Carl is the Founder of Restate Ltd. He is on a mission is to elevate the real estate industry into a true profession - "One that clients can trust and agents can be truly proud to be a part of". He has been called "visionary, provocative and straight talking". 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. And the co-founder of Impact Club South Canterbury.

Leaking Equity From Your Sale?

In this video (below), we demonstrate the importance of Avoiding Costly Mistakes when selling your property. The key takeaways: 1. Costly mistakes are anything that needlessly erodes your equity (how much you end up with). 2. They’re often what we call “Hidden Losses”. Meaning people don’t even realise they’ve leaked thousands of dollars. 3. Many…

Auctions – Episode 3

WHEN TO CONSIDER SELLING AT AUCTION It’s no secret that I’ve been pretty scathing of real estate auctions lately. Actually it’s more that I object to some agents spreading untruths and propaganda about them – for their own gain. But I’m also on record plenty of times over the years as saying that Auctions have…

We’re Not Number 1

We believe that being the ‘best’ should mean doing what’s best for our clients. So we restated real estate from a ‘Commission-driven Sales Industry’ to a ‘Professional Service’:  Fundamentally changing our core purpose from Selling you to Serving you. From Persuading you to Protecting you. From Pushing you to Guiding you.  From Pitching to Advising.…

Auction Deceptions: Episode 2

It’s said that the most misleading cons contain an element of truth. A classic example is this main one-liner spoken by auction agents – and it seems after more than 30 years of seeing it – sellers are still falling for it hook line and sinker: “When you put a price on your property the price…

Auction Deceptions: Episode 1

It never ceases to amaze me how much bullshit my industry peddles to consumers. That I think, ultimately harms you as home-sellers. And today I want to clear something up. Inspired by a video I saw by a pro auction agent entitled “Auction Misconceptions”. I think it should be titled ‘Auction Deceptions”. You see, he…

Is it true?

Restate was founded to help clients NET more. You can imagine our concern when we discovered that some people were saying that we “undersell” property. The first time I heard it, I laughed it off. After all, you expect that when something new threatens the status quo, rather than rising to the challenge and improving…

When selling my property

When selling my property, I want to end up with the most in my hand. To achieve that I need to do three things: Obviously, I need to sell for the Highest Price Possible. Over the years, I’ve discovered that achieving the highest price (in any market) is not a matter of luck. It can be…