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Latest Article

49 - Disrupting the Real Estate Industry: The Uber of Real Estate?

At a recent Friday afternoon corporate get together, a person with strong ties to the Real Estate industry mooted the idea of “The Uber” of real estate.  The idea behind his comment was that, just like taxis, real estate agents could be “disrupted” (i.e. made partially or completely obsolete), by a digital competitor or new business model.

This makes intuitive sense.  Like taxis, and many industries that have been disrupted, it is a fragmented industry.  Commissions are perceived to be high which should allow a low cost high volume model to work.  On the surface, many consumers appear to welcome the idea of lower commissions and even working without an agent. Click here to read more...

Back Issues 

49Disrupting the Real Estate Industry: The Uber of Real Estate?

48 - Should You Buy First Or Sell First?

47 - The Most Expensive Way to Save Money?

46 - Agents On The Go Get The Best Results

45 - Spruce Up, Don't Do Up

44 - Soothsayers Have No Say In Real Estate

43 - Rating Values Of No Real Value To Vendors

42 - Five Small Misperceptions That Can Cost You Big Money

41 - Why I Will Never Buy A Lotto Ticket?

40 - Why The Internet Has Not Killed Print Advertising?

39 - Pricing Your Home: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

38 - How To Make Better Real Estate Decisions?

37 - Should You Renovate Your Home Before Selling It?

36 - Should You Arrange A Building Inspection Report Prior To Selling?

35 - Supply Shortage... Now Is The Time To Sell!

34 - Real Estate Salespeople: Greedy, Snakelike, Expensive, Dishonest

33 - Why Discount Real Estate Agencies Don't Work...

32 - Sales, Marketing and Psychology

31 - The Best Time To Sell Your Home Is Right Now

30 - Deliver The World What The World Wants

29 - Tips For Home Sellers And Buyers

28 - It Is Always A Mistake Not To Use The Best Marketing Strategy

27 - Look Beyond Your Own Experience

26 - Timing Your Sale To Beat The Market

25 - Buyer Psychology

24 - It's A Sellers' Market Again!!

23 - Maximising Your Equity

22 - Determining How To Price Your Property

21 - Crystal Ball Gazing

20 - Selling In A Downturn: Part II

19 - Selling In A Downturn: Part I

18 - Wellington's Changing Housing Market

17 - The Importance Of Advertising

16 - It's The Middle Of Winter So Is It A Bad Time To Sell?

15 - Dealing With Tenants When Selling Your Investment Property

14 - Smart Investment Decisions

13 - Have A Clearly Thought Out And Effective Strategy

12 - Buyer Budget Over - A Recent Test Case

11 - Should You Accept An Offer Prior To Auction Or Tender?

10 - Pre-Sale Presentation

09 - What Is Market Value?

08 - Over Exposed - How Long Should It Take To Sell A Home?

07 - Selling Your Home Privately

06 - Closed Tenders Explained

05 - Choosing The Right Agent

04 - Is Winter A Bad Time To Sell?

03 - Adding Thousands To Your Home Through Presentation

02 - Adding Thousands To Your Home Through Renovation

01 - What Is A Rateable Value And How Relevant Is It?