Insights

  • Female empowerment ranking

    How Australia ranks for female empowerment and gender equality

    Australia has ranked within the top 20 countries in the Female Opportunity Index 2021. …

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  • Melbourne

    Melbourne is the best city in the world for working remotely

    A new study has revealed the best cities to live in and work remotely from, based on data on legislation, costs and overall liveability. The on-demand housing platform Nestpick investigated the 75 best cities in the world for working remotely. Melbourne and Sydney came first and third respectively. The scores indicates which cities are best prepared to attract a new breed of remote workers by using digital nomad visas, …

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  • Perth house prices

    Perth home values continue to climb in first half of 2021

    Perth home values increased seven per cent in the first half of 2021, according to the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA). REIWA President Damian Collins noted while the Perth home value index for June had only increased 0.2 per cent, the cumulative growth over the first six months of the year had been substantial. “Although the June price growth rate is the smallest we have experienced this year, …

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  • Gold Coast luxury market

    Knight Frank research reveals promising luxury real estate trends

    Australia’s major cities saw their highest quarter of prime residential sales volume on record. At the same time, the number of days a prime property was on the market compressed by almost a week, indicating there’s still more steam in the prestige market ahead, according to Knight Frank research. …

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  • Intergenerational Report economics

    New Intergenerational Report indicates COVID-19 will have lasting impact on the economy

    The Australian Government's Intergenerational Report was released on Monday, with the Property Council of Australia describing it as a ‘wake-up call’. …

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  • new homeowners

    Recent homeowners aren’t relying on the bank of mum and dad

    There’s a pervasive myth that many millennials and recent homeowners are using the ‘bank of mum and dad’ to get their foot on the property ladder. But research from the Great Southern Bank (formerly CUA) has revealed just five per cent of recent homeowners relied on family to secure their first property.  Great Southern Bank Chief Customer Officer Megan Keleher suggested new homeowners are using savvy saving tactics to buy property, …

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  • New Zealand NZ Auckland

    New Zealand’s property market upswing is nationwide

    CoreLogic New Zealand takes an in-depth look at suburb-level property data, revealing a surprising market upswing.  Upmarket shopping district Herne Bay remains New Zealand’s (NZ) most expensive suburb with a median value of $3.16 million. However, in terms of value growth, cheaper areas reign supreme.  Reflecting better relative affordability and easier access for a wider range of buyers, Manunui in Ruapehu District on the North Island saw median values rise by 51.8 per cent in the past year (to $295,000).  …

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  • Matt lahood

    Matt Lahood shares five tips that will pave the way for real estate success

    He's one of the most well-known real estate figures in the country and The Agency’s Chief Executive Officer Matt Lahood has fostered some of Australia's top real estate talent over the past two decades. …

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  • Regional growth

    Balancing act: How do you expand regional centres without destroying their character?

    With massive population growth in the regions over the past year, ensuring regional areas can sustainably expand without losing the character that made them attractive in the first place is often a difficult balancing act. …

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  • Hayley Baxter: Sharpen your marketing message

    Hayley Baxter explains why now, more than ever, you need to ditch your pandemic-related marketing to remain relevant and stop clients hitting the 'unsubscribe' button. …

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  • From ‘Zoom Rooms’ to Chef kitchens: 7 top home trends for 2021 from US portal Zillow

    Zillow has done the research: but which US buyer and tenant trends will translate to the Australian market in 2021? …

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  • Raine & Horne focuses on regional growth with new Cowra office

    After opening 20 offices since September 2017, mostly in capital cities, Raine & Horne is expanding its brand reach in regional Australia with the launch of Raine & Horne Cowra this week. The new office is led by former Raine & Horne sales whiz David Fagan, who was among the group’s best sales agents before launching into a stellar sales career in agriculture machinery and importing, …

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  • Big Data and the Future of Prospecting

    WE LIVE IN AN AGE OF consumerism, where potential clients have more information about choosing an agent than ever. But it is also true that we can access a whole lot more information that enables us to be smarter at marketing to them. Together with CoreLogic Australia, Elite Agent Magazine gathered an expert panel to share insights as to how new tools are re-inventing prospecting, …

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  • Digital and Big Data – What Do They Really Mean?

    THERE ARE TWO BROAD CONCEPTS which we need to understand to follow what’s occurring in real estate and other industries right now. Samantha McLean of Elite Agent Magazine starts by defining the terms and explaining their significance. ‘DIGITAL’: HOW WE CAN ENGAGE WITH CUSTOMERS ‘Digital’ means different things to different people. For some it’s purely about technology; for others it is a broader means to engage with customers. …

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  • Big Data beyond Australia

    THE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE market is just beginning to tap into the power of predictive analytics and other data-driven technology. Overseas markets such as the US are working through the available use cases and expanding into many types of niche solutions. These too provide valuable insights for real estate agencies looking for a new way to get an edge in their markets. …

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  • Join the digital revolution and reap the benefits: Lisa Claes

    YOU’D BE HARD PRESSED to interact with any major service provider these days without being presented with some kind of digital offering as part of the ‘customer experience’. Lisa Claes explains how to join the digital revolution and reap the benefits for your agency. Whether it’s online shop fronts, downloadable information or mobile apps, digital technology has progressively filtered its way into our lives, …

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  • Creating Value in the Knowledge Economy

    Matt Kuperholz is no stranger to all types of data. As PwC’s Chief Data Scientist, he was recently honoured by Malcolm Turnbull and the Australian Chief Scientist as one of 100 knowledge workers shaping the new economy. Matt was formally trained in actuarial science and computer science, and has since honed and expanded his technical skills in these fields with over 20 years of consulting to top-tier companies, …

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  • The Future – Property Management Round Table: Part 8

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Charles Tarbey, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Richard Bray, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round-table discussion on the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In the final video of our 8-part series, …

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  • Technology – Property Management Round Table: Part 7

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Richard Bray, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Charles Tarbey, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round table discussion on the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In this seventh video of our 8-part series, …

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  • Transformation – Property Management Round Table: Part 6

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Charles Tarbey, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Richard Bray, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round table discussion on the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In this sixth video of our 8-part series, …

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  • Team Dynamics – Property Management Round Table: Part 5

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Charles Tarbey, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Richard Bray, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round table discussion on the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In this fifth video of our 8-part series, …

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  • BD and Referrals – Property Management Round Table: Part 4

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Charles Tarbey, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Richard Bray, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round table discussion on the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In this fourth video of our 8-part series, …

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  • Communication – Property Management Round Table: Part 3

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Charles Tarbey, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Richard Bray, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round table discussion on the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In this third video of our 8-part series, …

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  • Investor Insights – Property Management Round Table: Part 2

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Charles Tarbey, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Richard Bray, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round table discussion on  the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In this second video of our 8-part series, …

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  • Investor Trends – Property Management Round Table: Part 1

    As a finale to Transform PM 2016 our four PM Directors were joined by Charles Tarbey, Fiona Blayney, Chris Gray, Richard Bray, Julie Davis and Neil Williams for an industry round table discussion on  the future of property management and how to best serve the needs of property investors. The session was facilitated by Alister Maple-Brown of Rockend. In this first video of our 8-part series, …

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  • Accelerating Growth: Harcourts Adelaide Hills

    Fresh from winning The Amazing Race in Elite Agent’s Transform PM Challenge, the team at Harcourts Adelaide Hills are implementing change and shaking things up across their three office network and the South Australian real estate market. Iolanthe Gabrie sat down with Director Trent Shorland, BDM Kerry Holding and Property Manager Rachel Torney to learn more about benchmarking for success, their Transform PM win and why coaching is so critical to an agency’s growth. …

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  • What Needs to Transform? Part Two: A Solid Foundation for a Bright Future

    To transform requires more than to simply make a few changes. ‘Transformation’ implies a metamorphosis into a new state that bears little resemblance to the original. It’s now time to unpack the journey’s the teams have taken and discuss with the directors their before and after milestones. All four agencies that participated in Transform PM are different in size, structure and geographic areas. …

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  • The Power of Change: Fiona Blayney

    The Transform PM program saw an intensive period of change for all those taking part. Head coach of Transform PM Fiona Blayney looks at the power of transformation and the effect it could have on your team, using the experience of the Transform PM teams as inspiration. Transformation carries with it so many elements. There is the transformation that takes place for most of us as we prepare for a black tie event, …

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    Matching the Round Peg to the Round Holes

    Understanding how individuals work best through developing their innate skills and talents is essential to effective business growth and development. Part of this process is a self-assessment, analysis and implementation program. During the Transform PM journey, the four teams were assessed and provided their performance assessment profiles by Julie Davis and Neil Williams from Agent Dynamics, who specialise in helping property managers, …

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  • Transform PM Insights: Foreword

    Introducing Insights #1From Alister Maple-Brown, CEO, Rockend. It has been a privilege for Rockend to be a part of the inaugural Transform PM program this year. This program provided four agencies with the opportunity to take a step back and analyse their business with the guidance and coaching of industry professionals. Over the nine weeks it has been fascinating to see how both the individuals and businesses have evolved, …

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  • 5 Languages of Appreciation: Tanja M Jones

    Everyone says you should make sure that your team feels appreciated, but just as different things attract different customers, there are different ways you should recognise your team depending on the way they would like to be recognised. And if you get this right, says leadership coach Tanja M Jones, you can enhance loyalty and productivity at the same time. What is a company vision without the human resource to bring it to life? …

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  • The Power of Insight with realbenchmark

    Since its launch at ARPM 2016, realbenchmark has been gaining serious traction as an essential management tool for busy managers and principals. It helps them rapidly see where their business stands in the present moment, tracking comparisons to past performance and other industry-leading real estate businesses. It’s also available on the go. Experienced agency principal and Elite Agent Magazine regular contributor Sarah Bell sat down with Fiona Mott, …

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