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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 [...]
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 [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

Saturday was a reasonable auction day in Boroondara, with the million-dollar-plus market bouncing back with a clearance rate overall of 71% and Bidderman at 1.5  – compared to last week at 45% and 1.4 respectively. I couldn’t say however that there were any runaway prices here. The result was mainly due to vendor adjustment to the [...]
Boroondara Weekly

Boroondara Weekly

There were pass-ins galore this weekend in Boroondara. While numbers at auctions were reasonable, with many perhaps keen to witness for themselves the train wreck that [...]
It is time to hit the Button?

It is time to hit the Button?

It’s 6pm Saturday and the James Clearance Rate for million-dollar-plus auctions is 68 per cent on the 19 auctions we attended today. In this week’s Market Wraps, we are most appreciative of the time and effort Scott Patterson of Jellis Craig (Boroondara), Iain Carmichael of Bennison Mackinnon (Stonnington) and David Hart of Buxton (Bayside) put [...]
Dealing with Stress and Emotion

Dealing with Stress and Emotion

Some of our tips to reduce stress and emotion when buying property: Counteract inexperience and buy in some expertise. It’s not that you shouldn’t use Dad or Uncle Ben – they just don’t probably understand in the same way what your needs are. Hire a buyer advocate or an experienced valuer. Spend some money to [...]
This week has been a traumatic one for many whose lives are connected with world finances

This week has been a traumatic one for many whose lives are connected with world finances

At 6pm Saturday, the clearance rate from the 15 auctions we attended was 40 per cent, with a few more expected to sell overnight. The week has been a traumatic one for many whose lives are connected with world finances. In property, this week has been the culmination of a very quiet month. Perhaps [...]
There continues to be very little quality stock offered in the million dollar plus end of the market as sellers who have had the sell (ie must meet the market) have sold.

There continues to be very little quality stock offered in the million dollar plus end of the market as sellers who have had the sell (ie must meet the market) have sold.

The significant drop in prices during March and April forced many potential buyers and sellers to re-evaluate their needs. Those reassessments resulted in inaction now being evidenced by the small numbers the market is seeing on offer. Winter is traditionally a quieter time, we all feel like [...]

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