An old house requiring repairs

How rookie advice about a structural inspection almost cost a buyer thousands

A recent settlement case has highlighted the need for agents to understand the implications of ‘structural inspection clauses’, particularly, what it addresses and what it doesn’t.   This was clearly demonstrated when a rookie agent incorrectly advised a buyer that some maintenance issues at a property would be covered by a structural inspection clause, potentially …


Jay Wood (left) with his business partner Joe Mucci

How one agent built a business based almost exclusively on repeat and referrals

In 2006 I sold my real estate agency in Victoria Park. In many ways it was a sad time bringing an end to many business relationships that had served me well for many, many years. Along with making a significant contribution to my finances my years at pfr taught me many wonderful business and life …


Some title insurance premiums

Why Title Insurance Might Save You Thousands

Buying a home is a risk. Unapproved alterations, fraud, planning defects, the registration gap and mistakes from the Council all threaten a new home-owner. These risks can’t always be negated during settlement. Title insurance is a new type of property insurance available to buyers and home owners which protects your ownership and use of the …