Sereima Tarogi

Sereima Tarogi

Sereima Tarogi is an in-house features writer for Elite Agent Magazine. Sereima has a BA in Journalism as well as screen and media production qualifications. An experienced radio producer and content editor, Sereima is also a student of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  • Photo of The measure of success: Margaret Kneebone

    The measure of success: Margaret Kneebone

    Margaret Kneebone is the walking definition of a high achiever. Born and raised in the country town of Parkes, NSW, many kilometres away from where she now resides in South Australia, Margaret was a sponsored athlete who represented Australia in squash as a teenager. "I started to play around Australia when I was 18 and…

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  • Photo of You win or you learn

    You win or you learn

    Real estate is a tough gig mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically too. Taking time out to focus on yourself outside of work hours can make a world of difference to how well you perform when you're on the clock and the pressure is on. For many successful agents, the best 'R&R' is exercise, and they…

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  • Photo of Brad Henderson launches new Adelaide agency with a marketing twist

    Brad Henderson launches new Adelaide agency with a marketing twist

    Sales agent and auctioneer Brad Henderson has opened new boutique agency BHEN & CO Real Estate, in Adelaide. Currently staffed with a team of five, BHEN & CO offers a full range of services including sales, rental management, market value appraisals, development advice, and buyer assistance. When making the decision to go it alone, Mr…

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  • Photo of Victorian high-achiever Anton Zhouk is set to go it alone

    Victorian high-achiever Anton Zhouk is set to go it alone

    Victoria high-achiever Anton Zhouk has recently announced the launch of his own agency, Anton Zhouk. Based in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, Mr Zhouk said he chose to set up shop there because he loves the area and would like to offer the client base something different. “We have no interest in being known as…

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  • Photo of Rising star Domenic Maxwell joins Ray White Upper North Shore

    Rising star Domenic Maxwell joins Ray White Upper North Shore

    Ray White Upper North Shore has bolstered its sales team with the addition of Domenic Maxwell. Mr Maxwell recently made the switch from McGrath Wahroonga alongside sales assistant Alex Connors. In an interview with Managing Director of Ray White Group, Dan White, Mr Maxwell said he changed agencies to take advantage of the various opportunities…

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  • Photo of Catalano acquires regional mastheads from Nine

    Catalano acquires regional mastheads from Nine

    Nine Entertainment has announced the sale of its Australian Community Media (ACM) assets to former Domain CEO, Antony Catalano and Alex Waislitz of Thorney Investment Group. Mr Catalano and Mr Waislitz acquired 170 regional and country mastheads including The Canberra Times, The Border Mail, The Courier Mail, The Land and Queensland Country Life. The cash…

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  • Photo of App developer turning house pictures into 3D models raises US$87 million dollars

    App developer turning house pictures into 3D models raises US$87 million dollars

    San Francisco app developer Hover announce they have now successfully raised US$87 million to turn photos of houses into 3D models. The capital raised will go towards growing the company's team and continue to develop the cloud-based platform, which takes smartphone photos of houses and creates a fully measured, customisable 3D model that clients can…

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  • Photo of 50 lessons that will make you a better leader

    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…

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  • Photo of Queensland group of LJ Hooker agencies unveil centralised operations in new Robina HQ

    Queensland group of LJ Hooker agencies unveil centralised operations in new Robina HQ

    A group of LJ Hooker agencies have made a $2.05 million investment in the central Gold Coast market, purchasing a Robina headquarters to cater for growth in its hinterland-to-coast operation. LJ Hooker Burleigh Heads directors David Manby and Raymond Pienaar say the move is central to their growth strategy for 2019, which aims to increase…

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  • Photo of Three important takeaways from Momentum 2019

    Three important takeaways from Momentum 2019

    The Momentum 2019 series, presented by realestate.com.au, has wrapped up for another year and attendees were treated to some stellar advice that’s sure to amplify productivity throughout the rest of the year. Hitting all the major capitals and taking a quick detour to Wagga Wagga, this year's event headliners brought out the big guns for…

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  • Photo of McGrath Paddington announces a new star recruit

    McGrath Paddington announces a new star recruit

    McGrath Paddington has announced the recruitment of Roxanne Liu to the team. Kon Stathopoulos, Head of Sales for McGrath’s company-owned offices said that he is delighted that she will be joining the existing team to focus on what they consider to be one of the most exciting property markets in the country. “This is in…

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  • Photo of How property values impact economic growth

    How property values impact economic growth

    Here's a breakdown of the minutes from that meeting and how different economic factors may affect the property market.   With respect to GDP and economic growth, the attendees noted that The September quarter national accounts were released the day after the December meeting, with figures showing that growth in real GDP of 0.3 per cent in…

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  • Photo of Ray White announces new head auctioneer for Victoria and Tasmania

    Ray White announces new head auctioneer for Victoria and Tasmania

    Ray White Victoria and Tasmania has strengthened its focus on selling properties under the hammer with the announcement of Matthew Condon as Chief Auctioneer. Mr Condon started in the role this month, however his ties with the Ray White Group date back two years to when he started in the business as a national skills…

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  • Photo of Three reasons you should register for Momentum 2019

    Three reasons you should register for Momentum 2019

    realestate.com.au has announced a new and exciting format for Momentum 2019. The series will return to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth in March. On the line up this year is world renown motivational speaker Yossi Ghinsberg, as well as Amanda Stevens and of course Steve Carroll, realestate.com.au's Head of Industry Relations. There will…

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  • Photo of AD Group expand into NSW and ACT

    AD Group expand into NSW and ACT

    Property technology business AD Group has soared to new heights this month by taking its latest innovation, HouseandLandDevelopments.com.au into the NSW and ACT markets. The company's latest offering is billed as a cost-effective marketing tool for the booming land market as property prices drive buyers to the outer suburbs. According to co-founder Jordan Catalano, this step…

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  • Photo of REIQ & REA are doing their bit to ease Townsville housing shortfall

    REIQ & REA are doing their bit to ease Townsville housing shortfall

    Real estate peak body The Real Estate Institute of Queensland and REA Group who own Flatmates.com.au, have come together to establish a short-term solution for Townsville’s potential housing shortfall. As the massive clean up of flooded homes continues, displaced Townsville residents and workers flying into the city to help will have an easier time finding…

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  • Photo of First National does it for the kids

    First National does it for the kids

    As Australia’s only 24/7 free and confidential counselling service for young people, Kids Helpline has responded to more than 8 million contacts over the past 28 years and this year First National is lending a hand. "Every 90 seconds, someone’s son or daughter, grandchild, niece, nephew, neighbour or friend gets in contact with Kids Helpline…

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  • Photo of Growth and Consolidation for Belle Property in Neutral Bay

    Growth and Consolidation for Belle Property in Neutral Bay

    Co-principals of Belle Property Neutral Bay Matthew Smythe and Mark Jackson have set their sights on taking the business to the next level, buying out business partner Tim Foote and signing a long-term deal with Belle Property. “Although we’ve enjoyed being partners with Tim over the years, we are very excited about the future of…

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  • Photo of Housing finance dip in December

    Housing finance dip in December

    Housing finance dipped in December, as the latest ABS figures show a marked drop in new housing loans. After much speculation, new ABS Lending to Households and Business figures have confirmed the total value of new lending to households dropped 19.8 per cent from December 2017 to December 2018, in seasonally adjusted terms and excluding…

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  • Photo of Calls for legislation over borrowing for property against SMSFs

    Calls for legislation over borrowing for property against SMSFs

    Property research house RiskWise is calling on the Council of Financial Regulators to introduce legislation banning borrowing against SMSFs for property despite the regulator indicating recently that they would take no actions due to a shift in dynamics in the housing market. According to RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg, all of the major banks have stopped…

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  • Photo of New faces at DiJONES to welcome in a new era

    New faces at DiJONES to welcome in a new era

    The DiJONES group continue to set themselves up for a big year as they add powerhouse duo Matt Lorimer and his associate Lee Duffy to the team. Matt and Lee are familiar faces in the North Shore area having lived locally for some time and finding it to be a fabulous area to bring up…

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