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On this site:


•   Arbitration

What is it?  And how does it differ from Mediation?

•   Mike as a Public Speaker particularly on issues of Integrity 


•   Mike's published Articles


•   Useful Clauses for real estate sale and purchase agreements


•   Useful Forms and Letters for real estate agents


•   Simple Guidelines for those writing their own real estate agreements


•   A Clause that in Mike's opinion, should be in every real estate sale and purchase agreement drafted by a real estate licensee.


•   Real Estate Terminology

A light hearted look at the terms real estate agents love to use.


For example:

Near new:   The carpet is stained.

Luxury:       The carpet is not stained.


The contents are based on my 40 years of real estate agency practice, 20+ years of dispute resolution, living a life full of wonderful blessings and having my share of being kicked, beaten and generally knocked around, with many successes between those “experiences.”  


If I can assist in any way, please contact me for an obligation free chat on how I might help.


Meantime, please check out and use the free resources that are on this site and are continuously being updated.


Thank you.


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Mike Pinkney's opinions on a variety of real estate and property management issues


How up to date are your documents?  We live in an age of rapid change.  Are your key documents keeping up with the latest in decisions of the REAA, Courts and experiences of other pracitioners.  Click here to read Mike's article as published in the August 2011 Real Estate Institute Journal (The Hub).



Real Estate Agents need to be very careful in responding to REAA notification of complaints.  To read Mike's 2011 article for the Real Estate Institute Journal, click here   


Long term risks for real estate agencies might be avoided by the use of these clauses in employment contracts for salespeople.


Tenant References

Would you rely on one from the current landlord?


"Mates protecting Mates" Yeah right Mr Cosgrove Part 2  (2010)


Beware when arranging a property trade


Real estate agency is now the most high risk business in this country.  To find out why, click here.


The Real Estate Institute media comment of the Budget 2010 and residential real estate as an investment

(Still relevant in 2016)


"Mates protecting mates"  Yeah, right Mr Cosgrove! (14th April 2010)



Comments on the jurisdiction of the REAA and the implications of suspending your licence.


 REAA/REINZ Agency Agreement










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Mike Pinkney's opinions, articles and whatever on issues relating to integrity, honesty and trust - and anything else of general interest.
5 Ways to Protect Your Company
More great stuff from Robin Sharma
50 New Rules of Work
How to amp up your game so that this business cycle is one of your best yet.
This is so special, I thought I would share it with you.
An old Cherokee Indian is telling his grandson about a fight that is going on inside himself.

He said it is between two dogs. One is evil and full of anger, envy, sorrow, regret, self pity, greed, arrogance, fear, superiority, and ego.

The other is full of good, joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness , benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather- Which dog wins?

The old Cherokee simply replied…

(Click here for the beautiful answer)

60 tips on how to have an exceptional life.  Enjoy.
Read this excellent article from The Independent on the cheating in sport.  (19th July 2010)
First the collapse on the finance companies.    Is theft the new national pastime?   (19th July 2010)