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  • 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…

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  • 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’ –…

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  • 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…

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  • Juggling your to-do list between strategic and operational issues can become a job in itself. Once you have a clear picture of where you want to take the business and a plan as to how you will get there, it is then all about implementation. These are our top tips to make your business goals a reality: TIP 1: KNOW…

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  • If you are looking to sell your business, we all believe the real value is in the rent roll. John Knight says it is time we challenged this notion to create sales businesses that are actually worth something too. I am often asked ‘What is my business worth?’ The reality is that most sales businesses are worth squat; rarely do…

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  • No one knows what’s around the corner with the Australian economy, but instead of planning for the worst and hoping for the best, Business Depot CEO John Knight suggests doing things a little differently. The real estate agencies who are ahead of the game are already looking to the future and are scouring their business models to identify strategies they…

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    Thank you our Episode 4 sponsor: CENTURY 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the world, with over 250 independently owned and operated real estate agencies throughout Australia. For more information, visit century21.com.au Coach: John Knight Coaching Transcript: 00:00 Introduction by Samantha McLean 01:16 Drivers of Value, Growth and Performance What I’ve been asked to talk about today is, I…

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  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Hosted by ireviloution and businessDEPOT, the two-day summit is designed for principals, heads of department and BDMs who seek inspiration, leadership skills and real-life business examples to help them step up, lead their team, and profitably grow their business. ireviloution and PM Leadership Summit Founder Jo-Anne Oliveri said that this year’s event will inspire leaders to ‘reach the pinnacle’. “20…

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