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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 Crown Group breaks record selling three penthouses and $63M worth of apartments

    Crown Group breaks record selling three penthouses and $63M worth of apartments

    Leading Australian property developer Crown Group has sold $63 million worth of luxury apartments and broken its own record by selling three penthouses in three months, despite government restrictions on visitors to display suites and open homes. Crown Group Director of Sales Prisca Edwards said now that restrictions have been lifted at its Mastery and Waterfall …

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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 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 Fast tracking projects key to economic recovery

    Fast tracking projects key to economic recovery

    The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of the first tranche of 24 fast-tracked projects providing nearly 9500 jobs, $7.5 billion worth of investment and 4400 new dwellings to drive the recovery of the NSW economy. The Property Council has been working closely with the NSW Government over the last few …

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  • Photo of Stamp duty reduction a missed opportunity: REINSW

    Stamp duty reduction a missed opportunity: REINSW

    The Real Estate Industry of New South Wales (REINSW) is calling on the State Government to slash stamp duty in response to the economic fallout from COVID-19. Noting the industry has argued for the removal of stamp duty for years, the industry body now says reducing it offers a lifeline. “We’ve called it inefficient, unreasonable, …

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  • Photo of How actor Sam Neill sold his Double Bay property online

    How actor Sam Neill sold his Double Bay property online

    Actor Sam Neill has sold his Double Bay property for an undisclosed amount believed to be over $3.6m to an Australian bidder currently in Hong Kong via online auction. The online marketing for the home was headlined “Vendor wants fast sale”. Selling agent Paul Ephron used the Openn Negotiation App to make that a reality …

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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 Airbnb on shaky ground amidst COVID-19 crackdown

    Airbnb on shaky ground amidst COVID-19 crackdown

    Short-stay accommodation platform Airbnb continues to find itself in the firing line of social distancing measures which come on the back of new changes to strata laws in NSW being rolled out this week. Under the new coronavirus regulations, people should be staying at their own accommodation. Exemptions are in place for those who are …

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  • Photo of Jon Snead of The Agency: The value of unexpected kindness

    Jon Snead of The Agency: The value of unexpected kindness

    As more and more COVID-19 social restrictions came into play, Jon Snead of The Agency Neutral Bay found himself increasingly preoccupied with ways he could help – not just as an agent but as a member of his community. Ultimately, he created ‘rescue packs’ comprising essential items for the vulnerable. Beautiful in its simplicity, it has gone viral as a…

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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 NSW GEM Award winners announced

    NSW GEM Award winners announced

    First National Real Estate’s NSW estate agents celebrated a year of success at their General Excellence and Marketing Awards on Saturday night. The awards recognised the outcomes achieved by the state’s agents throughout 2019, with top 10 individuals and offices now vying for National GEM Awards, which are announced in May.Agents reaching the national top …

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  • Photo of McGrath trials coronavirus safety plan

    McGrath trials coronavirus safety plan

    McGrath Limited is proactively trying out a safe working environment should the need for staff to work remotely arise in the wake coronavirus outbreak. While the real estate company hasn’t been impacted by the crisis internally, McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said they want to proactively plan and test operating systems to ensure the business continues …

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  • Photo of Raine & Horne agent to take a belting for a good cause

    Raine & Horne agent to take a belting for a good cause

    A leading real estate agent from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs will step into the boxing ring for the first time this month in a quest to raise $10,000 to support the fight against brain cancer.  Patrick Cosgrove, associate director of Raine & Horne Double Bay, will take on his first amateur fight on Friday, 20 March …

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  • Photo of Adrian’s calling it for the kids

    Adrian’s calling it for the kids

    Whipping up a crowd is second nature for legendary Melbourne auctioneer Adrian Butera of Compton Green. With 4500 auctions under his belt, he knows a thing or two about the game and he’s addicted to the thrill of the bidding. Like any seasoned performer, however, he says there are shows and then there are shows. …

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  • Photo of DiJones bolsters North Shore with leading Lindfield agents

    DiJones bolsters North Shore with leading Lindfield agents

    Highly experienced real estate agents Nahid Coventry and Daniel Blagg are set to join DiJones as partners, alongside a top performing team. DiJones Chief Executive Office Rob Ward said the appointment of Ms Coventry and Mr Blagg is consistent with a strategy to partner with high-calibre agents in the North Shore region. “We are passionate …

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  • Photo of Rare Northern Beaches home finally hits the market

    Rare Northern Beaches home finally hits the market

    A new exclusive luxury contemporary five-bedroom residence by renowned Newport designer Ian Bennett, located in a prime position within Sydney’s highly sought-after Northern Beaches, is being offered to the market for the first time. The three-level resort-style home at 67 Edgecliffe Boulevard in Collaroy, known as Eagle’s Nest, is being marketed through Knight Frank’s Prestige …

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  • Photo of Adelaide Hills community rebuilding after the fire

    Adelaide Hills community rebuilding after the fire

    Ray White Woodside owner Angus Campbell and his community in Adelaide Hills are just beginning the long journey to recovery after the devastating bushfires of recent months. If Mr Campbell’s name sounds familiar it is because he is the man behind the Beyond the Bricks campaign image of a smouldering tree looking out over a fire-ravaged landscape.  …

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  • Photo of Ray White Young recruits specialist for new rural franchise

    Ray White Young recruits specialist for new rural franchise

    Ray White Young Principal David Coombes has recently recruited high-profile, agricultural specialist Rachelle Barnett to spearhead an expansion into rural sales. Previously a residential and commercially focused business, Mr Coombes opened a rural franchise this month, which he said would service the needs of the rural community surrounding Young and neighbouring towns – and he …

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  • Photo of Stamp duty labelled ‘government addiction’ as industry calls for reform

    Stamp duty labelled ‘government addiction’ as industry calls for reform

    Calls for changes to stamp duty are starting to grow stronger after New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet put the federal government on notice to act on tax reforms. In a recently released report, an independent panel appointed by the NSW Treasurer looked at how NSW and the Commonwealth could work together to build a …

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  • Photo of Ray White NSW comes together for Unite 2020

    Ray White NSW comes together for Unite 2020

    More than 450 Ray White Group members from across New South Wales descended on Sydney’s Ivy Hotel for Unite 2020. Hosted across capital cities by Australasia’s biggest real estate group, the Unite 2020 program provides a new and improved training format for salespeople and property managers. The sessions were designed to help its agents navigate and adapt to …

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  • Photo of The Agency’s new powerhouse female team on the Central Coast

    The Agency’s new powerhouse female team on the Central Coast

    With four decades of experience between them, The Agency’s new Central Coast team is a force to be reckoned with. Agents Tracy Stein, Bev Barendse and Paula Taylor launched just last week with The Agency and their joint operation reaches from Davistown all the way through to Terrigal. “We are privileged to have agents of …

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  • Photo of Disability housing provider secures $20 million in investment

    Disability housing provider secures $20 million in investment

    After securing a $44 million cornerstone investment last year, one of Australia’s most innovative disability housing providers, Casa Capace, has secured a further $20 million in investment and has completed its first multi-dwelling houses, with residents moving in next month. Casa Capace is a registered and certified provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). …

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  • Photo of Rightsizing: the downsizing trend toward luxury apartment living

    Rightsizing: the downsizing trend toward luxury apartment living

    Demand for rightsizing – the downsizing lifestyle trend towards luxury apartment living – is strong in Australia, according to the latest research from Knight Frank. The Knight Frank Rightsizing – Australian Prime Residential Insight 2020 report found buyers are looking for low-maintenance properties, but with house-like proportions and great amenities. In essence, they are looking for luxury …

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  • Photo of Gavin Rubinstein kicking goals at Ray White TRG

    Gavin Rubinstein kicking goals at Ray White TRG

    Ray White TRG founder Gavin Rubinstein has become the first agent to reach Chairman’s Elite status in the Ray White Australian residential network this financial year. The accolade is considered the highest level of sales recognition at Ray White based on settled commission and Sydney-based Mr Rubinstein noted it was partly due a positive start …

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  • Photo of New agency set to deliver top rewards to sales agents

    New agency set to deliver top rewards to sales agents

    As the new year and a new decade kicks off, one real estate industry leader has seized the opportunity to reshape the real estate industry with the introduction of a new agency with a twist. Agency HQ – which allows sales agents to build their own real estate business without the usual financial risks and …

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  • Photo of NSW tenancy reforms turn up heat for landlords and tenants 

    NSW tenancy reforms turn up heat for landlords and tenants 

    If you didn’t know already, the NSW Residential Tenancy Act and Regulations were updated and passed through parliament unopposed on 19 December, 2019. The new laws proposed by the State Government Innovation and Better Regulation office begin on 23 March, 2020, were aimed at providing an improved residential tenancy system. But will it achieve that? …

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  • Photo of Rod Fitzgerald joins DiJones corporate team

    Rod Fitzgerald joins DiJones corporate team

    Industry-leading talent Rod Fitzgerald has joined DiJones in the corporate team as Director for Corporate Partnerships and Events in a move to capitalise off continued brand influence.  DiJones Chief Executive Office Rob Ward said Mr Fitzgerald’s appointment would catapult DiJones into its own league of real estate service offering.  “This appointment is inextricably linked to …

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  • Photo of Sydney kicks off 2020 with increase in rental vacancy

    Sydney kicks off 2020 with increase in rental vacancy

    Vacancy rates increased in Sydney during the month of December, rising 0.2% to 3.4%. This is particularly evident in Sydney’s Inner Ring where rates increased from 2.4% to 3.4% suggesting tenants are experiencing a rise in availability across the metropolitan areas. In the Middle and Outer Rings rates dropped suggesting these areas are proving more…

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  • Photo of NSW property reforms to increase agent qualifications

    NSW property reforms to increase agent qualifications

    The NSW Government has announced a swag of new real estate and property industry reforms due to start on 23 March 2020, including increased qualifications for those entering the industry and ongoing training for established agents. The reforms also affect the licensing and qualifications of agents working in the real estate and property industry, and…

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  • Photo of McGrath shows confidence in South Coast market

    McGrath shows confidence in South Coast market

    McGrath Estate Agents will open two new franchise offices on the New South Wales South Coast in Mollymook and Ulladulla. Led by the area’s leading sales agent Andrea Tucker, the new offices are part of McGrath’s expansion along the eastern seaboard markets in NSW. McGrath Estate Agents Head of Franchise Christopher Mourd said McGrath Mollymook …

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