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New Service – Full Seller Advocacy

New Service – Full Seller Advocacy
The market has changed and so have we at James Advocates. Whilst buyer advocacy is still the major part of our business, our roles in selling advocacy and architectural advocacy have increased as clients and other sellers interested in a more managed process, begin to look for more professional strategic advice, rather than just a glossy [...]
Yep, its a big drop – how to deal with it!

Yep, its a big drop – how to deal with it!

Welcome to the early beginnings of the Melbourne Spring buying and selling market. Auctions start in a few weeks time. This weekend’s James Market Insight, is the first in a series of three, about how you can best manage yourself in what’s to come. Why manage yourself? One: If you cannot manage yourself, then you dramatically increase your chances of [...]
The Market Roar – where and when

The Market Roar – where and when

At 6.00 pm on Saturday we found the market, as we have found it all year; B and C Graders down – A-Graders mixed. A-Grader, by our definition – right Position, right Property and right Price – good PPP‘s. Overall, the market as we go into winter is still declining in its mood, interspersed with some strong results: such [...]
Decimated Kew. Sellers spent $100k per bidder < 9% under hammer!

Decimated Kew. Sellers spent $100k per bidder < 9% under hammer!

At 6.00pm on Saturday, it’s official – we are continuing to fall – but those falls are becoming more widespread. In the final week of our three week May 100 Auction Test, we can now say that last week’s comments (of a flattening market) look “courageous” on today’s market evidence. The  Clearance Rate for $2m+ Inner Melbourne family homes [...]
If demand and supply were just people alone, then Africa would have a stronger real estate market than Australia.

If demand and supply were just people alone, then Africa would have a stronger real estate market than Australia.

Cash is Why

Cash is Why

It’s 6.00 pm on Saturday, the first of 3 weeks in our May 100 Auction test. It played out to an expected script, with a near cold 63% clearance rate on family homes over $2 million and the James Bidderman is a consistently chilly 1.3 (bidders per auction), on what are relatively low stock levels for a “normal” May. Look at the [...]
It feels like it’s going to be OK early.

It feels like it’s going to be OK early.

Hello everybody for 2018! As is our tradition, it’s a decidedly lightweight first-up Market News, as we ease our way back into the saddle. Giddy-up! Today was the first serious day of opens and we have started the year with a some impetus having bought two homes already; contrasting with the flat feeling the market left for most buyers late [...]
State of the Market – May 2017 – Opinion

State of the Market – May 2017 – Opinion

What is the market really doing? We get asked this question daily so we decided to conduct a 3-Week, 100 Auction Report challenge during the month of May. Well, there were no surprises! All three measurements showed that the Inner Melbourne market is in what we call “boom times”, but now, since 2008, increasingly what we call [...]
Our bumper pre-winter issue – so much great info!

Our bumper pre-winter issue – so much great info!

This week in James Market News: (click on contents) 1. Market Commentary 2. May 3-Week Auction Challenge – Results are in… 3. Bayside and Inner East Auction Action 4. 2017 James Half Year Summary 5. Land Prices – 2010 – 2017 6. Negotiation Corner – Narrowed Focus 7. Inside James – and Off Markets 8. Younger Homebuyers – [...]
The word from the street – what is really going on?

The word from the street – what is really going on?

Happy Mothers Day to all our Mums – the real home decision makers. This week in James Market News: Market Commentary – Three-week Challenge of 100 reported auctions Auction Action – 33 auction results Inside James – buy-then-sell service and Mal’s auction observations At 6.00pm Saturday, the overall Inner Melbourne market results were solid, if you just look at the Clearance [...]
Housing Prices to Drop 7% and the Baloney

Housing Prices to Drop 7% and the Baloney

WOW, what a week in Inner Melbourne! Last Friday we had one active negotiation and by yesterday, we had eight. This is contrary to the talk of a tanking market so in our opinion piece this week, we examine closely the “evidence” used by The Australian to support their ‘Housing prices to drop 7%’ headline. You be [...]
More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

More chance of a rise than a fall ……………

It was a quiet-ish day today on market – off market is a different story – the auction biggies for May starting in numbers the week after next. At that time we will be focusing on James Bidderman (for any movement in demand) and any drop off from overseas buyers. Has all the talk of late begun to bite? This [...]
3 Melbourne Property Market Changes you need to know!

3 Melbourne Property Market Changes you need to know!

  The Inner Melbourne $2m+ Market is CHANGING.   “3 Big Melbourne Property Market Changes are/could be happening in the next month.” Mal James – James Buyer Advocates   At James Buyer Advocates we are preparing a special James Big 3 Report on changes and possible changes hitting the Melbourne Property Market in the next month. What do they mean to you, the buyer? To get [...]
New Year’s Resolution – Be Smart on the Deal!

New Year’s Resolution – Be Smart on the Deal!

We were out and about again today – this time with Gina. It took time to find parking at all Open for Inspections as there were plenty of buyers window shopping – yes, all February auctions are online, but also most schools have started back this week too. The next 2 weeks should see March listings hit [...]
It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

It’s going to be a white (hot) Christmas

Welcome to our 2016 Bumper Christmas Edition. In this, our last article for 2016 – the key to good sex, nothing about that American bloke and a segment on how to get $70,000 for free every year. Plenty of positives, but apologies we don’t seem to have any fake news! And to the Inner Melbourne Market. Wow, what a finish [...]

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