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    Stable population growth to support building activity

    Population growth figures released this week are good news for the residential building industry, according to the Housing Industry Association. The latest ABS data shows Australia’s annualised population growth rate remained at 1.6% during the March 2019 quarter. HIA Economist Angela Lillicrap said the stable population growth is a welcome development for the residential building…

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    REINSW calls for short-term rental reform

    The Real Estate Institute of NSW has called for more reforms to Australian's billion-dollar short-term rental accommodation industry, saying it has been unregulated for too long and the lack of policy left hosts and guests exposed. After years of operating with little oversight, in 2018 the NSW Government passed legislation to begin the process of…

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  • Ray White New Zealand appoints new COO

    Ray White New Zealand has expanded its leadership bench with the appointment of experienced property figure Daniel Coulson who has joined the national team as the Chief Operating Officer.

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  • New data from OpenAgent reveals the behaviours of top-performing agents

    The behaviours that differentiate top performing agents from those in the middle and bottom of the pack are consistency, persistence, attitude and thoroughness, new research shows. An analysis of the listing success of more than 2000 agents across Australia by referral partner OpenAgent has revealed the first quantifiable data to identify the behaviours – and…

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    Property sales shake up as Betterway launches in Australia

    A new fixed-fee model real estate is set to launch in regional Australia, promising a new approach for people looking to buy and sell their home which will save home owners money and put them back in control of the process. Betterway Real Estate's fixed and fair fee model is facilitated through a smartphone application…

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  • Inner city Brisbane property in demand

    Brisbane's inner city precinct will be the strongest performing sector in the Queensland capital’s property market in coming years, according to SPACE Property. SPACE Property Managing Director Nick Penklis said the suburbs up to 10 kilometres from the CBD would always be the ones highest in demand, with an increasingly wider demographic looking to buy,…

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  • Knight Frank appoints new board member

    Knight Frank Australia has appointed National Head of Asset Management Services Linda Rudd to the company's Board of Directors. Ms Rudd has been with Knight Frank Australia for more than seven years in the Asset Management Services (AMS) line of business and more than 15 years in the property industry. As part of a broader…

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  • R&W legend scoops the Directors’ Trophy at annual awards

    Keiran Speed is what you’d call old school. Would never swear in front of a lady. He’ll tell you to your face what a place is worth, and he’d be right. Never raises his voice or talks himself up. Others will happily do that for him. Legend, or even icon, is how R&W chief auctioneer…

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    Community investment key to R&W awards success

    The past year was one that many in the real estate industry will gladly forget, yet for those who claimed trophies at the annual Richardson & Wrench awards it was a chance to step up to the challenge and show their worth. Offices and agents in growth corridors on the city fringes of both Sydney…

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  • Turner Real Estate makes strategic property management acquisition

    Independent South Australian real estate agency Turner Real Estate has reached an agreement to acquire Steadfast Property Managers. The business will be gradually integrated into Turner Real Estate’s extensive property management division, resulting in a rent roll of 2600 properties - one of the largest in South Australia today. Steadfast Property Managers is a locally…

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  • Familiar faces take over Ray White Goolwa | Victor Harbor

    Well-known local agents, Nici Godwin and Nathan Fry have taken over the existing Ray White Goolwa | Victor Harbor office in South Australia. Having both worked as agents on the south coast for the majority of their careers, Ms Godwin and Mr Fry say it was a natural progression to step into business ownership. "Nothing…

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  • Realmark Coastal welcomes Todd and Danielle Utley

    Husband and Wife duo, Todd and Danielle Utley, have joined leading WA agency, Realmark Coastal, this month. Todd and Danielle have forged a strong career in real estate together, having most recently worked with Peard Real Estate for the last 15 years. Todd and Danielle both had separate real estate careers before combining forces when…

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  • Property giant Ray White kicks off Australia’s biggest game of Hide & Seek

    Leading agency Ray White has just launched its latest brand campaign called Hide & Seek, a playful take on the childhood game in a bid to entice both buyers and sellers into the market. The property giant’s franchised network of more than 1000 offices sold just over 75,000 homes, worth $40.7 billion across Australasia despite the…

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  • Launch of Downsizing.com.au links developers and agents to lucrative over 50’s market

    Property developers and agents have a new way to reach the real estate market’s most active and motivated buyers with the launch of Downsizing.com.au, which is Australia’s leading over 50's property portal. Downsizing.com.au was founded as Seniors Housing Online by NSW-based sisters-in-law Catherine and Amanda Graham in 2003. It has built a loyal following among…

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