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  • Photo of ‘Covid-safe’ Darwin attracts plenty of interstate investor interest

    ‘Covid-safe’ Darwin attracts plenty of interstate investor interest

    Property values in Darwin have proven resilient over the last three months compared to other capital city markets, with Raine & Horne suggesting several factors have contributed to the result.    “It is very encouraging Darwin’s property values are up nearly 2.5% over the last quarter,” Darwin Raine & Horne General Manager, Glenn Grantham said. …

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  • Photo of Luxury sales confirm confidence in Sydney’s property market

    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 …

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  • Photo of McGrath’s new focus on project marketing post Covid-19

    McGrath’s new focus on project marketing post Covid-19

    McGrath has announced it will bolster its project marketing division, McGrath Projects, after securing highly respected industry specialists, Colin Griffin and Murray Wood, who will join as Associate Directors. Announcing the appointments, McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said he believed the time was right to focus on the re-emergence of the off-plan development sector post COVID-19 …

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  • Photo of Prestigious real estate team joins The Agency’s Wollongong operation

    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 …

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  • Photo of Ray White Marsden achieves record growth in pandemic

    Ray White Marsden achieves record growth in pandemic

    Ray White Marsden has defied the pitfalls of a pandemic to achieve record growth in the past 30 days. The exciting service-focused south Brisbane office, led by principal Avi Khan, has experienced hypergrowth during COVID-19, securing more than 75 new properties under management within the period of a month. “We pride ourselves on our service …

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  • Photo of Top accolades for RE/MAX performers

    Top accolades for RE/MAX performers

    RE/MAX Australia has announced its first quarter high achievers at a virtual event entitled RE/MAX Evolve. Held on May 19, the event celebrated sales associates, sales teams and offices, who were ranked on performance each quarter in categories of commission generated and number of sales transactions. For the first time, the most recent event divided …

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  • Photo of The Agency expands to Sydney’s south-west

    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 …

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  • Photo of Road map to recovery

    Road map to recovery

    It is critical at this time to ensure that you are taking all the measures to make sure your business survives the current health and economic crisis. Live Real Estate Accounts shares their insight into how this can be achieved. Ensure survivalFirstly you need to make the hard calls, reduce hours, stand down or let …

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  • Photo of Navigating the PropTech minefield in a current and post COVID-19 World

    Navigating the PropTech minefield in a current and post COVID-19 World

    If PropTech wasn’t on your radar before, the impact of COVID-19 has definitely steered our industry to look to technology for client engagement and to ensure the industry can continue to operate through this unprecedented time. But we often hear clients saying: “This company and that company do similar functions,” or “but this company integrates …

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  • Photo of Ninety days to spring

    Ninety days to spring

    Since the outset of the pandemic, RE/MAX Australia director Joel Davoren has led a weekly, or more frequent, on-line session with up to 200 participants from across Australia and New Zealand. He’s heard week-on-week agent comments about inquiry rates, which have remained encouragingly ‘better’ or ‘same’ as opposed to ‘worse’; and has also witnessed positive …

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  • Photo of Ex big-brand directors launch new business

    Ex big-brand directors launch new business

    Two of Brisbane’s most prominent southside property professionals have bid farewell to directorships at big-brand agencies and launched their own business. Taylor Kleinberg and Frank Lombardi have joined forces to create Klein & Co – a slick new operation, powered by UrbanX. Their decision to strike out on their own is particularly bold given current …

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  • Photo of Real estate industry experiencing surge in off-market listings

    Real estate industry experiencing surge in off-market listings

    The global pandemic has dramatically changed the way real estate agents do business, with Listing Loop reporting a significant rise in the number of off-market property listings. Defined as properties that are listed for sale, but not necessarily advertised through the standard mainstream channels, these ‘secret listings’ are typically marketed by agents to their individual …

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  • Photo of R&W expands its presence in the Southern Highlands

    R&W expands its presence in the Southern Highlands

    Richardson & Wrench has opened a new office in the Southern Highlands, marking an expansion into regions close to Sydney, which offer the benefits of both lifestyle and affordability.  R& W notes the attraction factors that have made the Southern Highlands a perennial favourite amongst Sydney’s society set have been highlighted by the number of …

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  • Photo of The metropolitan property markets outperforming the pandemic

    The metropolitan property markets outperforming the pandemic

    On the back of reduced housing stock, pent-up buyer demand and relatively stable housing prices, The Agency Group has seen promising turnover in the entry level categories and suburb records broken in the prestige sector. The Agency reports Sydney’s prestige Eastern Suburbs market has achieved some astounding results, with Ben Collier selling over $30 million …

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  • Photo of Five reasons now might be the perfect time to go out on your own

    Five reasons now might be the perfect time to go out on your own

    This recent COVID-19 crisis has imparted a level of disruption that our generation of real estate professionals has not seen before, requiring us to be adaptive and respond to change very quickly. It sees us in the midst of a paradigm shift, as the impact and status of the current COVID-19 pandemic evolves daily. Our …

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  • Photo of New app offers reprieve for property industry

    New app offers reprieve for property industry

    Developers can now give prospective property buyers the experience normally given in face-to-face showings, with a Brisbane-based creative agency launching a new interactive app, overcoming challenges with COVID-19’s social distancing measures. ​icreate.agency – which specialises in property – fast-tracked their new interactive online program called the ‘iCreate Sales Track App’ to simulate the experience of visiting sales suite …

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  • Photo of Eview Group announces ninth national partnership for 2020

    Eview Group announces ninth national partnership for 2020

    With its ninth national partnership for 2020 confirmed in Darwin, Eview Group is fast becoming a formidable force amongst the real estate industry. In addition to extending its nation-wide reach into the Northern Territory, Eview Group will also further cement its already-established position within Queensland with a relaunch of an agency there. With the accumulation …

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  • Photo of Private inspections to make a comeback in NZ

    Private inspections to make a comeback in NZ

    With New Zealand set to come out of lockdown after the Anzac Day weekend, real estate agents are preparing for private viewings to recommence The country will move to Alert Level 3 just before midnight on Monday, April 27, and from next Tuesday, all businesses deemed to be capable of operating “safely” will be permitted …

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  • Photo of Darwin property market holding steady

    Darwin property market holding steady

    Seemingly against the odds and market predictions, Darwin real estate continues to hold steady with owner-occupiers and interstate investors continuing to purchase local homes.  According to the latest figures by Raine & Horne, Darwin property values show no signs of significant falls, while rental vacancy rates also remain stable at 4 per cent. Rental arears …

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  • Photo of Propic makes AI technology available for free during pandemic

    Propic makes AI technology available for free during pandemic

    Real estate software service provider Propic will make its AI technology available for free to all real estate businesses, irrespective of size, to support the industry through the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the changing needs of businesses and customers, the AI technology has been trained to answer a variety of different coronavirus-related questions. Valued …

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  • Photo of Ray White Manly’s 1000 courtesy calls to the area’s elderly

    Ray White Manly’s 1000 courtesy calls to the area’s elderly

    Ray White Manly has sought to ensure the local community knows there is always someone else on the end of the phone should they need it, undertaking more than 1000 courtesy calls to the elderly in their area. “We have a great relationship with our local MP, so my Sales Associate Jack Chadwick and I reached …

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  • Photo of Mark McGill Joins Eview expansion into Queensland

    Mark McGill Joins Eview expansion into Queensland

    After a decade of service to the real estate industry, multi award-winning agent, Mark McGill has started his own brand on the Sunshine Coast. With a fresh new look, The McGill Group has partnered with Eview Group to inject innovation and confidence into the local real estate marketplace, using architecturally stunning brand elements. A key …

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  • Photo of Gower Buchanan of Ray White NZ – Never more relevant than now

    Gower Buchanan of Ray White NZ – Never more relevant than now

    In New Zealand, the response to Coronavirus ramped up quickly, with the country given just 48 hours to prepare for full lockdown. Wherever people stayed the night of March 25, they were told to remain.  All but essential services shut down. All businesses except supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics and lifeline utilities closed their doors.  Ray White …

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  • Photo of Growth with a “best service” focus for Ray White

    Growth with a “best service” focus for Ray White

    The Ray White Group is going from strength to strength in the Logan region, just south of Brisbane, with two talented acreage sales specialists joining the Marsden and Beenleigh offices. Kristie Steele and Brooke Collegde are transferring from Ray White Browns Plains to Ray White Beenleigh and Ray White Marsden respectively, following the retirement of…

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  • Photo of RE/MAX unifies its national presence

    RE/MAX unifies its national presence

    RE/MAX Australia has consolidated its Australian reach with the West Australian RE/MAX network now aligned with the Australian master franchise. Leading RE/MAX Australia are managing director Michael Davoren and directors Chris Chapman, Joel Davoren and Josh Davoren. "Acquiring the West Australian network is an exciting step forward for the RE/MAX brand in Australia," said Michael…

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  • Photo of The Agency implements measures to protect jobs and ensure team retention

    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, …

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  • Photo of New remote property inspection app protects tenants and property managers

    New remote property inspection app protects tenants and property managers

    Leading property industry technology solutions firm - Realm Australia, is encouraging property managers to make use of its new Rental Property Self-Inspection app to help protect staff and tenants from possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The Rental Property Self-Inspection app uses innovative AI technology to facilitate tenants performing remote inspections, with a full report…

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  • Photo of COVID-19 – McGrath sees public endorse auction live streams

    COVID-19 – McGrath sees public endorse auction live streams

    Online auctions and virtual inspections are proving successful, according to McGrath Estate Agents, who note the real estate industry has adapted quickly to the necessary legislation of social distancing.  “We have painstakingly worked with our agents to ensure that we exceed the safety requirements around COVID-19 of social distancing of between more than 4 square …

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  • Photo of Daniel Lee of Plum Property – Picking up the tools to make the best of it

    Daniel Lee of Plum Property – Picking up the tools to make the best of it

    Daniel Lee of Plum Property – a Brisbane brand quickly gaining attention for its nifty use of video – is taking extensive precautions against COVID-19 with the aim of protecting both his 20-plus staff and his valued clientele. Open homesOf course, this playing field altered on Monday night with news open homes and auctions would …

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  • Photo of Ray White lobbies for ‘essential’ real estate services

    Ray White lobbies for ‘essential’ real estate services

    The Ray White Group, along with all major real estate brands,  is set to lobby the Federal Government in order for its national members to be deemed an “essential service”,  the same as the financial services industry, in a bid to prevent a catastrophic fallout in the property sector. Ray White Group Managing Director Dan…

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  • Photo of A new way of doing business is crucial: Ouwens Casserly

    A new way of doing business is crucial: Ouwens Casserly

    Ouwens Casserly Real Estate is looking to be among the industry leaders in response to coronavirus, with staff already trialling remote working arrangements to service a strong South Australian property market. From last Thursday, Ouwens Casserly Real Estate began trialling remote working arrangements for its 100+ staff, who are usually based at six sites across …

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  • Photo of ‘New normal’ continues to create competition at auction

    ‘New normal’ continues to create competition at auction

    The agility of Ray White members to adapt to the new rules surrounding large gatherings passed its first hurdle this week with many successful auction events safely held across the country. Ray White‘s members had 101 auctions scheduled on Wednesday night and the early indications are that 69 per cent have sold, with more 3.8 …

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  • Photo of VR real estate group offers support to industry facing changes during pandemic

    VR real estate group offers support to industry facing changes during pandemic

    A real estate company that operates virtually contact-free is offering to share its secrets with others in the industry as it stares down the barrel of uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak. Although they never predicted a pandemic, Kindred Property Group had already developed virtual property tours on more than 90 per cent of its …

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  • Photo of Realmark makes proactive move online

    Realmark makes proactive move online

    A recent investment in technology will come to the fore at WA’s Realmark Group should the need arise to work remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Realmark Group has worked to proactively implement working from home for teams, rolling out procedures and policies last week to ensure they were working in the …

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  • Photo of Barry Plant celebrates history and growth

    Barry Plant celebrates history and growth

    The Barry Plant brand is celebrating both its history and its future, with the first dedicated commercial sales office opening in Melbourne as Barry Plant Reservoir marks 41 years in the industry. Located on St Kilda Road right on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, the commercial sales office is the only dedicated commercial office in …

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