Hi all, I'd be interested to learn what others more experienced would do if they were me right now.. My PPOR is on the 2nd floor of a 2-story apartment block in inner-Western Sydney, and as I came home from work this evening, I overheard a real estate agent talking to the owner of the ground floor apartment. They'd left the door open, so I heard everything (as I walked very slowly up the stairs..). The owner has had it for about 5 years, and it was tenanted until a few weeks ago, when he had to kick them out. He's now trying to give the apartment a quick face lift and sell it, so that he and his partner can afford a bigger house to raise a family. I heard the agent give him a reasonable-yet-probably conservative indication of what he could expect (in my opinion), and urged him to put it out there asap, as there "aren't any other properties like this in the area at the moment, but come Easter, there'll be a lot more." The downstairs apartment is a 2 bed, 2 bath with a sizeable courtyard and within 5 minute's walk to the train station. CG in the area, as you'd expect, has been great over the past 10 years. Assuming I was positioned financially to make an offer and I was certain this property would be right for my investment strategy (things I need to carefully consider obviously), would experienced investors recommend I approach the vendor privately? Is there anything really to gain from such "insider information"? And perhaps most importantly, are there ethical considerations given this was probably a strictly confidential conversation I overheard? Welcome your thoughts..