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  • EVENTS

    Rex saves agents time with all the best insights from AREC

    Are you still buzzing from the AREC conference on the Gold Coast? And are you still trying to remember that wonderful piece of advice you forgot to write down? …

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  • OPINION

    Fiona Blayney: calling time on unnecessary tech

    I wear an analogue watch. You know, the old school variety with a face and hands. I love my watch. I love the weight of it on my arm, how it doubles as a piece of jewellery and how when I bought it many moons ago, I felt just a little bit fancy.  Unfortunately, though, our love story is peppered with potholes. …

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  • NEWS
    AREC 2021

    Top takeaways from AREC 2021 – Day 1

    For the first time, AREC’s program combined three key industry-specific streams – residential sales, property management and mortgage broking. At the halfway point of the two-day event, we thought we’d share our top 10 takeaways from Day 1. …

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  • NEWS
    Josh Phegan

    Only virtual tickets remaining for AREC 2021 as on-site allocation exhausted

    It’s less than a week until AREC 2021 kicks off and organisers have reported that on-site tickets for the recent have now sold out. …

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  • NEWS
    John McGrath

    The coast is clear for AREC’s return next month

    This year’s Australasian Real Estate Conference (AREC) is kicking off next month, with 43 speakers from Australia and overseas booked for the two-day event on the Gold Coast. …

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  • Elite Agent
    Fiona Blayney

    Fiona Blayney: Treading a new path

    Fiona Blayney reflects on the tumultuous year that was 2020, what she learnt from it and why two simple questions will help you plan the remainder of the year ahead and make better connections with your clients. …

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  • Brand Editorial

    Fiona Blayney: Balancing tech and the human touch

    Fiona Blayney will be speaking at Prop20 in March and April. To register for this event visit proprea.com.au. What is your primary passion in the real estate industry? I enjoy the work I do with my coaching clients to positively impact their businesses. I suppose you could say I’m passionate about people, property, purpose and potential. What topic(s) will you be speaking on at Prop20? …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    The Property Management Models of Today: Fiona Blayney

    How many property management models are out there today? It’s an interesting question because most people in PM only think in terms of one model – the traditional, full-service approach to managing properties for clients. But there are more options on the table for our customers now, with the vast array of technology available and new ways of providing services that clients can actually do – …

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  • Brand Editorial

    Your most valuable clients: Fiona Blayney

    In the final instalment of our Transform/19 highlights series coach Fiona Blayney is back to examine how the 80/20 principle can be applied to your customers. Fiona gives her best advice on accurately determining the return on investment of every client and how you can improve - in every area - of the four segments of employment and functionality within property management. …

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  • Brand Editorial

    The bottom 20 per cent: Fiona Blayney

    VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 00:10 Applying the 80/20 rule to your team on an individual basis 00:51 Determining the reasonable performance level of every person in your organisation 01:25 Lessons of effective delegation from Jack Welch and GE 02:55 Customer satisfaction is the number one metric of a great property management business 04:20 The three reasons why a customer chooses your service 04:29 Are your current systems and technologies enabling you to provide the best service you can offer? …

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  • NEWS

    The future of rent – Real Ideas Prize finalists revealed, it’s time to cast your vote!

    The competition to discover inspiring ideas that move the rental experience forward has now entered its final phase, with the public invited to have their say on who should win the Real Ideas Prize. Five entries were chosen to make the shortlist for the award after an overwhelming amount of entries were received nationwide. These finalists were recently given the opportunity to develop their ideas during a one-day mentoring workshop in Melbourne. …

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  • NEWS

    Less than a week to go to submit your game changing idea: Real Ideas Prize

    There is only less than a week to go before the entries for the Real Ideas Prize, hosted by realestate.com.au, closes. The Real Ideas Prize is a unique ‘shark tank’ style competition for anyone in the real estate industry to pitch an idea- no matter no big or small- to go in the running to win a share of $100,000 to make the idea a reality. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    realestate.com.au launch new competition to re-imagine the rental experience

    realestate.com.au have today launched The Real Ideas Prize, a new ‘shark tank’ style competition for those who work in real estate to pitch their big idea on how to improve the rental experience. Contestants from around the country will have the chance to win a share of $100,000 and access to leading industry mentors to help bring their idea to life. …

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  • EPM: Productivity

    Word Up : Fiona Blayney

    I am a Dragon. Before you’re quick to agree, which dragon do you think I’m referring to? I’m talking about the Chinese zodiac sign. With the healthy arrogance of a Dragon, let me be the one to tell you that the Dragon is highly regarded in Chinese culture. Some Chinese even consider themselves descendants of the dragon. A Dragon is lively, …

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  • Brand Editorial

    Elite Agent 2018 Industry Influencers Announced

    IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER LISA B The Real Estate HotlineLisa brings years of experience into the training and coaching realm as a true champion of the industry. She released two books this year as well as coaching agents in her two active Facebook Groups: She Sells Real Estate and Let’s Talk About Real Estate. SARAH BELL AireKnown for her knowledge of AI and robots the co-founder of Aire is described as a hard worker who is always trying to understand and solve problems for the industry; …

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  • EPM: First Person

    The secret to handling change: Fiona Blayney

    A single woman doesn’t really need a 4WD, especially when she has nothing that needs carting around in the back of it; a laptop can surely fit in the front seat. After caving to the advice of Dad when I returned from my backpacking adventures, I bought that sensible Green Corolla Hatch instead of the Jeep Wrangler I so desperately wanted. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Top Ten Takeaways from ARPM Day 1

    The Australasian Residential Property Management Conference (ARPM) kicked off yesterday with a whole host of speakers sharing tools and insights for property managers and principals. Here are ten great takeaways from Day 1. 10. Recover your workday Lauren Kirk of Real+ discussed how our need for immediacy (ordering your coffee via an app anyone?) is affecting our ability to realise when we’re not being efficient. …

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  • Brand Editorial

    Tameka Smith takes the crown in PM Transform 2018

    PM Transform 2018, in partnership with Real+, realestate.com.au and Rockend saw participants from across the country take part in a 30-day intensive training program, including live classes, daily challenges and exercises focused on helping them achieve their career goals.  A number of industry-recognised coaches and trainers participated, delivering live sessions and exclusive training content for the participants across the month. Real estate professionals from a variety of backgrounds and in various points of their career took part in the program. …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Vivien Yap adds Senior Property Manager to her team at Ray White Dalkieth Claremont

    Vivien Yap has further extended her team, bringing on Fiona Short as a Senior Property Manager. Ms Short joins Ray White Dalkeith | Claremont with over 15 years’ experience in the property management industry. She firmly believes communication is the key to a successful property management business. “Whether you know the answer or not … as long as you’re communicating and being honest you can’t really go wrong,” Ms Short said. …

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  • EPM: First Person

    Call the Professional: Fiona Blayney

    I think everyone has an inner wannabe. I’m not talking about the social wannabe, the one you’d associate with a schoolyard name-calling, but the adult wannabe that exists in us all. There are two types of adult wannabe status. One that invariably rears its head is when we’ve got the time and inclination to dabble in that profession we fancy as a career in another life; …

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  • EPM: First Person

    Relationship Status: It’s Complicated – Fiona Blayney

    It’s been some 27 years since I started in the workforce. I recall with much amusement a group of us girls switching out of our school uniforms, Clark Kent-style, and into our ‘Woolworths Checkout Chick’ fashionable wear in the rather private space that was the back seat of the 107 bus heading straight from school to the illustrious Top Ryde. So much fun was had at what we affectionately called Topsy Top Ryde; …

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  • EPM: First Person

    Fiona Blayney: How to Handle Tough Conversations and Decisions Like a Hero

    Tough decisions and difficult conversations: at times like these you need to find your inner superhero and put on your big girl pants, says Fiona Blayney. I’ve never really been a fan of big girl pants. I’ve never found mine a natural fit and as such, if I’m honest, I still find them pretty uncomfortable. I don’t remember the first time I tried my pair on, …

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  • Elite Agent

    Kylie Maxwell – Challenge Accepted

    TRANSFORM MASTERS Champion 2017 Kylie Maxwell from LJ Hooker Queanbeyan was not part of the original #SuperSix chosen to compete in this year’s program. But showing consistency, experience and an extra special care factor for both business and people, Kylie ‘stole the show’ and made it her own. Here are some of the highlights of what she learned along the way. …

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  • LEADERSHIP

    SMARTER Goal Setting in 2018: Alison McGavin

    As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to think about 2018. What will this year look like to you? What do you want to achieve?   We all have things that we want to achieve, whether that be growth within our business, monetary targets, a new job, a promotion, education and learning that we want to do but have never made time for, …

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  • Elite Agent

    What do you know for sure? Samantha McLean

      This time last year I wrote my editor’s note based on something Oprah Winfrey does every year: the O List, a list of her favourite things of the year dressed up as Chrissy gifts for sale on Amazon.com. I made a list of my favourite things of the year too. I re-read that editorial the other day and thought wow, …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 20: How to Lead a Winning Team, the AREAs, the truth about cats and dogs and more

    Weekly wrap: Samantha McLean and Mark Edwards recap the week that was. ‘Elevate’ is the official podcast of Elite Agent Magazine for real estate industry sales professionals, property managers, and leaders. Each episode, we will bring you behind the scenes coaching, news analysis, exclusive interviews, technology, and more to help you list more, sell more, and elevate your results. SHOW NOTES / LINKS 01:00 REA Group hosts 2nd Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs)02:25 The conclusion of Transform Masters and the ‘Shark Tank’ …

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  • EPM: Leadership

    The Magic of Numbers: Fiona Blayney

    Abracadabra alakazam! Now you see it, now you don’t. Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat! The magic of the magician was embedded into our minds as young children. More recently, I was reminded of this as B1 and B2 (our favourite Bananas in Pyjamas) turned professional magicians and made a friend disappear from their magical box. Just last week I found a lamp at an op shop, …

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  • NEWS

    Sarah Dawson joins Real+ as Head of Growth

    Sarah Dawson has joined Real+ as Head of Growth bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 20 years in the real estate industry. Sarah will be working in a senior capacity alongside Real+ CEO Fiona Blayney and General Manager Lauren Kirk and is responsible for the recruitment and outsourcing team and growing the business across the Real+ pillars. …

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  • Elite Agent TV

    Safety Tips for Property Managers with Fiona Blayney: Part 3

    TRANSCRIPT Welcome back to Episode 3 of our safety and risk management in the workplace. Today we’re going to speak about technology and the importance of having, at a base minimum, one tracking system to ensure that we physically know where you are at any one time in the office. Now I know it can feel all Big Brother-ish, and people are going to be checking up on you all the time. …

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  • Elite Agent TV

    Safety Tips for Property Managers with Fiona Blayney: Part 2

    TRANSCRIPT Welcome back to our second episode around safety in the workplace. I’m going to speak with you about what to do when you’re actually on site and that gut instinct, that fight or flight mode really kicks in. At the risk of creating havoc in your office with Fiona Blayney telling the world that if you don’t feel safe, you nee to exit that building. …

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  • Elite Agent TV

    Safety Tips for Property Managers with Fiona Blayney: Part 1

    TRANSCRIPT Hi. I’m Fiona Blayney, the CEO and Founder of Real+. Today, I’m here to talk with you over the next three sessions about that all important yet sometimes avoided topic of safety. There’s been heightened awareness around safety in the workplace by some very unfortunate circumstances of our colleagues in New Zealand in recent weeks. It’s important not to be alarmed, …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 10: The A List, New ways of buying and selling, REINSW awards, Knowing your numbers, PM BD for experts and more

    Weekly wrap: Samantha McLean and Mark Edwards recap the week that was. ‘Elevate’ is the new official podcast of Elite Agent Magazine for real estate industry sales professionals, property managers, and leaders. Each episode, we will bring you behind the scenes coaching, news analysis, exclusive interviews, technology, and more to help you list more, sell more, and elevate your results. SHOW NOTES / LINKS 01:00 – …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 9: How to manage your business numbers to greater profitability

    Transform Masters: Fiona Blayney from Real+ is back to talk to the 2017 Masters about budgeting, improving profitability, the economics of hiring a BDM, why as a principal you need to know your hourly rate (and keep track of what the company owes you!). Note: In this podcast, Fiona mentions some budgetary worksheets. If you would like a copy of any of this, …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 8: Free Fridges, AirBnB for first homebuyers, Beating the Interceptors, Marketing Tips and more

    Weekly wrap: Samantha McLean and Mark Edwards recap the week that was. ‘Elevate’ is the new official podcast of Elite Agent Magazine for real estate industry sales professionals, property managers, and leaders. Each episode, we will bring you behind the scenes coaching, news analysis, exclusive interviews, technology, and more to help you list more, sell more, and elevate your results. SHOW NOTES / LINKS 01:00 – …

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  • Transform Masters 2017

    Breaking Down the Profitability of your PM and Sales Business

    In this preview of her next Transform Masters Coaching session, Real + CEO Fiona Blayney talks about which numbers are the magical numbers that impact your business.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Fiona Blayney, the Head Coach at Elite Agent for Transform Masters 2017. The first numbers you want to be around is creating not just your P and L, I wanna know exactly what the profitability is of your property management business if it was a stand alone entity. …

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