Articles by George Raptis

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George is a Director of Metropole Property Strategists in Sydney. He shares his 27 years of experience in the property industry as a licensed estate agent and active property investor to help create wealth for his clients.

Different Size Houses

It’s not size that matters, but how much you want it

Throughout the annals of property history, one constant facet of asset selection has often eluded beginning investors and that is –  what really pushes up the price of some housing, while other pockets languish in the ‘medians’ or are below par performers. Often, those new to the property game think it’s all pretty black and…


Timing the market: Behind the scenes of your next property purchase

If there’s one impact that a booming market such as Sydney often has on investors, it’s to inspire action. Whether you’re a conservative property investor who sits on the fence for the perfect time to invest, or the type of real estate daredevil who thrives on the risk side of the risk-reward ratio, there’s nothing…

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The flawed negotiation strategy that could kill your property deal

There’s no two ways about it: negotiations can become contentious and complex transactions relatively easily, because there are two major factors at play. Firstly, there’s the emotional aspect.  Often, sellers are emotionally attached to their homes and that can lead to all sorts of difficult experiences and tricky situations, if they feel their property is…


Here’s a big mistake made by Sydney property investors

The Brisbane property market is being infiltrated by Sydney investors ‘buying blind’. You’d have to have been living under a rock not to know that Sydney property market prices have been rising strongly over the last few years and some investors are being priced out of the harbour city.  These high prices plus tighter banking…

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How unclear goals can cost property investors a fortune

In almost every area of life, people are comfortable with the idea of paying an expert for their expertise. If you want fantastic photos at your wedding, you’ll pay a professional photographer rather than relying on your friends and relatives to capture the moment. And even if you’re handy around the house, you’re likely to…