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  • Industry News

    Residential Tenancies Act reforms pass

    Reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act have passed without amendment, according to the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales. These major changes affect the real estate industry, landlords & tenants. REINSW President Leanne Pilkington said the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018 has passed and REINSW is now commencing the first phase of educating the property management community. “It…

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  • Franchise News

    Sportelli name continues to lead RE/MAX Integrity

    Real estate has been a part of Roslyn Sportelli’s life for as long as she can remember. In fact, it’s in her blood. Her parents, Nerina and John Sportelli, are well respected within the industry and have together won numerous accolades in recognition for their involvement and contribution to real estate. Now, after 13 years at the helm of RE/MAX…

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    Kay & Burton opens doors to new Armadale office

    As part of their 80th-anniversary events, Kay & Burton is proud to announce the launch of their new Armadale office. Kay & Burton opened the doors to their first office in South Yarra back in 1938. From the agency’s humble beginnings, the company has rapidly grown to seven locations across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs plus the Mornington Peninsula. In October, Kay…

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    Kiwi claims Australasia’s best auctioneer title for 2018

    After a tight competition, the Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championship for 2018 has been awarded to Andrew North of New Zealand at a gala dinner at the Maritime Room in Auckland last night. Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) President Malcolm Gunning said the event, hosted this year by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), who stage…

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    Knight Frank makes senior staff and client appointments in expanding asset management services team

    Knight Frank Australia’s Asset Management Services (AMS) team is expanding, with key new hires appointed to their senior team. Ben Nicholson joins the Knight Frank Sydney team from Dexus to take on the position of director, which follows two strategic hires nationally. Kellie von Bergheim has been appointed as Partner, Head of Asset Management Services, Western Australia and Jeremy Robotham…

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    realestate.com.au goes international with the launch of Travel

    realestate.com.au has launched Travel, a new vertical as part of its popular Lifestyle content experience. Travel joins the five existing Lifestyle categories – Renovating, Indoor Style, Outdoor Living, Organising & Cleaning and Dream Homes – to provide Australians with a truly ‘one stop shop’ for all their inspiration and insights needs on realestate.com.au. To celebrate the launch of Travel, realestate.com.au has…

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    CoreLogic appoints new Head of Real Estate

    Fifth-generation real estate veteran Geoff White has taken over the reins as the CoreLogic National Head of Real Estate. A prominent member of the Victoria real estate industry with extensive expertise, Geoff has been CoreLogic’s Group Sales Director since 2017, and previously headed up the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV). Mr White says that his time with CoreLogic Victoria…

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  • Franchise News

    Ray White Commercial welcomes Stacie Stockham and Peter McCann to Townsville office

    Ray White Commercial is pleased to welcome high-flyers Stacie Stockham, in the role of Commercial Asset Manager, and Peter McCann, in the role of Sales and Leasing, to the team in Townsville. Ms Stockham joins the Ray White Group with 14 years’ real estate experience behind her, while Mr McCann, who is Townsville born and bred, has 25 years’ experience…

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    Sales agent Joe Sissons joins DiJONES as part of Future Superstars program

    Sales agent Joe Sissons has joined the DiJONES North Shore team as the agency goes through a period of expansion. DiJONES CEO Rob Ward said Mr Sissons brings a refreshing approach to the real estate profession. “Joe is committed to ensuring both sellers and buyers have a smooth and stress-free experience, and guides them through every step of the sales…

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    Ray White agent donates commission to ROLL 101 charity

    Ray White Real Estate Agent Green Square and Botany Clay Chigwidden has donated half his commission to charity following his sale of a house. Mr Chigwidden, who was acting on behalf of a family who tragically lost their son through a combination of cystic fibrosis and a devastating motocross accident, chose the Roll 101 charity following consultation with the parents.…

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    Finalists battle it out for the Australasian Auctioneering Crown

    Australia and New Zealand are battling it out again, but this time the two countries are going head to head at the 2018 Australasian Real Estate Institute’s Auctioneering Championships, with the winner to be crowned Australasia’s best auctioneer at a gala dinner tonight. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) is playing host this year and the five finalists who…

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  • Franchise News

    McGrath expands Central Coast presence with a new office in Avoca Beach

    McGrath Estate Agents have announced the opening of a new office in Avoca Beach on the booming Central Coast region of NSW. McGrath Founder and Executive Director John McGrath said, “The Central Coast continues to be an important real estate market and offers a diverse range of properties in all price brackets, and increasingly popular among Sydneysiders who are attracted by…

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  • Franchise News

    The Agency partners with leading short-term rental company MadeComfy

    The Agency has partnered with short-term rental management company MadeComfy to give property investors wanting to maximise yields, or homeowners seeking an income from a vacant property, a short-term alternative. “MadeComfy has a unique market positioning; their company and customer values are in alignment with The Agency – our core focus being customer-centric,” Maria Carlino, The Agency’s National Director of Property…

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    Robert Ding brings bilingual auctions and new market coverage to The Agency

    One of the only agents to run successful bilingual auctions in English and Mandarin, Robert Ding has been able to provide significant insights into Melbourne’s Chinese buyer and seller property markets. In his core areas of Boroondara and Whitehorse, Chinese nationals, recent Chinese migrants and well-established Chinese residents have been drawn to these leafy municipalities for the great schools, access…

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