18 November 2010

Don’t work to an arbitrary deadline

Believe it or not but there are only five weeks until Christmas which may send a few of you into a panic. Many prospective property hunters set themselves a buying timeline and a lot of them choose the end of a calendar year as their end point.

21 October 2010

Persistence and patience pays off

Eight months of patience and negotiation certainly pays off. We inspected a quietly-listed property earlier this year which my clients loved.

14 October 2010

Don’t get carried away with the hype!

Do you remember the old version of the Channel Nine Show ‘The Block’ with a series filmed in both Bondi and in Manly? Well, a recent article in the Daily Telegraph took a look at what happened to the sale prices of all the renovated apartments in the years since – and it’s not good news.

23 September 2010

Underquoting still in full swing

In the Sun-Herald the weekend before last, an article titled ‘Sellers’ touch of sadness for days gone by’ quoted a “pre-auction guide of more than $1 million”. In the very next paragraph the vendor said he “wouldn’t have let it go for under $1.1 million”.

01 September 2010

EPS announced as finalist in the Mosman Daily Business Awards!

I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached the finals of the Mosman Daily Business Awards in the real estate category where we’re competing against both buying and selling agents.

24 August 2010

Pest and Building reports - A better system for NSW

Following is a copy of my submission to Matt Brown MP for the Review of Vendor Disclosure for Residential Property Sales in New South Wales:.

Dear Mr Brown,

12 August 2010

Patrick appears on The 7pm Project!

This week I joined the Channel 10 hit program The 7pm Project to discuss the reasons why some properties sell for less than they’re worth!

05 August 2010

New auction TV program "Under the Hammer" highlights why buyers need to be better informed

The new channel 7 program called Under the Hammer provides a couple of great examples as to why buyers need to take the time to better understand the real estate market before parting with several hundred thousand dollars.

21 July 2010

Selling Agents required to be more transparent!

When looking at purchasing a property you must remember that the property will almost always be shown in its best light from the attractive online photos through to the manicured gardens. But sometimes this facade goes too far and people are misled about the property they are about to buy.

01 July 2010

Get organised when preparing to enter the property market

I often see people getting out and about attending open homes and speak to many who tell me they are spending several hours each week searching on real estate websites when they haven’t done the basic preparation.


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