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“Death of Traditional Real Estate Franchises”

The “DEATH OF TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE FRANCHISES“ As sure as Night follows day, the Decline and Death of the current Franchises will follow the Death of Newspapers. The “DEATH OF NEWSPAPERS“ is well under way. With the arrival of the Internet, around 2000, Newsprint Advertising as the preferred advertising medium for Consumer services has gone into free fall,  see here First, Motor Vehicles disappeared from the pages, then Jobs - [...]

By |2018-03-20T23:10:09+13:00January 4th, 2016|Real Estate News, The Evolution of Real Estate|1 Comment

Myths, Fallacies, and just plain Porkies

Netzone Real Estate - in Business in Hamilton now for just over a year, and here's just a few of the irrational and desperate myths, and Porkies, we've had told to some of our vendors by several of the Traditional Agents, and their managers, as they try to nullify Netzone, and justify and perpetuate, their old school habits and their 4% fees and add on costs. ' Fly by Nighters [...]

By |2016-03-18T17:04:52+13:00November 11th, 2015|Real Estate News, The Evolution of Real Estate|0 Comments

Your dream lifestyle property, A peaceful rural vista – one to die for!

I bought a copy of the Local Rag last Saturday – (not that I ever read it anymore, like the majority of Serious Buyers and Property People, I research property online), But I do like to see what the traditional agents are up to every now and then, and just what they're spending those exorbitant fees on - so I had a count up… FIFTY, YES, AROUND 50 PAGES OF [...]

By |2016-03-18T17:11:49+13:00September 22nd, 2015|Real Estate News|0 Comments

A fresh approach to real estate

WE WANTED to Build a Real Estate Company with a conscience – one that puts the consumer 1st - then the Salespeople – then the Company…. CHECK   WE WANTED to use universally accepted technology - the Internet, and the change in buyers shopping habits, Internet searching, and a preference to shop at Open Homes, to be able to cut obsolete overheads, and pass the savings on to you CHECK [...]

By |2016-03-18T17:14:33+13:00August 26th, 2015|selling a property|0 Comments

40% Saved on commission and costs?

CAPTAIN COMMISSION RIDES, UM, FLIES AGAIN.... One of our Happy Vendors made and sent me this, - Who am I to argue - Love it - they said that, on other Traditional Agents Quotes to sell their Home, ( around $800,000 ), they saved around 15,000 bucks - now that's a real tick for Hamilton's New Model Real Estate Agent - Netzone - doing things differently, and saving home sellers [...]

By |2016-03-18T17:20:17+13:00August 1st, 2015|Real Estate News, selling a property|0 Comments

Who Will Disrupt Real Estate?

What is Disruption? Rapid business change caused by fast technological change or transformation of business models. Cheap access to cloud computing means businesses don't have to invest in infrastructure but typically develop app-based models for customers to access goods and services, mainly through smartphones, ipads, etc. Couple this with the changes in Buyers habits over the last 5 to 10 years… One, driven by Agents themselves, with buyers now not [...]

By |2016-03-18T17:23:30+13:00July 13th, 2015|The Evolution of Real Estate|1 Comment

Scary Stuff in Real Estate

Leaky Homes Over the past decade or so, the Leaky Home Syndrome has appeared and has caused absolute havoc - financial ruin, health problems, lives in tatters. There are certain clues with building styles, materials, etc, and if in any doubt, a Building Inspection by a certified Inspector is paramount before proceeding with a purchase. Meth Contaminated Properties – P Labs Another dangerous and potentially very costly situation – the [...]

By |2018-03-20T23:10:09+13:00June 3rd, 2015|buying a property|0 Comments
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