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Episode 22 | How to be a media researcher, not just a reader | Kirsten Craze, Property Journalist


What impact does the media have on the property market?

In this episode, property writer Kirsten Craze is brilliantly open in sharing the flaws in media world and explains how to find articles we can rely on. Here's what you'll learn:

  • How different headlines can be in just one week and why they can’t be relied upon.

  • How to tell the difference between journalism, PR and an opinion piece.

  • Over-reserve auction results - are they real?

  • For the real story read the comments on news articles about “get rich quick” schemes.

  • How to leverage on supply and demand when making offers.

  • Why the media taps into "everyones got an opinion" on the Australian dream of property ownership.

  • Buyers have lost their imagination and it's important to look past pretty pictures and styling to know you’re not buying the furniture.

    The message is loud and clear in this episode: the media is a minefield and you need to know how to read between the lines! 

    How to choose a good buyers agent:

Chris Bates