Hannah Blackiston

Hannah Blackiston a real estate obsessive who splits her time between stalking auctions and lusting over luxury listings. She fell into property journalism 5 years ago and never looked back.
  • It isn’t often that someone’s story leaves you speechless, but Michelle Errichiello, co-director of Raine&Horne Essendon, has one of those stories. She spoke with Hannah Blackiston about the accident that changed her life forever, her career as a Paralympian and how her office swept the Raine & Horne Victorian State Awards. Michelle Errichiello has lived in the Essendon area her…

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  • Joining the real estate industry three years ago from a development and engineering background, Tyson Clarke has already achieved formidable success in Brisbane’s high-end market. He spoke with Hannah Blackiston about work ethic, building a profile and delivering on promises. Tyson Clarke has a different attitude to real estate. Despite only being in the industry for three years, his expansive…

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  • Flat-fee based agency Purplebricks have appointed digital agency King Kong to create digital marketing strategies and campaigns across Google Ads, YouTube pre-roll and Facebook. “As a disrupter in the real estate industry, we needed a campaign to match our agile, results-focused approach. So King Kong was the perfect fit,” Purplebricks Australia CEO Neil Tavender said. “Purplebricks Australia is growing rapidly…

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  • Three real estate offices have become one in Main Street, Mornington as OBrien Real Estate scores a hat trick. Three agencies in the Mornington Peninsula have consolidated into one large agency as Kayn Luff, director and business owner of long-established and trusted independent Mornington agency Conley Luff, joins forces with Fraser Bayne, director and business owner of OBrien Real Estate…

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  • After I finished high school I got into an engineering course, which I didn’t start because I just didn’t have a passion for it. So I deferred it and thought I’d try and get into real estate.” After completing his licence and with a vision to one day having an office of his own, Malek walked into his local real…

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  • “I got my start in leasing, and I was pretty good; I was leasing properties within five days, but I was terrible at the admin side. I got my first opportunity in sales at 19 – my boss took a weekend off with an injury, so I had three properties of his and I sold all three on the day.…

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  • The long-awaited final report from the banking Royal Commission has been handed down. The report, received by the Morrison Government on Friday 1 February and released publicly Monday 4 February, has suggested sweeping changes to the industry and 76 actionable recommendations. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s final 530-page report and 76 recommendations have been welcomed by the Federal Government and Labor, who…

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  • CoreLogic’s January home value index shows the property market in Melbourne and Sydney continued to fall, with all capital cities apart from Canberra recording a month-on-month fall in dwelling values. CoreLogic’s hedonic home value index shows a further 1.0 per cent decline in national dwelling values over the first month of 2019, taking the cumulative decline in Australian dwelling values…

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  • “You obviously meet a lot of people through the RE/MAX network and I’d consistently caught up with the guys up here. Then I came for a holiday a couple of years ago and just loved it, absolutely loved it.” After falling in love with the Cairns region, Tiffany reached out to principal Tony Williamson and asked if there was a…

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  • Several members of the real estate industry have been recognised in the 2019 Australian Day Honours, receiving recognition for the work they’ve done both for the industry and for their communities. 2019 saw 1,127 Australians recognised on the Australia Day list – the largest number in the history of the Order of Australia. Among those recognised were several members of…

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  • Brisbane-based OurProperty, a proptech in the property management space, has started 2019 with a bang, bringing on several big names in the property industry as its new board of advisors. The company, which develops property management products, has brought on the advisors to support its ongoing goal of becoming a major player in the property management tech zone and look…

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  • Juwai.com has released the Australia 2019 Outlook for Chinese Residential Real Estate Buying, which shows that 2019 will continue the strong outlook for Chinese investment as buyers are attracted by dropping prices in key markets. According to the report, Chinese buyers will be bolstered by strong Chinese wealth growth and the desire to get a bargain while the market is…

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  • In partnership with youth publishing group Pedestrian. TV, realestate.com.au has released the 2019 Renters Report which provides a snapshot of young Australian renters and the issues facing them. The report highlights some surprising statistics around living conditions and rental stress in 18 to 39-year-old Australians. It surveyed 3,500 respondents nationally through quantitative research methods, as well as taking a qualitative…

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  • Fixed-fee agency Purplebricks has announced a change to its US business model, switching to a varied listing fee structure which will only be charged when a home is sold. The new approach for the network will launch this week and aligns the business with a more traditional agency model. “These changes have been informed by customer and agent feedback and…

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