Tag Archive: bidding

Buying Real Estate – Property investors are only human

Posted on October 30, 2013 by | 0 Comments
Interesting new research about the emotional drivers behind property purchases cements the undeniable reality that investors are just like everyone else – sometimes susceptible to thoughts that go against their better judgment. “I reckon another $10,000 will get this bad boy across the line,” the agent smiled, smoothing down his slick suit and nudging his Montblanc pen closer towards me. “Just write the new offer amount there and initial it, and I reckon it’ll be...

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Underquoting – the auction system’s necessary evil

Posted on October 23, 2013 by | 4 Comments
Ever wondered why agents underquote? The simple answer is because it works. This may not be a popular view of underquoting and as frustrating as it may be, underquoting is a necessary evil in Melbourne’s auction system. Growth in property prices this year has highlighted the widespread practice of underquoting and the frustration of buyers who miss out when properties sell for much more than the advertised estimate. Ironically, the practice that frustrates buyers is...

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Understanding auction-speak

Posted on September 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments
Auction lingo is confusing potential buyers and putting them at a disadvantage, according to one buyers’ agent. Patrick Bright of EPS Property Search says buyers need to recognise the terminology used by auctioneers to understand the auction’s progress. “Like many professions, real estate has its own language and terminology that is often intimidating and confusing to outsiders.” Bright says the terminology is designed to elicit a response from potential buyers, but if they read between...

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