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Too much information?

Posted by admin on February 18, 2014

Exactly how much information is too much? I have recently been criticized for offering ‘too much’ information about a house we have listed on consignment. Yes, we are trying to sell this on behalf of another party – but it is also our (Redhouse’s) reputation at stake here.

Arthur and I (the Redhouse sales team) have always prided ourselves on giving prospective clients ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ about whatever house they are looking at. This may seem a little unorthodox in the Sales industry but we believe it makes for a better client/removalist relationship and a smoother move process. In this particular case, I offered to the potential client that this house has an asbestos content that would need to be removed prior to moving it to NSW, and it needed new roofing iron. (an combined approx. cost of <$14000. As a surprise, that one would hurt!)

As a consumer I hate when I have nasty surprises or things I haven’t budgeted for happen; that feeling is amplified if it is my fault that I am now paying more – why is it my fault? because maybe I didn’t ask the ‘right’ questions…. How do I know what questions to ask? (and so the circle begins!)  This is why we developed the purchase-check-listv4 in conjunction with Kendall from Heritage Designs (who has now moved several houses with us)

Anyway, I digress, how much information is too much?

In conjunction with our 4 page information sheet on House Removal, I have now obtained copies of the QBCC Owner builder study guide and the QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission) Owner Builder Permit Fact Sheet.

Just click on the links below to download! My information is your information!




Please check with the QBCC website that you are getting the most current version of these forms should you have any doubts.

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