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Still some very hot ones, but a few a little chilly. Special Report on Negotiations.

Still some very hot ones, but a few a little chilly. Special Report on Negotiations.
So over the next few weeks, if you choose, you will be shown how to navigate your path between your ears, in a manner that makes your negotiation a way to your desired outcome – rather than your negotiation being a way to the selling agent’s desired outcome or just any ‘ol outcome.

So over the next few weeks, if you choose, you will be shown how to navigate your path between your ears, in a manner that makes your negotiation a way to your desired outcome – rather than your negotiation being a way to the selling agent’s desired outcome or just any ‘ol outcome.

We are now buying a third of our homes off market

We are now buying a third of our homes off market

At 6pm the James $M+ Auction Clearance Rate was 83% on the 29 auctions we reported and bid on today. James Bidderman continues to be very strong at 2.8 bidders per auction. The homes today seemed to be either bought before or under the hammer with volcanic bidding (4+ bidders). In fact just on 50% of the auctions we reported [...]
How to buy an Off Market well.

How to buy an Off Market well.

(Our three part series from Market Insight July/August 2016) In the beginning: So you’ve heard about a whisper, a rumour, on the quiet just for you – nobody else knows and its come straight from your new “bestest” friend. Two of the above off markets started exactly like that for us, which we took to the client [...]
Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

Market has started like a fire engine not a delivery truck.

At 6.00 pm today the Melbourne market of late Winter has made a strong statement, with a James $M+ Clearance Rate of 88% and Bidderman a whopping 3 bidders per auction on the 25 auctions, we bid at or reported on today. The Inner market has started out of the blocks in a hurry – based in part, on [...]
$1million with a good decision today

$1million with a good decision today

The overall market felt stronger today, at the end of May, than it did at the start. We felt the market was drifting at the start and in the middle of May, but today the market was clear – price direction was strong. Bidderman depth on the 26 A and B grade auctions we covered today was [...]
The market is showing clear signs of rejecting overpricing.

The market is showing clear signs of rejecting overpricing.

Today is a special report – we decided to focus on B and C graders and see how the market viewed them. While not all homes in our reports are B or C graders, there is a greater skew than normal to B and C grade homes in our stats. WOW you are saying, but WOW I’m [...]
G’day 2016!  The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

G’day 2016! The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

Welcome back to James Buyers Agents and Advocates 2016. We have started James Market News a little earlier than planned because we are experiencing solid market interest right here and now in January. SOLID START We have already been involved in substantial buys and sells this year (2016) and currently have seven homes in negotiation; with a [...]
EOI’s, Private Sales and Off Markets

EOI’s, Private Sales and Off Markets

1. More and more work is behind closed doors at this level. At James we buy more away from auction than under the hammer. 2. Where you start determines where you finish. So many buyers are framed or frame themselves at the wrong number. There is nothing transparent about a private sale, an EOI or an Off Market. [...]
Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

6.00pm Saturday June 20th – Mid Term Report Market is in wind down mode re new stock, as most good agents are beginning to break for winter school holidays. Next week is the last serious week of auctions, until early spring. Any market read on any winds of change, won’t be meaningful until September, when larger numbers [...]
Stonnington Weekly

Stonnington Weekly

At James Buyer Advocates we have a commitment to improving in Difficult Negotiations and International Negotiations. Gina is currently on leave completing a negotiation course at Harvard Law School in Boston – she is back end of this month. In the meantime James Buyer Advocates (Stonnington) is open for business and Mal James (0408 107 [...]
WOW – 50% of the auctions we covered today were Volcanoes.

WOW – 50% of the auctions we covered today were Volcanoes.

At 6.00 pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for Melbourne’s $M+ property was another mind boggling 86% on the 29 auctions we covered. James Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement was 3.0. These numbers are late 80’s or 2007 sorts of stats. Overall Summary of Melbourne’s Million Dollar-Plus Auctions: Ducks ($M+ auctions with no bidders) 15% Lone Rangers ($M+ [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

78-80 Mount Street, KEW BOUGHT* RANGE – $4,617,200 – $5,145,850 Auctioneer Steve Abbott is poolside. He notes the strong prices being paid in Kew and the unprecedented demand for the suburb’s schools. As he calls for bids the spa kicks in and gurgles loudly. Steve may have hoped the auction would bubble along accordingly, however, this was [...]
The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail

Welcome to 2015 $3m plus buyers. Wow what a start. The Top of the Top End has begun with a Volcano Vapour Trail – there is no other way to describe it. Check out the auction results below if you think we are exaggerating. 4 bidders in Middle Park over $5m, 3 bidders at $7m in [...]
October Top End Market

October Top End Market

Week Ending Saturday, October 25 James Buyer Advocates are busy: Number of auction homes involved in buying this week was well into double figures. Our mid week activity securing homes BEFORE AUCTION for clients was intense. At the time of writing we had bought before in Toorak (Michael Armstrong), Mont Albert North (Mark Read) and Glen Iris (Paul [...]

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