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Novice Real Estate Sellers Beware!

Posted on November 22, 2010 by | 5 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au Sellers learn a costly lesson after making a private sale where the buyer was originally introduced by their estate agent. “All buyers are liars!”   An exaggeration, certainly. But experienced sales-people know you should always take with a grain of salt anything prospective buyers tell you.  Justin and Jane Johnson  did not doubt what their buyer said when they sold their home privately.  They believed him and relied (ultimately...

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One Sale – Two Commissions

Posted on June 26, 2008 by | 3 Comments
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Carly Gillard was staggered, after settling the sale of her Northern New South Wales property, to find herself facing commission claims from two real estate agencies.  Her property had been listed with both agencies, but only one secured the sale.  She soon filed a claim with the NSW Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal to determine whether she was liable for two commissions and, if only one, which...

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