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.

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 ‘whistleblower’.…

Big vs Best

As a home seller, when it comes to choosing an agent, is the BIGGEST necessarily the BEST agent for you? Of course, the answer depends entirely on your definition of “Best”. For instance. You may think that an office with the biggest team means more buyers and is somehow better than an office with a smaller team. Which…

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…