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  1. William
    September 9, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

    I like your way of doing business.

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  2. HP James
    September 16, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

    Sure, the industry needs reform and some change, but attacking the whole ‘non-Jenman’ real estate community as being generally dodgy and dishonest is not the way to go about it.

    Instead of getting a better profession, it causes automatic antagonism and dis-trust between genuine Agents and ordinary Vendors, who desperately want and need to trust in and work with, their chosen Agent.

    How can anyone state how other industry professionals should run their businesses, assuming automatically they must be liars if they don’t subscribe to an individual’s way of thinking?

    As the article rightly points out, people are not stupid. Mr Jenman should try instead to work with the industry more and garner support for his ideas, rather than attacking his own livelihood with solo ideals, in my opinion.

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  3. SD
    October 10, 2019 @ 12:21 pm

    Many years ago, a couple I knew well wanted to buy a small holiday cottage in the Blue Mountains, outside Sydney. There were some other interested parties at inspection so they ratcheted their offer up to $100k which was a good price at the time. Despite that, the real estate agent seemed strangely reluctant and they felt he wanted to talk them out of buying with some strange excuses. My street-smart friend still managed to convince the agent to show the contract and so he could glean the owners’ details. Sometime later he called them to ask what the deal was with the property. The owners were very surprised because the agent had been telling them that for weeks about no interests at all, at the open house events. But, the agent wanted to “rescue” the sellers and he rustled up his cousin who offered $60k. The agent assured the owners that this had been the only _reluctant_ offer (almost as a personal favour) and he told some guff about the state of the market and that they should accept this offer while it’s still on the table.
    The end result was that the sellers fired the deceitful real estate agent, who was essentially a conman. The owners were so happy that they sold the cottage to my friends for less than the $100k they already offered…
    It didn’t happen to me personally but still made me angry and set my expectations of real estate agents for years, until we finally found a trustworthy lady agent (a Jenman referral), when we sold our own house.

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  4. Andrew
    October 25, 2019 @ 10:04 am

    Yep… shame I didn’t read this 12 months earlier…!!

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