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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

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"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

A whole new way to look at property?

Thanks to the new website Next For Sale home owners in New South Wales are now able to gauge market interest for their property without committing to sell by registering for the online platform.

Home owners should be better able to understand the buyer demand for their home by simply telling the market their property will be for sale soon. 

The idea behind the website is that potential vendors can track buyer interest and use the information to help make informed decisions. Buyers can also show their interest and gain a head start on competitors.

The site currently lists over 2 million properties in NSW which buyers can add to their favourites list to be notified when an owner signals their home will be coming available. 

The service is planned to be rolled out nationally next year.

The founder Liam Austin came up with the idea two years ago when buying a property on the Central Coast to the north of Sydney.

Notes Austin on the website:

“After an intensive 9 month search I bought a house and just two weeks later a better priced and better matched home came on the market. I was furious,” Austin said. “Why didn’t I know the owner was looking to sell?”

“I did some research and found that the typical home owner takes up to 6 months from deciding to sell, to actually listing a property for sale. So there was likely 6 months where we could’ve met and both saved time, money and heartache.”

Supporting the venture are some of the industry movers and shakers including Colliers International and Crown International who are paying to list their new apartment developments on the site.

Real estate agents, financial institutions, valuers, pest and building inspectors, conveyancers, property photographers and others in the industry who add value to the property journey can offer their services to buyers and sellers who request introductions. The business makes money from selling such requests to advertisers.

Home owners are encouraged to claim and edit their property profile at Next for Sale, upload photos and indicate to the market any intentions to sell.

Next for Sale is based in Sydney, Australia, and is a community of local people who list, discover and analyse real estate before it comes on the market for sale. 

Through testing the waters and gaining feedback from the future market of buyers and sellers, Nestforsale plans to help reduce fear and risk, making the website the easiest way to make important decisions on buying and selling property.