Why safety should be your top priority when selecting a settlement agent

Why safety should be your top priority when selecting a settlement agent

Caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. So goes the old adage, and a handful of Perth people have learnt this lesson the hard way. A recent ABC News report told the story of one such victim. An elderly pensioner was in the process of purchasing a property in Perth’s western suburbs when internet scammers …

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Risky Business

Risky Business – Going Unconditional Without Finance Approval

We have been asked “Is it possible to go unconditional on an O & A contract, which is subject to finance, without finance approval being gained?” The short answer is “Yes”, however we don’t recommend this course of action We were reminded of this recently when a long term client shared an archive case story …

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Charlie Gunningham

How Real Estate Agents Can Kick-Start Their Online Strategy [Ask an Expert]

As manager for reiwa.com, Charlie Gunningham is switched on when it comes to the ins and outs of online marketing. Below, he reveals the biggest marketing mistakes real estate agents are making, and how agents can get social media and real estate websites working for them. Q. Charlie, what does a typical agent’s marketing strategy …

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Lee and Derek Baston

How Important is Community to Real Estate Agents? [Ask an Expert]

Lee and Derek Baston are a busy husband-and-wife team living and selling real estate with LJ Hooker pfr.com.au in Victoria Park. With a combined 14 years selling in the Vic Park area, they are passionate about the local community and regularly update their blog Vic Park Life with local happenings. Read on for Lee and …

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How to get more business by making your client’s settlement enjoyable [ask an expert]

How to Get More Business by Making Your Client’s Settlement Enjoyable [Ask an Expert]

Can settlement be an enjoyable experience? Dianne Seear, an experienced conveyancer and Licensee at Residential Settlements, thinks it definitely can. I quizzed Dianne about the settlement process and she shared her top tips for agents who want their clients to have an excellent property transaction. Q. What’s the importance of a smooth settlement to real …

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Michelle Aslander

Ask an Expert: Michelle Aslander

Michelle Aslander is Principal of Raine & Horne Victoria Park and Suburbs, where she works as both a property manager and sales representative. Having started in real estate in 1997, her outstanding career achievements include becoming co-chair of REIWA’s Property Management Network and a committee member of REIWA’s Women In Property. Michelle recently talked to …

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