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Law Society urges vendors to use agents

Vendors who try and sell property themselves can often be worse off financially than if they used an agent, the Law Society of NSW has claimed.

The Law Society of NSW, which is providing consumers with a series of guides on the buying and selling process, said agents were best placed to help vendors navigate the sale of their most prized asset.

President of the Law Society of NSW, Justin Dowd, said it’s important that vendors understand their legal obligations when buying or selling a property. Continue reading Law Society urges vendors to use agents

Deceptive property ad descriptions that disappoint

Unfortunately the idyllic country scenes do not deflect from the fact that this supposed country dream home may soon become your mountain nightmare.

Many purchasers report that they feel that real estate ads often exaggerate the features of properties for sale.

Yet agents frequently report that when it’s their turn to sell, many proud home owners just can’t help wanting to ‘oversell’ their property by insisting that every feature of their home is highlighted in every ad, or by describing their home as having ‘four bedrooms’ rather than ‘three bedrooms and a study’.

While artistic licence is commonly used in real estate ads, blatant use of said licence can, and will, work against your property.

So what does a real estate ad really need to achieve? Continue reading Deceptive property ad descriptions that disappoint