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REIV Ethics Disgrace

Posted on March 14, 2010 by | 7 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   There is little doubt that the real estate industry in Victoria is the most corrupt in Australia. This is largely due to the power and arrogance of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV). The recent dismissal of Mr. John Keating from the REIV ethics committee is an example of the contempt the REIV has for ethical conduct, and...

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Auctions – Going, Going, Gone?

Posted on December 10, 2008 by | 4 Comments
OPINIONby David MorrellReal Estate Buyers’ AdvocateDirector Morrell & Koren     Right now the real estate auction system is on the ropes because the market has tanked; but its problems run deeper than that. The elephant in the room is whether the auction system itself is working in vendors’ best interests. The agents make the argument that auctions work because they bring buyers and sellers together at a known time and place and that they...

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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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Estate Agent Theft Threat Increasing

Posted on August 24, 2008 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   According to Chris Vedelago, writing for The Age newspaper, “Falling sales levels and the prospect of a weaker market has led more than one in 10 real estate companies to consider selling up…The number of companies looking to move out of real estate has quadrupled…The Real Estate Institute of Victoria says agency revenues have dropped 20%.” When things get...

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