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Real Estate Advertising: Where Should Your Dollars Go?

Long before settlement and completion of the Offer and Acceptance, a seller must do all they can to attract the best price for their home – which means spending money on advertising. But when it comes to real estate advertising, where exactly should a seller’s dollars go? In a recent article, the Australian Financial Review …


Inspect plumbing BEFORE settlement completes

6 Inspections to Include on the Offer and Acceptance

Pre-purchase inspections are a common, and necessary, part of the property settlement process. They’re designed to check specific aspects of a home and show you exactly what you’re buying – very useful in uncovering nasty surprises like extensions that aren’t council approved! Here’s 6 types of inspections buyers often choose to include on the Offer …


Unapproved additions can lead to disaster

3 Things You Need To Know About Illegal Building

When you’re buying a property, be aware of illegal building – ie. illegal additions or modifications to a property. They could cost you lots of money and stress! With around 30% of buildings inspected by Archicentre architects having some kind of illegal additions, illegal building is a common risk for home buyers. During the life …


Facebook likes are just the beginning.

3 Ways to Promote Your Real Estate Business on Facebook

With the average Australian spending over 5 hours on Facebook every month, Facebook is a powerful way for people in real estate to meet prospective clients. The real estate agents who get the most out of their Facebook business pages tend to be the ones who:     make their details readily available,     showcase their …


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How Foresight and Smart Contracts Can Prevent Homeless Clients

The complications involved with ‘subject sales’ need to be anticipated before writing up the Offer and Acceptance. A subject sale case occurs when a client is looking to buy a house, but needs to sell their existing house in order to do so. Unsurprisingly, these cases are fairly common as many people looking to move …


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How to Develop a Reputation for Awesome Customer Service in Just 21 Days

Great agents know that repeat and referral business is the best business you can get. It’s more profitable, it’s heaps more fun and it’s the ultimate competitive weapon. But after months of appraisals, home opens and late evening negotiations it can be tempting for an agent to relax once finance has been approved and settlement …