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“From the desk of Ian Barnes. Relevant, topical real estate related opinions, thoughts and perspectives”

The way to wealth creation

September 16, 2011

Recently the team and I attended a Michael Sheargold training seminar, and Michael said that according to the experts, of the Rich 200 list in Australia recently, 75% had accumulated their wealth through property. It tends to put things into perspective as buyers continue to “wait and see” in some cases before they commit. If you look at property as a medium to long term...

How to navigate through the Property Market

September 5, 2011

1. READY SET GO! Now, more than ever, the person that successfully buys the home they love is the person that is prepared in advance to buy. I have seen time and time again, nice people miss out on buying, not because their price offered was not good, but due to other factors that meant they were not ready to buy. Ready means ready in...


August 25, 2011

(or DIY) is a term used to describe building, modifying, or repairing of something without the aid of experts or professionals. The phrase “do it yourself” came into common usage in the 1950s in reference to home improvement projects which people might choose to complete independently. Source: Wikipedia. Recently an article appeared in a major newspaper promoting the benefits of property owners selling privately without...

Pitfalls all potential sellers must know- Tip 1

August 18, 2011

1. Choosing the highest quoting agent- 3 things to know i. Oldest trick in the book Most sellers want to sell for as much as they can achieve, that is understandable. In fact one of the biggest fears for a seller is underselling. It is for this reason often, an average, less accomplished agent is selected based on one of the biggest cons in real...