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Deceptive property spruiker

Posted on October 5, 2013 by | 0 Comments
Investors are losing their life savings after taking advice from a property spruiker, who claims there’s fortune to be made in real estate. Paul Giezekamp, a smooth talking property spruiker, has been travelling the country selling a dream through pop-up stands at property expo’s. In his seminars Giezekamp claims that he has up to 24 properties, with $11 million in assets. Giezekamp is the founder of Property Secrets, a company which angry investors claim have...

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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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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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