Carl is the Founder of Restate Ltd - that is quickly disrupting the real estate industry by tackling, head on, it's two biggest issues - Lack of consumer trust and inefficiently high commissions. He vowed to change it and is on a mission is to elevate the real estate industry into a true profession - "One that clients can trust and agents can be truely proud to be a part of".He has been called "visionary, provocative and straight talking". He is the author of 'The Common Sense Approach to Sell Real Estate' - exposing truths about how the real estate industry really works and helping clients bank more profit from their home sale. He is the Host of 'Real Estate Restated Podcast' - for other agents also wanting to elevate the industry. And the co-founder of Impact Club South Canterbury.To connect with Carl directly regarding positively Changing Real Estate , or other matters, including his real estate business, philanthropy, fund-raising, or community leadership. Email is preferred, and yes, Carl answers every email personally in 24-48 hours or as soon as he can, at: carl@restate.nz

There are two types of Home-Seller. Which are you?

I’ve never met a home-seller who’s not unique. Different people, in different circumstances, experiencing different emotions, with different reasons for wanting to sell. [Which is what makes real estate so interesting.] But I’ve noticed they all sit in one of two main camps: They’re either ‘Definitely Selling‘. Or ‘Only Selling If…‘ If you’re ‘Definitely Selling’: Then…

As a real estate agent, have you ever found ‘Price Reductions’ to be an uncomfortable friction point?

I sure did. Especially when we’ve done a professional job bringing our clients property to market… Given superb and realistic advice up front (Blue-skying them to get the listing has never been my style). Helped our clients prepare themselves and their property. Followed the clients instructions regarding their desired pricing. Provided quality multimedia marketing… However,…

REAL ESTATE AGENTS: Let’s face it…

  The world has changed. Along with the value we bring to the table We are no longer the gatekeepers of information. Sellers no longer need us to find buyers. Buyers don’t need us to find sellers. Our position as matchmakers, middlemen, has become obsolete. Consumers expectations are changing. They’re rejecting sales tactics and rewarding…

A tale of four home sellers.

Once upon a time, four friends listed their property for sale. The only options were going it alone or listing with a traditional commission-only salesperson. The going rate in town was $500 plus 3% of their sale price, plus GST. Ken took responsibility for his sale. He knew that ultimately he was in control of…

FINALLY! A Cure For Commission-Shock

Commission-Shock: Feelings of shock, bewilderment & sometimes anger when you realise how much the traditional real estate industry takes from the sale of your home. If you’ve experienced Commission-Shock, you are not alone. It’s estimated to afflict over 90% of home sellers worldwide, and until now there’s been no known cure. Take Bob for example, he…