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  • Photo of US billionaire eyes investment in LJ Hooker

    US billionaire eyes investment in LJ Hooker

    US billionaire Michael Fuchs has his sights on the Australian market, with plans to inject $35 million equity into LJ Hooker. In 1991, New York-based Mr Fuchs and a childhood friend foundered RFR Holdings, a real estate portfolio now worth north of $20 billion. Their assets include the Seagram Building, the Chrysler Building, and Hotel…

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  • Photo of Celebrating the return of a familiar face

    Celebrating the return of a familiar face

    Richardson & Wrench welcomes the return of Graham Hodson to the Lithgow community with the launch of a new bespoke real estate franchise. This exciting and innovative business structure creates a more agile business under a trusted and well-recognised brand, whilst allowing Mr. Hodson to provide the same six-star service. R&W Managing Director Andrew Cocks…

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  • Photo of Successful Footscray agency migrates to Greg Hocking Footscray

    Successful Footscray agency migrates to Greg Hocking Footscray

    Successful Footscray agency migrates to Greg Hocking FootscrayThe Footscray team has moved across to Greg Hocking to launch the network's new Footscray office, bringing with them a wealth of experience and insider knowledge of one of Melbourne's most dynamic, appealing suburbs."We wanted to be…

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  • Photo of Eview Group announces further expansion into Adelaide’s inner south

    Eview Group announces further expansion into Adelaide’s inner south

    Eview Group is excited to announce further expansion into the city of churches, as the South Australian arm of the Eview Group launches a fresh and exciting new brand. With multiple decades of combined sales expertise between them, the dynamic duo of Jon Longden and Michelle Bell are set to build on their experience, initiating…

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  • Photo of The Agency partners with Cooley Auctions in NSW

    The Agency partners with Cooley Auctions in NSW

    In line with The Agency’s continued growth, the brand has partnered exclusively with Cooley Auctions within NSW. This partnership brings the award-winning auctioneering service led by Damien Cooley, and his impressive team of 17 auctioneers, to The Agency. The Agency CEO Matt Lahood said Cooley Auctions auctioneering team is the most booked independent auction service…

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  • Photo of Boffo is Adelaide’s newest name in real estate

    Boffo is Adelaide’s newest name in real estate

    On Wednesday July 1, one of Adelaide’s most successful real estate offices will relaunch as Boffo Real Estate. The agency’s Managing Director, Jarrad Boffo, is excited for the chance to bring his real estate vision to life. “After 17 years being part of a real estate franchise we felt the time was right to launch…

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  • Photo of Trading up to a better life: Jackson Jones launches on the Sunshine Coast

    Trading up to a better life: Jackson Jones launches on the Sunshine Coast

    Making life better by 'trading up' is what drives the human quest for self-improvement. That's exactly what Nigel Jackson and Richard Jones have done, and it's culminated in the launch of an exciting new agency on the Sunshine Coast known as Jackson Jones. The pair have put together a team dedicated to creating a new…

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  • Photo of Independent real estate group BresicWhitney appoints Thomas McGlynn as part of the firm’s growth strategy

    Independent real estate group BresicWhitney appoints Thomas McGlynn as part of the firm’s growth strategy

    Renowned sales leader and auctioneer Thomas McGlynn has joined independent Sydney real estate group, BresicWhitney.  The move comes as BresicWhitney continues to deliver on a staged growth strategy. “Coming out of the property market downturn of 2017 – 2019, we made a decision to reshape our operating model to better enable our business to respond…

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  • Photo of Sotheby’s International Realty ready to offer their services to Byron Bay

    Sotheby’s International Realty ready to offer their services to Byron Bay

    Experienced agent Dominique Vasers Williams has joined Queensland Sotheby's International Realty as the brand looks set to service the Byron Bay and Northern Rivers region. A consummate professional who notes real estate is in her blood, Ms Williams said the name Sotheby's International Realty is associated with luxury, quality properties and service. When asked how…

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  • Photo of Raine & Horne opens new office in Armidale

    Raine & Horne opens new office in Armidale

    Raine & Horne has expanded its New England footprint, opening a new office in Armidale, led by experienced agent Nellie Hayes. Raine & Horne Armidale is an extension of the firm's office in Glen Innes, which Ms Hayes opened in November 2018. "There was a brilliant opportunity to extend into new territory with the Raine &…

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  • Photo of Border reopening expected to drive demand for Darwin property

    Border reopening expected to drive demand for Darwin property

    Darwin homeowners and landlords are preparing for a significant surge in activity when the Northern Territory’s borders reopen on 17 July 2020, declared a local real estate expert.  Raine & Horne Darwin General Manager Glenn Grantham said even before the border announcement this week, he had received six rapid-fire bookings for a holiday rental apartment…

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  • Photo of Sunshine Coast agent strikes out on his own

    Sunshine Coast agent strikes out on his own

    Clinton Eastell has dreamed of the day he would run his own agency since he started out in the industry at 19-years-old. That plan recently came to fruition with the launch of Eastell & Co – a Sunshine Coast agency which he notes is already proving a roaring financial success. "The day I walked into…

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  • Photo of Blackshaw expands to the South Coast

    Blackshaw expands to the South Coast

    Since taking the reigns at the Blackshaw Real Estate group in 2019, Andrew and Belinda Chamberlain, supported by their franchise principal team, have had a very clear vision for the company - a key element of which includes its continuing expansion. This week that vision has taken a significant further step, as the brand officially…

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  • Photo of The Agency expands to NSW’s stunning Central West

    The Agency expands to NSW’s stunning Central West

    The Agency has announced its expansion into the NSW Central West, with highly regarded local agent Monica Henley and business development manager Justine Campbell at the helm of the new operation. The Central West, with a focus on Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst and Mudgee, is home to many of Australia’s best-known growers and producers, along with…

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  • Photo of Small town agency delivers big promise

    Small town agency delivers big promise

    Personalised service and community spirit are the benchmarks of Soul Property Agents - the newest entrant to the Griffith market in New South Wales. Long-time locals Angelo Cirillo and Nathan Thomas said the time was ripe to create a business that would service a client base they understand all too well. "Our market place is…

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  • Photo of Ray White Gladstone celebrates 40 years

    Ray White Gladstone celebrates 40 years

    Ray White Gladstone is celebrating 40 years in the business after being opened by brothers Bruce and Edgar Allen on May 27, 1980. Taken over by Bruce Allen's son Andrew Allen and co-director John Fieldus in 2008, much like the Ray White Group, the business has stayed in the family since its beginning. Andrew Allen…

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  • Photo of @realty to offer agents full commission

    @realty to offer agents full commission

    @realty has this week unveiled a new earning scheme for agents, who will have the ability to move from @realty's standard 93 per cent commission to 100 per cent. Under the new scheme, once agents have paid $20,000 in service fees through their standard commission, they will be eligible to retain 100 per cent of…

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  • Photo of Harcourts’ Henry Wong clocking up big results in an uncertain market

    Harcourts’ Henry Wong clocking up big results in an uncertain market

    The headlines might be focused on tough housing market conditions, but Brisbane agent Henry Wong is reporting fresh success after pivoting to adapt to the changed auction landscape of COVID-19. Mr Wong, of Harcourts Beyond on Brisbane’s southside, was among the agents who were quick to respond to the altered selling conditions of social distancing,…

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  • Photo of Michael Davoren steps aside

    Michael Davoren steps aside

    In a strategic move announced publicly today, RE/MAX Australia Managing Director Michael Davoren will take up the role of Chairman on the RE/MAX Australia Board, while Joel Davoren will assume the position of Managing Director. Under the changed leadership structure, which comes into effect from 1 July, Chris Chapman will retain the Finance Directorship and Josh…

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  • Photo of Why every agent should have a pre-market and off-market strategy

    Why every agent should have a pre-market and off-market strategy

    Many vendors are opting for a 'let's wait it out' approach, but they don't need to. And, many buyers are missing out, because of the lack of stock 'on the market'. They too, don't need to. The real estate industry is experiencing an overdue technological upgrade that's forced agents to re-think the way they do…

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  • Photo of @Realty launches OASIS platform for boutique agencies and sole operators

    @Realty launches OASIS platform for boutique agencies and sole operators

    Coronavirus has accelerated the release of @realty's new OASIS structure - an agency platform which could be a financial lifeline for smaller agencies and independents struggling in the current environment. OASIS - which stands for Online Agency Support and Integrated Systems -allows boutique real estate agencies and sole operators to access @realty's  national database and…

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  • Photo of ‘Covid-safe’ Darwin attracts plenty of interstate investor interest

    ‘Covid-safe’ Darwin attracts plenty of interstate investor interest

    Property values in Darwin have proven resilient over the last three months compared to other capital city markets, with Raine & Horne suggesting several factors have contributed to the result.    “It is very encouraging Darwin’s property values are up nearly 2.5% over the last quarter," Darwin Raine & Horne General Manager, Glenn Grantham said.…

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  • Photo of Luxury sales confirm confidence in Sydney’s property market

    Luxury sales confirm confidence in Sydney’s property market

    The Agency’s Sydney operation has shrugged off forecasts of an imminent housing slump, turning over three $10 million-plus sales in the past seven days. The recent transactions occurred on the Lower North Shore, Inner West and Inner East of Sydney and come off the back of a further three $10 million-plus sales transacted across the…

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  • Photo of McGrath’s new focus on project marketing post Covid-19

    McGrath’s new focus on project marketing post Covid-19

    McGrath has announced it will bolster its project marketing division, McGrath Projects, after securing highly respected industry specialists, Colin Griffin and Murray Wood, who will join as Associate Directors. Announcing the appointments, McGrath CEO Geoff Lucas said he believed the time was right to focus on the re-emergence of the off-plan development sector post COVID-19…

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  • Photo of Prestigious real estate team joins The Agency’s Wollongong operation

    Prestigious real estate team joins The Agency’s Wollongong operation

    The Wollongong property market is set for a shake-up, with industry veteran and highly respected Wollongong resident Sean O’Connor joining The Agency in the key regional market. Mr O'Connor – who is consistently ranked in the top 10 agents within his former real estate network and is considered a platinum level agent – brings his…

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  • Photo of Ray White Marsden achieves record growth in pandemic

    Ray White Marsden achieves record growth in pandemic

    Ray White Marsden has defied the pitfalls of a pandemic to achieve record growth in the past 30 days. The exciting service-focused south Brisbane office, led by principal Avi Khan, has experienced hypergrowth during COVID-19, securing more than 75 new properties under management within the period of a month. “We pride ourselves on our service…

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  • Photo of Top accolades for RE/MAX performers

    Top accolades for RE/MAX performers

    RE/MAX Australia has announced its first quarter high achievers at a virtual event entitled RE/MAX Evolve. Held on May 19, the event celebrated sales associates, sales teams and offices, who were ranked on performance each quarter in categories of commission generated and number of sales transactions. For the first time, the most recent event divided…

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  • Photo of The Agency expands to Sydney’s south-west

    The Agency expands to Sydney’s south-west

    Liverpool property specialists Eva Frketic and Ben Marovic are set to head up The Agency's new operation in the heart of Sydney’s south-west. Dubbed Sydney’s ‘third city’, Liverpool is thriving and is one of the fastest-growing multi-cultural hubs in Australia, with the new $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport due for operational completion by 2026 and…

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  • Photo of Road map to recovery

    Road map to recovery

    It is critical at this time to ensure that you are taking all the measures to make sure your business survives the current health and economic crisis. Live Real Estate Accounts shares their insight into how this can be achieved. Ensure survivalFirstly you need to make the hard calls, reduce hours, stand down or let…

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  • Photo of Navigating the PropTech minefield in a current and post COVID-19 World

    Navigating the PropTech minefield in a current and post COVID-19 World

    If PropTech wasn’t on your radar before, the impact of COVID-19 has definitely steered our industry to look to technology for client engagement and to ensure the industry can continue to operate through this unprecedented time. But we often hear clients saying: “This company and that company do similar functions,” or “but this company integrates…

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  • Photo of Ninety days to spring

    Ninety days to spring

    Since the outset of the pandemic, RE/MAX Australia director Joel Davoren has led a weekly, or more frequent, on-line session with up to 200 participants from across Australia and New Zealand. He’s heard week-on-week agent comments about inquiry rates, which have remained encouragingly ‘better’ or ‘same’ as opposed to ‘worse’; and has also witnessed positive…

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  • Photo of Ex big-brand directors launch new business

    Ex big-brand directors launch new business

    Two of Brisbane's most prominent southside property professionals have bid farewell to directorships at big-brand agencies and launched their own business. Taylor Kleinberg and Frank Lombardi have joined forces to create Klein & Co – a slick new operation, powered by UrbanX. Their decision to strike out on their own is particularly bold given current…

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  • Photo of Real estate industry experiencing surge in off-market listings

    Real estate industry experiencing surge in off-market listings

    The global pandemic has dramatically changed the way real estate agents do business, with Listing Loop reporting a significant rise in the number of off-market property listings. Defined as properties that are listed for sale, but not necessarily advertised through the standard mainstream channels, these 'secret listings' are typically marketed by agents to their individual…

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  • Photo of R&W expands its presence in the Southern Highlands

    R&W expands its presence in the Southern Highlands

    Richardson & Wrench has opened a new office in the Southern Highlands, marking an expansion into regions close to Sydney, which offer the benefits of both lifestyle and affordability.  R& W notes the attraction factors that have made the Southern Highlands a perennial favourite amongst Sydney’s society set have been highlighted by the number of…

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  • Photo of The metropolitan property markets outperforming the pandemic

    The metropolitan property markets outperforming the pandemic

    On the back of reduced housing stock, pent-up buyer demand and relatively stable housing prices, The Agency Group has seen promising turnover in the entry level categories and suburb records broken in the prestige sector. The Agency reports Sydney’s prestige Eastern Suburbs market has achieved some astounding results, with Ben Collier selling over $30 million…

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