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Real Estate Agent Questions Industry Value

Posted on February 25, 2011 by | 2 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   “As it stands, Real Estate is the only consumer industry that manages to command percentage fees on selling prices. In an era where average agents will gradually be squeezed out by the internet, it’s a wonder the most costly agents have not been first on the chopping block!“ This is one of the observations made by Michael Atwell, a...

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One Real Estate Agent Blows The Whistle On Another

Posted on May 25, 2009 by | 6 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   Some agents seem to delight in making it difficult for novice home-buyers, as the story below reveals.  The whistle-blowing agent here was not known to me and his detailed account arrived completely unsolicited.  I subsequently phoned him and suggested that, for what it might be worth, he should personally report the whole matter to the Office of Fair Trading.  But don’t hold your breath, I added. “Your...

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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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