week-10-2019

  • NEWS

    Realmark have celebrated 30 years of growth and consistency

    In a market of challenges, Western Australian locals Realmark recorded another year on year increase in market share during 2018. Owned and operated in WA, with consistent leadership from co-founders John and Anita Percudani for what will mark the 30th year in 2019, Realmark has reportedly shown year on year market share growth, attributing consistency and trustworthy representation as the key to growth in even the toughest markets. …

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  • QLD

    Ray White have marked another anniversary with Linda Frisina reaching 30 years

    This week Linda Frisina celebrated three decades with the Ray White Group as the face on the front desk of the Queensland corporate office. “I’ve been lucky with all the moves, because each time we’ve moved it’s been a different environment and something new.” Linda said working within the Ray White Group had been like working with a large family or group of friends. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    March 2019: RBA rates unchanged, industry responds

    Yesterday (5 March 2019), the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent for its 27th consecutive meeting. Here’s a quick rundown of what went down! With respect to the housing market: After the earlier large run-up in prices, the adjustment in the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets is continuing as conditions remain soft in both markets and rent inflation remains low. …

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  • NEWS

    Professionals Montgomery Group rebrand to Belle Property

    Professionals Montgomery Group, with three offices across Sydney’s St George region, has rebranded to Belle Property. “The St George area is a vital part of our growth strategy so choosing the right team to drive our market presence was crucial,” said Peter Hanscomb, CEO of Belle Property. “Directors Michael Kaye, Mark Somboli and Kristina Lee are incredibly talented and committed, and we know they are the right people to lead the brand’s expansion in the area.” For over 40 years, …

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  • NEWS

    Joshua Gilbert has won the First National Real Estate Leadership Award at Seven News Young Achiever Awards

    Joshua Gilbert won the Award from a strong field of young achievers. The winners were announced on Friday 1 March at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, hosted by 7 News Presenter Michael Usher. Commenting on the importance to communities of the Awards, Mr Ellis said that First National along with Prime Seven were honoured to be the only major sponsors nationally. …

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  • NEWS

    Barry Hudson from Ray White Hornsby celebrates half a century in the game

    The 74-year-old has made a career out of helping others buy and sell real estate for fifty years, with three of those decades spent working for Ray White. Mr Hudson started his career in Hornsby in 1969 following a stint as an apprentice motor mechanic. “I saw an ad in the local paper wanting real estate agents,” he said. “I just had an urge that I wanted to sell. …

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  • NEWS

    Andrew Bell says there will be an urgency among property buyers on the election leadup

    The Gold Coast property market may be getting an unexpected shot in the arm from the federal election, according to Ray White Surfers Paradise Group (RWSP). RWSP CEO Andrew Bell says he has noted an emerging sense of urgency among some buyers eager to lock in a purchase sooner rather than later. These buyers are factoring in a change of government at the next federal election and the likelihood of changes to the tax treatment of investment properties as previously signalled by Labor. …

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  • NEWS

    Real Estate Results Network have announced the winners of the Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERAs)

    The top-performing independent real estate agents throughout Australia and New Zealand have been recognised at the 13th annual Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERAs). Hosted by industry coaching and training body Real Estate Results Network (RERN), this year’s awards saw strong competition in all award categories. The coveted award for Agency of the Year (metro) was given to Melbourne agency Reliance Real Estate and the agency’s principal, …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Gayle Walker appointed to lead Tasmania Sotheby’s International Realty office

    Sotheby’s International Realty Greater Australia has appointed Gayle Walker, a Sotheby’s Realty Director from Sydney, to head up the Greater Hobart operations for the brand. Gayle will lead the launch of a new Sotheby’s Realty office in the Sandy Bay area with the aim of offering a stronger local community connection while providing local, national and international exposure for Hobart properties. …

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  • NSW

    Century 21 North Harbour celebrate the grand opening of Crows Nest office

    Principal Koji Amaike and his team at Century 21 North Harbour have officially opened their Crows Nest office on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. Family, friends and members of the local community gathered to see the ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Mr Amaike and Charles Tarbey, Century 21 Owner and Chairman. “We were extremely pleased to have such a great calibre of professionals join the Century 21 network,” Mr Tarbey said. …

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  • NEWS

    CoreLogic Home Value Index: Downward trend continues in February

    CoreLogic released its February home value index results showing a a fall of 0.7%, across the combined capitals increasing the cumulative decline to -6.8% since values last peaked in October 2017. Head of research at CoreLogic, Tim Lawless said, “The fact that we are seeing weakening housing market conditions across regions where home values were previously rising at a sustainable pace and economic conditions are relatively healthy is a sign that tighter credit conditions are having a broad dampening effect on buyer activity.” Mr Lawless also stated that the national rate of decline has eased slightly relative from January and December. …

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  • NEWS

    rent.com.au release half-year report

    rent.com.au (ASX:RNT) released their half-year results this week, showing improved revenue for 2018 was $1.05 million with a net EBITDA loss of $1.3 million, a 21.5 per cent improvement on losses reported in the previous financial year. The Group say they have continued to realise a savings benefit from ongoing search engine optimisation and other work done in previous periods to grow organic traffic to the site and app. …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 79: How to growth hack your business like Uber and Facebook with Anton Babkov

    Want to hack your way to growth like the big guns of Silicon Valley? In this week’s edition of the Elevate podcast, Anton Babkov, CEO of Rexlabs, explains the mechanics of how to use the measurement tool they use - The North Star Metric or NSM. …

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  • NEWS

    RE/MAX names Cyndi Ward as an everyday hero

    Cyndi Ward spoke exclusively with Elite Agent, giving us a glimpse into why she was chosen to receive the prestigious and heartfelt Everyday Hero title, which has only been awarded once before. It’s not every day that you come across a hero, but then again, chances are you may not have even known it. The Gladstone property manager and business owner is one such person, …

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  • NEWS

    Adam Sorrell joins Ray White Rowville as a principal

    Adam Sorrell has been in the real estate industry since 2006 and has now taken over the Ray White Rowville office as their new principal. “Having lived here for the past 30 years, when the opportunity came up to take over the reins, I felt the time was right to join the Ray White family,” Mr Sorrell said. Having worked for a competitor brand his entire career, …

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  • Vic

    Victorian buyers agent announces tech report card grading system for prestige properties

    A property inspection portal has been launched claiming to help future home buyers narrow down their search to almost half the time it would normally take. The portal is the brainchild of national buyer agency start-up BuyerX, who say they are attempting to transform the home-buying experience by combining local area specialisation smart technology. The new venture called airopens is underpinned by property investment specialist Performance Property Advisory (PPA). …

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  • NEWS

    RE/MAX New Zealand announce top performers at awards night

    RE/MAX New Zealand announced its top 2018 performers at a gala event held at Pullman Auckland on February 21st, which concluded the day’s ‘Think Bigger’ rally. The network’s ultimate individual honour, Broker Owner of the Year, is held for the final evening’s announcement.In a rare circumstance, the award was given for the second time to the same individual. In a repeat of his 2017 announcement, …

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  • AREC2018 EA Studio

    AREC 2018 Feature Interview: Gavin Rubinstein

    VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 01:08 A regular day in the life of Gavin Rubinstein 01:48 Focus on your strengths and delegate your weaknesses 02:17 Remember to never get complacent or rest on your laurels 03:36 How to have the hard conversations with your clients 04:54 The secret to standing out from the crowd More from AREC 2018 …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Steven Mason expands his Ray White business to Broulee

    Experienced real estate professional Steven Mason is thrilled to have just taken ownership of his second Ray White office in the NSW coastal town of Broulee. After five years of running the Ray White office in Batemans Bay, Mr Mason said he was ready to take his business to the next level. “I’m excited to be able to offer the community of Broulee the choice and opportunity to work with a Ray White agent,” Mr Mason said. …

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  • NEWS

    Co-living company Hmlet expands into Australia

    Singapore-based co-living company Hmlet (pronounced ‘Hamlet’) has announced its March debut into the Australian market with the launch of two co-living properties in the Sydney suburbs of Newtown and Marrickville. This latest move marks the company’s second overseas location outside Singapore, with Hmlet on track to quadruple its members to more than 2,400 across Asia Pacific by the end of 2019. …

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