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  • Photo of Mark McGill Joins Eview expansion into Queensland

    Mark McGill Joins Eview expansion into Queensland

    After a decade of service to the real estate industry, multi award-winning agent, Mark McGill has started his own brand on the Sunshine Coast. With a fresh new look, The McGill Group has partnered with Eview Group to inject innovation and confidence into the local real estate marketplace, using architecturally stunning brand elements. A key …

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  • Photo of Gower Buchanan of Ray White NZ – Never more relevant than now

    Gower Buchanan of Ray White NZ – Never more relevant than now

    In New Zealand, the response to Coronavirus ramped up quickly, with the country given just 48 hours to prepare for full lockdown. Wherever people stayed the night of March 25, they were told to remain.  All but essential services shut down. All businesses except supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics and lifeline utilities closed their doors.  Ray White …

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  • Photo of Growth with a “best service” focus for Ray White

    Growth with a “best service” focus for Ray White

    The Ray White Group is going from strength to strength in the Logan region, just south of Brisbane, with two talented acreage sales specialists joining the Marsden and Beenleigh offices. Kristie Steele and Brooke Collegde are transferring from Ray White Browns Plains to Ray White Beenleigh and Ray White Marsden respectively, following the retirement of…

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  • Photo of RE/MAX unifies its national presence

    RE/MAX unifies its national presence

    RE/MAX Australia has consolidated its Australian reach with the West Australian RE/MAX network now aligned with the Australian master franchise. Leading RE/MAX Australia are managing director Michael Davoren and directors Chris Chapman, Joel Davoren and Josh Davoren. "Acquiring the West Australian network is an exciting step forward for the RE/MAX brand in Australia," said Michael…

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  • Photo of The Agency implements measures to protect jobs and ensure team retention

    The Agency implements measures to protect jobs and ensure team retention

    The Agency Group has announced a raft of business continuity measures to ensure staff retention during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Noting the measures had been welcomed by the vast majority of its staff, they said the initiatives would have no impact on group’s ability to deliver industry-leading real estate services to its clients, property agents, …

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  • Photo of New remote property inspection app protects tenants and property managers

    New remote property inspection app protects tenants and property managers

    Leading property industry technology solutions firm - Realm Australia, is encouraging property managers to make use of its new Rental Property Self-Inspection app to help protect staff and tenants from possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The Rental Property Self-Inspection app uses innovative AI technology to facilitate tenants performing remote inspections, with a full report…

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  • Photo of COVID-19 – McGrath sees public endorse auction live streams

    COVID-19 – McGrath sees public endorse auction live streams

    Online auctions and virtual inspections are proving successful, according to McGrath Estate Agents, who note the real estate industry has adapted quickly to the necessary legislation of social distancing.  “We have painstakingly worked with our agents to ensure that we exceed the safety requirements around COVID-19 of social distancing of between more than 4 square …

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  • Photo of Daniel Lee of Plum Property – Picking up the tools to make the best of it

    Daniel Lee of Plum Property – Picking up the tools to make the best of it

    Daniel Lee of Plum Property – a Brisbane brand quickly gaining attention for its nifty use of video – is taking extensive precautions against COVID-19 with the aim of protecting both his 20-plus staff and his valued clientele. Open homesOf course, this playing field altered on Monday night with news open homes and auctions would …

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  • Photo of Ray White lobbies for ‘essential’ real estate services

    Ray White lobbies for ‘essential’ real estate services

    The Ray White Group, along with all major real estate brands,  is set to lobby the Federal Government in order for its national members to be deemed an “essential service”,  the same as the financial services industry, in a bid to prevent a catastrophic fallout in the property sector. Ray White Group Managing Director Dan…

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  • Photo of A new way of doing business is crucial: Ouwens Casserly

    A new way of doing business is crucial: Ouwens Casserly

    Ouwens Casserly Real Estate is looking to be among the industry leaders in response to coronavirus, with staff already trialling remote working arrangements to service a strong South Australian property market. From last Thursday, Ouwens Casserly Real Estate began trialling remote working arrangements for its 100+ staff, who are usually based at six sites across …

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  • Photo of ‘New normal’ continues to create competition at auction

    ‘New normal’ continues to create competition at auction

    The agility of Ray White members to adapt to the new rules surrounding large gatherings passed its first hurdle this week with many successful auction events safely held across the country. Ray White‘s members had 101 auctions scheduled on Wednesday night and the early indications are that 69 per cent have sold, with more 3.8 …

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  • Photo of VR real estate group offers support to industry facing changes during pandemic

    VR real estate group offers support to industry facing changes during pandemic

    A real estate company that operates virtually contact-free is offering to share its secrets with others in the industry as it stares down the barrel of uncertainty due to the coronavirus outbreak. Although they never predicted a pandemic, Kindred Property Group had already developed virtual property tours on more than 90 per cent of its …

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  • Photo of Realmark makes proactive move online

    Realmark makes proactive move online

    A recent investment in technology will come to the fore at WA’s Realmark Group should the need arise to work remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Realmark Group has worked to proactively implement working from home for teams, rolling out procedures and policies last week to ensure they were working in the …

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  • Photo of Barry Plant celebrates history and growth

    Barry Plant celebrates history and growth

    The Barry Plant brand is celebrating both its history and its future, with the first dedicated commercial sales office opening in Melbourne as Barry Plant Reservoir marks 41 years in the industry. Located on St Kilda Road right on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, the commercial sales office is the only dedicated commercial office in …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX recognise leaders at R4, Las Vegas

    RE/MAX recognise leaders at R4, Las Vegas

    Twenty-eight Australian and New Zealand RE/MAX members last month travelled to Las Vegas for the 47th annual R4 Convention. Offering the opportunity to rub shoulders with thousands of the network’s agents, owners and affiliates the agents, the convention also saw numerous Australian and New Zealand teams recognised with awards. RE/MAX Australia’s Daniel Burrett from Toowoomba was …

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  • Photo of NSW GEM Award winners announced

    NSW GEM Award winners announced

    First National Real Estate’s NSW estate agents celebrated a year of success at their General Excellence and Marketing Awards on Saturday night. The awards recognised the outcomes achieved by the state’s agents throughout 2019, with top 10 individuals and offices now vying for National GEM Awards, which are announced in May.Agents reaching the national top …

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  • Photo of Perth CBD leads the way as office market gains momentum

    Perth CBD leads the way as office market gains momentum

    The Perth office markets are gaining momentum despite little improvement in Western Australia’s employment and population situation, according to Ray White’s latest Between the Lines commercial research. The report notes that, after several years of reduced sentiment and pressure on the office markets, Perth has started its recovery mode.“During the latter part of 2019, we’ve seen …

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  • Photo of LJ Hooker launches new brand tagline

    LJ Hooker launches new brand tagline

    LJ Hooker has announced its new brand tagline which looks to connect with consumers of today during their big life moments, such as buying or selling their home. The new tagline ‘When you know, you know’ empowers the consumer and refers to the instinctual side of decision-making, while also encapsulating LJ Hooker’s industry knowledge and …

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  • Photo of McGrath trials coronavirus safety plan

    McGrath trials coronavirus safety plan

    McGrath Limited is proactively trying out a safe working environment should the need for staff to work remotely arise in the wake coronavirus outbreak. While the real estate company hasn’t been impacted by the crisis internally, McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said they want to proactively plan and test operating systems to ensure the business continues …

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  • Photo of Ray White plans pawsome day to connect with community

    Ray White plans pawsome day to connect with community

    Property group Ray White is planning a national Backyard Pooch Party event with offices across the country joining in to raise funds for various animal focused charities such as RSPCA and the World Wildlife Fund. Held at local parks and open to anyone to join on March 29 across Australia, will consist of a picnic…

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  • Photo of Raine & Horne agent to take a belting for a good cause

    Raine & Horne agent to take a belting for a good cause

    A leading real estate agent from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs will step into the boxing ring for the first time this month in a quest to raise $10,000 to support the fight against brain cancer.  Patrick Cosgrove, associate director of Raine & Horne Double Bay, will take on his first amateur fight on Friday, 20 March …

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  • Photo of DiJones bolsters North Shore with leading Lindfield agents

    DiJones bolsters North Shore with leading Lindfield agents

    Highly experienced real estate agents Nahid Coventry and Daniel Blagg are set to join DiJones as partners, alongside a top performing team. DiJones Chief Executive Office Rob Ward said the appointment of Ms Coventry and Mr Blagg is consistent with a strategy to partner with high-calibre agents in the North Shore region. “We are passionate …

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  • Photo of Short-term property management company MadeComfy expands to Canberra

    Short-term property management company MadeComfy expands to Canberra

    Short-term rental management company and official Airbnb partner MadeComfy has recently announced its expansion into the Canberra market. Currently operating across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. the short-term management specialist has found strong demand for quality accommodation in the nation’s capital, with occupancy rates among the highest in the country, consistently …

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  • Photo of Movers and Shakers

    Movers and Shakers

    New offices, brand expansion and experienced agents taking on fresh roles…it’s been a couple of weeks of movers and shakers. Here’s a quick run down of recent moves and changes across the country.

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  • Photo of Rising star appointed to lead Ray White Commercial

    Rising star appointed to lead Ray White Commercial

    Ray White Commercial has appointed Andrew Freeman, who has been with the family group for 18 years, as the new Head of Agency Operations. Mr Freeman has had an illustrious career with the family-owned and led brand, and after sitting down with Ray White Group Managing Director Dan White, was convinced his next step would be …

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  • Photo of A familiar face opens Ray White Scarborough

    A familiar face opens Ray White Scarborough

    The award-winning Ray White Aspley group has widened its presence in southeast Queensland with the opening of Ray White Scarborough. Director Robert Green will lead a team full of local area experts, and along with new stakeholders Stephanie Williams, Angela Duncan, Dwight Colbert and Paul Hodkinson, the team are thrilled to be able to offer …

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  • Photo of Ray White Group’s Real Estate of Origin drives appraisals

    Ray White Group’s Real Estate of Origin drives appraisals

    In less than four hours Ray White agents recently drummed up 7,016 extra appraisals across Australia and New Zealand, demonstrating how the group knows how to both harness its scale, and have some fun along the way. Ray White’s in-house tech team used the purpose-built media room in the NSW Corporate office to host the …

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  • Photo of Rare Northern Beaches home finally hits the market

    Rare Northern Beaches home finally hits the market

    A new exclusive luxury contemporary five-bedroom residence by renowned Newport designer Ian Bennett, located in a prime position within Sydney’s highly sought-after Northern Beaches, is being offered to the market for the first time. The three-level resort-style home at 67 Edgecliffe Boulevard in Collaroy, known as Eagle’s Nest, is being marketed through Knight Frank’s Prestige …

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  • Photo of Adelaide Hills community rebuilding after the fire

    Adelaide Hills community rebuilding after the fire

    Ray White Woodside owner Angus Campbell and his community in Adelaide Hills are just beginning the long journey to recovery after the devastating bushfires of recent months. If Mr Campbell’s name sounds familiar it is because he is the man behind the Beyond the Bricks campaign image of a smouldering tree looking out over a fire-ravaged landscape.  …

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  • Photo of PRD appoints new managing director

    PRD appoints new managing director

    Todd Hadley has been appointed Managing Director of PRD, taking over from Tony Brasier who has been at the helm of the real estate company for eight years. With 13 years’ experience, including a background in stakeholder relations, Mr Hadley will lead PRD forward in day-to-day operations, driving the business forward into the future. “I …

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  • Photo of Ray White Young recruits specialist for new rural franchise

    Ray White Young recruits specialist for new rural franchise

    Ray White Young Principal David Coombes has recently recruited high-profile, agricultural specialist Rachelle Barnett to spearhead an expansion into rural sales. Previously a residential and commercially focused business, Mr Coombes opened a rural franchise this month, which he said would service the needs of the rural community surrounding Young and neighbouring towns – and he …

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  • Photo of Major turnaround for McGrath

    Major turnaround for McGrath

    McGrath has reported a major turnaround with half-year results indicating a revenue increase of 15 per cent to $48.9 million on the back of strategic initiatives, improved market sentiment and strong clearance rates. Releasing their FY20 first half results this week, McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said the turnaround on the prior year was significant and …

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  • Photo of Melbourne’s outer fringe offers future growth

    Melbourne’s outer fringe offers future growth

    Melbourne residents are chasing value a little farther afield, with council areas on the city’s outer fringe enjoying recent growth. Jason Hellyer of Ray White Victoria said there were seven council shires in Melbourne’s outer fringe which grew by 7.1 per cent when compared to the same period in 2018. At the same time the …

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  • Photo of First National announces SA/NT GEM award winners

    First National announces SA/NT GEM award winners

    First National Real Estate’s South Australian and Northern Territory estate agents were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at Adelaide Oval on Friday night. The awards recognised the best performing agents throughout 2019 and top 10 individuals and offices are now in the running for National GEM Awards. To encourage peak performance for all First …

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  • Photo of RE/MAX recognises big wins from a year of distinct halves

    RE/MAX recognises big wins from a year of distinct halves

    Around 400 people gathered to celebrate RE/MAX Australia’s top performers for 2019 last week after a year which Managing Director Michael Davoren described as one of ‘perfect opposition’. “The first half was the toughest six months for some time, with the impacts of royal commissions, elections and so on; then the second half was a …

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