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  • Photo of The ebbs and flows of real estate: Nathan Jones

    The ebbs and flows of real estate: Nathan Jones

    The ebb and flow of the real estate industry in Australia has been well-documented over the past year, from ongoing discussions around the state of the market to the Royal Commission into Australia’s banking sector. However, it seems pertinent to reflect on the impact we have seen across the industry when it comes to the…

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  • Photo of Forget the fast fix

    Forget the fast fix

    There I was, staring into my old wardrobe. I say old not because it looks decrepit, but because it remains filled with my old clothes; clothes that belong to a body I’m yet to become reacquainted with. The evening was cold and, for the first time this year, my husband and I had a free…

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  • Photo of Agentbox joins forces with UK-based Reapit Group to expand Australian offering

    Agentbox joins forces with UK-based Reapit Group to expand Australian offering

    Leading Australian real estate CRM solution, Agentbox, have partnered with the Reapit Group to deliver comprehensive solutions across sales and property management in the Australian market. The Reapit Group is a leading provider of CRM and property management solutions in the UK residential real estate space. The combined company is backed by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused…

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  • Photo of Belle Property Commercial launch major Adelaide operation

    Belle Property Commercial launch major Adelaide operation

    Belle Property has launched Property Commercial in Adelaide, SA. With a solid residential footprint in Adelaide, Belle Property Adelaide consortium leader Calvin Lai said the move into commercial is part of a long-term strategic plan. “We see a tremendous opportunity in the commercial property market. Having already been involved in major projects and development site…

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  • Photo of Learn how to implement an outsourced team at Beepo’s Study Tour

    Learn how to implement an outsourced team at Beepo’s Study Tour

    There’s no better way to understand how outsourcing works than seeing for yourself. Learn all the ins and outs before implementing in your own business at Beepo's upcoming Real Estate Study Tour. On 12 and 13 June this year, Beepo will be hosting a real estate-focused study tour in the Philippines. See best practice outsourcing…

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  • Photo of Coronis Names New Sales Director

    Coronis Names New Sales Director

    Queensland property services group Coronis has made a strategic internal promotion as part of their 2020 growth strategy to open 40 offices. Managing Director Andrew Coronis has announced Adam Empringham will step into the Sales Director role in July 2018, following 11 years of service with the company, six as an Area Leader managing 10…

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  • Photo of realestate.com.au gives agents the edge

    realestate.com.au gives agents the edge

    realestate.com.au today announced Agent Edge, a new family of personal branding products which will give agents an edge in their market. Agent Edge products, the first of which launches this month, are designed for individual agents to increase their presence on realestate.com.au and connect with Australia’s largest pool of sellers. The Agent Edge product family:…

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  • Photo of Xynergy Realty celebrates 10-year anniversary

    Xynergy Realty celebrates 10-year anniversary

    When Bruce Oliver and Ivan Tandyo started Xynergy Realty in 2008 out of Ivan’s two-bedroom apartment, they had no idea they would manage over $1.3 billion worth of assets ten years later. 2018 marks Xynergy Realty’s ten-year anniversary, providing a time to reflect on all the duo have been able to achieve - from managing…

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  • Photo of Local duo open Ray White South Hurstville

    Local duo open Ray White South Hurstville

    A South Hurstville real estate team have opened their doors under the Ray White brand and are certain to build on their stellar reputation in their community. Steven Beattie and Maurice Maroon, both co-principals of Ray White South Hurstville in the St George region, NSW, have gained an impressive reputation for selling premium waterfront properties…

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  • Photo of Spinify bringing engagement and fun to the big game of sales

    Spinify bringing engagement and fun to the big game of sales

    The days of the whiteboard and sales “pump-up” may soon be a thing of the past, courtesy of a tech tool that brings gaming and engagement to team motivation. Spinify is leaderboard software that integrates with CRMs to combine tasks, targets and achievement with a game-based ethos. Its aim is to bring fun, engagement and…

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  • Photo of Movinghub: Create Your own Branded Utilities Connection Company in Minutes

    Movinghub: Create Your own Branded Utilities Connection Company in Minutes

    In 18 months Movinghub.com.au has created 600 Utility Connection brands across Australia and New Zealand. Having your own utilities company, they say, is fast becoming a popular way to help your customers move home and/or switch providers. Movinghub is setting a leading standard using technology used by brands in Australia such as Ray White Home…

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  • Photo of REINSW’s Tim Anderson recognised with OAM

    REINSW’s Tim Anderson recognised with OAM

    Long-standing member of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales and Life Fellow Tim Anderson has been recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM). REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin said throughout his career, Tim Anderson has actively promoted professionalism and integrity in the industry and has applied these…

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  • Photo of Virtual reality live-streaming the next best thing for property management?

    Virtual reality live-streaming the next best thing for property management?

    Virtual Reality (VR) live streaming has helped one Melbourne-based property management company to achieve zero vacancy rates since switching to the technology over a year. Neesh Property managing director Michael Sanz describe the change as phenomenal for his business and wants to teach other agents on how to use the technology and achieve the same…

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  • Photo of Three ways to solve the housing affordability crisis

    Three ways to solve the housing affordability crisis

    Grant Harrod from LJ Hooker outlines three ways in which the New South Wales state government can address the much talked about housing affordability crisis for Sydneysiders who badly want to own a home. The appointment of Gladys Berejiklian as NSW Premier and her suggestion to review all options to address housing affordability should provide…

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  • Photo of ASX-listed disruptor realtor buyMyplace records exponential Q2 revenue

    ASX-listed disruptor realtor buyMyplace records exponential Q2 revenue

    ASX-listed buyMyplace, a commission-free real estate agency has recorded a strong second quarter by clocking in 147 percent in revenue earnings for the 2017 financial year ending in June from the prior corresponding period (PCP). The Melbourne-based online real-estate company’s gross profit rose by 117 percent while residential property listings on the website grew by…

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  • Photo of Video of the Week – How to Market a Bachelor Pad

    Video of the Week – How to Market a Bachelor Pad

    Amy Youngren of Urban Lifestyle Group has built a solid reputation for her creative video marketing, earning herself a nomination for most innovative agent of the year by Inman News. One of her most successful listing videos, 88 Colgate Ave PH09, has reached over 5,000 views on the agency's Facebook page.Want to see your video featured…

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  • Photo of Purplebricks may fail in Australia too, says First National Real Estate chief

    Purplebricks may fail in Australia too, says First National Real Estate chief

    The head of one of Australia's largest networks believes that the arrival of Purplebricks in Australia has failed to ignite consumer interest and that the company is on track to replicate the significant losses incurred on its home soil. “Since its August 2016 launch, when more than a quarter of a million properties were listed…

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  • Photo of Australasian Real Estate Results Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

    Australasian Real Estate Results Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

    The top performing independent real estate agencies and individuals across Australasia have been revealed last week as finalists in the 11th annual Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERAs), to be staged in Sydney next month. Hosted by the Real Estate Results Network (RERN), the ARERAs is the industry’s pinnacle awards event that recognises and celebrates the…

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  • Photo of State-by-State Round Up: Electronic Signatures, January 2017

    State-by-State Round Up: Electronic Signatures, January 2017

    The current waters are still a little murky in relation to the use of electronic signatures. According to white papers released by CoreLogic on the use of DocuSign, an electronic signatures software product, electronic signatures are legal in most Australian Jurisdictions. Rundl, powered by progressive law firm LawLab, already have clients transacting with electronic signatures…

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  • Photo of Domain Rental Price Report: December Quarter 2016

    Domain Rental Price Report: December Quarter 2016

    House rents have increased in most capitals, with the rental market outlook looking positive for investors - according to the December quarter Domain Rent Report. Median house rents increased in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart. The resource capital of Perth continued to remain the clear exception to the trend, with high vacancy rates…

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  • Photo of Tradie Rich List: What NSW Tradies Charged Last Quarter

    Tradie Rich List: What NSW Tradies Charged Last Quarter

    After taking a 2.5 per cent drop at the start of the financial year, tradie prices in NSW are back up 9 per cent to kick off 2017. The quarterly Tradie Price Index released today by jobs website ServiceSeeking.com.au, reveals a significant hike in the cost of hiring a tradie in NSW. The weighted average hourly…

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  • Photo of Barry Plant Group throws its support behind Women’s Property Initiatives

    Barry Plant Group throws its support behind Women’s Property Initiatives

    The Barry Plant Group has rendered its support in helping bolster more funds towards Property Initiatives Real Estate, a social enterprise run by the Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI) in Melbourne. Barry Plant Group said the collaboration will see WPI’s social enterprise benefitting from its professional services which include running a better-managed rent roll and achieving maximum…

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  • Photo of New NSW Premier to prioritise housing affordability, industry reacts

    New NSW Premier to prioritise housing affordability, industry reacts

    Just hours after being elected as New South Wales (NSW) 45th Premier, Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to address the much-touted housing affordability crisis and has made that her top priority while in government. "I want to make sure that every average, hard-working person in this state can aspire to own their own home," Berejiklian told…

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  • Photo of Increase to First Home Owner’s Grant and New Mine for WA: Hope for property market

    Increase to First Home Owner’s Grant and New Mine for WA: Hope for property market

    WA's State Government announced a $5.6 billion iron ore mine for the Pilbara Region, and combined with an increase in the First Home Buyer's Grant, bringing the grant to $15,000, WA's property market may have just the stimulus it needs to strengthen again.   Perth-based Nicheliving, a real estate and property management company director Ronnie…

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  • Photo of Rent.com.au launches an industry-first performance-based plan

    Rent.com.au launches an industry-first performance-based plan

    In an industry ground-breaking move, Rent.com.au has launched their new product Smart Plan – a model to help maximise the advertising of your client’s rental properties, with zero risk, on Australia’s #1 website dedicated to rental property. Under Rent.com.au’s revolutionary ‘leased or free’ model (the Smart Plan), you can list your rental properties with the biggest ads on Rent.com.au…

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  • Photo of Realtor.com Unveils News Features For Instant Home Details with a Simple Point of a Smartphone

    Realtor.com Unveils News Features For Instant Home Details with a Simple Point of a Smartphone

    Realtor.com in the US this week announced two new products that Australia saw close prototypes of at AREC 2016; Sign Snap and Street Peek. The Sign Snap feature, available today, uses image recognition technologies, as well as the smartphone's camera and GPS capabilities. Users can snap a photo of a real estate for-sale or for-rent…

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  • Photo of Reader Poll: Do you want the ‘right to disconnect’ from work?

    Reader Poll: Do you want the ‘right to disconnect’ from work?

    The French government is implementing a new law that requires companies to negotiate the hours of their employees' 'right to disconnect'. We wonder how this would work in the real estate context. Would you want the right to switch off from work?

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  • Photo of Belle Property opens first office in Melbourne

    Belle Property opens first office in Melbourne

    Boutique real estate group, Belle Property International is redefining real estate in Melbourne with the opening of their office in Docklands. A world-class concierge partner that represents both property developers and investors across Asia and Australia, Belle Property International Melbourne is set to deliver a personalised and unique approach to large scale projects. A well-respected…

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  • Photo of Single home ownership among women has fallen, says ME Bank

    Single home ownership among women has fallen, says ME Bank

    More singles, especially women, are being squeezed out from home ownership, an analysis by super fund-owned ME Bank has revealed. The number of individual home loan applicants put forth with the bank had fallen by 9 points to 35 percent out of all loans over the past two years with home loan applications produced by…

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  • Photo of Purplebricks opens offices in Sydney and Central Coast, plans expansion to Perth and Adelaide soon

    Purplebricks opens offices in Sydney and Central Coast, plans expansion to Perth and Adelaide soon

    Purplebricks has just opened up new offices in Sydney and the Central Coast, with plans underway to expand into Perth and Adelaide as well. The company’s latest set up in New South Wales (NSW) comes just four months after it opened offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. Established in the…

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  • Photo of How to secure your network from ransomware

    How to secure your network from ransomware

    Ransomware gets its name because once you have identified that the encryption is active, there is usually a text file or note in the directory with a process for paying a ransom in exchange for the file to decrypt the computer or network. It has happened to other people in the industry, and it could…

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  • Photo of Airbnb ventures into restaurant booking app Resy.com

    Airbnb ventures into restaurant booking app Resy.com

    New York-based Resy.com has just received a fresh round of funding worth $13 million from global accommodation portal Airbnb along with the participation of First Data Corporation, RSE Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures, technology website VentureBeat reports. Founded in 2014, Resy.com, is a restaurant booking platform which offers a consumer-focused mobile app that allows travellers…

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  • Photo of Reader Poll: How are you feeling about the market heading into 2017?

    Reader Poll: How are you feeling about the market heading into 2017?

    Are you optimistic about your market and success in 2016? Let us know.   View Survey

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  • Photo of CES 2017 top 10 must have tech gadgets

    CES 2017 top 10 must have tech gadgets

    CES (The Consumer Electronics Show) 2017 ended with a bang this year as it marked its 50th anniversary as the world’s leading innovation and technology event. Here are some of the innovations that you might be hearing about and some that are likely coming soon to a listing near you. The expo has showcased close…

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  • Photo of REA Group to buy stake India’s PropTiger and Housing.com

    REA Group to buy stake India’s PropTiger and Housing.com

    REA Group have agreed to buy a 14.7 per cent stake in Indian online real estate marketing group PropTiger for $67.9 million. PropTiger.com and Housing.com, two of India’s leading online real estate service providers, in a seperate announcement said the investment will enable it to become India’s largest online real estate services company in the…

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