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.

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…

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…

True Differentiation – how it impacts profit and dictates strategy when selling a home.

I realise the image to the right may look a little Howard Hughes-ish, but there is a method to my madness. And this sketch, if you’re thinking of selling your home, may have a profound and direct impact on your bottom-line profit. You’ll also want to share this with friends and family members that you care…