QLD agents earn 2nd highest average rate in Australia

first_imgNew research shows Queensland real estate agents earn some of the highest commission rates in the country. Photo: Peter WallisResearch by comparison website LocalAgentFinder.com.au revealed Queensland real estate agents earn among the nation’s highest average commission rates.The website’s analysis showed agents in the Sunshine State earned an average commission of 2.61 per cent on each property’s sale price.This was second only to Tasmania where the average rate was three per cent.The study revealed the Australian average was 2.07 per cent in metropolitan areas, and 2.54 per cent in regional locations.LocalAgentFinder.com.au CEO, Matt McCann, said comparatively higher rates in Queensland could have resulted from recent deregulation.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“Prior to commissions being deregulated in Queensland, they were capped, so a high average commission could still be carrying on as an effect of that,” Mr McCann said.“Further, the fact that property prices in Queensland are slightly lower, on average, than the rest of Australia might be indicative of how the average commission in Queensland compares,” he said.Corelogic data shows the median house price for Brisbane sits at $520,000, so at the statewide rate, agents made an average of $13,520 on each sale.Mr McCann said, in comparison, the lower average commission in New South Wales and Victoria of 2.05 per cent reflected the strength of their markets.Based on a CoreLogic assessment of Sydney’s median house price of $940,000, a 2.05 per cent rate would equal $19,270 in commission.“The average commission in NSW and Victoria are indicative of the robust market in these states — particularly in the metropolitan parts of these states,” Mr McCann said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

NBBF thanks President Buhari, Minister for World Cup exploit

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President The Nigeria Basketball Federation has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, after the D’Tigers booked a place in the 2020 Olympic Games. Speaking immediately after their victory against China at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida, said putting up a good show would not have been possible without the fatherly roles of President Buhari and the Minister. Kida revealed that Federal Government through the Minister called minutes before the win or burst game to encourage the team as well as brace them up for the challenge ahead. “The Minister called before the game and he actually gave a message for the team which I conveyed to them. His called before the game which gave the boys enough motivation stepping onto the court with 200 million Nigerians behind them,” Kida revealed. Commending Buhari and Dare, Kida said “The Honorable Minister called back after the match, spoke to them and thanked them on behalf of 200 million Nigerians and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari.” Kida specifically highlighted government’s financial backing which made the 2019 World Cup campaign easier for the federation. He said the gesture has shown the new policy direction of the Federal Government through the Ministry of Sports to recognise excellence. “We are sincerely thanking them for their prompt financial intervention during the hours of our dire needs. Without the financial support, maybe it would have been impossible to talk about coming to the World Cup or qualifying for the Olympics.” The NBBF President said that basketball has come to stay, while the federation will leave no stone unturned to continue putting smiles on the faces of Nigeria. Kida added: “I am not surprised that our boys went out with the Nigerian spirit, fought very hard, played hard, defended very hard and they won. Basketball in Nigeria has come to stay and we are out to shock everybody.”Tags: 2019 FIBA World Cup2020 Olympic GamesD’TigersMuhammadu BuhariMusa KidaNBBFSunday Darelast_img read more

Pogba Makes Stand against Racism with Wristbands

first_imgManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has taken the battle against racism into his own hands in the wake of the continuing “ignorance” being shown at football stadiums across the continent.The 26-year-old came off the bench as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side secured a 4- 1 win against Newcastle on Boxing Day, when he wore black and white wristbands during the warm-up.‘No to racism’ and ‘We are one’ read the wristbands that Pogba asked team-mates to join him in wearing before the match, with the France international giving his to a young fan in the crowd. The World Cup winner later posted an image of that moment on Instagram with a Martin Luther King quote – “Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that” – and the hashtag #NoToRacismWeAllOne.“It was my idea to do that,” Pogba said of the wristbands.“I mean, I’ve been thinking about doing this but I don’t want to go through the UEFA or the FIFA. I (have) done it myself“I think we have the chance to have this power to show things in football, on TV.“People see it so I think that will make people understand some things.“I think it’s ignorance. Ignorance and stuff like that, and just to show people that you are all one. We are all one.“I mean, by hearing things every week. We keep seeing it again and again in a lot of stadiums.“It’s just to show that, to give support to all the players – I mean, black or white or Chinese or whatever who you are. But there is only one race.“And just to show respect to everyone.“Like I said, we are all one. We all came here to enjoy football, to enjoy ourselves and to do what we love.”Pogba reeled off a number of players when asked who he was supporting, from Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Everton’s Moise Kean, to United team-mates Jesse Lingard and Fred.The 26-year-old was subjected to racism on social media at the start of the season, while he also mentioned Antonio Rudiger after the Chelsea defender was subjected to alleged racist abuse at Tottenham last weekend.“Basically I was thinking about doing this for a long time,” said the midfielder, who two years ago helped launch #EqualGame, a UEFA RESPECT social responsibility campaign.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more