Hiya, For those who haven't yet heard the news (or was it just me?), about a month or so ago the REIV released a statement on acceptable pricing techniques. This time, it looks as though they've listened to the buyer's market. When working as an agent a few years ago, it was very obvious to me that using the "$x00,000+" type of pricing invariably got the best results for the vendor. This, I suspect, is because the purchaser always asks, "plus what?", allowing the agent a number of angles just to get a signature, let alone a higher price. The Estate Agent's Act (1980) and it's recent (2003) amendment still allow for that pricing system to be used, but, the REIV have made it clear that they do not want agents to be quoting stock in that manner. The good news (IMHO) though, is that the Pilling system has also been trashed, with the REIV now wanting 'buyer enquiry ranges' to be no more than 15% wide. For whatever it's worth, the law says that agents cannot quote a range of higher than 10% to a vendor, and so the REIV is still being flexible on this one. The idea behind both guidelines, from what I understand, is an attempt to remove many underquoting practices from the market. So, it will be interesting to see, I think, how many member agencies actually follow these new guidelines, and, if the REIV is willing to do anything about it if they don't... Cheers James.