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…

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…

Are real estate agents honest and ethical?

  It’s an unfortunate truth, but the fact is: 90% of you think NOT.  (Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2016). The next question is: WHY not? Well that’s a simple one to figure out.  It’s the ‘Commission-Only’ business model, the self-serving ‘Sales Culture’ that’s responsible for both the behaviour that robs your trust, and the unreasonably high…

Do real estate agents really sell houses?

Do real estate agents really ‘sell’ houses? It’s an interesting question. Isn’t that what you pay real estate agents for … to ‘sell’ your house? By ‘sell‘ we mean… persuade, convince, talk a buyer into buying your property. You see unfortunately many sellers seem to believe that is what real estate salespeople do.  But nothing could be…

Join the conversation

  * Do you take pride in putting your clients best interests above all else? * Do you love real estate but are sick of the traditional ‘dog eat dog’ and ‘self interested’ sales culture. * Do you believe there must be a better way for both clients and agents? * Do you have a desire…

FREE is an expensive option.

  Yesterday an old friend Daryl posted a link on his business Facebook page. He is a mortgage broker and obviously cares about protecting his clients.  The article was warning people, opening their eyes about the hidden costs and dangers of interest-free finance deals offered on retail products – like a new washing machine, TV…

How do you define who’s the ‘BEST’ agent?

  I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Matt Mullenweg? If you listen to the Tim Ferris Show (the #1 ranked business podcast on itunes), you may remember him being interviewed on episode 61. If not, Matt Mullenweg founded one of the largest websites in the world. Even if you don’t know his name, there’s…

What do you want to be known for?

Over recent months I’ve been in my mental cave. Head down learning, planning and working. I don’t know if it’s a bloke thing or just my introverted nature. I get in this hyper focus, almost obsessive state. Anything outside of the cave ceases to exist. Although it’s thrilling, almost addictive, to feel like you are…