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  • High turn of property sales wins Adelaide agent an international award

    Despite having won the awards four times prior, Rosemary Auricchio claimed that this year was even more special because it came after a difficult period brought on by the pandemic and shifting market conditions. The Announcement: Adelaide property specialist Rosemary Auricchio is officially one of the busiest agents in the real estate industry with her high turnover of sales recognised at LJ Hooker’s international awards gala held in Cairns earlier this week. …

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  • Harcourts joins forces with Rello for real estate financing solutions

    The partnership means Harcourts Real Estate offices can offer a variety of flexible payment alternatives, including online payments, postponing marketing charges, and allowing renters and landlords to pay property management-related expenses in instalments. The Announcement: Harcourts Real Estate has entered into a dynamic new relationship with Rello, to provide agents, homeowners, tenants and landlords with multiple ways to pay or get paid.  …

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  • New Dromana office for Barry Plant Group

    A new Dromana office is set to strengthen Barry Plant's service offering on the Mornington Peninsula. …

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  • Hunt sisters attain top national ranking

    Hunt Property Sisters at RE/MAX Revolution took the top poll position in the ranks of RE/MAX Australia sales teams for the first time this year. …

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  • Franchise group appoints head of growth to spearhead expansion

    Combined Franchise Services Chief Executive Officer Frank Knez said he was excited to have someone with Sabeen Akbani’s depth of experience join the growth team.  …

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  • Knight Frank opens office in NSW Central Coast

    Knight Frank will be the first global real estate consultancy dedicated to providing commercial property services in the area. …

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  • Solutions Property Management continues its expansion

    Solutions Property Management has doubled its managements at its North Lakes office. The Announcement: Southeast Queensland-based agency Solutions Property Management continues its impressive post-Covid lockdown growth phase with another significant rent roll purchase. The purchase has doubled the number of managements for its North Lakes office. “It’s incredibly exciting,” Solutions Property Management Founder Laura Valenti said. “The whole team is energised for the agency to be expanding. …

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  • Leading Kilcoy team expand into Woodford

    Ray White Rural Kilcoy have opened the doors to their second office in the next door suburb of Woodford, north of Brisbane. …

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  • Rachel Maher returns to McGrath as national head of marketing

    John McGrath said Rachel Maher was one of the most experienced and talented marketing executives in the industry. …

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  • Laing+Simmons training program hits world-class mark

    Leanne Pilkington, CEO of Laing+Simmons, said the company has improved and expanded its training efforts for 2023 based on input from the network’s property managers. The Announcement: At Laing+Simmons, 2022 has been the year of the real estate training revolution and to ensure the comprehensive and multi-faceted program is hitting the mark, the company turned to the internationally-recognised Net Promoter Score (NPS) metric to quantify its success. …

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  • Rising star Brody O’Brien joins Ayre Real Estate

    Adrian Wilson, Director and Principal of Ayre Real Estate says Brody O’Brien is one of the real estate industry's most admired rising stars and has a natural tenacity for relating to people and a passion for the business. …

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  • Ray White Victoria and Tasmania welcome new chief auctioneer

    Jeremy Tyrrell has been working with Ray White for almost a decade, helping them to become a market leading auction business in the state. The Announcement: Award winning Ray White auctioneer Jeremy Tyrrell has been elevated into the role of chief auctioneer for the group’s Victorian and Tasmanian network.  Mr Tyrrell previously worked for Ray White in Victoria as chief auctioneer from 2013 to 2015 and is excited to be stepping back into the role and working closely with the group’s performance team on auction training within Victoria and Tasmania.  …

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  • Adelaide real estate leader receives national network’s biggest honour

    Stephen Mutton, General Manager of Network at LJ Hooker, commended both Frank Newton and Mario Bonomi on their achievements. The Announcement: Adelaide real estate stalwart Mario Bonomi has received the highest honour at LJ Hooker’s international awards gala held in Cairns this week. Mr Bonomi, joint principal of LJ Hooker’s Adelaide Metro and Commercial offices, was bestowed the Sir Leslie Hooker award, …

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  • Stone Real Estate continues Queensland growth in Logan West

    Fast growing real estate network Stone has launched its latest Queensland franchise office. The Announcement:  Stone Real Estate is continuing its Queensland expansion, today announcing the launch of its Logan West office under the direction of owner-operators Darren and Leanne Gunn. Located south of Brisbane in the Logan suburb of Browns Plains, Stone Real Estate Logan West is a business already well established in the community, …

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  • McGrath expands into Brisbane’s north

    An accomplished team of 10 will be led by principals Alex Porter and Claire McGrath. Tamika Kent, a top-producing high-performing agent, joins them in the role of sales manager. …

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  • Ray White expands high performance team

    In order to increase the profitability and success of Ray White’s businesses, the performance team will continue to concentrate on the fundamental pillars of recruitment, lead generation, stock management, and productivity. The Announcement: Bianca Denham has been promoted at Ray White to become the Head of Performance and Recognition for the leading property group. Ms Denham has been elevated in the wake of Tim Snell taking on the role of CEO of Ray White NSW/ACT. …

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  • LJ Hooker opens a new office in one of Brisbane’s most established suburbs

    LJ Hooker has further expanded its network in Brisbane opening a new office in the popular riverside suburb of St Lucia. …

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  • Scheme helps 1 in 7 first time buyers get foot in the door 

    With rising inflation and interest rate increases, REIA President Hayden Groves said any initiatives to assist Australians of all ages and geographic regions in achieving house ownership are welcome. …

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  • South Coast local takes over Ray White Ulladulla

    South Coast real estate expert, Steven Mason, has added Ray White Ulladulla to his suite of businesses, joining Ray White Batemans Bay, Ray White Broulee and Ray White Moruya.  …

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  • Century 21 expands in Auckland

    Bhethnee Kaur, a multi-award-winning real estate agent with a 25-year career spanning many industries, will serve as the team’s leader. The Announcement: Century 21 is looking forward to making its mark in Auckland’s central suburbs and beyond with the opening of its new office Century 21 Excellence in Epsom, NZ.  As well as Epsom, Century 21 Excellence will service Greenlane, Remuera, …

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  • Best in Queensland real estate recognised for raising the bar

    Real Estate Institute of Queensland Chief Executive Officer Antonia Mercorella commended and praised the awardees for their exceptional contributions to Queensland's real estate industry and for being exemplary real estate agents in their respective fields. …

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  • Queensland’s longest standing LJ Hooker agency enters new era

    Greg Booker founded LJ Hooker Kallangur | Murrumba Downs with his wife Maureen in the Moreton Bay area 47 years ago and the pair have now handed the reins to Jason Chandler and his wife Melinda. The Announcement: A principal who got his start in real estate in one of LJ Hooker’s longest running agencies has returned to the agency to steer it towards 50 years of business. …

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  • Woodards duo take out auctioneering titles

    Woodards duo Luke Banitsiotis and Ashley Maikousis have taken out the REIV Senior Auctioneer and Novice Auctioneer Awards (respectively). …

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  • Belle Property to concentrate on premium luxury homes in NSW Far North Coast

    Peter Hanscomb, CEO of Belle Property, said this was the ideal time to grow operations in a dynamic region. The Announcement: The premium luxury market will be the focus of Belle Property’s operations in the NSW Far North Coast as the sought-after area continues to see strong interest due to its perfect blend of rural inland villages and coastal communities. “Since opening three years ago in Lennox Head the market conditions have changed considerably,” …

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  • REIQ unveils fresh look for 104-year-old institute

    The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is launching a bold brand identity today that reflects the exciting evolution of the state’s peak body for real estate professionals and sets it up for the next hundred years. …

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  • REIV calls for major property sector reforms in lead-up to Victorian election

    The REIV is seeking meaningful engagement with all sides of Victorian politics to secure the continued support of its $76 billion real estate sector. …

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  • Familiar face expands into rural Shoalhaven

    While he continues to manage operations and develop the rural division, leader Shane Hilaire expressed his excitement to watch his powerhouse Ray White Berry team thrive and establish their own success. The Announcement: Celebrating 30 years in business this year, locally known and respected real estate leader Shane Hilaire is expanding his success of Ray White Berry and Ray White Gerrigong into new pastures, …

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  • Elders Lifestyle Group expands into Yamba

    Elders Lifestyle Group, led by CEO Dave Gray, have this week announced the acquisition of two agencies in Yamba to expand their footprint on the Northern NSW Coast.  …

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  • LJ Hooker focuses on national expansion with new appointments

    LJ Hooker has announced senior appointments for Andrew Woodley-Page, Kim Greenan and Stephen Mutton. The Announcement: LJ Hooker is fortifying its leadership team with several new senior appointments as the real estate network looks to expand in the countdown to its centenary celebrations. Andrew Woodley-Page has joined the business as the new state manager for LJ Hooker in Western Australia, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the highly competitive commercial property sector achieved over the past two decades.   …

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  • REIV recognises excellence in Victoria’s real estate industry

    REIV CEO Quentin Kilian said all award winners demonstrate the rewards of a real estate career to emerging talent. The Announcement: OBrien Real Estate Carrum Downs & Chelsea has been crowned winner of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s (REIV) Large Residential Agency of the Year award at its 2022 Awards for Excellence. At a ceremony held this week, OBrien Real Estate Carrum Downs & …

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  • Gold Coast group takes LJ Hooker up the mountain

    LJ Hooker Solutions Gold Coast has expanded its footprint in the city’s north, taking the brand to the hinterland lifestyle market of Tamborine Mountain. …

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  • X Commercial expands to Sydney’s southwest corridor with new office

    X Commercial has closed 450 sales and leasing deals in the past year and manages more than 1900 properties worth $2.5 billion. …

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  • REIA launches Commercial Agency Engagement Program

    REIA President Hayden Groves said the Australian commercial real estate industry had undergone major disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s time to focus on supporting the commercial sector . The Announcement: The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) will launch the REIA Commercial Agency Engagement Program today in a bid to tackle issues facing the Australian commercial real estate industry. …

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  • Madeleine Este joins BresicWhitney Balmain

    Madeleine Este recognised BresicWhitney as a place where she could foster her passion for real estate and learn from likeminded individuals. The Announcement: Established Balmain sales agent Madeleine Este has joined BresicWhitney, as the group stays unapologetically focused on recruiting, retaining and empowering the industry’s best people. Mrs Este (formerly Madeleine Russell) will operate as a standalone agent, tapping into her proven track record in the local market. …

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  • Ray White Bundaberg business owner puts roots down in Bargara

    After starting Ray White Bundaberg with just "two milk crates and a couple of phones" six years ago, Warren Hitzke is expanding to open his second business - Ray White Bargara. …

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