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What really frustrates Aussie renters

November 9, 2017


According to realestates.com.au’s latest Consumer Intentions Study, 47% of respondents find it extremely frustrating having to compete with other renters for a property, the September survey of 1107 Australians showed. The findings don’t surprise Andrew Rechtman, Executive General Manager of Residential at REA Group. “The demographic trend is that more and more people are coming into the […]


8 personality traits of a successful real estate agent

November 1, 2017


1. Empathy Many vendors are in a sensitive position when selling a property, perhaps due divorce, debt or death. The ability to truly empathise with vendors in these situations is important in order for clients to feel respected and validated.  Empathy is a key factor in being able to create a longstanding relationship with clients. […]

Settlement tips for home buyers

October 30, 2017


1. Understand settlement Settlement is the conclusion of the sale transaction conducted between your legal representative and that of the sellers. It’s when ownership passes from the seller to you, and you pay the balance of the sale price. Settlement period is usually 30 to 90 days after contracts are exchanged. 2. Arrange your final […]

NSW housing affordability package to slash stamp duty for first home buyers

October 30, 2017

First Home Buyer

First home buyers will be helped into the property market with more than $1 billion of stamp duty concessions and measures to level the playing field with investors under reforms unveiled by Premier Gladys Berejiklian to tackle housing affordability. But the NSW government is being criticised for an absence of measures to boost the construction […]