• Laura Racky, Director

Top 5 issues Melbourne Real Estate Agents should call a lawyer about (but don’t!)


Real Estate Agents - let us deal with the legal side of things so that you can put all of your energy into your business – focusing on sales, retaining and growing your property management portfolios and building your revenue. Here's a list of the top 5 issues we see Real Estate Agents try to handle themselves, taking precious minutes away from their businesses.

1. Contracts and Agreements

Ever heard the expression ‘A stitch in time saves nine’? Well, the concept applies to contracts or agreements that seem straightforward. You could talk to us about a fixed price contract review - our lawyers can run their eyes over an agreement before you sign it up, so that we can point out things for you to think about. Or, on the flipslide, you can think you are saving money by not having us look at the agreement, sign it up and then end up with a contractual mess that will cost you significant time and money to be cleaned up.

2. Partnership/Shareholder Structures

The same goes for the documentation of agreements with your partners or fellow shareholders. You can’t let friendship be a hindrance to a well-documented relationship. The clearer the paperwork is, the less likely there will be room for disputes.

3. Chasing Debts

Often all you need is a well-drafted letter from a lawyer, or a good recovery strategy, to get payments made. If your current strategy isn’t working, maybe we can help you shake it up – and it is likely that it will cost less than you think.

4. Stolen Intellectual Property

Finding your copy and marketing photos all over the internet, without your approval? We know how to deal with this. Don’t let other agents ride on your coat-tails and profit from your hard work.

5. Disputes

We believe that catching and sorting out disputes early is the best way to approach them. Firing missives and being set in positions will only take you straight down the path to the courts – and let’s face it, that’s the last place that you want to spend your time and money.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call at any time to discuss your real estate business. You might be surprised at the value we can offer.