Tag Archive: Enzo Raimondo

Enzo Raimondo & REIV – Misleading Advice On Property Valuations

Posted on March 6, 2011 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   Enzo Raimondo is the CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), but he is not a lawyer. In fact, Mr. Raimondo is not even a licensed real estate agent, and he is certainly not a qualified real estate valuer. So why is Mr. Raimondo telling consumers about the role(s) of professional real estate valuers? Enzo Raimondo, CEO...

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REIV Hypocrisy – Cut Stamp Duty While Commissions Increase

Posted on April 11, 2010 by | 5 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   The hypocrisy is astounding. Enzo Raimondo told the Herald Sun newspaper “If stamp duty rates are not reduced then anyone buying an average home will pay, as a percentage of the purchase price, a higher amount of stamp duty than they ever have before.” What Enzo chooses to ignore is that real estate agent commissions have doubled, and none...

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REIV Pricing Ploy Relies On Lies

Posted on October 25, 2009 by | 24 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   We now have the REIV inventing, and forcing its own legislation on real estate consumers. When will journalists, regulators, lawyers and consumers start thinking for themselves instead of simply watching Enzo Raimondo and the crew at the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) make fools of them. It’s time to put vendors and purchasers back in control, and to...

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Enzo Raimondo – Auction System’s Fair, You Can Quote Me

Posted on July 31, 2009 by | 6 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQu alified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   Following on from my previous posting in which I acknowledged Enzo Raimondo, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) as a master of the partial-truth, comes a newspaper article in which Raimondo confirms that “Much misinformation is abroad about property sales” (sic). Of course, Raimondo does not acknowledge his own role in the dissemination of this...

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Enzo Raimondo – Valuation Misinformation From REIV

Posted on July 28, 2009 by | 14 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   Enzo Raimondo, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) is a master of the partial-truth. In a recent article in the Herald Sun newspaper Raimondo purports to advise consumers on “forming an accurate view about the value of a property” but deliberately avoids informing consumers of the easiest and most accurate method of all. In his regular...

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REIV Confusion On Estate Agent Role As "Go-Between"

Posted on July 7, 2009 by | 18 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   Is it any wonder that the REIV (Real Estate Institute of Victoria) misleads, misguides and misinforms its members when its own CEO Enzo Raimondo fails to understand the role of the real estate agent in a sale transaction? In his regular propaganda piece in the Domain section of The Age newspaper, Enzo Raimondo tells consumers that when negotiating for...

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REIV – Bad Investment Advice On Buyers’ Advocates

Posted on January 22, 2009 by | 7 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   As an investment adviser Enzo Raimondo, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria is the last person a property purchaser should listen to. In his most recent article “Buyer’s agent a sound investment” in the Domain section of The Age newspaper Saturday 17 January, 2009, Raimondo is quite dishonest with readers as he misstates the law on purchaser...

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REIV Caught Cheating – Again

Posted on December 8, 2008 by | 22 Comments
Opinion by Neil Jenman Consumer Advocate For many years, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has misled and deceived real estate consumers. Whether it be trying to justify (or deny) dodgy practices such as false price quoting or whether it’s brushing-aside common claims of widespread dishonesty, as far as real estate bodies go, they don’t come much dodgier than Victoria’s Real Estate Institute (REIV).     The institute is headed-up by Enzo Raimondo (who...

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Enzo Raimondo Must Resign

Posted on August 4, 2008 by | 8 Comments
Opinion by Neil Jenman Consumer Advocate Victoria’s real estate industry is embroiled in another scandal. This time, the body at the centre of the scandal is the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (the REIV) and its CEO, Mr Enzo Raimondo. The REIV is an industry association whose members comprise around 80 per cent of the state’s 6,000 estate agents. The REIV’s purpose is to protect the interests of its member agents. One of its aims...

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Transparency? More Like A Two-Way Mirror!

Posted on July 23, 2008 by | 2 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   Estate agents have a marvelous talent for redefining words so that their everyday meaning is distorted to the point that they become oxymorons. The use of the word “transparent” by Real Estate Institute of Victoria CEO Enzo Raimondo suggests that the transparent “window” offered to consumers is really a two-way mirror. We have previous demonstrated the way in which...

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