Sydney’s secret sales: one in 10 homes are never listed

———————– The Vendor has a skilled negotiator. Shouldn’t you? Negotiation is like riding a bike. It takes practice and you’re likely to fall off a number of times before you get it right. The problem is of course that drawing the short stick on a property negotiation can leave you with more than just a

“City’s Secret Housing List” by Aidan Devine

Our co-founder, Simon Cohen, weighs in on the benefits of using a buyers agent to find off-market property to stay ahead of the competition in the Sydney housing market.   ” It’s not just high prices keeping homebuyers out of the property market – many of Sydney’s best homes are only available to investors and

Smart Company: 2015’s Hot 30 Under 30

Cohen Handler co-founders Ben Handler and Simon Cohen have been ranked Number 11 in Smart Company’s Hot 30 Under 30 in Australia for 2015. Link to article: http://bit.ly/1JwSyoh Cohen Handler was founded in 2010 to address what the duo saw as a severe lack of buyer representation in the Australian property market. Five years on, Cohen

Who’s working the real estate boom? SMH Small Business

SMH Small Business has reported that the number of new Australian real estate companies has grown exponentially in recent years with a huge US$1.4 billion invested in real estate start-ups in 2014 around the globe. Reporter Louis White says the Australian market has gone into over-drive, with new investor, real estate and buyers advocacy groups,

Big data is about to radically change the property industry: Ben Handler

In Property Observer and Smart Company, Cohen Handler’s CEO Ben Handler discusses how the tapping of ‘big data’ is set to change the property industry as we know it. The healthcare and manufacturing sectors have widely embraced big data to improve customer satisfaction and increase the pace of operations – and the property industry is

Ways to build the perfect property portfolio

This week Cohen Handler associate Daniel Trelease discussed with The Australian Financial Review his advice for property investors. The article ‘Ways to build the perfect property portfolio’ explores the what a ‘perfect’ investment portfolio would look like, gaining varied insight from a number of leading real estate industry experts. Daniel says that unless you’re looking

First-home buyers down but not out in Victoria

Cohen Handler’s co-founder and CEO, Ben Handler, has been featured in a recent News Corp Australia article exploring the state of first home buyers in Victoria. Geelong Advertiser real estate reporter Peter Farago reports on the recent ABS estimate that about 15 percent of new home loans went to first-home buyers in Victoria in January

Why property buyers overpay (and how to avoid it)

This week, Domain.com.au listed an article written by our Managing Director, Simon Cohen. In this article Mr. Cohen explains the top five reasons why buyers are overpaying in the current property market and shares some tips on how to avoid common traps.   Buyers bid with their hearts, not their heads The top reason buyers overpay

New ideas as another big year looms

Simon Cohen, Managing Director, was featured in the latest edition of The Mosman Daily. In this article, Erin Foster reports that “as the property market starts to heat up again, buyers and agents are looking for ways to get an edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace.” This article demonstrates how the buyer’s are now realising how a

Simon Cohen ‘In The Hot Seat’

Simon Cohen has been put ‘In the Hot Seat’ in the latest edition of Australian Property Investor Magazine. On page 10 of the March edition, Simon outlines why first homebuyers are doing it tough, which Sydney suburbs will take off in 2015 , why property investors are relying heavily on buyers’ agents, and why he decided to make

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