Ep.29 What the Fear of Overpaying is all about

This week, we talk about a more recent phenomenon in the Sydney property market, the fear of overpaying (or FOOP!).
Michelle gives a brief history lesson on the change from the fear of missing out (FOMO) a few years ago to the complete pendulum swing to where we are today.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:

  • The dramatic change from a vendor’s market to a buyer’s market;

  • How properties that aren’t absolute stars are being left on the market for longer;

  • Buyers taking the blinkers off and realising they hold more power;

  • How constant media articles and news are changing expectations;

  • Why an experienced real estate agent is essential to manage vendors and what they can achieve;

  • Why off-market properties seem to be popping up more and more;

  • The width between buyers and sellers expectations;

  • Continuing to look at comparables, square metre-age cost;

  • Why it can still be right to purchase now rather than rent for an additional 12 months;

  • Cost in vs value out;

  • Why it’s important not to use the selling agent to help you bid at auction; And

  • Getting as many facts as possible to make a smart purchase decision.

SPEAKERS IN TODAY’S EPISODE

Michelle May - Sydney Buyers Agent

Marcus Roberts - Mortgage Broker 

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