Whether you are a buyer or a seller of property, a local resident or a newcomer to our magic city of Frankston, we are here to listen.

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Whether you are a buyer or a seller of property, a local resident or a newcomer to our magic city of Frankston, we are here to listen.

At Us Real Estate we understand that Real Estate is about real people who want real results. Our agency service is rich in integrity and commonsense, high in results and proven customer satisfaction. Our agents are down to earth, hardworking, straight talking professionals.

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Latest from the blog

  1. A Funny Thing Happened at Work Today 20 July 2015

    Being involved in real estate and dealing with people for over 30 years now, I have seen and heard of many funny things. One particular incident involved a young lady who took an excited family to their future new home for a final inspection. Unbeknownst to us this home had been vacated a few days earlier, in the middle of summer, and the previous owners had small dogs. Prior to leaving the vendors had decided to get the carpets steam cleaned. The final inspection went well and the new owners appeared to be extremely happy with their new home. It was only on the drive back to the office that everyone started to scratch. Upon pulling up in front of the office we had never seen anything as funny. All of the occupants in the car jumped out, removed their pants, and started banging and scratching their legs like there would be no tomorrow. It looked like some kind of unique tribal dance. We later discovered the dogs must have had fleas which had laid eggs in the carpet, and once the carpet had been cleaned and the warm weather was factored in, it made the perfect conditions for the eggs to hatch. So no tribal dancing – just a flea infestation! Another incident that comes to mind is two agents went out together to appraise a home in the Dandenong area. One of the reps was an old school agent who would play extremely hard to get a listing while the other was new to the industry and learning her way. They had been at the property for over an hour, done their presentation and all went well except the vendors refused to commit on the day, they wanted a bit of time to think about the proposal. Upon leaving the property the rookie slipped down the stairs banging her butt on every plank on the way down and ending up in a heap at the bottom of the stairs. The old boy from the office runs down feigning concern and whispers in her ear “start to cry little one and they will list, start to cry and cry loud”. The poor rookie was in a state of shock and didn’t know what to do. The owners picked her up dragged them both back inside made them comfortable and then listed their home with the nice injured real estate agent. Once they got inside the old boy’s car he patted her on the back and said “you did well today, you did very well”. Our poor girl was bruised from head to toe but all the old boy was concerned about was getting that property listed. Needless to say our relationship with the old boy didn’t last terribly long. If you would like to discuss this article or any others I have written feel free to email me john.lewis@usre.net.au or call me on 0423 487 266. Have a great week.

  2. It's A Strange World Out There 5 April 2015

    Our office recently got criticised because we have a reputation for selling property for top dollar. Now, this criticism was from another agent telling his client not to buy a particular property from Us as we sell property for way too much. Do some agents actually think about what comes out of their mouth? I thought our job was to negotiate the best possible price for our client, the vendor. Imagine being his client, he has just sold their home and then complains Us Real Estate sells property for way too much money. Shouldn’t he go and lift his game because there is no way known we are going to drop our standards. Too often agents just want to get the job done with no concern what so ever for the buyer or seller, just themselves, and get the deal done no matter who they burn along the way. Imagine complaining to your client that an opposition agent is just too good at their job, it doesn't make sense. I have attended countless training sessions over the years with numerous trainers and all but one concentrate on how to promote yourself and your office, get vendors to reduce their price, retain as much info on your prospective clients as possible and how to do extreme you tube videos. With the exception of one trainer never do they teach agents how to negotiate and achieve a great result for their clients (the vendor), but really isn’t that the whole reason we are employed by the vendor. Agents wonder why Real Estate Agents have such a bad name out in the community, look at the way some of them conduct themselves, it’s no wonder there is a lack of trust. Some agents seem to forget how to promote property. If you’re going to sell something at least believe in it and have some passion for it. Understand that each property is the only one of its kind, that’s the beauty of selling Real Estate, it can’t be replicated ever. So once it’s sold that’s it, no more, it’s gone. That’s got to be worth something doesn’t it? If you require a real estate agent at least quiz them on how they will go about marketing your home, how passionate do they feel about your home and then once they find a buyer what they will do to ensure they get the best possible result for you. We don’t have magical powers we can’t hypnotise or coerce buyers into doing something they don’t want to do. We just help buyers and sellers get a result they are both ecstatic with. It’s a great job when things go well. If you would like to discuss this article or any others I have written feel free to email me john.lewis@usre.net.au or call me on 0423 487 266. Have a great week.