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A day in the life of a sydney auction

A TRUE STORY FROM SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015
The Sydney housing market is now as strong as I have ever seen it. It’s like a wild bushfire – out of control and setting alight everything in its path.

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I want to give Mr Jenman a huge thank-you; he has saved us around $10,000 by publishing his book – “Don’t Sign Anything!’ We were in the early stages of selling our investment unit when I began to read this book. We had signed up a particular real estate agent on an exclusive contract. This…

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ANOTHER SLY REAL ESTATE TRICK

How some buyers try to rip off sellers. Hello Neil We have our home for sale. Some days ago we received an offer of $232,450.00, which we were ready to accept. Our agent rang us to inform us that the buyers had signed the necessary papers. She read through the document over the phone before…

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PHONEY BIDDING

Mystery bidders who never seem to buy. I attended an in-room auction last Saturday run by Ray White Surfers Paradise to see a property that was in my neighbourhood. I noticed that, as the bidding started for each property, an agent ran to the front corner of the room and started bidding with a phone…

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THE PRIVATE SALE COMPANY

A sale is a sale and business is business. When I decided to sell my property I listed with the Private Sale Company as their fees were small compared with a major real estate company. My brother had just sold his property with them and was very happy. Andrew Gray and Duncan McGregor came to…

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BUYER ESCAPES FROM AUCTION

Agent ignores Real Estate Institute training. My friend auctioned her house last Saturday (28th October) (in Queensland) with disastrous results. I can’t believe what happened. At the auction the bids started at $500K then $600K then $700k then $800k then $850k then $900k all genuine bids. The auctioneer then went “to seek further instructions from…

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FALSE QUOTES FURY

What do agents hope to achieve? I am looking to buy a property for around $300,000. I found one advertised on the Internet for $290,000 by Philip Webb Real Estate. I arranged for an inspection. However, I continued searching and found the same property advertised by another agent, Max Brown Real Estate, for $335,000. I…

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STEALING PROPERTIES IN A SLUMP

Agent incompetence and auctions. Neil You say, “The best time to invest in property is when yields of seven per cent (or more) are readily available.” I must admit I thought, “great in theory but useless with Sydney yields at 3% – even if prices crash 33% that’s only 4%.” I held out no hope…

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TELLING LIES TO AGENTS

How thousands of buyers get bitten. We were negotiating to purchase a property; the asking price was $1,330,000. We signed a contract with an offer of $1,000,000. The vendor was in another state. The agent sent us a text message at midnight saying she had the contract back and it was counter-signed at $1,250,000. The…

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