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February 15, 2019

For Sale? At What Cost?

By Peter O’Malley 
Author of Inside Real Estate

When you are interviewing agents to sell your home, you are likely to be offered a raft of advertising options and ‘packages’. With most packages comes an inherent assumption, the vendor pays upfront and takes on the financial risk. In a good market, prospective vendors give little thought to the campaign failing to achieve a sale. The cost of the campaign, whether it be $500, $1,000 or $2,000 - seems inconsequential relative to...

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February 13, 2019

FIRST NATIONAL COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. To go into the draw to win the registration of your choice - you have to enter by liking the post, liking our Facebook page, commenting the age of your child & their preferred sport.

 

2. You must like our Facebook page.

 

3. There is no limit to the amount of entries you can have for the competition.

 

4. The competition starts 5.30pm AEST 14 February 2019 & Finishes 4pm AEST 28 February 2019.

 

5. This competition is in no way sponsored or...

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February 08, 2019

REAL ESTATE POKER - Is there another buyer…?

By Peter O'Malley 
Author of Inside Real Estate 

Competition increases value. Agents know it, and they use it to achieve a better price. That’s their job after all.

What is harrowing as a buyer is trying to work out the legitimacy of the agents often made claim that

As a buyer, if you swallow the “we have another buyer” message hook, line and sinker, it can cause you to react irrationally and potentially overpay. To dismiss the threat entirely can cause you to...

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February 01, 2019

BEFORE BUYING... Avoiding the pitfalls when purchasing a home

By Peter O'Malley
Author of Inside Real Estate

 Buying a home is one of the biggest steps most of us take in life so it’s important to make sure you avoid some of the pitfalls. Here are some tips for those venturing out to buy a property.

Buying What You Want Instead of What You Need

There are two kinds of buyers: those who buy what they want, and those who buy what they need. The public world of materialism is often a...

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January 25, 2019

THE 'HEART BUYER' AND REJECTING EARLY OFFERS

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

The location is ideal, it has the right number of bedrooms and living spaces, the yard is great – it feels like the perfect home. Occasionally, a buyer matches a property to perfection.

This buyer is going to live in the property. It will become their home. There is an instant and strong emotional connection.

This is the ‘heart buyer’. Heart buyers are seen early in marketing campaigns and only want that specific property. There...

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January 24, 2019

HEADS UP - HOPE BALL 2019

Goulburn has many events & social days throughout the year, but the Relay for Life Hope Ball is definitely one to mark on your calendar.

Last year the Hope Ball was a huge success with a record attendance & the Charity auction raising $12,927.75, alone.

The 2019 Hope Ball will be held on Saturday, 27th April.

First National is a proud sponsor of the Hope Ball & Relay for Life and our team is looking forward to attending this year’s ball which will...

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January 18, 2019

PROPERTY & THE DANGERS OF A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers


Before the Internet, properties were primarily marketed via newspaper advertisements, signs and in agents’ windows. These mediums had a remarkable and often overlooked advantage over modern forms of advertising – they left no easily traceable marketing or sales history (a digital footprint).

There is an old saying ‘nothing is as useless as yesterday’s newspapers’. In the newspaper age, an owner could dip their toe in to test the waters....

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January 14, 2019

FIRST NATIONAL BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY 2019 - TERMS & CONDITIONS

• This competition will be drawn at 4pm on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.

• Entries are void for employees of Goulburn First National Real Estate & immediate family members.

• Entrants are responsible for collecting the voucher from our office during our business hours

• This competition is in no way sponsored or associated with Facebook

• There is no limit on entries

• You must like our Facebook page

• By tagging 1x friend, that enters you & that friend to go into the draw to win

•...

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January 11, 2019

TIPS ON HOW TO SELL FOR MORE IN 2019

by Peter O’Malley
Author of Inside Real Estate

Accept the market was overpriced – the market is not falling from fundamental value, it is falling to fundamental value. When you accept the market was overvalued, the downturn becomes less painful and the next decision becomes easier to make. Waiting for prices to return to fresh highs means you won’t be selling in 2019, or 2020 for that matter.

Accept the market conditions – in a downturn, some properties manage to sell above...

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January 04, 2019

GOULBURN REAL ESTATE MARKET - BOOK GIVEAWAY

Forget what you've seen or heard — the media's hype surrounding real estate doesn't accurately reflect the reality on the ground. Inside Real Estate is a down-to-earth guide for anyone navigating the property market in the digital age. Written by industry professional Peter O'Malley, this book exposes the truth about modern real estate and shows you how to work the market to make smart & profitable decisions.

Exposing common practices and bringing myths to the light, this book shows you what...

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