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Is your buyer's agent REBAA accredited?

As the peak professional body in Australia for independent licensed buyer’s agents, REBAA aims to positively shape the future of the industry by raising professional standards. In hiring a REBAA accredited member, you can rest assured that your buyer’s agent...

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Buyers keen to 'seize the day' in regional locations

Media Release Buyer’s agents are witnessing a steady surge in regional property markets for investors and homebuyers, particularly since COVID-19. Australia’s leading buyer’s agents say properties in many regional locations are exhibiting firm demand, short days on the market and...

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Meet our Members - Joanna Boyd

Meet our newest member, Joanna Boyd from Joanna Boyd Buyers Advocate in Brisbane. Joanna is a passionate buyer’s advocate with 20+ years’ experience in the property industry having worked in real estate business development, franchise management, recruitment, insurance and training...

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Why REBAA? Member testimonial

Richard Evans, Fortune Property Finder

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REBAA launches six-month training course

REBAA is excited to announce the launch of a six-month online training course in collaboration with the highly acclaimed sales trainer Pancho Mehrotra from Frontier Performance. “The Psychology of Selling for Buyer Advocates” has been especially tailored to give a...

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The real estate technologies most likely to survive COVID-19

Media Release Buyers agents weigh into the technologies most likely to survive the effects of the coronavirus and those that won’t. With widespread bans on public auctions and open for inspections in recent months, the real estate industry has had...

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Why REBAA? Member testimonial

Ben Lamers, LMW Property Advisory, WA

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Buyers and investors nervous about tenanted properties

Media Release In the wake of the Federal Government’s eviction moratorium announcement, it’s not just landlords and property managers who are facing challenges. Buyers and vendors are affected by the moratorium too. Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA) president Cate...

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COVID-19: Private treaty sales set to soar as public auctions banned

Media Release Private treaty sales will become the dominant method of selling in our cities as moves to ban public real estate auctions come into effect from midnight tonight amid Coronavirus fears, according to Australia’s leading body of professional buyer’s...

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Your business and COVID-19

During this COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to know their obligations to their employees and consider what needs to be done to protect the physical and financial health of your employees and business. The Fair Work Act 2009 provides that employers...

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Navigating the property market in a pandemic

Media Release Property investors and home buyers need to determine quickly whether a property is likely to make it to auction in the current Coronavirus climate, say leading property experts. Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA) president Cate Bakos said...

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Why REBAA? Member testimonial

Leigh McConnon, Buyers Advocate

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Is your BA punching above their weight?

Get the feeling your buyer’s agent is punching above their weight? A buyer’s agent can be a powerful ally in the property search. Make sure you’re dealing with an experienced professional, one who has examples of previous buys in the...

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Doing it for the kids: Boomers pushing up the property market

Media Release A new class of buyer is proving a formidable force in the Australian property market and they’re not going away anytime soon. Baby boomers are going head to head in the race to get their children on the...

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Meet our Members - Kellie Landrey

Kellie Landrey has worked in the property industry for more than 15 years and founded Scoutable in Sydney in 2012. She is a registered valuer and licensed real estate agent in NSW and VIC.⠀⠀Prior to starting Scoutable, Kellie worked for...

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How to attract & retain great staff: Webinar

After a highly-rated training session last year, REBAA president Cate Bakos is back with part two of our latest webinar: How to Attract & Retain Great Staff. In this FREE interactive online member training session, Cate will share her insights...

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What you need to know about tax depreciation in 2020

By Mike Mortlock There’s an argument to say you don’t need to know anything at all about depreciation, much less specifically what applies in 2020. In fact, you could live a full and happy life, blissfully ignorant of depreciation and...

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Why REBAA? Member testimonial

Veronica Morgan, Good Deeds Property

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Rent reforms will lead to a backlog of claims

Media Release Queensland and Victoria’s proposed rent reforms will see tenancy disputes escalate under recommended new laws likely to sweep the country, according to the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA). REBAA president Cate Bakos said landlords and investors needed...

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Beware hacking scam targeting email accounts

Consumer Affairs Victoria has received a new report of the ‘business email compromise’ scam. A home buyer was tricked into making a deposit into a fake account, after scammers had hacked into their estate agent’s email. How the scam works...

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Is your buyer's agent a little green?

Are you concerned your buyer’s agent might be a little green? The buyer’s agency industry is still in its infancy in Australia. Many new operators have set up shop recently without prior or practical experience. Some are operating as self-proclaimed...

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The benefit of a rigorous apprenticeship - Miriam Sandkuhler

REBAA is Australia’s leading national industry association for buyer’s agents. Members abide by a strict code of conduct and full member status requires a minimum of two years’ of consistent buyer agency work. Licensing, appropriate insurances and sponsorship from two...

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Buyers rush in as Christmas deadline looms

Media Release With seven auction weekends left before Christmas, buyers are beginning to feel the pressure with many willing to pay substantially over the reserve in the rush to be in before Christmas, according to the Real Estate Buyers Agents...

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Buyers warned not to 'panic buy' this spring

Media Release In the lead-up to the launch of this year’s spring auction season this weekend, the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA) is warning home buyers against ‘panic buying’ and falling victim to buying prior to auction for a...

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What is a rentvestor?

Another way to benefit from owning a home is to buy an investment property. This way you can rent where you want to live and buy where you can afford. This rent and invest strategy is known as rentvesting and...

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Investors turn from apartments to houses and renovations

As the market traditionally slows in the cooler months, REBAA tells The Australian many investors are moving away from apartments and looking at other alternatives to increase cashflow: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/investors-turn-from-apartments-to-houses-and-renovations/news-story/5bf3320e8e27dc6b4d19b59c8e9913b4

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Housing concessions could backfire, pushing up prices

REBAA president Rich Harvey has the last word in this article in The Australian on housing affordability measures in NSW and VIC: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/housing-concessions-could-backfire-pushing-up-prices/news-story/070cf0f1e1766b2422811c76eecce357    

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3 tips to find value in the propert market post boom

Which Investment Property features REBAA’s tips for finding value post property boom: https://www.whichinvestmentproperty.com.au/top-tips/14351-3-tips-to-find-value-in-the-property-market-post-boom

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The end is nigh, here's how to thrive post property boom

REBAA reassures home buyers and investors that it is possible to find value in the property market post boom in this article on realestate.com.au: http://www.realestate.com.au/news/the-end-is-nigh-heres-how-to-thrive-post-property-boom/

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Buyers advocates in spotlight as property market heats up

REBAA talks to The Australian about the increasing presence of buyer’s agents in the Australian property market:   http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/buyers-advocates-in-spotlight-as-property-market-heats-up/news-story/5132d440e008e1dd7ff2b19e2f0943ea  

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Survey reveals overpaying is the number one fear buyers have at auctions

Realestate.com.au takes a look at our recent survey of REBAA members to find out the number one fear buyers have buying at auction. Can you guess what it is? http://www.realestate.com.au/news/survey-reveals-overpaying-is-the-number-one-fear-buyers-have-at-auctions-rebaa/

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Don't fall foul of FOMO

REBAA president Rich Harvey gives his best tips to Kevin Turner and Real Estate Talk for not overpaying at auction: Don’t fall foul of FOMO – Rich Harvey  

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Weekend Sunrise: Is the property bubble set to burst

REBAA president Rich Harvey talks to Weekend Sunrise about ‘wounded bull bidders’ https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/34495542/is-the-property-bubble-set-to-burst/#page1

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Record-breaking Sydney auction weekend to attract 'monster crowd' as homeowners rush to sell

Australia’s leading body of professional buyer’s agents warns homeowners to keep their nerve in this weekend’s Super Saturday of auctions. Leading property news website Domain reports: https://www.domain.com.au/news/recordbreaking-sydney-auction-weekend-to-attract-monster-crowd-as-homeowners-rush-to-sell-20170224-gudcgc/

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Early Super Saturday of auctions signals hot market in months ahead

REBAA tells buyers not to be a ‘wounded bull bidder’ in this week’s Super Saturday auctions in this article on realestate.com.au: http://www.realestate.com.au/news/early-super-saturday-of-auctions-signals-hot-market-in-months-ahead/news-story/f5329564629a990e3f56e6f5c324a06f    

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A buyer's agent guide to where to buy

REBAA advises investors to look for suburbs primed for future growth when buying in 2017 in this article in Smart Property Investment: https://www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au/advice/latest-hotspots/15814-a-buyer-s-agent-s-guide-to-where-to-buy

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Property market in 2017: What to look for

More market commentary on where to buy in 2017 in this article on news.com.au: http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/buying/property-market-in-2017-what-to-look-out-for/news-story/fd45e015e76fb3edb955fa118989e52c

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Do I need a buyer's agent to buy a house?

Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group, Choice, delivers an independent analysis on buyer’s agents. Will they save you money? Will they find off-market properties? Just need someone to bid for you at auction? Is it worth it? How to find a...

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Buyer's agents' pick where to buy property in the major cities in 2017

In this article on realestate.com.au our national network of property buyers reveal the best investments for 2017: http://www.realestate.com.au/news/buyers-agents-pick-where-to-buy-property-in-the-major-cities-in-2017/

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Weekend Sunrise - Tips for tackling the property market in 2017

REBAA Vice President talks to Monique and Andrew from Weekend Sunrise with REBAA’s tips for tackling the property in 2017. Click here to watch the video. https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/33737795/tackling-the-housing-affordability-crisis/?cmp=st&cmp=st    

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Start thinking long term

REBAA president Rich Harvey recommends investors curb any short-term thinking and look for a 10-year return in this interview with Kevin Turner on Real Estate Talk: http://realestatetalk.com.au/start-thinking-long-term-rich-harvey/

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Homebuyers warned of buyer’s agents pushing up house prices

REBAA talks to news.com.au about the low barriers to entry to becoming a buyer’s agent and the importance of using a REBAA accredited buyer’s agent in the house hunt. The article looks at some of the misconceptions around how buyer’s...

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Now is a great time for retirees to downsize their homes

With property prices continuing to skyrocket in many parts of the country, now is a great time for homeowners who are considering downsizing to sell their family homes and move to properties that are more appropriate for their age and...

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8 signs you should be talking to a buyer's agent

With an endemic lack of stock around the country leaving investors at risk of paying premium prices for ordinary properties, Smart Property Investment Magazine looks at the tell-tale signs when you should probably be using a buyer’s agent for your...

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Survey reveals lack of stock number one issue for buyers

Australian Property Investor Magazine published the results of a REBAA member survey in October this year which revealed a lack of good quality established property is the number one issue facing today’s home buyers. The survey showed 70 per cent...

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What to know about buying off-the-plan

In this interview with realestate.com.au, REBAA warns buyers about some of the pitfalls in off-the-plan purchases. Click here to read the full article: http://www.realestate.com.au/advice/what-to-know-about-buying-off-the-plan/

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Sorting the good apps from the not-so-good apps

New technology is making it easier for home buyers and investors to assess property but REBAA warns it’s risky business to invest based on technology alone. In this interview on Real Estate Talk, REBAA warns buyers against relying on technology...

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Association chief slams new 'free' buyer's agent services

When engaging a buyer’s agent it’s important you choose an exclusive REBAA buyer’s agent. The question of who pays the buyer’s agent is crucial, because that’s where their loyalty lies. If they are paid by a selling agent or a developer,...

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Why you should consider buying in an election year

This year’s pending Federal election could present opportunities for astute home buyers and investors with a lot less competition at auctions and open inspections in coming months as historically people tended to sit on their hands in the lead-up to...

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