Banned By Fairfax: Reasonable ‘Censorship’? Or ‘Bully Tactics’ – suppressing the truth for their own gain? You decide.

Banned By Fairfax: Reasonable ‘Censorship’? Or ‘Bully Tactics’ – suppressing the truth for their own gain? You decide. Sure, we fully expected some real estate agents to try and shut us up. After all, in order to help consumers we’ve exposed truths they’d rather you didn’t understand. We’ve even been accused of being a ‘whistle…

Theory of “Diminishing real estate industry efficiency” and what it means for kiwi home sellers.

  You’d think that like many other industries, as technology gets better and the industry becomes more efficient, the end user would see the benefits and better value service. Not so with the real estate industry. Just 10 years ago (2006) the average house price in New Zealand was around $370,000. Based on a traditional commission…

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…