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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 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 Console Cloud launches in New Zealand

    Console Cloud launches in New Zealand

    Console Cloud has officially launched in New Zealand, with the company noting the software is set to revolutionise the way agencies operate. The new software will replace Console Gateway and comes after supporting New Zealand agencies with the server-based software for over 20 years. “This industry-leading property management and trust accounting solution is set to …

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  • Photo of Change on the program for RE/MAX New Zealand in 2020

    Change on the program for RE/MAX New Zealand in 2020

    RE/MAX New Zealand set ‘Navigating change’ as the theme for its February Rally held at the Grand Millennium, Auckland on Thursday, 13 February. “Change and the challenges associated with it are prominent on the RE/MAX New Zealand outlook for 2020,” said RE/MAX New Zealand Managing Director Michael Davoren. “Along with technology, global developments and changing …

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  • Photo of Ray White NZ appoints Gavin Croft as Chief Operating Officer

    Ray White NZ appoints Gavin Croft as Chief Operating Officer

    Ray White New Zealand has appointed experienced award winning auctioneer Gavin Croft as its new Chief Operating Officer to help spearhead the next phase of growth at the leading network. Ray White New Zealand currently has a network of 177 offices across the country with a market turnover of $11.9 billion in sales and 18,000 …

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  • Photo of ‘A Little Ray of Giving’ raises thousands this Christmas

    ‘A Little Ray of Giving’ raises thousands this Christmas

    Christmas came early for many charities as Ray White’s Christmas initiative ‘A Little Ray of Giving’ raised thousands of gifts, money and more than 300 bags of non-perishables across Australia and New Zealand. More than 350 offices across the Ray White Group signed up to the cause, with more than 11,000 presents gathered, $2,200 in …

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  • Photo of Don Ha takes over RE/MAX New Zealand

    Don Ha takes over RE/MAX New Zealand

    RE/MAX New Zealand’s master franchise is being sold to one of its leading individual franchise owners. RE/MAX Revolution owner Don Ha is set to take up the CEO role in April next year, putting the master franchise 100 per cent in New Zealand ownership for the first time in 23 years. As a businessman, property …

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  • Photo of Australia, New Zealand feature in global real estate ranks

    Australia, New Zealand feature in global real estate ranks

    When Denver-based RE/MAX LLC recently announced its global Top 100 rankings for January to September this year, 25 residential sales teams from Australia and New Zealand made the cut. Included were:#4 Neilson Team, RE/MAX Bayside Properties, Cleveland, AU#7 Don Ha Project Sales, RE/MAX Revolution, Auckland, NZ#15 Rademeyer Team, RE/MAX First, Caloundra, AU#16 Melita Bell Team, …

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  • Photo of Warkworth welcomes RE/MAX House

    Warkworth welcomes RE/MAX House

    Warkworth real estate couple Ben and Nola Kloppers have moved their successful RE/MAX Realty Group into historic premises, recently relocating into the gracious Bank of New Zealand building on the corner of Neville and Warkworth Streets. RE/MAX House welcomes real estate customers to the lower floor of the heritage building, which was built around 1930 …

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  • Photo of Smart Cities Awards applaud innovation and impact

    Smart Cities Awards applaud innovation and impact

    Thirteen winners have been applauded for their visionary leadership, best practice projects and real-world impact at the second annual Smart Cities Awards. Telstra and GWI partnered with Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand to present the awards, which were held in Sydney as part of Smart Cities Week. “The 2019 winners of the Smart Cities …

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  • Photo of Auctioneers ready for annual REIA showdown

    Auctioneers ready for annual REIA showdown

    It’s set to be an all-Australian showdown when the best Australasian auctioneers go head to head at the 2019 Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships today. The winner will be crowned Australasia’s best auctioneer at the REIV Awards dinner tonight in the Palladium Ballroom, Crown Towers Melbourne. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX 2Aspire to serve Pukekohe community

    RE/MAX 2Aspire to serve Pukekohe community

    RE/MAX 2Aspire owners Peter and Maureen Strong have expanded their real estate business with the addition of an office in Pukekohe. The husband and wife real estate team opened RE/MAX 2Aspire in Waiuku in 2017, and now just two years later have opened their second office. “Ours is a real estate team with customers at …

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  • Photo of Ray White New Zealand appoints new COO

    Ray White New Zealand appoints new COO

    Ray White New Zealand has expanded its leadership bench with the appointment of experienced property figure Daniel Coulson who has joined the national team as the Chief Operating Officer.

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  • Photo of World’s most southern RE/MAX office celebrates with Pride

    World’s most southern RE/MAX office celebrates with Pride

    Proud New Zealander real estate agent Nash Varghese made his trio of RE/MAX agencies official this week, with a celebration in the south. At 46.41 degrees S, RE/MAX Pride in Invercargill is the most southern real estate office in the RE/MAX world – and is just one of three in owner Nash Varghese’s Pride offices. …

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  • Photo of New Delhi conference proves huge business platform for RE/MAX

    New Delhi conference proves huge business platform for RE/MAX

    An Australian-New Zealand contingent has recently returned from the fifth annual Asia Pacific Convention for the global real estate giant, RE/MAX, which took place in New Delhi, India from August 19 to 21. RE/MAX Australia and New Zealand managing director, Michael Davoren, said the event represented a continued building of relationships. “After a succession of …

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  • Photo of Don Ha of RE/MAX NZ to speak in New Delhi

    Don Ha of RE/MAX NZ to speak in New Delhi

    Don Ha, one of New Zealand's most acclaimed real estate agents and owner of RE/MAX New Zealand's top-performing office, is an invited keynote presenter at this year's fifth annual Asia Pacific Convention for the global RE/MAX giant, to be held in New Delhi, India. In his presentation, Think Bigger, Mr Ha will share his story of…

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  • Photo of InfoTrack named a top 10 leading innovator in technology

    InfoTrack named a top 10 leading innovator in technology

    Integrated searching company, InfoTrack, has been named in the top 10 of the 2019 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List as a leading innovator in technology across Australia and New Zealand. The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process in conjunction with a panel of …

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  • Photo of PropertyMe celebrates 2,500 subscribers

    PropertyMe celebrates 2,500 subscribers

    Just four months after notching up 2000 customers, Australian PropTech company, PropertyMe, has celebrated the milestone of 2500 cloud subscribers across Australia and New Zealand. With over 30 years’ experience in the PropTech space, the founders of PropertyMe had the unique advantage of starting PropertyMe from a blank canvas six years ago. Since launching, PropertyMe …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX New Zealand sets out to differentiate

    RE/MAX New Zealand sets out to differentiate

    RE/MAX New Zealand brought members, business partners and invited guests together in Auckland on 1 August for a successful network event based around the theme of ‘thinking bigger’ through differentiation. The program for the rally, which included the announcement of six-month achievements, featured great speakers from within the RE/MAX ranks along with expert guests. Two …

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  • Photo of Ain’t no mountain high enough for Bas Smith

    Ain’t no mountain high enough for Bas Smith

    “Certainly one of the adventure highlights of my life… it was a fantastic achievement to pull this off in the style that we did.” That’s how Ray White Queenstown Principal Director Bas Smith described summiting Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America. The unforgiving Denali, with a summit elevation of more than 6,100 metres …

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  • Photo of Ray White’s innovative Apartment Collective reinvigorates the auction process

    Ray White’s innovative Apartment Collective reinvigorates the auction process

    An innovative new auction approach has earnt a huge tick of approval from both buyers and sellers and is set to shake up the way the industry approaches older stock. Ray White’s recent Apartment Collective, an initiative to rejuvenate older stock has been hugely successful, selling 12 properties with a combined value of over $6 …

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  • Photo of Ten NZ property market predictions for the rest of 2019

    Ten NZ property market predictions for the rest of 2019

    New Zealand’s residential property sales activity looks set to tick along at the same controlled pace in the second half of the year as it has in the first, with average values growing in a restrained fashion. Other key factors to watch over the rest of 2019 include policy decisions from the Reserve Bank (e.g …

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  • Photo of Three reasons this is the Best Real Estate Website in NZ

    Three reasons this is the Best Real Estate Website in NZ

    The way you present your agency website to both buyers and sellers is just as important as the way you present a home to potential buyers. At least that’s the belief of Mike McColl, Managing Director of New Zealand-based International Realty, who recently took out the award for Best Real Estate Website in New Zealand …

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  • Photo of Stars align for new RE/MAX Pokeno owners

    Stars align for new RE/MAX Pokeno owners

    An agent who made ‘Rookie of the Year’ in her first 12 months with RE/MAX has taken over ownership of the Pokeno office, bringing her passion for the local community to the business. Lisa Walden, who is now in her fourth year with RE/MAX, along with her husband Kevin, launched RE/MAX Stars at 68 Great …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX Principal sheds locks for cancer foundation

    RE/MAX Principal sheds locks for cancer foundation

    RE/MAX ‘Go For Sold’ owner Pamela Lee Burge has graciously sacrificed her locks in the name of a good cause. Based in Palmerston North in New Zealand, Mrs Lee Burge had her head shaved by local radio personality ‘Burnzee’ at the RE/MAX Go For Sold’s fourth annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast for Breast Cancer Foundation New …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX and Mortgage Link announce financial partnership

    RE/MAX and Mortgage Link announce financial partnership

    The Australian and New Zealand financial arm of RE/MAX, Pivotal Financial, and  New Zealand financial services brand, Mortgage Link have announced a new partnership. Mortgage Link’s Managing Director Josh Bronkhorst, said the partnership gave its financial advisers a good opportunity to work with real estate agents from the brand. RE/MAX New Zealand Managing Director Michael …

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  • Photo of Ray White New Zealand welcomes new leader in Nelson region

    Ray White New Zealand welcomes new leader in Nelson region

    The Ray White Group has welcomed Mark Rumsey as the new owner, Principal and licensed agent for Ray White Nelson, Richmond and Motueka in the Upper South Island of New Zealand. Mr Rumsey has over 10 years of experience in business ownership and said he was excited to be heading up three Ray White businesses …

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  • Photo of Brok Milligan’s 25 days of giveaways

    Brok Milligan’s 25 days of giveaways

    Real estate agents today cannot afford to be ‘average’. In the business of helping sellers sell homes and buyers buy homes, an agent’s future is in delivering exceptional services. People’s experiences and the relationships you build with them… that’s what matters. RE/MAX New Zealand singled out RE/MAX Go For Sold agent Brok Milligan from a …

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  • Photo of Ray White New Zealand launch ‘A Name to Trust’ ad campaign

    Ray White New Zealand launch ‘A Name to Trust’ ad campaign

    Ray White New Zealand have launched a new ad campaign called ‘A Name to Trust’, highlighting the company’s emphasis on better serving its customers. New Zealand rugby coach Steve Hansen features as a brand ambassador for the campaign, while a companion video showcases the ways in which Ray White agents are encouraged to go the …

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  • Photo of Current rental yields around New Zealand are looking up

    Current rental yields around New Zealand are looking up

    CoreLogic have released their figures concerning growth in New Zealand’s rental market, revealing that rental growth is now outpacing property values. Interestingly, the results show the highest rental yields can now be found outside the main centres while the 10 lowest yielding suburbs are all located in Auckland. CoreLogic’s Senior Property Economist, Kelvin Davidson, noted …

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  • Photo of Ray White NZ welcomes a new office in Ohope Beach

    Ray White NZ welcomes a new office in Ohope Beach

    Ray White has welcomed its newest office in Ohope Beach, New Zealand. Located in the Bay of Plenty, the Ohope Beach office will be the 172nd location across New Zealand for the Ray White network. Principal Ray Johnson already had an established business in the area and is optimistic about being backed by  the Ray …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX Revolution expands in New Zealand

    RE/MAX Revolution expands in New Zealand

    With its new name and a refreshed look, RE/MAX Revolution Howick comes as an exciting business expansion for Don Ha. The well-known Auckland real estate identity, who opened his first RE/MAX Revolution in Papatoetoe last year, has now expanded in the eastern suburbs of Auckland with a new RE/MAX Revolution office in Howick. RE/MAX Revolution …

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  • Photo of Ray White Commercial reaches for the sky at 2019 Summit

    Ray White Commercial reaches for the sky at 2019 Summit

    More than 40 Ray White Commercial top performers from across Australia and New Zealand filled Hamilton Island’s Yacht Club as powerful interviews and specialist sessions took place for 2019’s Summit conference. Former Navy diver and shark attack survivor Paul De Gelder was a keynote speaker on the day and had the audience in the palm …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX New Zealand announce top performers at awards night

    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 …

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  • Photo of Harcourts appoint new managing director for New Zealand

    Harcourts appoint new managing director for New Zealand

    Harcourts New Zealand has appointed widely respected industry leader and former CEO Bryan Thomson as its new Managing Director. “We are delighted Bryan has agreed to return to lead our New Zealand business,” said Managing Director of Harcourts International Ltd Mike Green. “Bryan brings to this position an innate ability to draw exceptional performance from …

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