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  • What if I told you that you could have anything you want in your career if you were prepared to do one thing? All you have to do is focus on one key strategy each week for the next 12 months, and your year will be even bigger and better than you could ever imagine! Here are the steps to help you get…

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  • With 11 years in property management under her belt, Jessica Melling is somewhat of an expert. It’s this passion and knowledge that drives her in her current role as BDM at LJ Hooker Robina and Mudgeeraba, where she also oversees the property management team across both offices, as well as working with Burleigh Waters and Burleigh Heads. “As a team we’re growing rapidly.…

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  • Q. I know that growth needs to be a focus for 2019, but I don’t know where to start to make sure the team are on board with this goal. When considering growth my first question is always, ‘Why do you want to grow the portfolio?’ Be clear on this as it’s important to get the team on board. You will…

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  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your role. I’m currently employed as a part-time sales consultant at one of the oldest residential real estate agencies in Hobart, Elders Brown & Banks. My role here is to help people achieve their goals when it comes to the buying and selling of property. At the moment, it’s a huge learning experience…

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  • The 2018 Voice of the Australian Property Management report reveals just 25 per cent of the industry is currently upbeat about its future, while 47 per cent are passive and 28 per cent negative. And those who feel disgruntled believe they are overworked, underpaid, have few prospects and are stressed by the constantly increasing demands of clients – even if…

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  • As we rocket towards the festive break, many landlords will be looking at tapping into the Airbnb juggernaut and offering their properties on shared accommodation platforms. But before they welcome guests, it’s imperative that the right landlord insurance is in place. In a heart-breaking incident, a four-year-old boy was killed at a property being rented out via Airbnb on the…

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  • Life by Design

    I SPENT A significant portion of my time over the weekend doing one of my favourite things: packing bags for our upcoming family holiday. Now don’t get me wrong; I am not so sadistic that I rate the physical act of packing exhilarating (although I must admit after being on the road for 15 years I do get a kick…

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  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your agency. Born in Newcastle, I grew up in Lake Macquarie, the youngest of three. I spent my 20s living and working in Sydney and had a blast! When it was time to start a family my husband and I moved back to Newcastle. We love the space and lifestyle! At Carnelian Property…

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  • Do you know an estate agent who’s a curmudgeon? They might be old or young – but they’re grumpy and the opposite of a team player. They think events are a waste of time. They tend to be dismissive of coaching and training, thinking that they know it all. For them, networking with other estate agents is tantamount to giving…

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  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Doyle Spillane. At Doyle Spillane I am the Director and BDM for the company and oversee the property management department. What motivated you to get into real estate? A family friend had an office in the area and he offered me a job straight out of school. To be honest,…

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  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Raine & Horne Penrith. Over the years radio and television have been my passion. I studied journalism and marketing, throughout my career I was the first female presenter at 2WG in Wagga Wagga, worked for John Laws and also read regional news and weather for Prime. When I moved into…

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  • Advising your clients on how to maximise their rent is a key component to any great property manager’s role. Sometimes this means they need to spend some money, and it can be a difficult conversation. Here are some tips on how to do that in a way where everyone’s a winner.   Start as you mean to go on As…

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  • As the weather heats up, a little seasonal TLC at investment properties may be on the cards. Sharon Fox-Slater says now is a great time to get out your little black book of tradies and arrange some springtime maintenance. Spring is traditionally when property owners give their homes a good clean and refresh. The arrival of warmer weather also heralds…

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  • Every day I have BDMs telling me that they want to do more videos to promote themselves and educate their clients, but have no idea what to say or where to even start. My first piece of advice is just to start. It won’t be perfect in the beginning and, to be honest, would you really want it to be?…

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