how to approach a multiple offer situation

How to approach a multiple offer situation

May 23rd, 2020 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

UPDATED: May 2020 Everyone wants to avoid a multiple offer situation. We all want to negotiate directly with the owner, one on one. It’s programmed into our genes to want to start off low, see what the vendor comes back with and maybe meet in the middle if it works for us. To buy a home any other way feels…

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Should I buy a home in a seller’s market?

Sep 3rd, 2019 Market Statistics, Real Estate, Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Please note: I am not a qualified financial adviser and the opinions offered here are purely my own. It is critical that you seek professional advice from a solicitor before embarking on any property purchase.┬áRead: Don’t buy a home without speaking to these 5 people first What a scary time it has become for first home buyers, especially if you…

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How to avoid paying too much for a property

Aug 30th, 2018 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

This article will give you tips on how to avoid paying too much when buying a home. It focusses on the emotional side of the decision-making process. Why do some people end up paying too much? FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is an immensely powerful emotion and it can drive us to do crazy things in the heat of the…

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Mailbag: When is it a good idea to make a pre-auction offer?

Nov 15th, 2017 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

In this weeks mailbag, we discuss whether it’s a good idea to make a pre-auction offer. Read on for tips, advice and a little-known clause that could give you a massive advantage when making an offer pre-auction. Question: When (is it a good idea) to do a pre-auction offer? This property is priced within its evaluation range 650-680 price indication….

7 Signs you need to fire your real estate agent

Jun 20th, 2017 Real Estate, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Let me guess – your salesperson promised you the world and bought you an atlas? What constitutes enough of a reason to fire them and start over? Let’s discuss the 7 signs you need to fire your real estate agent, and how to do it. Did you know… When you sign a listing authority, giving salesperson Sally Lotaleads┬ápermission to market…

9 Critical mistakes to avoid when selling your home

Apr 20th, 2017 Real Estate, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

You get one chance at selling your home for the best possible price. Isn’t it important that you get it right? When it comes to selling your biggest asset, it’s easy to make mistakes. Problem is, those mistakes can be extremely costly, and hard to recover from.┬áThese are the most common traps I see owners falling into. Avoid them at…

That home sold for how much?? (Recent sales explained – get the inside word here)

In a market where the majority of properties are marketed by Tender / Auction / Deadline Sale, it is critical that you become proficient in valuing property as quickly as possible, so you can: A: Avoid missing out on your dream property by pitching your offer too low, and… B: Avoid paying too much for a home you fall in…

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5 things you must do before you sell your home…

Jan 2nd, 2016 Real Estate, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

This article was featured in the January 2020 edition of ‘Your Home & Garden’ magazine. Thinking of selling? These 5 steps will provide you with the best possible return on time and money invested when it comes time to sell your home: 1. Painting You should paint bathroom ceilings if they need it, paint kitchen cupboards if the colours are…