Articles by Jhai Mitchell

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Jhai is the Internet Marketing Business Development Manager for Elders Toongabbie and Kings Langley. He has been consistently quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and Real Estate Business online. Visit his blog at www.realestatesevenhillsnews.com.au


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Are real estate agents hon­est, do they bend the truth or are they just try­ing to do the job without being sued? Some­times I won­der why real estate agents have con­sist­ently had a bad repu­ta­tion over many years. In my exper­i­ence of work­ing for dif­fer­ent real estate agen­cies I have come across the good the…

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There is a debate in the world about the usefulness, and alleged obscene amounts of money earned by some professions. We are aware of the fact that real estate agents are not the most trus­ted pro­fes­sions in Australia. The Australian Reader’s Digest produces an annual list of most trusted professions. Here is where Real Estate Agents ranked in…

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It is a common perception that real estate agents are not trustworthy and will do anything to get a deal across the line.  First of all this is not true but because of this per­cep­tion we are the most heav­ily legislated and most watched industry in Aus­tralia, with over five gov­ern­ment depart­ments keep­ing us in check. Most real estate agent’s although they won’t…

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Should you allow your tenants to undertake maintenance in your investment property? Now with all the D.I.Y. shows on TV everybody thinks they can do a pro­fes­sional job and a lot of people underestimate the skill and pro­fes­sion that trades­men put into their work, not to men­tion the expens­ive tools. Many landlords think it saves money to have tenants per­form…

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Com­mon sense may make you think that if a prop­erty does not sell, there must be some­thing terribly wrong with it, right? Well that is a true state­ment to a point. In a strong mar­ket that homes are selling, there must be some­thing ter­ribly wrong with a home that doesn’t sell. But opposed to pop­u­lar belief, it’s…

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Some have unrealistic expect­a­tions that their property will remain in exactly the same con­di­tion at the end of the lease as when ten­ants first move in. The real­ity is though, that wear and tear on a rental property will occur over time. Land­lords should expect a level of wear and tear on their rental prop­erty while it is being…

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I have had some landlords approach me and ask: “Should I sell to my current tenants? They love the property and have taken good care of it”. This seems logical but the big question is: will the tenants pay a premium price for your property? Let’s go into some of the pros, cons and potential costs involved…