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No Perfect Time, Only Perfect Process

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If you were to ask a group of gardeners what the perfect time to plant tomatoes is, you’ll hear a variety of different answers. Some enthusiasts believe the end of winter is ideal, while others swear by waiting until mid-way through spring. Yet others will tell you tomatoes can be…

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A Positive Journey

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The great explorers would set out on journeys into the unknown that could go for months, years or even decades. But along the way, they would regularly pause to take stock of where they were, using whatever instruments or other navigational skills they had. To fail to do so would…

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Something for Nothing

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Sceptics believe there’s no such thing as something for nothing. And maybe in some ways they’re right. After all, you can probably think of some cost or some expectation of reciprocation to attach to most things you receive. We like to think we’re part of a changing real estate industry,…

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Your Piece of the Pie

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Our friend Lisa is hopeless at catering. She always orders too much food, over-anticipating how many servings she’ll need to feed everybody. Her confusion is over the fractions – although the average pizza might have eight slices, how big are each of the slices? It’s common when a property owner…

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I’ll Call You!

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Whether on a date or in a furniture shop, as a nation, most Australians are unlikely to be totally upfront about their thoughts and feelings. Most people are far more likely to say “Thanks, I’ll call you” or “I’ll think about it” than “I never want to see you again”…

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Steady as She Goes

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When steering a ship, the helmsman is responsible for keeping the vessel on course. While some rudder adjustments will be required depending on the water’s topography, the aim is to keep the ship’s course steady – after all, it’s not much fun for any passengers if the ship is wildly…

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First off the Blocks

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Whether it’s swimming, athletics or horse racing, the start is a critical component to success in any competitive event. A slow or sloppy start can easily compromise a win, regardless of how well the participant might otherwise perform. It’s much like real estate sales. History shows that the first few…

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The Scarcity Principle  

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The scarcity principle goes like this; a limited supply coupled with a high demand results in a mismatch between the two. In pricing theory, the scarcity principle then suggests that the price for a scarce good or service should rise until demand and supply return to balance. The real estate…

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Having Your Cake

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When you look a little bit closer, some expressions we use in everyday life are a bit illogical. Take the one that goes; “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” for example – you actually can have a cake and then eat it. In fact, it probably makes…

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A Special Occasion

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George always wanted to take a trip to the old country. All his life he’d talked about when he’d retire, and he and Marge would revisit all of the old places they’d not seen for years. They’d been saving carefully along the way to do it in style – it…

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