Western Suburbs Weekly - - Reviews -

Is it just me or has the Gov­ern­ment com­pletely got off track from what they are sup­posed to be do­ing?! Can’t be­lieve how they can get so in­volved in things that are clearly none of their business – and the money they waste do­ing it! They are now in­volv­ing them­selves in how Real Es­tate Agents mar­ket their prop­erty, and in Vic­to­ria they are even mak­ing “laws” around it – the Nanny State has clearly spread to the Eastern Se­aboard! So what are we deal­ing with here? Un­der­pric­ing? Over­pric­ing? Not pric­ing at all? Price ranges are too wide? Not wide enough? Please… give us a break! We are not ba­bies and you are not our mother. If this Gov­ern­ment con­cen­trated more on bal­anc­ing the books, min­i­miz­ing our debt by not spend­ing money on friv­o­lous unim­por­tant things, and im­ple­ment­ing well thought out plans for the fu­ture, we’d all be a lot bet­ter off. So, go­ing back to the prop­erty mar­ket… Ev­ery prop­erty is worth dif­fer­ent amounts to dif­fer­ent peo­ple depend­ing on 1. How much they like it 2. How many things it’s got that they want

3. How much they need to spend on it

4. How badly they want it It is not for us as Agents to de­cide this for them and it’s not up to you as a Gov­ern­ment to tell us how to mar­ket a prop­erty. Peo­ple are not stupid so why treat them as such? They can make their own de­ci­sions as to what they are will­ing to pay for a prop­erty. It’s an open mar­ket… WILL­ING BUYER/ WILL­ING SELLER. Why are you, as a Gov­ern­ment, try­ing to ma­nip­u­late this? If “Lit­tle Johnny” comes along hop­ing that he can get a prop­erty for a cer­tain price, and it turns out he can’t be­cause some­one else was pre­pared to pay more, or it’s too early in the mar­ket­ing cam­paign to ac­cept the bot­tom fig­ure… SO WHAT? Tough! That’s life. Ei­ther of­fer more… or go and find a less ex­pen­sive prop­erty. Fur­ther­more… to in­sin­u­ate that Agents who mar­ket a prop­erty in a cer­tain way are “un­scrupu­lous” is just ab­surd. No one is be­ing dam­aged in the mar­ket­ing process and no an­i­mals are be­ing harmed… okay? Get over it. Agents have var­i­ous ap­proaches to mar­ket­ing their prop­er­ties – some more pop­u­lar than oth­ers – but it is their pre­rog­a­tive to do it the way they choose to – that’s their job, so may I sug­gest that we stick to our job and you find a way to stick to yours, and that could in­volve a new Job De­scrip­tion for both State and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

Ev­ery prop­erty is worth dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent peo­ple...

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