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  • Property software provider Rockend has released the results of their 2018 Voice of the Australian Property Management survey which has shown how property managers really feel about their industry. The survey of 1,034 property management professions, including property managers, principals, heads of departments, BDMs and trust managers, was aimed at establishing a benchmark for the feeling of those in the…

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  • Domain’s chief sales officer Tom Ainsworth has been made redundant as CEO Jason Pellegrino makes major restructuring changes in the business. According to a memo sent to Domain staff yesterday, the restructure will see the business split into two main arms – B2B and B2C. The split has seen the former chief product and customer experience officer Tony Blamey promoted…

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  • realestate.com.au has launched Agent Ratings and Reviews as a free, unbiased platform to help agents get noticed by more people on the website. Agent Ratings and Reviews will go live to consumers on realestate.com.au in early 2019, giving agents time to look their best by gathering real, authentic reviews from past buyers and sellers ready for launch. Agents have the…

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  • Property Exchange Australia (PEXA) has announced that PEXA Plus, a new gateway to online property transactions, is available now in three of the five states it operates in. PEXA Plus provides members with tools to manage their digital conveyancing workload, affording them more time to focus on customer service and growing their operations. Studies show that digital conveyancing allows for an average…

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  • As part of The MNDi Foundation’s annual Racing for MNDi Soiree, Openn Negotiation will facilitate the auction of their major prize to maximise the funds raised. The annual Racing for MNDi Soiree will be held at the Crown Perth on 10 December. Racing for MNDi was established in April 2017, with MNDi representing Motor Neurone Disease inherited. With a focus on…

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  • News Corp-owned real estate listings platform REA Group has posted a 17 per cent revenue growth for the first quarter of FY19. Revenue increased to $221.9 million with the company’s EBITDA increasing by 23 per cent to $130.9 million compared to the previous period. This growth was despite tough market conditions; the platform reported a three per cent decline in…

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  • Link Group and its partners, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, have announced their final bid for PEXA has been accepted. Link, which already owns 30 per cent of PEXA, initially made a bid earlier in the year which was knocked back due to PEXA’s plans to list on the Australian Stock Exchange. However, the company was…

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  • Reapit has confirmed the appointment of Sam Upleger as Business Development Manager for Reapit Australia. Mr Upleger will be focused on building new business and generating new customers for Reapit’s Property Management and Trust Accounts software. Mr Upleger brings eight years’ experience in real estate sales to Reapit, during which he has worked with companies including Buxton and Kay & Burton…

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    realestate.com.au has launched Travel, a new vertical as part of its popular Lifestyle content experience. Travel joins the five existing Lifestyle categories – Renovating, Indoor Style, Outdoor Living, Organising & Cleaning and Dream Homes – to provide Australians with a truly ‘one stop shop’ for all their inspiration and insights needs on realestate.com.au. To celebrate the launch of Travel, realestate.com.au has…

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  • Adequate training is usually one of the biggest challenges in implementing offshore teams. One of the main issues has always been the struggle with a large number of unique software products along with legislative and geographical knowledge requirements. But Beepo has recently decided to tackle this challenge head-on by partnering with Rockend to develop trained resources, otherwise known as ‘Rockend Property…

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  • Purplebricks has announced a new service offering and experience for customers in Australia. Purplebricks Global COO Neil Tavender said the network were ‘excited’ about the changes they were implementing and the way it would drive the network forward in Australia. “In recent weeks, Kenny Bruce (Co-founder) and our leadership team have travelled the country to speak with all of our agents…

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    Domain has added a data and insights unit to its content division, Domain Research House. The unit will be led by Tobias Johnstone, content and data director for the department. It will provide Domain readers and clients with insights drawn from internal data. Trent Wiltshire of The Reserve Bank has been appointed as economist for the unit, Domain’s Dr Nicola…

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  • Kingston Lane, an innovative lead generation and marketing automation solution for real estate agents, will begin offering services in Australia and New Zealand in September after extensive and successful beta testing in both regions. Kingston Lane’s unique solution to real estate marketing challenges has been proven throughout 2018 in the United States. Agents in Australia and New Zealand will be…

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    Online bidding platform Openn Negotiation is strengthening their position in Victoria with the appointment of Mark Levin as State Manager. Mr Levin brings 18 years’ experience from REA Group, Westpac Bank and STA Travel to the role. Mr Levin is a firm believer in the importance of agents in the buying and selling process, and looks to broaden the Openn…

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