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Pain or pleasure the big motivators in every buying decision

By Geoff Baldwin

Pain or pleasure the big motivators in every buying decision ….. Every buying decision, regardless of what it is we are buying, is driven by emotion and the two driving forces are getting from “pain” back to “normal” or from “normal” to a more “pleasurable” position. Addressing a recent seminar on this subject I was…Read More→

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Perth Property Buyers – Hold on to your hats!

By Geoff Baldwin

Perth Property Buyers – Hold on to your hats! There are some very positive signs pointing towards a strong resurgence in the Perth property market as we head towards Spring according to 30 year industry head, Geoff Baldwin who is the MD of RE/MAX WA. Historically, when the Sydney and Melbourne markets begin to slow…Read More→

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Style to Sell

By REMAX WA

If you’re looking to sell your house quickly and successfully, then you might want to consider working on its ultimate wow-factor first. Styling your home is a fantastic way to showcase your property to its fullest potential. Not only does it increase your chances of attracting potential buyers, it also gives them an opportunity to…Read More→

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Rents Are Down But Returns Are Up for New Investors

By REMAX WA

Geoff Baldwin – MD RE/MAX Investment Division During the 1990’s and right up to around 2010 it was extremely rare to find a property that could be positively geared however, with falling property prices and record low interest rates there are many opportunities despite rents being lower. It is now possible to locate many properties…Read More→

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It’s all about Price!

By Geoff Baldwin

Pricing Property! At any time, in any market every property will sell as long as the pricing strategy reflects the market and the seller’s expectation is realistic. An agent is doing his sellers no favours by allowing them to overprice their property or to use an ineffective pricing strategy. The belief that asking a premium…Read More→

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FHOG on established homes a money maker not a cost!

By Geoff Baldwin

By restricting the FHOG to newly constructed homes the WA government is not only crippling the established housing market, it is also missing out on a massive financial windfall. Although most first home buyers don’t pay stamp duty, every home they buy frees up its owner/s to purchase their next home which is usually more…Read More→

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Real Estate Franchising Not a One Size Fits All Business

By REMAX WA

Geoff Baldwin – MD RE/MAX WA Unlike burger stores or pizza shops, real estate franchisees can no longer be provided a one size fits all service as there are many influences that can affect each franchise differently. The support, training and resources required by an experienced operator will naturally be much different to those needed…Read More→

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Top Performing RE/MAX Salespeople & Offices

By Geoff Baldwin

Congratulations to: LAST MONTH Top Teams 1.  Team Ken Williamson and Guy Zinicola – RE/MAX GBT (Nollamara) 2. Demo Foufas Team – RE/MAX Extreme (Wanneroo) 3. Simon Pigliardo Team – RE/MAX Torrens (Bedford) 4. Phil Wiltshire Team – RE/MAX Extreme (Butler) 5. David Willis Team – RE/MAX Lighthouse Realty (Bunbury) Top Individuals 1. Leoni Strydom –…Read More→

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Perth sales volume up – Buyers it’s time to act!

By Geoff Baldwin

Perth sales volume up – Buyers it’s time to act! While Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have had significant drops in sales volume of between 6% and 15 % compared to the previous 12 months, Perth was one of only a few capitals to record a small increase although it is also up 4.3% for the…Read More→

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BUDGET – WINDOW NOW OPEN FOR WA GOVERNMENT

By Geoff Baldwin

BUDGET – WINDOW NOW OPEN FOR WA GOVERNMENT – Last night’s federal budget included positive incentives for the property sector however more is needed to inject life back into the WA market and the window is now wide open for the state government to act. Mark McGowan and Treasurer Ben Wyatt must take full advantage…Read More→

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