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  • NEWS

    Fielding a winning team

    When an ex-professional rugby player starts his own agency, you can be certain teamwork will be top of the agenda. And so it is with former Queensland Reds player and renowned inner-west Brisbane agent, Ben Wakely, who has launched Wakely Properties to service Paddington and its surrounding suburbs. As you’d expect, Ben knows plenty about hard work, commitment and sacrifice. These traits were forged early in life at Brisbane’s famous Rocklea Markets with his father. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Build a business where sellers call you

    One of the most rewarding parts of my role is identifying agent pain-points and finding solutions for them. I’m talking about those roadblocks that stop you from performing at your peak and living your best life. The kinds of things that eat into your income and time. By working through those and identifying solutions that smooth the path to success, we can build a better, …

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  • NEWS

    Kremer is shaking up the competition

    Every capital city has them. Middle-ring suburbs where well-established agencies become firmly entrenched. Like a well-worn groove in a favourite armchair, these existing businesses reach a ‘comfortably familiar’ stage where they’re convinced there’ll be little risk from fresh new players coming in and shaking up their market. That’s what 34-year-old Steven Kremer saw in Brisbane’s Centenary Suburbs, just 12 kilometres southwest of the city’s CBD, …

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  • Elite Agent

    Family business takes leap of faith

    The coronavirus crisis has caused some to run for the hills, overwhelmed by what appears to be a risky time for new ventures. But the opposite is true for Queensland-based agents Lou Cooper and her daughter Ambre Perry who are set to shake up Buderim and its Sunshine Coast surrounds with their new agency, ‘Perry Cooper’. And what better way to celebrate taking this leap of faith than parachuting onto Australia’s most glorious coastline, …

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  • NEWS

    From private jets to business success

    “We’ve just signed our first deal after six days on the market in the $1.7 millions… BOOM! I’m over the moon this morning!” That’s Garry Jones’ opening salvo in what will be a high-energy roller coaster of a discussion about the launch of his new Brisbane agency – Garry Jones Homes. Garry’s path to business ownership is far from traditional. His 29-year professional journey has traversed two major careers, …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    5 strategies to survive and thrive in a crisis

    If the impact of COVID-19 on your business has got you down then Dan Argent is the guy to help you not only survive it, but thrive once the deadly bug has moved on. Forced to start his own business during the GFC in order to survive, in this episode of Elevate, Dan shares the five strategies he used to succeed. …

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  • NEWS

    Sunshine Coast agent strikes out on his own

    Clinton Eastell has dreamed of the day he would run his own agency since he started out in the industry at 19-years-old. That plan recently came to fruition with the launch of Eastell & Co – a Sunshine Coast agency which he notes is already proving a roaring financial success. “The day I walked into real estate is the day I knew I wanted to someday own my own business,” …

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  • NEWS

    Small town agency delivers big promise

    Personalised service and community spirit are the benchmarks of Soul Property Agents – the newest entrant to the Griffith market in New South Wales. Long-time locals Angelo Cirillo and Nathan Thomas said the time was ripe to create a business that would service a client base they understand all too well. “Our market place is family based – mums and dads are our core business – …

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  • Elite Agent

    Break free from your agency and build a better business

    The days of Australia’s high-performing real estate agents working for box-brand franchises are over. Why give away half of your hard-earned commission to somebody who does none of the work and offers precious little support? At UrbanX, we know the most significant factor in a successful sale is you – the agent. Sellers do not care about shopfronts. They want a local expert who understands the market, …

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  • NEWS

    Sales agent commissions tied to vendor ratings

    A Brisbane-based business has established the nation’s first carrot-and-stick agency model – and it gives clients direct influence on how much agents can earn. Under the model introduced by UrbanX, vendors can rate their sales agents, with the size of agent’s commissions on the line, if their service and results prove to be regularly sub-par. Head of UrbanX, Dan Argent, said the new approach to commissions is long overdue and has the potential to turn the industry on its head. …

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  • NEWS

    RE/MAX annual convention celebrates top achievers

    Eighteen regions now make up RE/MAX Asia Pacific, with delegates also coming from other countries including as Canada, United States, Poland, Argentina, South Africa and Italy. In regional franchise awards presented by RE/MAX LLC at a session for master franchise owners, RE/MAX Australia was the silver medalist for the franchise sales award, which recognized the region’s significant growth year-to-date 2017. Special guests and keynote speakers included author and inspirational speaker Li Cunxin of Mao’s Last Dancer-fame; …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Coast swells with RE/MAX agents

    Eighteen regions now make up RE/MAX Asia Pacific, with delegates also coming from countries such as Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Argentina, South Africa and Italy. Many arrived early to partake in meetings or the charity golf day at Royal Pines on Tuesday and Wednesday. Indigenous dancers from Australia and New Zealand signal the start of the formal program on Thursday morning, …

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  • Elite Agent
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    Tenants and Sharers Look Sky-high as Demand for Apartment Living Rises

    New research from realestate.com.au1 shows the number of tenants and sharers seeking an established or new rental apartment has increased to 39 per cent (up 7% from 2012). The research indicates that younger tenants (less than 35 years) and those with household incomes between $50,000 and $99,000 are driving the search trend. Data from realestate.com.au indicates that the following Australian suburbs have the highest number of people searching for apartment rentals over the last six months: Brisbane (QLD) Canberra (ACT) Perth (WA) Melbourne (VIC) Docklands (VIC) Southbank (VIC) Braddon (ACT) Nathan (QLD) Parramatta (NSW) Chatswood (NSW) When deciding where to live, …

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