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September 19, 2019

Flawed Real Estate Strategies 3/4: Public Auction

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers


For most agents, public auctions are all about advertising revenue and personal profile. Public auctions are promoted widely throughout the real estate industry and major media organisations. You can’t have a public auction without the significant spend that accompanies it – namely the vendor-paid marketing campaign.

The media’s attitude towards public auction was revealed in a capital city daily. The headline ran ‘Auction Results’ and reported 117 sales. However, of the 117...

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September 12, 2019

Flawed Real Estate Strategies 2/4: No-Price Strategies

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

 

‘No-price’ strategies include ‘for sale by negotiation’, ‘for sale by tender’ and ‘auction’. Most real estate advertising websites also offer a ‘contact agent’ option.

The effect of no price marketing on buyer enquiry is heavily influenced by market conditions.

In a stable or falling market where supply outstrips demand, enquiry is generally lower with no price marketing. If a potential buyer enquires, inspects the property and decides to make an offer, it is seldom...

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September 10, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOULBURN FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE

15 years ago today, Barry and Heidi McEntee opened the doors to First National Real Estate which was made possible with all the support of the Woodman Family.

It was wonderful to have both John and Rachel Woodman all with us on that first day and for the next 5 years. Whilst John and Rachel were ‘on the tools’ in the real estate office, Trapper and Jeanette were instrumental behind the scenes.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and our...

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September 09, 2019

Goulburn Swans Presentation 2019

We are proud supporters of the Goulburn Swans and enjoyed the presentation held at the Astor last night.

 

Pictured with Barry McEntee are Dylan Pumpa who took out the award for most consistent and Simon Trelor who took out runner up best and fairest.

 

Congratulations to Billy Reid who was awarded best and fairest.

 

Congratulations to the committee for another successful year.

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September 05, 2019

Flawed Real Estate Strategies 1/4 - False Pricing Strategies

By Andrew Trim 
Author of Real Estate Dangers

False price strategies include both the ‘offers above’ method (illegal in some states) and any of the price-range strategies. There are many variations of these strategies: ‘offers from $500 000-plus’, ‘offers above’, ‘offers between’, price range or even price indication. All variations work on the assumption that the owner may not accept the lowest price quoted but will consider a figure above this amount.

In 2016, New South Wales passed laws prohibiting the...

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August 30, 2019

Thank you - Anglicare Pantry Appeal 2019

Over the winter months we have been collecting various food and sanitary items for the Anglicare Pantry Appeal. So far, we have collected 457 items!

This is our 2nd year hosting the Anglicare Pantry Appeal and we have found that it has been very well received by the community. Thank you to those who have made generous donations. We are so proud to have made such a difference to those in need.

These items have been distributed to those struggling in our...

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August 29, 2019

How much does it cost to sell a house?

By Andrew Trim  
Author of Real Estate Dangers

When choosing an agent to sell your home don’t make the mistake of only looking at the commission rate each agent charges. If you base your decision on commission alone you will be in for an unpleasant surprise.

So, how much does it really cost to sell your home?

There are three costs to consider when choosing an agent:

1.The agent’s commission rate.

2.The amount of advertising and marketing they are asking you to commit to.

3.Finally, the...

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August 28, 2019

Ladies Annual Open Day - Goulburn Golf Club

Our support of the Goulburn Golf Club continued today when we were proud sponsors of the Ladies Annual Open Day. 

The Stabrose event was very tightly contested with 5 teams scoring 58 – the eventual winning team from Belconnen are pictured with our principal Barry McEntee.

Congratulations to Rhonda Cameron, Wendy Jones and Suzette Heffernan.

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August 22, 2019

FIVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN INVESTING IN PROPERTY

1. NOT DOING YOUR RESEARCH
When purchasing an investment property, it’s important to do your research about the location, local amenities, rental yields, vacancy rates and the property itself. While it may not always be possible, you should aim to know as much as you can about the neighbourhood you intend to invest in. Be wary of ‘booming markets’ such as mining towns and tourism centres. These may produce excellent returns over...

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August 21, 2019

RELAY FOR LIFE REMINDER 2019

ARE YOU READY TO RELAY? WE ARE!

It's nearly that time of year again. Relay For Life is a global movement that brings communities together to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer.

This is our 4th Relay for Life event and we are so excited to participate & join our community on such a special occasion.

 

 Team registered

 Shirts Ready

 Walking Roster Done

 Decorations

 Fundraising Goals Set

 

Ready to Relay!

 

Goulburn Relay for Life - 2-3 November 2019...

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