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Selling Real Estate – How Lawyers Do It Better #1

Posted on February 13, 2010 by | 6 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd     In this series of postings we examine the role of the lawyer in real estate sales, and explain why the lawyer is returning to displace the real estate agent as the primary adviser and consultant to consumers who are contemplating the sale or purchase of real estate. Why Lawyers Are The Best At Marketing Real Estate Real estate...

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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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Developers Beware…Of Your Marketing Agent’s Advertising!

Posted on March 2, 2009 by | 2 Comments
OPINIONby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au   The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently ruled that the buyers of an off-the-plan property were entitled to a rescission of their contract and a deposit refund because the estate agent for the developer had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct. These inexperienced investor-buyers had relied on baseless representations in newspaper advertisements that the value of the inner city terrace units being marketed by the agent...

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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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