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  • NEWS

    The Agency partners with Cooley Auctions in NSW

    In line with The Agency’s continued growth, the brand has partnered exclusively with Cooley Auctions within NSW. This partnership brings the award-winning auctioneering service led by Damien Cooley, and his impressive team of 17 auctioneers, to The Agency. The Agency CEO Matt Lahood said Cooley Auctions auctioneering team is the most booked independent auction service in the country. Damien Cooley personally runs around 1300 auctions per year and on average achieves sale prices $98,250 above reserve. …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency expands to NSW’s stunning Central West

    The Agency has announced its expansion into the NSW Central West, with highly regarded local agent Monica Henley and business development manager Justine Campbell at the helm of the new operation. The Central West, with a focus on Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst and Mudgee, is home to many of Australia’s best-known growers and producers, along with a thriving mining industry. Investment is high in this resource-rich region, …

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  • NEWS

    Luxury sales confirm confidence in Sydney’s property market

    The Agency’s Sydney operation has shrugged off forecasts of an imminent housing slump, turning over three $10 million-plus sales in the past seven days. The recent transactions occurred on the Lower North Shore, Inner West and Inner East of Sydney and come off the back of a further three $10 million-plus sales transacted across the last seven days of last month by Ben Collier. …

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  • NEWS

    Prestigious real estate team joins The Agency’s Wollongong operation

    The Wollongong property market is set for a shake-up, with industry veteran and highly respected Wollongong resident Sean O’Connor joining The Agency in the key regional market. Mr O’Connor – who is consistently ranked in the top 10 agents within his former real estate network and is considered a platinum level agent – brings his team along with him to The Agency. …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency expands to Sydney’s south-west

    Liverpool property specialists Eva Frketic and Ben Marovic are set to head up The Agency’s new operation in the heart of Sydney’s south-west. Dubbed Sydney’s ‘third city’, Liverpool is thriving and is one of the fastest-growing multi-cultural hubs in Australia, with the new $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport due for operational completion by 2026 and a continuing population boom. The Agency CEO Matt Lahood said the area’s prosperity had put it on The Agency’s radar some time ago, …

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  • GUEST INTERVIEWS

    How Real Estate Agents Can Help Their Clients Through The COVID-19 Crisis

    The fear and uncertainty that has hit Australian shores since the arrival of COVID-19 is impossible to escape. Real estate agents, sellers and buyers alike have been caught up in a whirlwind of doomsday rhetoric, but two of Australia’s leading real estate experts say COVID-19 need not spell disaster for the industry. In this insightful… …

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  • NEWS

    Safety, certainty and empathy: How real estate agents can help buyers and sellers during COVID-19

    As part of our suite of tools for managing the business of real estate during COVID-19, Claudio Encina and Matt Lahood joined Sam McLean to share their insight into how agents can help buyers, sellers and their communities during COVID-19 …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency implements measures to protect jobs and ensure team retention

    The Agency Group has announced a raft of business continuity measures to ensure staff retention during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Noting the measures had been welcomed by the vast majority of its staff, they said the initiatives would have no impact on group’s ability to deliver industry-leading real estate services to its clients, property agents, home buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants. …

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  • NEWS

    Property valuers call for equity release during COVID-19 crisis

    Australia’s largest independent property valuation and advisory firm has called for easier access to existing equity in homes and investment properties would to ease financial pressure for Aussies during the COVID-19 crisis. Herron Todd White CEO Gary Brinkworth said both the government and regulators must urgently work with financiers to unlock this source of stored wealth and help struggling individuals and businesses through this unprecedented time. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Matt Lahood – The Agency: There’s no COVID-19 manual but there is common sense

    “It’s not like you can reach for a Coronavirus manual that’s sitting on the office shelf. The reality is we have to step up as leaders and an industry, and it’s a lot about common sense.” Over the past few weeks, Matt Lahood has been implementing a raft of changes in The Agency that are designed to protect the welfare of his people and clients. …

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  • FEATURE INTERVIEWS

    The loyalty effect

    Ben Collier is different to many other agents I’ve interviewed. He’s quiet, considered, and doesn’t need to be the centre of attention. While other agents might prefer to take on the high-profile speaking gigs and seek recognition for their achievements, Ben is just not that kind of guy. He doesn’t give too many interviews and… …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency kicks off in Canberra

    Peter Micalos is set to take the driver’s seat at The Agency’s new Canberra chapter, which launched this week with a significant project pipeline. Canberra’s growth trajectory – recent CoreLogic data showing dwelling values increased by 2.3 per cent over December and 3.14 per cent in January 2020 – has been on The Agency’s radar since the company’s inception three years ago. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Top 5 real estate podcasts of 2019

    This year we've had a stellar line up of guests on Elevate from industry influencers to agency leaders and dived into …

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  • Elite Agent

    The Agency predicts steady house price growth in 2020

    A combination of cheap funding and low stock levels are helping boost house prices across the country and that is expected to continue into 2020, according to real estate group, The Agency. In their Summer 2019/2020 property report, The Agency CEO Matt Lahood has suggested there could be more upside in house prices next year, despite supply levels slowly starting to catch up with buyer demand. …

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  • NEWS

    Managing agent appointed for Aspen’s $20 million Perth rental portfolio

    Accommodation provider Aspen Group has invested in 84 properties in the Perth real estate market, appointing The Agency as sole property management provider for the $20 million investment. The deal marks a significant uplift in The Agency’s Perth portfolio from 1,025 to 1,109 and takes the national property management portfolio to 4,671. From January to the calendar year to date, the Perth rent roll has grown by 34 per cent from 827 to 1,109 managements, …

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  • Brand Editorial
    Street MBA At Novak

    Learning from the best at Street MBA Sydney

    Where better to learn from the best of the best (and eat our weight in food); Sydney! Our Street MBA headed to Sydney in September and it didn’t disappoint! We were lucky enough to visit some of the best in the business: Di Jones, Novak Properties and The Agency. Whilst very different business models, the… …

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  • Elite Agent

    The domino effect

    Ask Maria Carlino about her goals for the years ahead and she’s crystal clear in her response. “Ten thousand-plus property managements is my goal for The Agency in the next three years, with a presence in every state,” she declares. That’s no small target for a brand that was founded less than two-and-a-half years ago. But chances are Maria will achieve it. …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Things are looking up for the Australian Real Estate Market: Matt Lahood

    The Australian Real Estate Market has seen its share of difficulties in the past 12 months. With an election behind us and an interesting future ahead, we thought it would be a good idea to bring you the perspective of an industry leader who has seen many cycles of ups and downs and is respected… …

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  • We Are Real Estate

    Matt Lahood: Reaching full potential

    On getting into real estate From the ages of 7 to 15 my parents owned three rentals, which my mum managed. They couldn’t afford an agent, so mum would collect the rent and visit the properties – I would go along too and I thought this would be a fun job. The happiest moment in my career When I first obtained my real estate licence. …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency expands into Southern Highlands

    The Agency’s Ben Olofsen, and Cameron McKillop of McKillop Property, are joining forces under The Agency banner to create a formidable operation across the Southern Highlands, Southern Tablelands and Wollondilly regions. Launching with 200 listings and a team of 15 agents and staff, this will be one of, if not the biggest, real estate operations in the area. The Agency CEO Matt Lahood said it was an important alliance between two prolific, …

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  • Elite Agent

    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 order, our top 50 tips from The Leadership Diaries. …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency Sydney welcomes Gavin Lewis

    Gavin Lewis has become the newest team member at The Agency after becoming a lead agent with the firm. Mr Lewis has served in the industry for just over a decade and previously held a position as a senior sales associate under Alexander Phillips. Mr Lewis expressed excitement at this new career direction while outlining his main objective. “Working 24/7 for my clients, …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency adds award winner to boost regional presence

    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 was a natural progression in my career.” …

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  • NEWS

    The Agency completes Top Level Acquisition

    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 28 million shares at 30c per share. …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    The Agency secures funding, acquires Top Level Real Estate

    After a trading halt for the last few days, The Agency has announced to the ASX that they have secured the funds to acquire Top Level Real Estate. The acquisition involves a complex $8.4 million share placement, alongside $5 million of Top Level debt which will be converted into shares at $0.01 per share. The documentation provided with the announcement shows Top Level currently have total debts of $26,993,812, …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Kingston Lane CEO to lead the stellar line up at The Business of Real Estate

    The Business of Real Estate leadership event is open to all principals, leaders and managers in the real estate industry. This multi-speaker event features presentations from leading business minds within the Australasian real estate industry, as well as international guests. The program will see attendees walk away with key insights, knowledge and strategies which put them to the forefront of the industry, …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Established regional agent brings The Agency to the Hunter Valley

    The Agency is further expanding its reach into NSW with established regional agent Charlie Lund and her team joining The Agency. “Charlie Lund and her team have been running an extremely successful and highly regarded real estate business in the Hunter Valley region for over a decade,” Matt Lahood, CEO of The Agency, said. “Charlie is a passionate local resident who holds a great deal of trust and respect in the community, …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Top international coach Rik Rushton partners exclusively with The Agency Group as in-house trainer

    The Agency has partnered exclusively with coach Rik Rushton as their in-house trainer. “We are proud to announce Rik Rushton has joined us formally as our in-house trainer and we are his exclusive real estate client. “Rik will be undertaking an intensive training and coaching schedule across SLP and The Agency brands,” said Matt Lahood, The Agency’s CEO. “This is part of our ongoing commitment to providing agents with further education, …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    The Agency teams up with Guy Leech to roll out life-saving automated external defibrillators (AED)

    A friendly connection between Jon Snead and ironman Guy Leach has lead to an agreement to have The Agency roll out automated external defibrillators (AEDs) nationally, starting with Sydney with staff being trained on the life-saving equipment. “I’ve known Guy for many years through paddling, we’ve trained together over the past eight years. It was two years ago when we lost a member of our training group Charles ‘Chucky’ Stuart to cardiac arrest, …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    East West consolidation planned by The Agency to drive further growth

    The Agency Group Australia Ltd (formerly “Ausnet Financial Services Ltd”) exercised an amended option to acquire Top Level Real Estate Pty Ltd (currently Trading as The Agency East Coast). According to the AFR, if successful, this deal alongside the acquisition of Sell Lease Property it will transform The Agency into a $50 million dollar business at the end of February. Top Level is backed by Mortgage Broker John Kolenda and of course CEO Matt Lahood. …

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  • EPM

    Marcel Dybner – Mastering Leadership

    Marcel Dybner is the Head of Property Management at Boutique Agency Besser & Co in St Kilda, Victoria. With the business in a rapid growth phase, he applied for Transform Masters to ‘take a step back’ and look at how he could grow the company by growing as a leader. Taking in all the lessons, the transformative idea he put forward in our ‘Shark Tank’ …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 30: John Cunningham, Most Trending Articles for 2018 and more

    Weekly wrap: Samantha McLean recaps the week that was with special guest John Cunningham of Cunninghams Real Estate. ‘Elevate’ is the official podcast of Elite Agent Magazine for real estate industry sales professionals, property managers, and leaders. Each episode, we will bring you behind the scenes coaching, news analysis, exclusive interviews, technology, and more to help you list more, sell more, …

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  • Elite Agent

    Our Top Ten Posts for 2017

    Elite Agent Top 10 10 Signs you need to work on your Emotional Intelligence at work Matt Lahood: The first 100 days in office 10 Productivity Apps Leading Agents Use Every Day Going All In With Phil Harris 9 Most Common Cold Call Objections (And How to Tackle Them) Fair Work Commission Hands Down Award Review Decision Getting to Know Gavin Rubinstein Are You Ready to Go Digital: Mark McLeod Highway to Success Making Every Prospect Count: Eddie Cetin   …

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  • How to Lead a Winning Team in 2018

    Building Super Teams and Impactful Leadership: Matt Lahood

    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Azal Khan: Hi, I’m Azal Khan from Elite Agent Magazine, and we’re here at our event, How to Lead a Winning Team in 2018. I’m joined now by Matt Lahood, Chief of The Agency, one of the fastest growing real estate brands in Australia. Matt has spent over two decades transforming careers, building super teams, and mentoring hundreds of agents. …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 18: October values, News round-up, Tom Ferry comp, Off-market sales, App stacking and more

    Weekly wrap: Samantha McLean and Mark Edwards recap the week that was ‘Elevate’ is the  official podcast of Elite Agent Magazine for real estate industry sales professionals, property managers, and leaders. Each episode, we will bring you behind the scenes coaching, news analysis, exclusive interviews, technology, and more to help you list more, sell more, and elevate your results. SHOW NOTES / LINKS 00:50 Happy Birthday to Mark!01:20 CoreLogic October Home Value Index02:15 HIA New Home Sales Report02:50 CoreLogic auction market preview04:25 The Truth about Clearance Rates by LJ Hooker’s National Auction Manager David Holmes05:20 Stu Benson with his views on what does a reserve mean (FB)05:40 Our behind-the-scenes interview from The Block 2015 06:15 Rent.com.au Market Snapshot: the most expensive and cheapest places to rent07:50 Fairfax Media shareholders allow Domain spin-off08:30 Console Group sells Property IQ and ADL Software08:55 REIQ’s wishlist ahead of the election on Nov 2509:40 REIQ’s new Board of Directors09:50 REISA President Alex Ouwens on Stamp Duty after a slow third quarter11:05 Land Titles Registry in NSW sold for 2.6 billion to hedge fund12:10 Stone Real Estate opens Toukley office12:25 Di Jones Appoints Customer Service Specialist12:35 Coronis appoints new COO Karuna Dimelow13:05 McGrath Report 2018: John McGrath’s property predictions13:45 … …

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