Samantha McLean

Samantha McLean is the Managing Editor of Elite Agent Magazine.
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    McGrath Limited (ASX: MEA) announced its FY19 first-half results, showing an 18 per cent drop in revenue. A release to the ASX points to the subdued market conditions having an impact on performance, resulting in an  EBITDA loss for the first half of $2.5 million. This result comprises the previously reported first-quarter loss of $1.9 million and a reduced second-quarter…

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  • Domain Holdings (ASX: DHG) released it’s 2019 half-year results on Friday, with the portal reporting a net loss of $156.4 million for the six months to December 2018. A non-cash goodwill write-down of $178.8 million drove the results into the red. Excluding this, Domain reported: Revenue growth of 0.3 per cent to $183 million EBITDA of $52.7 million Net Profit…

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  • Having the right mindset can either make or break your chance of success at achieving your goals. In this week's edition of the Elevate podcast, Pancho Mehrotra, CEO of Frontier Performance, breaks down the science of motivation, decision making and the difference between the wrong kind of stress and the right kind of stress to help you achieve whatever you…

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  • Writing and sharing a press release is an excellent way to generate awareness and buzz for your business, and it can even be an integral part of your content or property marketing strategy. But writing a press release is a bit different from writing a blog post, as you can’t just hit a publish button – you need to get…

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  • The Agency has completed the regional loop around the Sydney area with the appointment of Cveta Kolarovski to the team based in Newcastle. An agent who puts relationships before revenue, Cveta Kolarovski says she has been waiting for the right business to partner with in order to take her operation to the next level. “The decision to join The Agency…

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  • It’s hardly an industry secret that the rental market is hot right now, with economic trends and more stringent lending criteria seeing the great Australian home ownership dream make way for a more transient living experience. realestate.com.au’s Kul Singh explains the shift is resulting in rental searches outstripping sales in some areas. It’s also seeing rental properties in many suburbs spending…

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  • In a changing market, you might be thinking you need to cut costs. But that’s not necessarily the case, says Business Depot CEO, John Knight. It is better, he says to think about cutting waste and getting as productive as possible.

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  • Ipswich Real Estate’s Dylan Ansems and Jason McNamara are savvy users of technology. When they listed a property in Woodend, their Click2Offer system sent an email to alert all parties interested in property that it was now open for online offers (over $365,000). When the email notification popped up on one parties phone, she immediately registered and made her first offer…

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  • McGrath Estate Agents, a division of McGrath Limited (ASX:MEA), announced Jamie Benjamin has joined its company-owned sales team at McGrath Castle Hill servicing the Sydney’s Hills District. In addition, the company has also recruited Tamara Wikaruk who returns to the company after a three-year hiatus. Kon Stathopoulous, Head of Sales for McGrath’s company-owned offices, said, “We are thrilled to welcome…

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  • “How’s the market?” It’s a question agents get asked a lot, not just by clients but by friends, family and the community. This week REA released their Demand Index for the last quarter of 2018 showing clearly that different areas are experiencing very different conditions. Our guest this week is Chief Economist at realestate.com.au Nerida Consibee who is the author…

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  • The Agency Group Australia (ASX: AU1) via their wholly-owned subsidiary Ausnet has completed the acquisition of Top Level Real Estate – also known as The Agency East Coast. The announcement was made via the ASX last night. In addition to acquiring all of the shares in Top Level Real Estate, they have also raised $8.4 million via the issue of…

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  • Today realestate.com.au launched its quarterly Property Outlook – January 2019 report (October to December 2018), analysing more than 80 million property searches. While the worst may not be quite over for Sydney and Melbourne, conditions remain highly variable across the country, year-on-year declines in Melbourne (-1.48%) and Sydney (-5.93%) look to be far less severe than many are reporting. Hobart,…

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  • While you might not be familiar with the work of Peter Bains OAM many of you will clearly remember where you were when you heard about the Bali Bombings in 2002 or the Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand in 2004. The identification of victims of both of those disasters fell to those who were first on the ground, in many…

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  • Unissu.com has today launched its platform to the property industry. The business, which has classified over 6000 PropTech businesses from around the world, aims to help property professionals navigate the ongoing digital transformation of the industry. Having raised substantial funding from a wide investor base the platform offers real estate industry participants to register and search for information on all…

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