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  1. Gary Stevens
    February 5, 2020 @ 10:06 am

    Thank you again, Neil, for what I believe, is another truthful fact!
    Kind regards,
    Gary Stevens


  2. Gigi Marga
    February 5, 2020 @ 11:17 am

    Two hours to sign up is a very generous estimate.
    A printout from one of the RE websites usually done by the office,
    a walk around babbling about themselves and ignoring the features of the house – 15 min tops,
    and half an hour of selling print, online, or sign advertising for themselves.
    The money for that does not come out of the selling fee. It is a separate massive cost, as you have outlined so many times before.
    Advertising fees also cover part of the time the agent uses the sale’s pitch (while working for and being paid by the seller!) for potential buyers to become sellers – that’s what scheduled open inspections are for.

    All the best


  3. John Craig
    February 5, 2020 @ 6:01 pm

    Dear Neil,
    Thanks for your Terrific Insights, posted online, into this nefarious ‘Real World’.
    Once again, in view of a splendid previous outcome, l will seek your help when we decide to sell, perhaps sooner than we expected.
    Best Regards to ‘The Team’,
    John Craig.


  4. Jane
    February 5, 2020 @ 7:54 pm

    Whoa! What an eye opener. Thank you.


  5. John
    February 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

    $1787 per hour.
    Well, they do have to pay off their flashy new Benzes and Porsches somehow…


  6. Steve
    February 19, 2020 @ 11:39 am

    I had to laugh at the ‘illiterate’ comment. A page of real estate advertisements in our free local paper was from a well-known real estate office based in Fremantle, W.A. It featured a string of photos of all the people in the firm, including the receptionist, and a blurb about each. The rest of the page advertised six properties for sale. Each advertisement contained at least one spelling or grammatical error. There were nine errors on the page. The best one was “The veiws are to die for catch the Fremantle docter from the balcony”. A terrible sentence on so many levels. It was so bad I phoned them up. I couldn’t believe it when the senior agent guffawed and hung up on me as I explained the problem. Next week, some errors had been corrected but new errors had appeared. Unbelievable.


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