EPM: Technology & Social

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  • Photo of Life begins at 40

    Life begins at 40

    Rockend will mark 40 years in business in September. This is an impressive milestone for any technology company, especially when you consider the internet only became widely available to Australians and New Zealanders in the mid-90s. Reaching this milestone lends itself to looking back on how much the real estate industry has changed over the…

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  • Photo of It’s not all about fees: Kul Singh

    It’s not all about fees: Kul Singh

    It’s hardly an industry secret that the rental market is hot right now, with economic trends and more stringent lending criteria seeing the great Australian home ownership dream make way for a more transient living experience. realestate.com.au’s Kul Singh explains the shift is resulting in rental searches outstripping sales in some areas. It’s also seeing rental…

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    Build your BDM profile through video

    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…

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    How to get more buyers through your listing

    When you get a vendor who is willing to invest in social media, you want to make sure you are maximising the return for them. You also want to make sure that the leads generated are captured and that you are able to start converting them into either buyers or future sellers. We have outlined…

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    How to unlock your technology superpowers

    While it can’t magically give you more time, the right technology can help you do more and provide your customers with a valuable and personalised experience. But there’s no point simply using technology for technology’s sake. The value of implementing the right technology lies in its ability to save everyone time, over and over again.…

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  • Photo of Why you need to be an early tech adopter

    Why you need to be an early tech adopter

    Because we cannot see into the future, predictions tend to be vague. Economists predict you’ll need to be agile and adaptable, and that you’ll have to ‘deal with information’. These are conceptual ideas. They don’t tell us what will happen to our spreadsheets. They don’t indicate if we’ll still need a virtual assistant in two…

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    Why are property managers worried about automation?

    We live in the digital era which is quickly paving the way for the future, but adapting to the needs and demands of a tech-focused world can often be scary. When people hear the word ‘automation’, there is a natural fear because the thought of minimising human intervention leads to an assumption of ‘less to…

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  • Photo of A game of drones: Sharon Fox-Slater

    A game of drones: Sharon Fox-Slater

    It wasn’t long ago that drones were developed only for military purposes. Today, remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are mainstream and flocks can be seen flying over local parks and beaches every weekend.But it’s not only enthusiastic families taking to the skies; real estate agents have been quick to adopt the technology. When the first commercial drones…

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  • Photo of Using Technology to Build Relationships: Alister Maple-Brown

    Using Technology to Build Relationships: Alister Maple-Brown

    Today’s world is filled with technology; so much so that many feel it’s making us ‘less human'. Our mobile devices are never far from reach. We sit at the family dinner table using one hand to eat and the other to tap away on our iPad. We go to our kids’ soccer game on the…

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  • Photo of How to protect your business from cyberattacks: Sharon Fox-Slater

    How to protect your business from cyberattacks: Sharon Fox-Slater

    Sharon Fox-Slater of EBM's RentCover explains how real estate businesses need to mitigate the risk of cybersecurity, with ransomware attacks and data breaches on the rise. It wasn't that long ago that the only Trojans we knew of were an ancient people who made the fatal mistake of accepting a gift of a horse from…

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    NBN: Time To Connect

    As real estate professionals, you spend much of your day dealing with landlords, tenants or prospective buyers wanting to know everything there is to know about a property. Today, the availability of the Internet, specifically the National Broadband Network (NBN), is something more and more tenants are asking about. Here is an explainer on all…

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  • Photo of Elevation meets integration: The evolution of the property management industry

    Elevation meets integration: The evolution of the property management industry

    The property management industry experienced a significant shift in 2017. But that’s nothing compared to what’s to come in 2018, according to Rockend CEO Alister Maple-Brown and Antonia Mercorella, CEO at REIQ. Here they discuss the year that was and the year ahead in property management. With the dream of home ownership becoming more and…

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  • Photo of Unplugged and Plugged In: Alister Maple-Brown

    Unplugged and Plugged In: Alister Maple-Brown

    While you can’t lean on the latest app to set your goals for you, it's possible to use some clever tech to track your progress. Alister Maple-Brown from Rockend offers five steps you can follow to keep motivated and on track in the New Year. While technology isn’t a wand you can wave to magically…

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  • Photo of How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Property Management

    How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Property Management

    I've just taken off from Sydney on the way to see our teams in Melbourne. Aeroplane time is always good to get through a backlog or just have some clear headspace. It’s an overcast, windy day in Sydney and take-off is bumpy as we pass through a layer of cloud. I reflect on our own…

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