A tale of four home sellers

A tale of four home sellers And how the traditional real estate model treated them. Once upon a time four home sellers put their property on the market. Apart from going it alone and trying to sell privately, they had no real choice other than to list with traditional real estate agents on a ‘no…

Is your real estate agent HUNGRY enough?

It’s a good thing right? You do want them to be ‘hungry’ for the sale, don’t you? Well at least that’s the thinking served up by the traditional real estate industry. That it’s somehow better for you if the agent is ‘hungry’ for their commission. They’ll supposedly work harder, chase more, find more buyers and be more…

Private Seller vs. “REAL ESTATE AGENT”

The Battle Cards Are Set – Who Will Win? David vs. Goliath.  That, sometimes, is what comes to mind when people hear that a “real estate agent” has approached a Private Seller (For Sale By Owner or FSBO). The perception that it’s a battle against wills. From the start, it’s known that the agent is…

You are the real hero in this story

You are the real hero in this story. Who could have imagined that a small agency from Timaru, could disrupt the entire real estate industry? As you may already know, we’re changing real estate. Why? Because frankly, we both deserve better. You, as clients. And us, the agents here to serve you.  We’ve all seen…

Home Sellers Truth # 1: You are responsible.

“A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realisation that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.” – Denis Waitley Accepting personal responsibility for our actions and decisions is one of life’s scariest yet…

Real Estate: A primal conflict

“Face the facts, you are now viewed as a ‘Profession’ and therefore required to act like one”… were Michael’s opening words as over 50 real estate salespeople shuffled in their seats. He was presenting a 10-hour verified training course on agents’ obligations under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. The topic and focus was: Professional…

What is your real estate agents ‘Job Description’?

What is your real estate agents job description? Assuming, that is, you want the help of a real estate agent to sell your property. As we discussed here – being clear about what we want, is the first step to achieving anything. Remember, first comes the goal, then a plan (a proven formula, a recipe)…

What do you want when selling your home?

“Son, you can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want”.   Dad’s words of wisdom still ring in my ears to this day and are a founding philosophy of Restate. It wasn’t until years later I discovered they were in fact the words of…

Disrupting the Real Estate industry

  There’s a lot of talk going on about ‘disrupting’ the real estate industry, with two distinct schools of thought: 1) The industry is ripe for disruption. I predominantly sit in this camp for three reasons, although I’d personally change the heading to read: The industry is ripe for evolution. The first being it’s negative reputation.…

Uber, Las Vegas, Real Estate (Pt. 2)

How my friend’s story of ‘Taxi vs. Uber’ can lead homeowners to higher predictable profit and better experience, when selling their home.   Let’s just dive into it. Last week, we looked at how disruptive platforms like Airbnb and Uber are winning the hearts & minds, and consumer attention, in their respective industries. If you…

Airbnb, Uber Meets Real Estate

Millions of consumers love Airbnb, Uber, and dozens of other similar platforms that have disrupted their respective industries. So what about real estate? – how do their secrets apply?… Well, first, you have to define what a Platform is. For this, we can look to the book Platform Revolution: How networked markets are transforming the…

How to burn $10,000 when selling your home.

More importantly how NOT to. If you’re ever going to sell, you want to be aware of this.   “If only they knew… It’s not right… You have to tell people about this…. You have to warn them”. Liz was of course talking about warning you… everyday sellers who don’t have a clue what’s happening…