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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Oliver Bowler: Referral and repeat clients drive my business

    Oliver Bowler: Referral and repeat clients drive my business

    Years in the industry? Seven, I started at Ouwens Casserly in April 2013. What's a special place in your local area? Norwood Oval. I was born on Woods Street and love the buzz of the parade on a Friday night when the footy is on. The atmosphere at the oval and the surrounding pubs and restaurants can’t…

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Talisha Buttsworth: Clean workspace, clear mind

    Talisha Buttsworth: Clean workspace, clear mind

    Years in the industry? Going on eight years. I started on reception straight out of high school at 17, and I am now a Property Manager at Island Sands Asset Management. What's a special place in your local area? We have so many. Our local beach in Tannum Sands, walking onto Wild Cattle Island at…

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Tony Issa: Being true to others and ourselves

    Tony Issa: Being true to others and ourselves

    Years in the industry?  Since 2010 in different capacities, but always related to property.  What's a special place in your local area?I really love Finesse Eatery and Espresso Bar in Sylvania, and Cup and Cook in Kyle Bay – they are relaxing environments where I can chat to the operators and locals while enjoying great food…

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Donna Gordin: Following my instincts

    Donna Gordin: Following my instincts

    Years in the industry?  Seems like forever, but in 1993 I started in a family business working for a very successful office in Scarborough.  That make’s it just over 27 years. What's a special place in your local area?Our north facing bay in Rockingham,  you’ll discover crystal blue waters and crisp white sand in Cockburn Sound.…

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Kristine Krienke: Going above and beyond to get the job done

    Kristine Krienke: Going above and beyond to get the job done

    Years in the industry?I have been in the industry for four years and I'm a Sales Associate at Place Estate Agents. What's a special place in your local area?My local area is full of green spaces and parks that families are drawn to. With so many great outdoor areas to enjoy, it's easy to forget…

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  • Elite Agent
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    Community Goals

    What was your first job? I am a forward-thinker, so my first job was the result of a work experience opportunity through a program run at my local high school. I had no real intention of becoming a pharmacist but wanted a permanent part-time job working Thursday nights and Saturday mornings at Miranda Fair. So…

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  • Real Estate Tech & Social
    Photo of Real Estate in 2020: It’s all about the follow up

    Real Estate in 2020: It’s all about the follow up

    From long buying cycles to complex negotiations, a lot has to happen before you can seal a real estate deal. Maybe that's why most real estate agents have trouble keeping up. In fact, according to MarketingSherpa, 79% of marketing leads don’t convert into sales due to a lack of lead nurturing. This sobering statistic points…

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  • Feature Interviews
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    Bread and Butter

    Bread and Butter LJ Hooker Narrabeen’s Grant Matterson started out as a baker, but when the time came to change roles, fate ensured he got his start in real estate.

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Holly Komorowski – growth and gratitude

    Holly Komorowski – growth and gratitude

    What's your most memorable moment/career highlight for 2019?It is difficult to identify just one moment or highlight. The year has been full of affirmations and amazing experiences. I am most proud of the culture that is home.byholly. I believe culture stems from the top and I foster culture leading by example. I embrace my team…

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  • Video of the Week
    Photo of Video of the Week – Why so serious?

    Video of the Week – Why so serious?

    https://youtu.be/Wjn1b0pfqww

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Cathy Baker – Building relationships over counting transactions

    Cathy Baker – Building relationships over counting transactions

    What's your most memorable moment/career highlight for 2019?My most memorable highlight from 2019 was being offered the Belle Property Franchise and Belle Property Escapes Franchise for the entire Central Coast Region. This, coupled with getting to spend a week on Necker Island with Richard Branson at a leadership conference, changed my life. What's the biggest…

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Sally Cameron- Changing with the market conditions

    Sally Cameron- Changing with the market conditions

    What's your most memorable moment/highlight for 2019?I have had some very memorable sales this year, but the most noteable is when I was showing a Singapore-based family through a beautiful home in College Park at 7.30 am on a Sunday. The family left, and as they drove off the next-door neighbours backed out of their…

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Jeremy Wilkinson- More than  successful sales

    Jeremy Wilkinson- More than successful sales

    What's your most memorable moment/highlight for 2019?I know it’s not about the dollars, but for 10 years my BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) was to crack $1 million GCI. I went over this by $250. What's the biggest thing you've learnt this year?On the back it not all being about the money, it’s really important…

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  • Elite Agent
    Photo of Betty Ockerlander – systems and sales

    Betty Ockerlander – systems and sales

    What's your most memorable moment/highlight for 2019? I think my career highlight for this year was winning the REINSW Sales Agent of The Year. I was humbled to receive it, especially as I was up against such tough competition. I was lucky to have my team with me too, which felt amazing. They play a big…

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  • Elite Agent Pro
    Photo of Building FOMO in your listing presentation: Kurtis Pirotta

    Building FOMO in your listing presentation: Kurtis Pirotta

    Video Length 43 minutes 12 seconds What you'll Learn In This Lesson: The three big ideas: Win more landlords, find more tenants and use technology better to influence customer expectations Why landlords are appointing real estate agents to look after their investment How to attract a high number of potential tenants Using technology effectively to…

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  • Elite Agent Pro
    Photo of Time management in PM: Heidi Walkinshaw

    Time management in PM: Heidi Walkinshaw

    Video Length 29 minutes 40 seconds What you'll Learn In This Lesson: The time management ‘myth’ demystified The art of ‘me' management How globalisation and technology have changed us: by creating a state of hyper-awareness, creating high levels of stress, and the multitasking myth How to identify bad behaviours that slow you down Analysing your…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Maria Carlino: Adrenalin rush

    Maria Carlino: Adrenalin rush

    On getting into real estateMy father had decided to sell our family home and invited a local real estate agent to value our home. I was only 16 and it was the first time I’d met a real estate agent and they were lovely. As we walked through our home, he was personable, interesting and…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of William Pereira: THAT sale

    William Pereira: THAT sale

    On getting into real estateFrom my early teenage years I knew this was going to be my path. From about 13 years old I used to read the Inner West Courier every week and was fascinated to see what homes were available on market at the time. I followed agents/agency profiles and was always interested…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Jacqui Walker: Second career

    Jacqui Walker: Second career

    On getting into real estateI started my career in real estate when l was 50. After a successful time in business it was time to sell that business and the only other career l thought l would really enjoy is real estate. Without mentioning this to anyone, I was in a discussion with the famous…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Ronald Kissell: Hammer hat-trick

    Ronald Kissell: Hammer hat-trick

    On getting into real estateAs a young boy growing up in Bathurst, I loved the energy and pace of the cattle auctions and knew one day I wanted to be an auctioneer. As it turns out I actually started off as a butcher and quickly recognised that people appreciated a strong customer service ethic. After…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Maggie Petrie: Fake it till ya make it

    Maggie Petrie: Fake it till ya make it

    On getting into real estateMy marriage had just ended and I found myself with three children to support on my own. I got my first opportunity by way of a three-month contract as PA to two guys just starting out. Their partnership didn’t last but the director of the company offered me the BDM role…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Harry Ponting: Hard work pays off

    Harry Ponting: Hard work pays off

    On getting into real estateThe opportunity came up once I had finished studies in Melbourne and returned home. A career that I had never thought was possible, but deep down always had a passion for. I have loved every minute of it so far. The happiest moment in my careerMy first-ever sale in real estate…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Sarah Cincotta: Being resilient

    Sarah Cincotta: Being resilient

    On getting into real estateI have worked in real estate for more than six years. My friend actually encouraged me to work for her office as an assistant property manager. I was working full-time managing a retail store and studying to obtain my Agents Representative Certificate. After being an assistant property manager for three years,…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Megan Van Hoeyen: Know every client

    Megan Van Hoeyen: Know every client

    On getting into real estateI think I chose real estate as a kid. My first memories include the unique houses that Mum and Dad nearly bought, so while still in high school I started creating connections. On graduation day I called the business owner of Ray White Shailer Park and arranged my apprenticeship. It took…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Lisa Walden: The small things

    Lisa Walden: The small things

    On getting into real estateI was looking for a career change and thought I’d give real estate a go. Once I was licensed, I was addicted! The happiest moment in my careerBeing able to do what I love and include my husband and three children in a lifestyle that works for our family unit. The…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Yvonne Furner: A perfect fit

    Yvonne Furner: A perfect fit

    On getting into real estateI chose real estate as it was a perfect fit with my extensive sales and business background. I was prompted by a home open I attended where the agent was unprofessional and not working in the best interest of the seller. I was infuriated by the lack of integrity of the…

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  • Elite Agent Pro
    Photo of Personal and business goals – Part 1: Fiona Blayney

    Personal and business goals – Part 1: Fiona Blayney

    Video Length 28 min 17 sec What You’ll Learn: The online funnel - How to turn a visitor to your website into a valued client  How the Facebook Messenger bot can communicate on your behalf and still service the correct brand messaging  The top 5 advantages of Facebook Messenger chat bots for real estate agents…

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  • Business Leadership
    Photo of What does the future of real estate hold?

    What does the future of real estate hold?

    Tony Morrison has always loved to talk numbers. The Harcourts Tasmania and Victoria Chief Executive Officer has been in the profession 31 years. He oversees 82 offices, and Harcourts holds 25 per cent market share across the two states. The number 24 is also important for Tony – not only because it signifies the number…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Warren McCarthy: Winning customer service

    Warren McCarthy: Winning customer service

    On getting into real estateI got drawn into a family business with my father in 1980, and eventually my brother joined us also. The happiest moment in my careerWorking in like-minded teams for the development of others. And, the joy from helping solve people’s problems and noting their appreciation.  The most memorable momentThis probably goes…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Deb Stephens: Why you want to be a dinner party subject

    Deb Stephens: Why you want to be a dinner party subject

    On getting into real estateI was at a crossroad in my life and I had plans to move interstate in the weeks prior to applying for a job as a sales consultant at a local real estate office.  If I was offered the job, I would stay, if not, I would continue with plans to…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Angela Limanis: Dancing in the street

    Angela Limanis: Dancing in the street

    On getting into real estateI chose real estate after we sold our little apartment and bought our first house. I loved the process and positive feelings I experienced during this time. I also received great energy from the agent and thought to myself, how great it would be to feel this energy all the time.…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Stuart Legg: ‘Ruff’ day at the office

    Stuart Legg: ‘Ruff’ day at the office

    On getting into real estateReal estate was my only option at the time. I am glad it was, looking back! The happiest moment in my careerAwards and recognition are great, but when a lovely family purchases a home from another great family, we get to witness the best side of human nature and that is…

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  • Profile
    Photo of No matter what business you’re in, you’re always in the business of people

    No matter what business you’re in, you’re always in the business of people

    What was your first job and what did it teach you?My first job (part-time) was at Coles as a checkout chick. It taught me the importance of money as we had to balance the till after every shift. How long have you been in real estate?I've been selling real estate for seven years. This time…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Grant Matterson: Timely sale

    Grant Matterson: Timely sale

    On getting into real estateI owned a retail shop and people suggested I would be good in real estate because I was personable. The happiest moment in my careerI am always so happy when I am a part of someone buying a property or selling one, and it is especially satisfying when I am able…

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  • We Are Real Estate
    Photo of Neil Webster: Fulfilling dreams

    Neil Webster: Fulfilling dreams

    On getting into real estateI have a background in project management, so communication and relationship-building were already key components of my skill set. A few friends within real estate thought it would suit me and when the time came for a career change, they got me drunk and convinced me to do it. I’m glad…

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