will probably contact a Real Estate Agency
if you are looking to rent or buy a property in
Australia. The Real Estate Agent will always be
smiling and well dressed and ready
to offer their services if you want to buy or
sell a property. Property represents wealth for
Australians; it offers financial security and
the possibility of increasing value over the
years.To become a Real Estate Agent, the person
has to study a specific course, and later get a
Real Estate Agents license to be able to work.
The licence is serious, extremely organized, and
inspected by competent organizations. The
property market is simply the biggest in
Australia, and provides a large number of jobs.
The property market has a huge amount of
industry attached to it, and many professions
relate to the industry such as Engineers,
Architects, builders, Plumbers, Painters,
Carpenters, Lawyers, Appraisers, Banks,
Insurers, just to mention a few .
law it is not necessary to use a Real Estate
to buy/sell or rent a property and the
transaction between interested parties can be
made privately. The majority of Australians use
the services of a Real Estate Agency (I only
knew two people that have not done so)and you
will find it easy to locate real estate
companies anywhere in Australia including rural
areas. Real Estate Agencies offer mediation in
selling and buying properties, rental property
management, residential, commercial and
industrial property auctions, and much more.
They can manage rural proprieties as well as the
cattle for example. Some companies specialise in
a specific market, such as rental properties or
auctions, but the majority of these companies
(many are multinationals with thousands of
branch offices all over the world) have multiple
sectors inside them, covering all areas of the
market. Many Real Estate Agencies are franchised
and are well known throughout Australia such as
LJ Hooker, Century 21 and so on.
easiest way to find a real estate company is
to visit a shopping centre in a commercial area.
You might want to visit a few because each one
has lists of different properties they manage,
lease or sell. Real Estates generally specialise
in properties located close to their office (or
suburb) but this does not mean that they don’t
have listings in other areas. Real Estate
windows display photos and descriptions of
properties they are offering but the complete
listing is much bigger. Saturday newspapers always have a large section dedicated to
real estate, full of photos and ads.
Another way of locating real estate
offices in your area is to do an internet
search. An internet search is easy; for example
if you type in "Real Estate Brisbane"
and do a Google search thousands of options will
appear. You will really need to be specific in
your search, by either naming a company, or
specifying the suburb you wish to live in.
Yellow Pages phone books also list many Real
are also commonly used
Estate and Mortgages. There are all kinds of
Brokers. For example, if you want to buy a
restaurant or any kind of business, you may look
for a Business Broker. The Broker will act on
your behalf, finding out what is available, what
is included, the average values, and how much
you want to pay for the business.Once
you have the business, you will need to arrange
insurance, so you will need to look for an
Insurance company or Insurance Broker. An
Insurance Broker will find out which company
best suits your insurance needs and offers the
best deal he/she has. Real Estate Brokers and
Real Estates, work in all the areas of the real
estate sector of Australia. Real Estates charge
commission when selling a property, and when
leasing one. Most Brokers will divide the
commission with the Real Estate Company that is
offering the property.
If you are only interested in renting a
residential property look under “Rentals or
For Lease” with Real Estates, as Brokers are
usually not related to leasing properties.
anyone can buy a property in Australia including
foreigners, but getting a bank loan can be
difficult and will depend on many things.
save space in newspapers and real estate guides
(and to spend less) Real Estate Companies often
shorten their advertisements, using acronyms and
abbreviations to describe properties.
After spending years deciphering the code,
here’s a basic dictionary of the most commonly
abbreviated real estate words:
Lock Up Garage
Lock Up Garage
to cover the car that has a roof but no
per week of the rent
bedroom with connected bathroom
of buildings in one land.
with 2 floors and small leisure area.
complete apartment (1 room) not attached
to the main house
or is enclosed.
external area for barbecues.
property has a tiles floor
you know who owns that house honey?