September 26, 2016
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2016 September Housing market update

It has been another strong week for auction activity, there were 2,445 auctions held across the combined capital cities with a preliminary auction clearance rate of 78.3 per cent this week. Last week, the final auction clearance rate was recorded at 76.2 per cent with 2,149 residential properties taken to auction. At the same time last year, auction volumes were higher (2,835) with a clearance rate of 69.7 per cent. Over the first four weeks of spring, auction clearance rates have consistently been recorded at a higher rate than over the corresponding weeks last year, while auction volumes remain around […]
September 1, 2016
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How to Negotiate with your real estate agent

At the moment over 90% property transactions you are likely to deal with real estate agent, Therefore, it is worth taking time to understand what makes them tick. Moreover, they will ask numerous questions to find out your needs, however, if you can understand your agent it is an added advantage for you. Rule number one, a real estate agent represents the seller, not the buyer. Agent are paid a commission on the sale of the property, so it’s not just their responsibility to ensure the vendor gets the highest possible price, it’s in their interest. Furthermore, this will help […]