When you are thinking about selling, you are the most wanted person in real estate. Every agent wants to be the chosen agent who ‘lists’ your home.
Posts by Neil Jenman:
Would we be better off selling our homes privately, or should we be going into the real estate game?
Home ownership, that great Australian Dream, is harder than ever before. Across the nation, tens of thousands of families are locked-out of homes they can never afford to buy.
Overseas, they are called ‘Stigma Homes’, where something terrible has happened in the past, usually a murder. Stigma homes – or ‘Murder Homes’ as they seem to be called in Australia – can be hard to sell – as at least one irate home-owner in Melbourne is discovering.
What you are about to read contains information that should be read by every homeseller contemplating selling by the public auction method. It contains simple and logical mathematical proof that selling by public auction is, by far, the worst way to sell a family home.
Anyone who gets involved in the property market – whether as a seller, a buyer, (and even an agent), has probably wondered why so many people tell so many lies.
It is an ancient Moorish symbol which is supposed to bring good luck and ward off the evil eye. In about 1880, Robert Ormond Maugham (one of the founders of the British Law Society), brought it back from a trip to Africa.
“Anyone who says money doesn’t cause happiness is either a liar or a loser,” yelled the guru. His audience laughed as one. It was ten minutes since he bounded onto the stage, but the guru already had them seduced.
In 1943, a 69 year old writer, W Somerset Maugham, published an essay on Virtue. He said most people accept the importance of the virtues of integrity and self-sacrifice, but this is not enough to weigh against the powerful motives of self-interest.
Real estate consumers are losing millions of dollars due to the lack of ethics in real estate. It is a national disgrace in both Australia & New Zealand. And it is time it stopped.