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TOP EXPERTS TALK ABOUT HOW TO BUY, SELL, RENT AND INVEST… RIGHT To educate, inform and better prepare the public with expert information about how to maximise their real estate transactions and dealings.

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In 2022, we at Real Estate Right, will look at initiatives that the real estate industry is doing to help people in need, after all housing is one of life's essential need, and not everyone is in the fortunate place of being able to afford their own shelter. Last year, we got to know the advertising pay now, pay later scheme Campaign Agent that has helped thousands of people pay for their advertising and styling up front when they sell their home. Today, we are going to find out how Campaign Agent is collaborating with 'Homes for Homes' to help end homelessness in Australia once for all. 

Shaun Moriarty is the Co-Founder and CEO of Campaign Agent, Australia's largest pay now, pay later solutions provider for real estate. Shaun's passionate about empowering people to grow their wealth through property and create ways for property owners to share this wealth with those in need...and Steven Persson is the CEO of 'The Big Issue'  and Homes for Homes. Homes for Homes is a new solution to ending homelessness in Australia - it's an innovative way to tackle a really big problem in our community. Today we are going to find out how these two amazing businesses connect.

1. Last year, we told Real Estate Right listeners all about Campaign Agent. Shaun, can you give us a recap on what you actually do?

2. Steven, tell us a little bit about 'The Big Issue' and then Homes for Homes.

3. Why the collaboration?

4. Why does the Homes for Homes solution work?

5. What can agents and vendors expert when they list their property?

6. Now Shaun, how is Campaign Agent leading the way with Homes for Homes?

7. How can property sellers help?

8. Are the portion the property owner contributes able to be tax deductible?

9. Even if you're not selling your property, what other ways are there to help?

10. What impact has Homes for Homes made so far on homelessness?

 

Contact: 

Campaign Agent:  1300 882 662

https://campaignagent.com.au

 

 Homes for Homes: 1300 767 918

https://homesforhomes.org.au

 

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A lot of people make bad investment choices, as they don't have a professional advisor holding their hands. They talk to friends and family members about the 'great deals' on offer, the cheap property, the high rental yields and the possibilities to get rich quick. But the reality is, there is no 'get rich quick' option to investing. It's all about being strategic in your journey. Today we are going to hear Frank Valentic's Top 10 Don'ts when it comes to investing, so you know what is best to avoid in your investment journey.

Frank Valentic is the loveable, colourful and enthusiastic buyer's advocate who we see on the 'The Block' every year, doing what he does best. A pioneer in Melbourne's property advocacy roles, Frank has been a well respected leader in advocacy for 22 years and he is here today to talk to us about his Top 10 Don'ts when it comes to investing.

Today, we are talking about your Top 10 Don't's when it comes to investing. If you go back to our 100th episode, you talk about you Top 10 Do's when it comes to investing. So here is the Top Don'ts:

 

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Contact:

Frank Valentic can be contacted by calling Advantage Property Consulting: 

advantage property.com.au

(03) 9883 8900

or by email: buyer@advantageproperty.com.au

 

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Flipping properties is something that can make you quite wealthy if you know what you're doing and have the right people behind you...if you don't... it could be a financial and physical mess. Today we have an expert 'Flipper' to explain what you need to get started.

Josh Summers is a young successful renovator who flips properties for a living.  He has the backing of people like Frank Valentic from Advantage Property Group, My Mortgage Freedom and Peritum Property to help him find the right property and the money he needs to make it happen. He has found a balance between investing in the property market without sacrificing lifestyle, which means he gets to enjoy life, travel and spend time with family. 

1. How does one 'Flip a Property?'

2. What sort of return as a percentage are you looking for when you search for a property to flip?

3. What suburbs are the best to find properties to flip?

4. In terms of renovations, what should be the bare basics you should do when you flip a property? (ie paint, floors, new kitchen, bathrooms, etc)

5. What are some of the structural issues that makes you decide this is the right property to flip or it's not?

6. How often do you find that you need to do things like re-wire, re-plumb, re-stump, etc? How much can that add to your budget?

7. What are some of the key recommendations you should do before you buy a property to flip?

8. What financial concerns should you have when flipping a property? (tax, unforeseeable costs, agent's fees, etc)

9. Lastly, can you give us an indication on what is the most you've made on a property, and what has been the least?

 

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As a copywriter, it's amazing how many people I see who say 'They are just testing the market. If we don't get the price we want, we won't sell.' Enlisting a real estate agent is a very expensive way of 'Testing the Market', as the sales commission is the least of your worries. Today, we are going to find out exactly what other costs are involved when selling your home.

Frank Valentic from Advantage Property Consulting is possibly one of the most recognised faces in Melbourne Real Estate. He is renowned for helping people secure their financial freedom through education and building a portfolio of investments. He is also the buyer's advocate we all know from the hugely successful TV series 'The Block'.

1. So what are the costs we need to consider when selling? Let's start with the non-negotiable.

    A) Conveyancing - Contract of Sale & Section 32 needs to be organised with a legal practitioner.

    B) Marketing -  What can marketing cost and how do we know what's the best marketing strategy  for our property?

2. Then there are the should do's:

    A) Renovations and repairs - What essentials should we consider before putting the house on the market?

   B) Styling - Most Real estate agents will engage a stylist to present it well or if it's with your own furniture and accessories - the cost for a stylist to come in and to move everything out of your home and set it up as a display home.

   C) Other costs - Storage Rental, Living away from your home during the sale etc. What other costs?

   D) What would it cost me to get a vendor advocate involved?

   E) How can the method of sale change the cost of the sale?

3. And when it's sold, you have the sales commission. 

Frank Valentic's Guide to knowing how to make the most out of the cost of selling:

1. If my house was presentation perfect and I didn't need to go through the cost of renovations and repairs, what percentage of the expected sale price should I expect to spend on selling the property?

2. If I spent $50,000 on renovations and repairs, what return should I expect to get, compared with my agent's initial assessment?

3. Do you recommend a seller to provide any value added information, would that be beneficial to help the sale, and in turn get a better sale price?

4. Are there any other big tips you would like to pass onto Real Estate Right Listeners?

 

Frank can be contacted by calling Advantage Property Consulting: (03) 9883 8900

or by email: buyer@advantageproperty.com.au

 

Need Copywriting?

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When do you hit that sweet spot in your mortgage that you can think about using the equity in your home to buy an investment property? How do you go about talking to banks and your accountant about the possibilities? Today we are going to find out how you can use the equity in your home to build that investment portfolio you've always wanted, and make your capital worth grow.

Nello Traficante, Director and Founder of Bellmont's Accountants and Advisors has had 35 years experience in structuring and advising clients about how to purchase property.

1. There are a lot of home owners making monthly repayments on their home loans, but not realising that there is plenty of capital in their homes to leverage it to buy an investment. What percentage of equity should we have in our home to start looking at investing?

2. What type of property makes the best investments for first time investors?

3. Who should we have on our team when buying an investment property for the first time?

4. What sort of return should we be looking at?

    a). How much of that return should we be putting aside each month to cover extras, like maintenance, property manager fees, council rates, etc?

5. How do we structure a property purchase to make it tax effective?

    a). Lidia from Sunshine wants to know, do we need to set up an ABN or a trust to invest in property?

6. What can we claim as depreciation?

    a). Can travelling to our property be a tax deduction?

    b). What about when the property is vacant, is there any special deductions?

7. What are some of the common mistakes first time investors make when buying their investment property?

 

Nello can be contacted by email: admin@bellmonts.com.au 

or call: (03) 8849 0090.

 

 

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December 28, 2021

Ep113 - Town Taster: Venus Bay

Colleen Reeves is a Director of PBE Real Estate in Venus Bay. She has been selling beach properties in the area since 2004. She is excited about the booming property market that has hit Venus Bay and is here to talk to us about the beautiful area upon which she lives and works. 

1. Are buyers often looking for the same thing, or are people's needs changing now that more people enjoy the freedom of working from home?

2. What sales prices are we seeing for homes in Venus Bay?

3. What areas of Venus Bay are buyers paying a premium for?

4. Do you think the prices will continue to rise in 2022?

5. What percentages of buyers are looking for a holiday home versus permanent stays?

6. Where do the people of Venus Bay go to shop?

7. Do you find that there are many children in the area, and if so, where do they go to school?

8. What is the best cafe or restaurant the locals like to go to?

9. What's the best kept secret of Venus Bay?

 

Looking to buy or rent in Venus Bay?

Get in touch with Colleen Reeves on: (03) 5663 7771

by email: venusbay@pberealestate.com.au 

or go to the website: www.pberealestate.com.au 

 

 

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New legislation comes into fruition for renting property in Victoria on the 29th March 2021, and over the next 3 weeks, we will be talking in depths about how the changes will affect tenants, landlords and property managers with our regular property management expert Sophie Lyon. 

Sophie Lyon has worked in property management for more than 30 years, and is currently the Director and General Manager of Property Management at Jellis Craig Boroondara.

Sophie is actively involved as a Director of the REIV, and is an accredited trainer currently focusing on delivering training for the new Residential Tenancies Act. 

 

1. What changes will be made from the 29th March 2021 when it comes to starting a new tenancy?

2. Like selling a home, there has been a previous tactic of raising the price of a rental property if it's in high demand. Can property managers and landlords ask prospective tenants to bid for a property anymore?

    a) can you offer more, even it it is banned to ask for more?

3. What questions are now considered to be inappropriate and against the law for property managers  and landlords to ask?

4. What terms will be considered unlawful under the new act?

5. What will be the maximum bond and advance rental payment allowed in the new act?

6. If an applying tenant has signed the agreement and paid their bond plus the first month's rent, but the landlord hasn't signed the agreement, is the agreement enforceable?

7. What happens with my information after my tenancy application has been accepted or not accepted?

 

CONTACT SOPHIE at Jellis Craig - Boroondara.

Phone: (03) 9810 5053

Website: jelliscraig.com.au

 

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As well as sales copy, we can also assist you with: 
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We've made it to the end of 2021!

Sue Langeder, podcast host and producer recaps an amazing and transformative year for both Real Estate Right and our copywriting company, Real Copy Right. We've reached some great milestones and had a fantastic line up of guests over the past 12 months.

As we countdown the final days till 2022, look out for our 5 days of giveaways on social media where you will need to answer a question that is answered in an episode for your chance to win! 

Thank you to all our podcast guests who came on the show this year. To everyone who downloaded, subscribed and listened in, we appreciate your support.

 

Our last day for business is December 22nd 2021

and we will be back on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

 

For advertising enquiries or to order copy:

Call the 'Real Copy Right' Hotline: 5977 8889 

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When the new regulations for pools and spas came in at the end of 2020 to have regular safety barrier checks when owning a pool or a spa, it creates a little confusion about what is expected at the time of sale or lease for a property owner. Today, we are going to find out what your responsibilities are when it comes to pool and spa safety barriers when you want to sell, buy or lease a property.

In a career spanning industry sectors including member-based associations, hospitality, FMCG and wholesale distribution, Chris Samartzis is now the CEO of the Master Pool Builders Association of Australia (formerly SPASAVIC). He has spent the best part of 30 years in the small business sector, with a particular focus on executive administration and board governance, Chris has successfully inspired organisations and the people within them to embrace a move to a superior market position.

1. How have the new pool and spa safety barrier regulations been received by home owners?

2. If you are thinking about putting a new pool or spa at your property, what are some great options for pool and spa safety barriers which are compliant, yet think outside the square?

3. When you're putting your home on the market, what are the responsibilities of the owner when it comes to pool and spa safety?

4. What are the penalties when you don't have a compliant safety barrier?

5. What is your advice for buyers to ensure they don't have a hurdle when they are getting the finance approved for a purchase?

6. How about landlords...what requirements do landlords have to do to make their pools and spas compliant before and during a tenancy?

 

Check out the MPBAA website for some unique pool barrier photos: https://www.mpbaa.com.au

 

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Energy ratings are designed to show home owners how economical their home is to run and, how much their home contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. There are so many contributing factors that make a home energy efficient, and the higher the rating, the better it is.  However there are plenty of economical changes people can make to their homes to make their home more energy efficient. Today, we are going to find out what they are, direct from the government. 

Jodie Pipkorn has been working with sustainable housing for government for the last 14 years. Previously an architect in both the UK and in Melbourne, Jodie is now leading the introduction of the new home energy ratings across Australia as part of the nationwide house energy ratings scheme team, within the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. 

1. To get the ball rolling, what are energy ratings and how do we know what rating our homes have?

2. Is it an Australian standard or a Victorian Standard?

3. Who determines our home's energy rating?

4. Are there energy ratings for existing homes or just new homes?

5. I would suggest that homes built in the 1970's - 1990's are probably the least energy efficient, what era do you consider to be the least efficient homes?

6. What are some of the simple things we can do to make our homes more energy efficient?

7. What do you get points for when determining your energy rating?

8. How many points would you get, if you had solar hot water for instance?

9. What is the highest rating you can get?

    a. Are there any houses in Victoria with that rating?

10. What are the changes currently proposed for the new home energy ratings in Australia?

11. How much extra will that add to the cost of building a home?

12. How much will Australia's new target to reach zero emissions by 2050 make an impact on building property?

 

For more information go to the following websites:

www.nathers.gov.au

www.yourhome.gov.au

 

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