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CHOOSING YOUR AGENT

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

When the time comes to sell or lease your property, would-be vendors and landlords increasingly look to the internet to … Read more »

TIME TO FIX THE FHOG

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

When the GFC hit, the then Rudd government raised the First Home Owner’s Grant (FHOG) to $14,000 for established homes … Read more »

MARKETING THE KEY

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

With the local property market showing signs of recovery, the promotion and marketing of your property is critical in maximising the selling outcome. The marketing of property … Read more »

A NEW JOINT

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REIWA has made changes to the standard contracts agents and their sales staff use when selling property by private treaty … Read more »

BUYING “AS INSPECTED”

One of the most widely misunderstood elements of real estate practise is what condition should a property be in at settlement or possession.

In short, a property is sold “as inspected”. For example, if there was dust on a ceiling fan when you … Read more »

INDUSTRY AWARD CHANGES TO IMPACT

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

Late last year, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) quietly decided to change the nature of how Real Estate Sales … Read more »

PURPLE BRICKS FOUND OUT

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I have used this column before to highlight the risks to the community of using Purple Bricks and … Read more »

RENTAL MARKET ON REBOUND

Although rent prices across the state have been on a downward trajectory for the last couple of years, the rate of decline has slowed in recent months remaining the same average median of $350 per week since April last year. The availability of rental properties remains above long-term averages but … Read more »

THREE’S A CROWD

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

There’s little doubt that digital advertising of real estate is the preferred method consumers use to search for a … Read more »

THOUGHTS ON AGENTS’ FEES

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

Us agents often joke that vendors, when deciding to sell want to know only two things: “What’s my property … Read more »