Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lawyers Real Estate Well Received

Posted on June 30, 2010 by | 13 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   We have been overwhelmed with emails, texts and telephone calls from well-wishers. There were plenty of consumers interested in having Lawyers Real Estate sell their property for them, but also lawyers, conveyancers, accountants and even some real estate agents who are interested in owning a Lawyers Real Estate franchise. Lawyers Real Estate featured in an item on Channel 7’s...

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Real Estate Bidding Online – It Costs Nothing To Bid

Posted on June 18, 2010 by | 1 Comment
Lawyers Real Estate is a law firm that sells real estate for its clients without involving any real estate agents. To make the selling and buying of real estate quick, simple and transparent, the SLOD! real estate bidding facility has been established. In this series of postings we will be examining SLOD! in detail, explaining how it works why it is the best and fairest way to negotiate real estate transactions, and how to use...

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Vendor Property Inspections – Better For Everyone

Posted on June 8, 2010 by | 0 Comments
Real estate agents are good at making themselves look good. Those videos are more about the agent (note how the agent is always in camera, and it’s not just a voice-over with the focus being on the property) than the property. They want to show themselves as all-singing, all-dancing performers, with the property as their backdrop. An inspection should be about allowing purchasers to look at the property without someone telling them what they’re looking...

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Two Tales of Estate Agents’ Wilful Silence

Posted on June 4, 2010 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Agents might heed the Appeal Panel’s general warning to be “especially careful” that buyers are informed of material matters not discoverable through “undertaking usual enquiries,” and to be wary of not disclosing anything “particularly unusual” about a property. STORY ONE FROM QUEENSLAND: When Chris and Mary Carr went house‑hunting they noticed tradesmen working on one of the houses they inspected.  “The owners are still preparing the property...

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