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


Do Real Estate Agents Lie?
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Do Real Estate Agents Lie?

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…

How To Get Onto A Real Estate Agent’s Hot List
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How To Get Onto A Real Estate Agent’s Hot List

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…

Tenants Performing DIY Maintenance On Your Property, Good Idea?
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Tenants Performing DIY Maintenance On Your Property, Good Idea?

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…

Property: Accidental Damage vs Wear and Tear
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Property: Accidental Damage vs Wear and Tear

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…