Block’ Auction Day

Lights, Camera, Drama. The Fallout From ‘The Block’ Auction Day

October 30th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

It’s no secret that drama makes good TV.  And auctions make good drama.  So it’s not surprising that The Block Auction Day is one of the biggest nights in the TV year in terms of viewers and ratings. That’s how Channel Nine can afford to buy such impressive real estate, with advertisers clamouring for advertising

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Breaking The Mold On Real Estate Agents

Breaking The Mold On Real Estate Agents

October 23rd, 2018 / Jane Braddy

  I sat down with Mario Lattanzi, Principal of Clark Real Estate, to discuss his “wish list” in terms of recruiting for new sales people. It makes for interesting and refreshing reading and may just surprise you….. Q. What is the number one quality you look for in potential new sales employees? A. “We want

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Brisbane’s Healthiest Suburbs List . The Inner North Shines.

Brisbane’s Healthiest Suburbs List . The Inner North Shines.

October 17th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

We hear it said all the time. It’s the lifestyle in Brisbane that is our greatest drawcard. But what areas of Brisbane are the healthiest? And which comes first? Are healthy people drawn to healthy suburbs or do they become healthy once they reside there? The study, commissioned by Domain and authored by Deloitte Access

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What Are the Top Five Attributes of a Good Real Estate Agent?

What Are the Top Five Attributes of a Good Real Estate Agent?

October 9th, 2018 / Jane Braddy

We’ve all been there…. Faced with a professional who acts anything but and you are left tearing your hair out thinking “Do I really have to pay this person?”. Real Estate Agents are not immune to criticism, and rightly so. We talked to a selection of buyers and sellers and made a list of the

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