week-22-2018

  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Laing+Simmons Kellyville opens its doors

    Laing+Simmons has strengthened its presence in Sydney’s north west with the opening of a new office in Kellyville, as the group’s expansion program rolls on. Principal Sunny Lee and his team bring a depth of experience with the unique value proposition of the revamped Laing+Simmons brand to the local market from today. “This is a new direction for the team and we think we have timed it right,” says Mr Lee. …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    High profile auctioneer John Rombotis joins Buxton network

    Former Australian Rules Footballer turned high calibre auctioneer, John Rombotis is set to join the ranks of Buxton in a bid to take his real estate career to the next level. John, who commenced his real estate career in 2000, will be joining the Buxton Bentleigh office and with him, will bring an expansive network of clients that span Victoria-wide. Buxton CEO Nathan Jones said John is a well known operator in the real estate industry and also has built a very successful events business which fuels his circle of influence and vice versa. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    First rebranded C21 office opens its doors to loud applause

    Century 21 The Hills District opened its doors in late April and adopted the new, modern and elegant ‘C21’ branding scheme that is currently being rolled out in 80 countries across the world as part of a historic repositioning of the global real estate giant. Despite being a new look team and office, Century 21 The Hills District secured over ten listings in its first few weeks of trading and this momentum is continuing to build.  …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    First National Real Estate’s General Excellence & Marketing Award Winners Announced

    First National Real Estate’s highest achievers have been presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. The awards dinner brought recognition to Australia’s top national 2017 salespeople, property managers and administrators, and attracted more than 350 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The peak event on First National’s General Excellence & …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Sir Albert Jennings and Frank Charnock join the Australian Property Hall of Fame

    The founding father of AVJennings and a business leader who pioneered commercial real estate in Australia have been inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame. Property Council of Australia National President, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, says Sir Albert Jennings and Frank Charnock were chosen by the board for their sustained and visionary leadership, and for their enduring contributions to the property industry and Australia. …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Gold Coast Pyjama Foundation receives support from First National Foundation

    First National Real Estate has donated $5,000 to the Pyjama Foundation through its independent charity, The First National Foundation. Foundation Chairman David Lovell presented a cheque to Gold Coast Regional Coordinator, Stephanie Reardon during the network’s National Convention at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, which had attracted over 350 agents from around Australia. The network’s Family Day was a fun-filled event that included a sausage sizzle, …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    High achieving Perth agent joins Ray White North Quays

    Successful Perth real estate agent James Kennedy has been warmly welcomed into Ray White North Quays. Mr Kennedy has spent almost 30 years of his life in the greater Kingsley area, which includes graduating from Woodvale Senior High School and playing for the local football club. The elite performer, with the support of his wife Kylie, has been awarded the highest sales achiever for Kingsley almost every year since launching his real estate career in 2009. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Top takeaways from AREC 2018 Day 2

    For Day 1 highlights click here Audio version of our Day 2 Wrap Tom Ferry – The three pillars of success: Mindset, model and marketing Pt. 2 Be aware of growth killers. These include the addiction to the opinions of others, the addiction to your past and your story, and the addiction to worry. If your website looks the exact same as it did a year ago, …

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  • Elite Agent

    Top takeaways from AREC 2018 Day 1

    Tom Ferry – The Three Pillars of Success: Mindset, Model and Marketing Give yourself permission to live a big life. Human evolution is based on a growth mindset, and you need to give yourself permission to embrace opportunity and new chapters. Step into what you were meant to be. Document your mission and values, and open yourself up to growth. A fixed mindset sees you give up quickly. …

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  • The Elevate Podcast

    Episode 47: The countdown to AREC2018 with #teamelite’s Samantha, Mark and Claudio

    The #AREC2018 Edition: Managing Editor Samantha McLean, Publisher Mark Edwards and real estate coach Claudio Encina talk about this year’s AREC speakers and exhibitors, the key takeaways from our recent Transform program, and information and tips on implementing what you learn from the conference. ‘Elevate’ is the official podcast of Elite Agent Magazine for real estate industry sales professionals, property managers, …

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  • SUPPLIER NEWS
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    Agentbox joins forces with UK-based Reapit Group to expand Australian offering

    Leading Australian real estate CRM solution, Agentbox, have partnered with the Reapit Group to deliver comprehensive solutions across sales and property management in the Australian market. The Reapit Group is a leading provider of CRM and property management solutions in the UK residential real estate space. The combined company is backed by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused investment firm with $4.3 billion in capital commitments. …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Raine & Horne appoints international franchise expert to drive growth in South Australia

    It was announced today that James Trimble has been appointed to the role of General Manager, Raine & Horne South Australia, in a move to strengthen the group’s position in the state. In the network’s 135th year of operation, the appointment is set to boost Raine & Horne’s central growth strategy in developing the existing network as well as attracting new offices, …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Sotheby’s appoints award-winning local agent to lead the Northern Territory

    Sotheby’s International Realty has announced its expansion into the Northern Territory market. The global luxury real estate powerhouse has opened in Darwin, helmed by local realtor May Dunlop, adding to established Australian offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Hobart. Ms Dunlop is no stranger to the Northern Territory real estate world and is looking forward to bringing the Sotheby’s Realty brand to the Top End. …

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  • Every Agent Has a Story

    Every Agent Has a Story: Marcel Dybner

    This story comes from Marcel Dybner, Head of Property Management at Besser and Co, who shares the key lessons he learned during one of his first listings as a BDM. Have a procedure in place in case your buyer or leasee goes AWOL or has an accident/illness Put your health and safety first before chasing and/or closing a deal Every Agent Has a Story is proudly brought to you in association with Console  Transcript Hi, …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Over 350 Delegates Attend First National Real Estate Convention

    Independent real estate network, First National Real Estate, opened its 2018 National Convention at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast yesterday. Over 350 estate agents are attending from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Former AFL footballer Simon Madden, Paralympic gold medallist Dylan Alcott OAM and current world ironwoman champion Harriet Brown were at the centre of a rousing outdoor opening function where sustainable peak performance, …

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  • FRANCHISE NEWS

    Cairns agent makes strong Japanese connections

    Cairns RE/MAX powerhouse Tony Williamson has just returned from a mentoring and networking trip to Japan, which turned out to be as much a fact-finding mission as a training one. And it is good news for Cairns property owners and investors. “I have formed a great network of contacts, and I can say with confidence that Japanese buyers are looking with great interest at our Cairns region. …

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  • OPINION

    How to transition suburbs as an established agent: Mark Earle

    Many real estate agents would never consider transitioning suburbs. Those that are looking to move house in a neighboring suburb often stay as an agent in the same area. But it is possible to transition suburbs, even as far as to the opposite side of Melbourne, but when there is no synergy between suburbs, there is sure to be a lot of hard work ahead. …

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    Micro sized apartments equal major risk

    Micro seems to be the latest buzzword when it comes to property, but do big things really come in small packages? While micro-apartments aren’t a new concept, as housing in major city hubs becomes out of reach for many first home buyers, they are an alternative to getting a foot on the first rung of the property ladder. However, the latest analysis by riskwiseproperty.com.au shows there are dangers associated with purchasing these tiny dwellings for a number of reasons. …

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