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BUYERS – HAVE YOUR CONDITIONS READY

In the process of selling real estate the Agent is normally acting for and on behalf of the seller and is obliged under an industry Code of Conduct to follow the sellers’ instructions unless it is unlawful or unethical to do so. … Read more »

IS SPRING REALLY THE SELLING SEASON?

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.

Spring is considered to be the “selling season” for real estate, a time where gardens, moods and sales volumes improve. … Read more »

CONSIDER A BUYER 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 first deciding to buy a property whether it be your first or fifteenth, one to live in or … Read more »

TO AUCTION OR NOT?

Market conditions have been tough and whilst recent improvements are encouraging, the average time on market for a home in and around Fremantle is at 68 days. Those who need to sell and sell quickly, often opt for an auction given reported … Read more »

ENGAGE EVERY BUYER

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. 

I  received an agent’s flyer in my letterbox on the weekend boasting about an “off market” sale. I’m sure the … Read more »

SELLING SUBJECT TO SALE

Buyers are often, of course, sellers too. Most people who decide to sell their home also look for an alternate property at the same time and often find something appealing before they have secured a buyer for their own.

Buying a property “subject … Read more »

Pass the Joint

Several decades ago, when the original representatives of the Law Society and the Real Estate Institute sat around discussing contractual arrangements for the sale of property, “pass the joint” meant something entirely different to an after-party at a Doors concert.

In Western Australia, the … Read more »

Selling Methods

“What’s this new Open Negotiation all about and is it as “transparent” as the agent claims?” asked a friend of mine considering a property offered for sale using this method of sale.

Conceived by some local Perth agents, this relatively new approach to … Read more »

Getting Back Your Bond

When taking on a residential tenancy, typically the owner requires the tenant to pay a security bond an amount normally equivalent to four weeks’ rent.

The bond must be paid to the government Bond Administrator, a specific government managed trust account. There are … Read more »

The Importance of Presentation

Not unlike a first date, first impressions count. Just as you would dress to impress, smell lovely and chew with your mouth closed, presenting your home for sale ought to be preened with the same level of care.
It is a good idea … Read more »