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  1. Stephen English
    September 8, 2020 @ 11:42 am

    Hi Neil
    Great article. Keep up the good work
    Sometimes you don’t need to advertise.
    I don’t think I told you this but apologies if I have!
    I wanted to sell a student apartment in January. I asked the body corporate for all the owners emails (they have to provide this in SA) and did a BCC email to them all saying I was intending selling. I got three replies. I negotiated with one. My conveyancer drew up the contract and charged me $220. An agent would have charged me over $6000 on a $320,000 sale!


  2. Philip McNab
    September 8, 2020 @ 12:31 pm

    This is so true Neil, the commission that agents receive when selling your home should easily cover their marketing costs.
    I have just sold my house here on the Gold Coast using fsorbo(for sale or rent by owner) which got my home listed on for a total cost of $249! I didn’t need to use an agent and sold it myself! After 2 days of being listed on I had 2 offers.
    The price I achieved was $3000 less than what I was going to list it for with an agent so I have literally saved myself thousands of dollars.
    Neil, with your help and dogged determination to expose these real estate agents we need to get the message out there that there is no need to to use a real estate agent at all!
    I look forward to hearing from you and I thank you in advance Neil for helping me get the message out there to all home owners across the country that real estate agents are not needed and sellers can do it themselves saving thousands of dollars! I urge you Neil to do your next article on this matter and help with your continuing efforts to make a massive dent in this hopelessly corrupt industry.
    Thank you.


  3. Narelle Smith
    October 13, 2020 @ 12:34 pm

    Hi Neil,
    A friend of mine is in the process of selling her father’s apartment, a deceased estate. It has a number of unique desirable features and I think it will fetch a good price and a quick sale.
    Initially, the agent said to paint the unit, which was reasonable as it needed doing.
    Then he said to put in new carpet. Now he says that the unit should be “styled”, at a high price.
    As the unit seems to be very desirable, I think it should not need “styling”, let alone new carpet or painting. The new owners will just re-do it in their own taste .
    What do you think?


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