EPM: Technology & Social

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New generation agents are mobile agents. With fewer physical hours in the office, collaboration with their colleagues is still critical to success – as is their desire to nurture more relationships with prospective clients. You might be wondering: how do these uber-agents keep all their plates spinning? How can they be fast, accurate, connected and …

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