Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Patrick is fast becoming one of Australia's leading experts on buying property with expansive industry experience that spans all aspects of the real estate sector including buying, renovating, investing, building and selling. He provides regular media commentary to a wide variety of media outlets including Channel Nine, Channel Seven, ABC, Money Magazine, Wealth Creator Magazine, Your Mortgage and Your Investment Property magazine.

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Television and Radio

Printed and Online Articles

Below are some articles featuring comments from CEO, Patrick Bright. To make it easier to find particular articles, they have been grouped under the publications name.

Adelaide now
Australian Broker
Australian Property Investor
Bloogle
Business First Magazine
Business Insider
Canstar
Central Coast Express Advocate
couriermail.com.au
Domain
Herald Sun
Hills Shire Times
hipages.com.au
Hornsby Advocate
hotspotting.com.au
Illawarra Mercury
International Business Times
Just Listed
KPI Magazine
Living Space
Money Magazine
Mosman Daily
My Wealth
Nestoria blog
news.com.au
Ninemsn
North Queensland Register
Perth Now
Property Observer
Realestate.com.au
Riverina Real Estate Magazine
Smart Company
Smart Property Investor
smh.com.au
Sydney Investor

Sydney Star Observer
The Age
The Australian
The Australian Financial Review
The Advertiser
The Border Mail
The Bulletin
The Canberra Times
The Courier Mail

The Daily Telegraph
The Manly Daily
The Mercury
The North Shore Times
The Sunday Herald Sun
The Sunday Mail
The Sunday Telegraph

The Sun-Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
Townsville Bulletin
Villages.com.au
Wealth Creator Magazine
World's Best Asia Pacific Magazine
Yahoo
Your Investment Property Magazine

Your Money Magazine
Your Mortgage Magazine

Adelaide now
Renovators at risk of overspending (November 2011)

Australian Broker
Buyer's agent warns borrowers against buying too quickly (March 2013)
Deal or no deal (February 2009)


Australian Property Investor
The biggest lesson I've learned since working for API (February 2014)
Understanding auction-speak (September 2013)

Buying at auction: when you should walk away (November 2012)

Capitalise on the cold, expert says (June 2012)

9 Ways to get Top Dollar in a Tough Market - and Fast! (February 2011)

Gazumping reduced if NSW vendor disclosure is enforced (July 2010)
9 Serious Blunders to Avoid in Property Negotiations (October 2009)
Safer to Avoid Regional Areas (July 2009)
A Valuable Garage (June 2009)
Buying Sight-Unseen (April 2007)
Finding the Perfect Property (April 2007)
Should You Sell (March 2007)

Bloogle
Seven selling tactics to get top price (March 2013)

Business First Magazine
View your property portfolio as a business (July 2014)

Business Insider
Property investors warned to avoid competing against emotional first home buyers (November 2011)

Canstar
Property hints for 2016 (December 2015)
Watch out for these renovation mistakes (May 2015)


Central Coast Express Advocate
Top Tips for Selling (June 2005)

couriermail.com.au
Brisbane's home values won't recede with flood (February 2013)
Renovators at risk of overspending (November 2011)

Domain

What first-home buyers have to compromise on to buy a Sydney home for less than $650,000 (July 2017)
Sydneysiders willing to pay a premium for homes near green space, but it's running out (March 2017)

Underquoting in Sydney on the decline: new data (March 2016)

Be wary over pre-auction offers (February 2016)
Expert tips on renovating to add value to your home in 2016 (December 2015)
Melbourne at the forefront of fixing underquoting (April 2015)

NSW Premier Mike Baird's plan to stamp out underquoting won't work (March 2015)
Hammered by investors, first home buyers are looking for smart ways into the property market (February 2015)
Government left red-faced after Millers Point sale (August 2014)

Making house improvements pay off (June 2014)

What the median price gets you (June 2014)
Underquoting 'not a big problem' (May 2014)
Agent underquoting in government crosshairs (April 2014)
Price guide ban 'ridiculous' (April 2014)

Comment: Buyers need to take more responsibility and agents should be more transparent (May 2014)

Makeover margin (February 2014)

It's hot but keep cool (October 2013)
Real estate in Sydney: The big foreign buy up (October 2013)
Analysts confident on biggest auction day of the year (March 2013)
Winter Article - Thawing out some myths about the winter market
Reality check on dream home (June 2012)
You live and learn (November 2011)


Hills Shire Times
Top Tips for Selling in a Quieter Market (June 2005)

Herald Sun
Five steps to a successful property search (September 2015)
Your Money Advice (October 2011)


hipages.com.au
Talking Property with Patrick Bright: Buyer's Agent & Author (November 2011)

Hornsby Advocate
Dodging all the pitfalls is crucial (December 2011)

hotspotting.com.au
Rise in renovating brings warnings for owners who get it wrong (May 2012)

Illawarra Mercury
Traps for the unwary (October 2011)

International Business Times
Buying Blind or Sight Unseen on the Internet (June 2009) 

Just Listed
Book Review_The Insiders Guide to Profitable Property Investing (October 2005)
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Exit Strategies for a Soft Market (July_August 2005)
Renovate Wisely (May 2005)
Selling in Real Estate Downtime (April 2005)
Common Mistakes Buyers Make (March-April 2005)
Experts Advise (January 2005)

KPI Magazine
Exit Strategies for a Soft Market (June 2005)

Living Space
Lost cause or golden opportunity (October 2013)

Money Magazine

Are off the plan property prices inflated? (August 2015)
Buying your first property (March 2015)

Agent secrets (February 2013)
Real estate: New or old (December 2012)
10 home buyer traps (November 2012)

Matching the mix (August 2012)

Myth: Buying off the plan is always a great way to get a bargain (May 2012)
Real Estate: Selling in Tough Times (March 2012)
Beware the Profit Killers - The Insider's Guide to Renovating for Profit extract (November 2011)
Should I Buy Investment Property in the USA (August 2011)
The $50k Challenge (March 2011)
To Maximise Potential it's Best to Buy in Capital City Suburbs (September 2010)
The Burning Question (March 2010)
Property Vs Shares (June 2008)
Viewpoint Property (June 2008)
Property Vs Shares (November 2006)
Be Alert and Alarmed (May 2006)
Personal Property (April 2005)

Mosman Daily
Wise advice for renovators (December 2011)
An Amazing Transformation (November 2005)
Awards Finalist (October 2005)

My Wealth
What to look for when inspecting property (April 2015)
Four basic tips for first time property buyers (January 2015)
Tips and traps for buying property in the US (January 2015)
What makes a good property investor (December 2014)
Three ways to break into the property market (September 2014)
How to choose the right property agent (September 2014)
Property buying: new units vs older blocks (September 2014)
How to be a winner at auction (July 2014)
Will Sydney property continue its hot streak after Easter? (April 2014)

How to renovate a unit for profit (February 2014)

Quick and easy ways to renovate for profit (November 2013)

How to be an expert bidder at auctions (November 2013)
How to profile a suburb before you buy (September 2013)

Nestoria blog
Nestoria Interview: Patrick Bright, Buyer's Agent and Author (September 2010)
Nestoria Auction Interview: Patrick Bright, Buyer's Agent and Author (December 2010)

news.com.au

Be cool and save money on property deals (February 2016)
Buyers risk wasting thousands if they settle on a property because they are fed up with missing out (March 2015)

Winter sends buyers and vendors into hibernation after property prices inch upwards (July 2014)

Real estate bargain or insult (June 2014)

Focus on what's vital (May 2013) 
Why you should buy in 2013 (December 2012) 
Get the little touches right (August 2012)
Property bought with the heart not the head (June 2012)
Renovators at risk of overspending(November 2011)  

Ninemsn
8 Lies Real Estate Agents Tell (June 2009)
Buying your second home first

North Queensland Register
Forget the farm, we're selling the city (October 2013)

Perth Now
A new approach to selling has emerged as clearance rates rose over the weekend (July 2014)
Breaking the language barrier at auctions (October 2013)

Renovation TV may hurt renovators (October 2011)

Property Observer
Why low rates don't mean low risk: investor traps to avoid (April 2015)
Five New Years resolutions for home buyers (January 2015)

How to win at auction this Super Saturday (February 2015)

How to determie market value so you don't overpay (August 2014)

Older investors shouldn't play the casino with property (May 2014)

Coercion will be rife under new Queensland price guide laws: REBAA (May 2014)

REINSW's Malcolm Gunning supports early publishing of reserve prices (May 2014)

Investor warning: Don't ignore personal insurance (May 2014)

Queensland's price guide bans don't go far enough, what we need is real transparency (April 2014)

Bringing down the hammer on dodgy price guides (March 2014)

Why the federal government must change its foreign investment policy (February 2014)

Renovation success largely about attitude to risk (November 2013)

Why do some valuers get it so wrong (September 2013)
Foreign buyers are pricing Aussies out (September 2013)

Understanding auction talk (September 2013)

A word of caution about hotspotting (September 2013)

Bargain can be found in overpriced properties (July 2013)

Why you should not rely on property data reports (February 2013)
How to determine a property's true value (December 2012)
Three reasons you should renovate for profit (January 2012)

The seven-step plan for renovating in the new year (January 2012)
The top six profit-killing mistakes to avoid when renovating (December 2011)
Agents rushing NSW vendors hoping to get first-home buyers before the stamp duty concessions conclude (November 2011)
After you renovate, sell or hold? A case study (October 2011)
The Renovators gives would-be fixer-uppers false profit hope: Buyers' agent (October 2011)
The Renovators broke the cardinal rule of overcapitalisation in pursuit of prolonging the reno drama (October 2011)

Realestate.com.au
Price of Sydney's three-bedroom homes on the rise (February 2017)
Don't start househunting until you've followed these ten tips (March 2016)

How to select a home to renovate (May 2015)

Don't get caught making a fed up purchase (March 2015)


Riverina Real Estate Magazine
Auction book review (January 2008)

Smart Company
How to get your low offer accepted (September 2013)
The Best, and Worst, Downturn Property Deals (May 2009)


Smart Property Investor
Ground Truth (September 2013)

smh.com.au

Chinese investors say g'day (October 2013)
Moribund property markets desperate for a spring revival (September 2012)

South China Morning Post
Buyers swoop in on Sydney (June 2013) 

Sydney Investor
At Last Property Buyers Can Have an Expert on Their Side (June 2007)

Sydney Star Observer
Home Renovations Made Easy (May 2005)

The Age
Simple ways to strike a deal in a buyer's market (November 2010)

The Advertiser
Homebuyers Must Do Research in Advance (September 2005)

The Australian
Buyers give auctions the flick (November 2011)
Renovators run the risk of overdoing it (November 2011)
Buyers need agents, too (February 2010)

The Australian Financial Review
Choose buyer's agent with care (July 2013)

The Border Mail

Asking the big questions (August 2013)
Thawing out some myths about the winter market (May 2013)

The Bulletin
Rental Relationships (November 2007)
Age of Uncertainty (August 2007)

The Canberra Times
Underquoting 'not a big problem' (May 2014)

The Courier Mail
Real estate limbo: How low can you go? (June 2014)
Prices, going, going, gone (February 2014)

Time for investors to be tax-wise (June 2013)

Renovators risk overspending amid slump (November 2011)

Your Money advice (October 2011)
Renovation Reality Check (October 2011)
How to Get Top Dollar for Your House (June 2005)
Here's How to get Top Dollar for Your House (April 2005)

The Daily Telegraph

Homebuyers lose out on opportunities to get better prices amid pre-Christmas rush to buy (December 2014)
Investor profile: Patrick Bright (August 2014)
Lifting auction secrecy (July 2014)
Call for auction reserves to be made public a week before auction day (April 2014)

Negotiating tactics to buy your dream home (September 2013)

Rundown properties put buyers at risk of overcapitalising (September 2013)

Sydney property market boom to beat those in Manhattan, Paris and London (May 2013)
Channel 9's The Block All Stars expected to inspire DIY disasters (February 2013) 
Brisbane's home values won't recede with flood (January 2013)
Savvy buyers eye all directions (September 2012)

Hoping to avoid a hammering at auction (June 2012)

Make your renovations pay (April 2012)
Property values showing growth (February 2012)
Your Money advice (October 2011)
Home hunters will no longer be left thousands of dollars out of pocket by real estate agents who under-quote (December 2010)
Home sales surge back (August 2009)
Real Estate Agents Quoting Scam (June 2007)
Property the Smart Choice (August 2005)
Selling Your Home in a Soft Market (June 2005)
Hire The Right Agent For The Job (May 2005)
How to Renovate for a Tidy Profit (April 2005)
Sell Your Home in a Quiet Market (February 2005)
High Price for Buyer Blunders (January 2005)

The Manly Daily
Make downsizing easier- 5 Tips (May 2012)
Make your home more saleable - 5 Tips (April 2012)
Timing plays a big part in setting the right price (February 2012)
Making right choice to bring best results (December 2011)
Auction Action: When the Big Day Rolls on (February 2011)

The Mercury
Get Real With Estate Agents (June 2005)

The North Shore Times
Best to look before you leap (December 2011)
Best to look before you leap - online (December 2011)

The Sunday Herald Sun
Tips and Tricks for Buying at Auction (September 2008)

The Sunday Mail
Reality cheque looms (August 2013)

The Sunday Telegraph
Shonky agents must be shamed (March 2016)
Beware those scary interest rates (May 2015)

My First Property (May 2008)

On Top and Continuing Their Rise (February 2005)

The Sun-Herald
Agents not always to blame (September 2015)
Letter to the Editor (August 2009)

Fixing is not the best bet (November 2007)
First to See Grabs the Prize (August 2007)
Winners Can Play Agent Roulette (June 2005)
New Books (May 2005)

The Sydney Morning Herald
Government left red-faced as derelict house sells for $1million over price guide (August 2014)
Forget the farm, we're selling the city (October 2013)

A tough battle for first place (September 2013)

The $2m question: Agents fibbing, or over-eager buyers? (July 2013)

Many happy returns (May 2013)

Report crackdown to stop nasty surprises (September 2010)

The Suburbs Expats Love to Call Home (March 2010)
Pockets of Strength in City's Property Market (June_July 2007)
New Year Resolutions (January 2005)

Townsville Bulletin
Why it's the time to buy (January 2013)

Villages.com.au
Sell your home for more money and less stress

Wealth Creator Magazine
What is a renovator's delight? (March April 2012)
The devil in the details (November December 2011)
Looking Forward to Looking Back (July August 2011)
Beware of the Technology Trap (November December 2009)
Apartment Essentials(November_December 2008)
Avoiding Auction Nightmares (September October 2008)
Ask Patrick (May_June 2008)
Ask Patrick (March_April 2008)
Ask Patrick (January_February 2008)
Ask Patrick (November_December 2007)
Ask Patrick (September_October 2007)
Chief Negotiator (September_October 2007)
Debate - Underquoting (July_August 2007)
It's Time in the Market, Not Timing (January February 2007)
Combating Interest Rate Rises and Inflation (July_August 2006)
Sourcing Great Franchising Property Locations (January_February 2006)
The Buyers Market (September_October 2005)
How to Determine Fair Market Value (May_June 2005)
Investing in WA (May_June 2005)

World's Best Asia Pacific Magazine
Best Property Finder Asia Pacific (2010)
Best Property Finder Australia (2010)

Yahoo
Investors warned about lure of off-the-plan (May 2016)

Your Investment Property Magazine
How to become rich from renovations (2012)
Bidding Tactics that Could Save You Thousands (January 2008)
Top 20 Suburbs to Invest in for 2009 (December 2008)
City Rules or Country Charm (August 2008)
Negotiating Tips when Buying and Leasing Commercial Property (June 2008)

Your Money Magazine
Home reno shows don't reflect reality (October 2011)

Your Mortgage Magazine
How to avoid falling into buying traps (2010)
3 Ways to Make and Save $ in the current market (August 2008)

Other Current Articles of Interest