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Buyer beware the desperate selling agent

With prices softening in many of Australia’s capital cities, the Real Estate Buyers Agents of Australia (REBAA) is warning buyers not to succumb to mounting pressure from selling agents. Last week global investment bank UBS called Australia’s housing boom over...

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REBAA president shortlisted for Optus award

REBAA member, properytbuyer, has been shortlisted to be the Property Business of the Year in the Optus My Business Awards, aimed at small and medium sized enterprises. Propertybuyer was founded in 2001 and offers buyers’ agent services in NSW, Victoria...

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Consumers confused about buyer's agents and property consultants

REBAA’s newest member Lisa Parker started her career as a ‘property investment consultant’ but the ambiguity around the role left her feeling compromised so she turned to  buyers advocacy as an alternative profession. “Starting my career as a ‘property investment...

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REBAA members dominate buyer's agent field in REIV Awards for Excellence

REBAA congratulates our Victorian members Melissa Opie (Keyhole Property Investments), Lisa Parker (Parker Investment Properties) and Janet Spencer (Buyer Solutions), finalists in the REIV Awards for Excellence 2017 Buyer’s Agent of the Year category. All three finalists have more than...

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Australia's top buyers agents reveal their 2017 spring property predictions

The Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) today revealed its predictions for the 2017 spring property market. In summary: Better buying opportunities in Sydney with stock levels higher than at the same time last year seeing clearance rates...

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New REBAA executive announced

Following on from the success of our AGM last weekend we are pleased to announce the new REBAA executive committee and state representatives for 2017-2018: President: Rich Harvey (Property Buyer) Vice President: Cate Bakos (Cate Bakos Property) Secretary: Richard Evans...

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Our experts reveal the non-negotiable no no's when buying property

Media Release With competition still fierce for property in most states of Australia, wish lists are beginning to look like a thing of the past. But in the scramble to get on the property ladder, Australia’s leading buyer’s agents reveal...

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Compulsory ATO certificate required from 1 July to prove sellers are not foreign investors

From tomorrow, homeowners will be required to obtain a clearance certificate before they sell on property sales of $750k or more to prove they are not a foreign investor. Changes announced in this year’s Federal Budget to the foreign resident...

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REBAA president sleeping rough

For someone who’s made a profession out of putting a roof over people’s heads, REBAA president Rich Harvey has found a worthy reason to sleep on the streets. For the 6th year running Rich will be joining business and community...

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How to find value post boom

Media Release Australia’s largest body of professional buyer’s agents is reassuring home buyers and investors that it is possible to find value in the property market post boom. Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) president Rich Harvey said...

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Federal Budget 2017: A mixed bag of savings and incentives

The 2017 Federal Budget boasts several measures designed to increase housing affordability. Here’s a snapshot of the main ones: First home buyer savings incentives From 1 July 2017 buyers saving for their first home will be able to voluntarily contribute up...

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Why dipping into your super for your first home in Sydney sounds silly

By Fred Haggar, Property Search 4U Opinion The current debate around whether or not first home buyers should be able to access their superannuation to buy their first home has been polarising but it’s important to look at the facts....

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Survey reveals number one fear buyers have buying at auction

Media Release A survey of Australia’s peak body of professional buyer’s agents has revealed the biggest fear buyers have buying at auction. The survey by the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA), showed 60 per cent of respondents...

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In pursuit of excellence: REIQ's Buyer's Agency of the Year

Brisbane buyer’s agents, Property Pursuit, have a vision for their business – to be the most respected buyers’ agency in Brisbane. Last month Property Pursuit moved a step closer to achieving that vision after it was awarded Buyers’ Agency of...

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Don't be a 'wounded bull' bidder at this weekend's Super Saturday auctions

Media Release Australia’s largest independent body of professional buyer’s agents is warning home buyers and investors not to fall victim to the ‘wounded bull’ syndrome at the looming Super Saturday of hot auctions. With this weekend tipped to be the...

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Profile Tony Coughran: REIQ's Buyer's Agent of the Year

Tony Coughran’s dad has a saying. If you need a hand, look down your arm. That motto has stuck with him through life and the Gold Coast buyer’s agent has had to work hard for everything he’s ever achieved. A...

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Is the art of selling dead?

Given the strong Sydney market we’ve experienced, and especially in the last four years, buyers could be forgiven for viewing real estate agents as more “door men/women” rather than sales agents. After all, at many Saturday open inspections they take...

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Expert tips for home buyers and investors in 2017: REBAA

Media Release Australia’s largest body of professional buyer’s agents is recommending buying in suburbs with excellent established infrastructure, high demand and attractive amenities if you want to stay ahead of the property game in 2017. According to Real Estate Buyers...

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New website launched to help Australians buy property better

 With the aim of helping property buyers make informed property purchases, Australia’s largest body of professional buyer’s agents is proud to unveil its new consumer website, www.rebaa.com.au and a fresh new logo. The new REBAA website is aimed to educate...

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Performance Property Advisors appointed sole buyer’s agents for BRICKX Platform

Earlier this year, REBAA member Performance Property Advisors was appointed the sole buyer’s agency for a new residential investment platform called BRICKX. REBAA talks to Performance Property Advisors’ Ramon Mitchell about the new venture: How does the BRICKX Platform work?...

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Why now is a good time to downsize

Media Release.  Record property prices means now is a great time for those home owners considering downsizing to sell the family home and move into something more appropriate for their age and future needs, says Australia’s largest professional body of...

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REBAA state rep named REIV Buyer’s Agent of the Year

REBAA Victoria representative Janet Spencer has won the 2016 REIV Buyers Agent of the Year award announced at last night’s REIV gala dinner at Crown Towers. The REIV Awards for Excellence showcase the best of the property industry and celebrate...

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Survey of Australia’s top buyer’s agents reveals lack of stock number one issue facing home buyers

Media Release A survey of Australia’s top buyer’s agents has revealed a lack of good quality established property is the number one issue facing today’s home buyers. The survey, conducted by the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA),...

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Looking for a simple life on the Gold Coast?

Husband and wife duo Tony and Eva Coughran from Simply GC love buying property for their clients and they’re keen to share their local knowledge with their new lifestyle blog www.simplygc.com For them it’s personal. Eva grew up on the...

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REBAA president named REINSW Buyer's Agent of the Year

Congratulations to REBAA president Rich Harvey who was last night awarded Real Estate Institute of New South Wales’ Buyer’s Agent of the Year at a gala dinner at Sydney’s Sheraton Hotel. The annual industry awards encourage, promote and recognise excellence...

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A buyer's agent can be man's best friend

Melbourne based buyer’s agent Melissa Opie has a strong team behind her including two very special employees of the four-legged variety. Tibetan spaniels Coco and Bella have been coming to work with her for the past two years and according to Melissa,...

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REBAA members lead the field of finalists in the REIV and REINSW awards for excellence

The state-based REI Awards for Excellence showcase the best of the property industry and celebrate leading real estate agency practices and professionals. The annual awards recognise and reward members who have gone the extra mile in pursuit of service, ethics...

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A superhuman buyer's agent

A freak car accident at work almost a decade ago saw Michelle Winkler lose a leg at the tender age of 24. Life for the co-founder of Master Advocates in Melbourne would never be the same again and together with husband...

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Buyer’s agents aren’t just for the wealthy

Media Release Help is at hand for first homebuyers losing sleep over finding their dream home, according to Australia’s largest professional body of independent buyer’s agents. Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) president Rich Harvey said it was...

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What's special about Northern Queensland?

In the first of a series of profiles on national markets, we take a look at North Queensland. REBAA member Jennifer Smith from NQ Buyer’s Agent tell us what’s special about her neck of the woods: North Queensland The tropical...

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Buyer beware ‘free’ buyer’s agents – REBAA

Media Release Australia’s leading body of professional buyer’s agents, the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA), today slammed real estate companies misrepresenting themselves as buyer’s agents and offering free services. REBAA president Rich Harvey said it was regrettable that an...

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Warning: "Free" buyer's agents for property investors

As Australia’s leading body of professional buyer’s agents, we always get concerned whenever we see mention of anyone advertising “free buyers agent services”. Red flags instantly start waving when words like “the seller pays the fee not the buyer” and...

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Why you need a buyer’s agent and not an app

Media Release New technology is making it easier for home buyers and investors to assess property but the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) says it’s risky business to invest based on technology alone. REBAA President Rich Harvey...

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Why I became a buyer's agent

REBAA talks to Matt Reeves, buyer’s agent and founder of Your Property Hound in Brisbane, about why he became a buyer’s agent: What do you enjoy about being a buyer’s agent? I am passionate about investing in property, and particularly enjoy...

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Queensland's property policy announcements: Simon Pressley

Property markets are complex and very much intertwined with the economy. If only our political leaders and those empowered to manage federal, state and local economies had a better understanding of that. Recent policy announcements by the Queensland Government are...

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Why I love being a buyer's agent

Nick Viner gives the top 5 reasons why he loves his job: 1. No two days are the same You are constantly meeting interesting people and inspecting new properties in different suburbs every day. You can start the morning thinking...

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