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  • Photo of Carole Saville – Service is key

    Carole Saville – Service is key

    Years in the industry? Just over six years.What's a special place in your local area? My focus area is Kingsley - a lovely family friendly suburb which boasts so much beautiful parkland. There’s some excellent walks in the area, my favourite being around Lake Goollelal. We are privileged to still… …

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  • Photo of Focus and discipline

    Focus and discipline

    Jason Pellegrino has seen a lot of businesses transform in his career so far. And with a CV full of experience in a number of blue chip companies, he’s seen plenty of ‘behemoths’ of the corporate world struggle to keep up in a world where rapid change will continue to… …

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  • Photo of Will Torres: Value your worth as an agent

    Will Torres: Value your worth as an agent

    Years in the industry? 16 years What's a special place in your local area? My office. It’s my second home. Other than that, I love to visit property at the high peaks of Coorparoo that show off the epic Brisbane city view. Did you choose real estate or did real estate choose… …

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  • Photo of From Olympic Gold to real estate gold: Gail Miller reflects on Sydney 2000

    From Olympic Gold to real estate gold: Gail Miller reflects on Sydney 2000

    Gail Miller is the founding director of Goldstone Property Sales …

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  • Photo of Passion and pride

    Passion and pride

    Five years ago Laura and Samuel Shooter started SJ Shooter Real Estate in the study of their Dubbo home. Now, Laura has taken out a grand prize of $5,000 and the winner's trophy for Transform 2020. Here, Laura explains how she never planned on joining the real estate fold and… …

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  • Photo of Andrew Harding: Enjoy the journey

    Andrew Harding: Enjoy the journey

    Years in the industry?I started in October 2017. I was extremely fortunate that in my first full year in 2018 I was working under the CEO. He came back selling after a short break and he taught me everything. I did a year on my own in 2019 and towards… …

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  • Photo of Contestants Sarah and George discuss this unusual season of The Block

    Contestants Sarah and George discuss this unusual season of The Block

    From one of the most challenging years in our history, to one of the most unusual ‘The Block’ series in its history. Each contestant group is renovating a completely different style and era of home… …

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  • Photo of Common questions answered about Victoria’s new roadmap

    Common questions answered about Victoria’s new roadmap

    The Victorian government’s roadmap out of pandemic lockdowns includes new provisions for single people living alone and single parents: the “single social bubble” system, which comes into effect on September 14. Under the new system, if you’re a single person living alone or a single parent with children under 18, you can nominate… …

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  • Photo of Strong hands steady the ship

    Strong hands steady the ship

    Joel Davoren took up the role of Managing Director at RE/MAX Australia at the start of July. He says transitioning into the role has meant adapting quickly and a shift in thinking, but with change an ever-present factor in everyone’s lives at the moment, he has taken it in his stride. “The… …

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  • Photo of Stefan Siciliano: Play the long game

    Stefan Siciliano: Play the long game

    Years in the industry?Four years, eight months. What's a special place in your local area?Greenacres shopping centre. I see so many present and past clients here. I try to pop into Coles to support the local. I also see a lot of people on my database here, and I love… …

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  • Photo of Andrew Kyriacou: Deliver what you promise

    Andrew Kyriacou: Deliver what you promise

    Years in the industry?I have been in the industry for 15 years. What's a special place in your local area?The special place in my area is the local café, this is the place where I proposed to my wife on the balcony and she was caught by surprise, of course.… …

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  • Photo of Luke Stevenson: Local knowledge

    Luke Stevenson: Local knowledge

    Years in the industry?The end of August will be two years in real estate in Tamworth for me. Before that I was working in flight operations for Jetstar in Melbourne. I loved the city life, but being born and raised in the country, I was always going to come home.… …

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  • Photo of Alex Pearson: Work hard, stay humble

    Alex Pearson: Work hard, stay humble

    What was your first job?Fresh out of ‘school’ I worked as a bricklayer’s labourer in the summer and spent my winters playing cricket in the UK. Working on the shovel all day certainly wasn’t enjoyable… …

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  • Photo of Shane Beaumont: Make passion your pay check

    Shane Beaumont: Make passion your pay check

    What's a special place in your local area?My aunty's old deli, that she owned for more than 30 years. It was my first job stacking shelves and started at the age of about five. It certainly taught me hard work! Did you choose real estate or did real estate choose… …

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  • Photo of Supporting Australia’s growing rental marketplace with Val Brown

    Supporting Australia’s growing rental marketplace with Val Brown

    While Australia has traditionally been considered a nation of home owners, the share of people renting property continues to increase each year. We talk to REA Group’s Chief Consumer Product Officer, Val Brown who is… …

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  • Photo of Angela Limanis: Data drives success

    Angela Limanis: Data drives success

    Years in the industry?I started in 1998 as a receptionist who couldn’t turn on a computer. The role evolved into marketing coordinator and property manager very quickly.  I spent a few years in commercial real estate but I was quickly drawn back to residential. In total I’ve been in sales… …

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  • Photo of Stacie Sheldrick: No such thing as Sunday-itis

    Stacie Sheldrick: No such thing as Sunday-itis

    Years in the industry?I started in 1998 as a receptionist who couldn’t turn on a computer. The role evolved into marketing coordinator and property manager very quickly.  I spent a few years in commercial real… …

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  • Photo of Kimberly Nugent: The bare minimum won’t cut it

    Kimberly Nugent: The bare minimum won’t cut it

    Years in the industry?Three-and-a-half years. I had previously worked in the building industry, so it felt like a really good fit when I started working in property management. Prior to coming on board with Independent, I worked as a Project Manager for the Australasian Railway Association and prior to this… …

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  • Photo of Brian Devereux: Educational opportunities are everywhere

    Brian Devereux: Educational opportunities are everywhere

    Years in the industry? 32, and I'm the Director of Gateway Residential Did you choose real estate or did real estate choose you?I chose real estate by accident really. I had arrived from the UK where I was a tradesman by profession in the woodworking industry. At that time I just… …

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  • Photo of Oliver Bowler: Referral and repeat clients drive my business

    Oliver Bowler: Referral and repeat clients drive my business

    Years in the industry? Seven, I started at Ouwens Casserly in April 2013. What's a special place in your local area? Norwood Oval. I was born on Woods Street and love the buzz of the parade on a Friday night when the footy is on. The atmosphere at the oval and the… …

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  • Photo of Talisha Buttsworth: Clean workspace, clear mind

    Talisha Buttsworth: Clean workspace, clear mind

    Years in the industry? Going on eight years. I started on reception straight out of high school at 17, and I am now a Property Manager at Island Sands Asset Management. What's a special place in your local area? We have so many. Our local beach in Tannum Sands, walking… …

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  • Photo of EBM RentCover stresses importance of following rent freeze process

    EBM RentCover stresses importance of following rent freeze process

    EBM RentCover is stressing the importance of following the government’s rent freeze process after receiving an influx of inquiries from landlords relating to COVID-19. EBM RentCover Managing Director Sharon Fox-Slater explained while there hadn’t been a notable rise in insurance claims during the past couple months, there had been a… …

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  • Photo of 30 minutes with Daniel Lee – Plum Property Brisbane

    30 minutes with Daniel Lee – Plum Property Brisbane

    Only 10 seconds into a video depicting an Indooroopilly home, it’s hard not to break into outright laughter. On screen is Plum Property principal Daniel Lee looking for all intents and purposes like a dodgy used car salesman espousing the virtues of a true “renovator’s delight”. It’s irreverent, it’s downright… …

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  • Photo of Your most important KPI: Jodie Stainton

    Your most important KPI: Jodie Stainton

    Video Length 54 min 47 sec What You’ll Learn: Do you want to understand how you should be communicating online in light of COVID-19, as you look to maintain meaningful engagement with your audience?  Are you looking for insight on exactly the kind of content you should be creating to meet the needs of your… …

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  • Photo of How to show true value as a property manager

    How to show true value as a property manager

    Property managers need to do more than just return phone calls on time to show true value and secure more managements, a leading industry expert says. Speaking as part of a Transform 2020 lesson, Coronis Now Director Jodie Stainton says property managers must actively think about ways to offer more… …

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  • Photo of Real estate industry invited to contribute to PropTech future

    Real estate industry invited to contribute to PropTech future

    The real estate industry is being invited to have its say on the future of PropTech after REACH Australia unveiled a group of Australasian PropTech providers who could revolutionise the sector both locally and overseas. Known collectively as the REACH Australia Class of 2020, the companies included in the cohort… …

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  • Photo of Laura Shooter of SJ Shooter Real Estate named Transform 2020 winner

    Laura Shooter of SJ Shooter Real Estate named Transform 2020 winner

    SJ Real Estate Managing Director Laura Shooter has been named the winner of Elite Agent’s Transform challenge for 2020. Receiving the welcome news on Friday, Ms Shooter said was “very excited,” and “quite surprised” to take out the title over a field of 306 participants who completed this year’s 30-day virtual course. “I didn’t go… …

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  • Photo of Donna Gordin: Following my instincts

    Donna Gordin: Following my instincts

    Years in the industry?  Seems like forever, but in 1993 I started in a family business working for a very successful office in Scarborough.  That make’s it just over 27 years. What's a special place in your local area?Our north facing bay in Rockingham,  you’ll discover crystal blue waters and crisp white sand in Cockburn Sound.… …

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  • Photo of Kristine Krienke: Going above and beyond to get the job done

    Kristine Krienke: Going above and beyond to get the job done

    Years in the industry?I have been in the industry for four years and I'm a Sales Associate at Place Estate Agents. What's a special place in your local area?My local area is full of green spaces and parks that families are drawn to. With so many great outdoor areas to… …

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  • Photo of Getting back on top after COVID-19: Thomas McGlynn

    Getting back on top after COVID-19: Thomas McGlynn

    Video Length 37 min 41 sec What You’ll Learn: Did COVID-19 thrown you a curveball you didn’t see coming?  Have there been days where you felt like you couldn’t get out of bed?  That it was too overwhelming? The Agency’s Thomas McGlynn knows how you feel - he’s been there… …

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  • Photo of How to attract new listings: Jim Remley

    How to attract new listings: Jim Remley

    Video Length 1 hour 11 min 35 sec What You’ll Learn: If you’ve been struggling to generate leads or get new listings during COVID-19, Jim Remley has an idea or two. The top US agent has a 90-day plan and 11 areas for you to target to get your business… …

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  • Photo of How to stop fearing and start having powerful direct conversations

    How to stop fearing and start having powerful direct conversations

    Agents should stop “telling and selling” and start asking deep-diving questions to meet clients’ values, list more properties and make more sales. Speaking during one of this year’s Transform lessons, expert coach Caroline Bolderston says the key to doing this is to learn the art of having powerful direct conversations… …

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  • Photo of Creativity and innovation

    Creativity and innovation

    A few years ago, second-generation real estate professional Suzannah Toop was lucky enough to enjoy a coffee with Google Australia Head of Engineering, Alan Noble. When she asked him about the role of real estate in the future, his response struck a chord. “He just looked at me, and I’ll… …

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  • Photo of Bigger, better and bolder

    Bigger, better and bolder

    It’s no secret that property managers are often used as a battering ram, caught in the middle of the landlord’s wants and the tenant’s needs. It’s no simple task managing the competing interests of varying parties, and the complex nature of the job often sees property managers leave the profession soon after entering it. MEN… …

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  • Photo of Community Goals

    Community Goals

    What was your first job? I am a forward-thinker, so my first job was the result of a work experience opportunity through a program run at my local high school. I had no real intention of becoming a pharmacist but wanted a permanent part-time job working Thursday nights and Saturday… …

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