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  • SUPPLIER NEWS

    Leading rent roll broker joins businessDEPOT Agency Broking

    We’re excited to announce we will be partnering with Dean Yeo to help strengthen our offering for real estate businesses [including those buying or selling their business in Queensland or Northern NSW]. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Record demand for regional NSW property continues

    Record real estate activity in many areas of regional NSW, has local agents thinking that there could be more strong house price growth ahead. …

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    John Knight: how to get the right people on the bus

    Jim Collins taught us about getting the right people on the bus, but businessDEPOT'S John Knight says there's a lot more to leadership. John says you need to keep your team facing the front to reach your destination. …

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  • NEWS
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    The ATO warns property investors to be aware of common tax return traps

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reminded property investors to look out for common tax return mistakes that can delay refunds or lead to an audit, costing taxpayers' time and money. …

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  • CONTRIBUTORS
    John Knight real estate wealth profit investment

    John Knight: How to make hay while the sun shines

    The predicted pandemic doom hasn't happened and the market is flush with profits. John Knight says now is the time to invest to build wealth …

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  • CONTRIBUTORS
    John Knight shares EOFY tips

    John Knight’s end of financial year top tax tips

    It can be difficult to determine where to draw the line with tax deductions. While we all want to make the most of the end of financial year (EOFY) savings, it can be easy to slide into dubious territory.  BusinessDEPOT founder John Knight outlines the simple ways you can improve your EOFY with his top (and legitimate) tactics.  Instant assets We’ve all seen the EOFY advertising spruiking sparkling new cars with major savings. …

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  • NEWS
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    Deliveroo ruling should be watched closely by real estate sector

    A landmark unfair dismissal judgment handed down in the food-delivery industry this week could have implications for the real estate sector. …

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  • NEWS
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    Million Dollar Listing stars saddle up for move to Texas

    American real estate company Douglas Elliman is expanding into Texas and it’s bringing some big guns with it, including Million Dollar Listing New York star Frederik Eklund. …

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  • Elite Agent
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    Finding strength in adversity: John Knight

    There's nothing like a worldwide crisis to test a business's resolve and ability to adapt. John Knight examines what great real estate businesses did when the going got tough and what lessons you can adopt at your agency. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Leading the revolution

    Starting a new business can be a daunting task. John Knight shares the lessons he has learnt on developing a vision, empowering others to follow you and forging towards success as a team. …

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  • NEWS

    Never say never: Bond villa up for sale

    Sir Sean Connery was the quintessential James Bond. The screen’s original 007: smart, handsome, refined, debonair and the most popular of the nine actors who took on the classic-spy role created by British-naval-intelligence-officer Ian Fleming in 1953. Instantly recognized by most people through the James Bond film franchise of the 1960s to ‘80s including Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Dr.… …

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  • BEST PRACTICE

    Top tips for business success

    After a rollercoaster couple of months, the real estate sector is now looking to get back to business as usual. But like it or not, the playing field has shifted markedly since the beginning of the year, and agencies large and small are being forced to re-evaluate, reconsider, and reposition. To assist, we’ve assembled some of the top business tips put forward by your favourite industry experts over the past year, …

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  • NEWS

    REIA announces 2020 REIA National Awards for Excellence winners

    The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) announce the winners of the 15th National Awards for Excellence. Due to the measures currently in place surrounding  COVID-19, the event planned to be held in Darwin on 2 April 2020 was cancelled.  REIA President Adrian Kelly said whilst this was disappointing it was inevitable for the safety and wellbeing of all concerned. … …

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  • Elite Agent

    How to make your business more financially resilient

    John Knight is a qualified accountant and business strategist who shared his tips on business resilience in the face of Coronavirus with Sam McLean …

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  • NEWS

    2020 REIA National Awards for Excellence finalists announced

    The finalists for the 15th National Awards for Excellence has been announced by The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). REIA President Adrian Kelly said the national awards recognise the best of the best in Australian real estate. "This year the REIA National Awards for Excellence will be proudly hosted by the Real Estate Institute of… …

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  • NEWS

    REIQ announces Awards for Excellence finalists

    The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has announced the finalists in its 2020 Awards for Excellence which recognise best practice in the real estate profession in the Sunshine State. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said the competition is set to be fierce, with 106 finalists across varying individual, agency and external categories. “We are continually heartened by the quality of the professionals within our sector, …

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  • NEWS

    Savills Australia secures market leader for head office leasing team

    A focus on business growth recently saw Savills Australia appoint David Howson as State Director to lead the Queensland business’ office leasing division. Mr Howson joins Savills from Knight Frank, where he held the role of National Head Office Leasing, based in Sydney for the past three years, along with prior roles for Knight Frank and CBRE in Queensland. Mr Howson is highly regarded within the industry, …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    REINSW 2019 Awards for Excellence finalists announced

    The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has announced the finalists for its annual Awards for Excellence. Now in its 22nd year, the Awards for Excellence is the largest and most respected industry awards in NSW and recognises the best, bravest and brightest work across the industry. REINSW President, Leanne Pilkington, said the quality of applicants gets better every year. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Strategies to reduce your break even point: John Knight

    In the last month’s article, we talked about the one number every business owner needs to know – their breakeven point. Once you know your breakeven point, what do you do about it? Irrespective of how your specific market is travelling, the lower your breakeven point, the lower the risk in your business. The lower the risk in your business, the stronger your business and, …

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  • Elite Agent

    Finding your break-even point to make better business decisions: John Knight

    In business, there are hundreds of numbers you could be tracking and the key is to know which one to focus on at the right time. Recently we’ve had a number of discussions with clients where they have expressed concerns about whether or not they should cut costs in their business. ‘Is it time to batten down the hatches?’ ‘We are behind in our tax debt; …

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  • Elite Agent

    50 lessons that will make you a better leader

    The Leadership Diaries, an exclusive set of Elite Agent podcast interviews, turns one next month. Over the past 12 months, and with much more still to come, we’ve discovered leadership is a skill, an art and an essential ingredient for your business to achieve growth. To celebrate the milestone we’ve put together, in no particular order, our top 50 tips from The Leadership Diaries. …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 77: Reducing waste in your business – John Knight

    In a changing market, you might be thinking you need to cut costs. But that’s not necessarily the case, says Business Depot CEO, John Knight. It is better, he says to think about cutting waste and getting as productive as possible. …

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  • LEADERSHIP

    What are the real costs involved in funding a startup?

    As a sales agent, you’re one of the best! You’re winning awards, have a dominant market share, lead a small team and the cash is flowing. So what’s next? John Knight looks at the costs of starting your own office. …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Knight Frank expands in Sydney South West to meet growing demand

    Knight Frank has announced several new appointments within its Western Sydney and South Sydney branches, in addition to the relocation of Knight Frank Sydney South West to a larger office. The changes reflect the growing demand for commercial and industrial property within the region due to new developments and infrastructure, such as Badgery’s Creek and WestConnex. John Swanson, previously Associate Director, …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    REIQ 2019 Awards for Excellence finalists announced

    The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has announced its 2019 Awards for Excellence finalists, representing the best in the Queensland real estate profession. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella congratulated all finalists on their success. “This year’s Awards attracted a very high calibre of entrants, reflecting the growing focus on professionalism for all REIQ members,” she said. “To be named a finalist is proof that a member has set themselves the task of being the best real estate practitioner they can be and achieved that goal. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Brett Hunter to take helm of REINSW in November 2019

    The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales has elected Brett Hunter as President-Elect of the industry body, effective November 2018 for a one-year term. REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin said the appointment of Brett Hunter as President-Elect will ensure a smooth transition when REINSW President Leanne Pilkington steps down in 12 months time. “Brett has contributed to the direction and strategy of the REINSW for 10 years, …

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  • EPM: HR and Recruitment

    How to overcome wage woes in the modern agency

    What is stopping your agency from achieving growth, and not just surviving but thriving in the current market? Most people would say it’s cash. Whether it’s growing your people through training and development, growing your market though lead generation and business development, or growing up operationally by investing in new technology, it all takes time and costs money. So the spotlight often returns to expenses; …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Bayleys and Knight Frank partner in New Zealand

    Knight Frank, the independent global property consultancy, has announced a partnership with Bayleys Realty Group Limited. Together, Knight Frank and Bayleys will be one of the largest full-service real estate consultants across Australia and New Zealand. The strategic partnership will see the company trade as Bayleys in association with Knight Frank. The move will see multiple synergies for both firms, with Bayleys leveraging this opportunity to gain international exposure through Knight Frank’s global network, …

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  • LEADERSHIP

    John Knight: How much should my business be making?

    When I am presenting at industry conferences or hosting principal workshops, there is always one question I am asked: ‘How much should my business make?’ Usually when people ask this question they are really fishing for a benchmark profit percentage. It is a question that is hard to answer; hard, because every real estate business is different. It is near impossible to compare a sales-only business with a property management-only business, …

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    2018 REINSW Awards for Excellence finalists announced

    The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales has announced the finalists for its 21st annual Awards for Excellence. REINSW President Leanne Pilkington said it was exciting to see the breadth of talent showcased as finalists for the 2018 awards. “Our awards continue to go from strength to strength, with the best, bravest and brightest that work across the industry getting this much-deserved recognition,” Ms Pilkington said. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Sir Albert Jennings and Frank Charnock join the Australian Property Hall of Fame

    The founding father of AVJennings and a business leader who pioneered commercial real estate in Australia have been inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame. Property Council of Australia National President, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, says Sir Albert Jennings and Frank Charnock were chosen by the board for their sustained and visionary leadership, and for their enduring contributions to the property industry and Australia. …

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  • LEADERSHIP

    John Knight: The 10 Traits of Future Leaders

    I see businesses start. I see businesses stop. What makes one succeed where another has failed? Through our experience of working with agents and real estate businesses of all shapes and sizes, we have been able to iden-tify the traits of those agents able to make the transition to the ultimate role – principal. EVERYONE IS A BUSINESS I love the philosophy of ‘everyone is a business’ – this is a great philosophical base for how every future principal should start thinking now. …

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  • Elite Agent

    John Knight: How to Create a Successful Succession Plan

    Only an estimated 10 per cent of real estate businesses have a succession plan in place. Many default to the idea that when the time is right they will simply sell the rent roll, while others assume their kids will take over at some point. As John Knight explains, neither of these plans are in fact ‘plans’ unless you have wrapped around them a full succession and exit strategy. …

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  • NEWS

    Barry Plant Kick Start their 2018 with guest speaker Mick Malthouse

    Barry Plant continues a focus on the professional development and investment in their network of agents with the 13th annual Kickstart Conference. Held, last week, the conference commenced with a powerful address from AFL Premiership Coach, Mick Malthouse, focusing on the role of strong leadership and leading teams by example. “Leadership and integrity are non-negotiables in our business and in 2018 we want to build on our reputation as an industry leader in all our practices to ensure we are a trusted agency for clients and an employer of choice for real estate professionals,” said Barry Plant CEO, …

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  • EPM: Leadership

    Business experts share their top tips for leading a successful business in 2018

    businessDEPOT Managing Director, John Knight, said that if you want to lead a successful business, you must know your numbers. “The leaders of great real estate businesses focus on people first but, when it comes to the numbers, they focus on profits, not just sales,” he said. At this year’s Property Management Leadership Summit, John will share the key numbers he focuses on in a business, …

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