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Lawyers Selling Real Estate – It’s Time!

Posted on July 6, 2011 by | 8 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate Consumer AdvocateReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd I would like to hear from lawyers who would be interested in selling real estate in competition with real estate agents.  This is a service offered by lawyers in a number of other countries, and it is time to develop the concept here in Australia.

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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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Book Exposes Real World Of Real Estate

Posted on October 18, 2009 by | 6 Comments
by Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   I was watching “First Tuesday Book Club” on ABC TV a few months ago, and I saw the host, Jennifer Byrne hold up a copy of Brendan Gullifer’s book SOLD. According to Byrne, “I thought it was tremendous fun. And let me tell you, you’ve met these people. They probably sold your house.” Having read SOLD, I can confirm...

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The Ultimate Real Estate Sales Office

Posted on August 29, 2009 by | 0 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd   The ultimate real estate office model has arrived. It’s the ILP – a lean, clean sales machine that combines the roles of lawyer, conveyancer and real estate agent to provide an optimum real estate service on a fixed fee basis. Anyone can establish an ILP, including real estate agents, conveyancers and accountants, to provide clients with a one-stop-shop for...

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