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  • Photo of Airbnb on shaky ground amidst COVID-19 crackdown

    Airbnb on shaky ground amidst COVID-19 crackdown

    Short-stay accommodation platform Airbnb continues to find itself in the firing line of social distancing measures which come on the back of new changes to strata laws in NSW being rolled out this week. Under the new coronavirus regulations, people should be staying at their own accommodation. Exemptions are in place for those who are …

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  • Photo of Jon Snead of The Agency: The value of unexpected kindness

    Jon Snead of The Agency: The value of unexpected kindness

    As more and more COVID-19 social restrictions came into play, Jon Snead of The Agency Neutral Bay found himself increasingly preoccupied with ways he could help – not just as an agent but as a member of his community. Ultimately, he created ‘rescue packs’ comprising essential items for the vulnerable. Beautiful in its simplicity, it has gone viral as a…

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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 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 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 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 Adrian’s calling it for the kids

    Adrian’s calling it for the kids

    Whipping up a crowd is second nature for legendary Melbourne auctioneer Adrian Butera of Compton Green. With 4500 auctions under his belt, he knows a thing or two about the game and he’s addicted to the thrill of the bidding. Like any seasoned performer, however, he says there are shows and then there are shows. …

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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 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 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 Stamp duty labelled ‘government addiction’ as industry calls for reform

    Stamp duty labelled ‘government addiction’ as industry calls for reform

    Calls for changes to stamp duty are starting to grow stronger after New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet put the federal government on notice to act on tax reforms. In a recently released report, an independent panel appointed by the NSW Treasurer looked at how NSW and the Commonwealth could work together to build a …

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  • Photo of Ray White NSW comes together for Unite 2020

    Ray White NSW comes together for Unite 2020

    More than 450 Ray White Group members from across New South Wales descended on Sydney’s Ivy Hotel for Unite 2020. Hosted across capital cities by Australasia’s biggest real estate group, the Unite 2020 program provides a new and improved training format for salespeople and property managers. The sessions were designed to help its agents navigate and adapt to …

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  • Photo of The Agency’s new powerhouse female team on the Central Coast

    The Agency’s new powerhouse female team on the Central Coast

    With four decades of experience between them, The Agency’s new Central Coast team is a force to be reckoned with. Agents Tracy Stein, Bev Barendse and Paula Taylor launched just last week with The Agency and their joint operation reaches from Davistown all the way through to Terrigal. “We are privileged to have agents of …

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  • Photo of Disability housing provider secures $20 million in investment

    Disability housing provider secures $20 million in investment

    After securing a $44 million cornerstone investment last year, one of Australia’s most innovative disability housing providers, Casa Capace, has secured a further $20 million in investment and has completed its first multi-dwelling houses, with residents moving in next month. Casa Capace is a registered and certified provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). …

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  • Photo of Rightsizing: the downsizing trend toward luxury apartment living

    Rightsizing: the downsizing trend toward luxury apartment living

    Demand for rightsizing – the downsizing lifestyle trend towards luxury apartment living – is strong in Australia, according to the latest research from Knight Frank. The Knight Frank Rightsizing – Australian Prime Residential Insight 2020 report found buyers are looking for low-maintenance properties, but with house-like proportions and great amenities. In essence, they are looking for luxury …

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  • Photo of Gavin Rubinstein kicking goals at Ray White TRG

    Gavin Rubinstein kicking goals at Ray White TRG

    Ray White TRG founder Gavin Rubinstein has become the first agent to reach Chairman’s Elite status in the Ray White Australian residential network this financial year. The accolade is considered the highest level of sales recognition at Ray White based on settled commission and Sydney-based Mr Rubinstein noted it was partly due a positive start …

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  • Photo of New agency set to deliver top rewards to sales agents

    New agency set to deliver top rewards to sales agents

    As the new year and a new decade kicks off, one real estate industry leader has seized the opportunity to reshape the real estate industry with the introduction of a new agency with a twist. Agency HQ – which allows sales agents to build their own real estate business without the usual financial risks and …

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  • Photo of NSW tenancy reforms turn up heat for landlords and tenants 

    NSW tenancy reforms turn up heat for landlords and tenants 

    If you didn’t know already, the NSW Residential Tenancy Act and Regulations were updated and passed through parliament unopposed on 19 December, 2019. The new laws proposed by the State Government Innovation and Better Regulation office begin on 23 March, 2020, were aimed at providing an improved residential tenancy system. But will it achieve that? …

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  • Photo of Rod Fitzgerald joins DiJones corporate team

    Rod Fitzgerald joins DiJones corporate team

    Industry-leading talent Rod Fitzgerald has joined DiJones in the corporate team as Director for Corporate Partnerships and Events in a move to capitalise off continued brand influence.  DiJones Chief Executive Office Rob Ward said Mr Fitzgerald’s appointment would catapult DiJones into its own league of real estate service offering.  “This appointment is inextricably linked to …

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  • Photo of Sydney kicks off 2020 with increase in rental vacancy

    Sydney kicks off 2020 with increase in rental vacancy

    Vacancy rates increased in Sydney during the month of December, rising 0.2% to 3.4%. This is particularly evident in Sydney’s Inner Ring where rates increased from 2.4% to 3.4% suggesting tenants are experiencing a rise in availability across the metropolitan areas. In the Middle and Outer Rings rates dropped suggesting these areas are proving more…

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  • Photo of NSW property reforms to increase agent qualifications

    NSW property reforms to increase agent qualifications

    The NSW Government has announced a swag of new real estate and property industry reforms due to start on 23 March 2020, including increased qualifications for those entering the industry and ongoing training for established agents. The reforms also affect the licensing and qualifications of agents working in the real estate and property industry, and…

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  • Photo of McGrath shows confidence in South Coast market

    McGrath shows confidence in South Coast market

    McGrath Estate Agents will open two new franchise offices on the New South Wales South Coast in Mollymook and Ulladulla. Led by the area’s leading sales agent Andrea Tucker, the new offices are part of McGrath’s expansion along the eastern seaboard markets in NSW. McGrath Estate Agents Head of Franchise Christopher Mourd said McGrath Mollymook …

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  • Photo of DiJONES supports NSW regional towns in drought

    DiJONES supports NSW regional towns in drought

    DiJONES real estate has been driving economic stimulus in regional communities across NSW this Christmas, visiting more than 14 drought-affected towns, where they ate, shopped, stayed and delivered care packages. The company covered 3000km over three days as part of its Drought Drive, designed to support regional areas doing it tough in the worst drought …

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  • Photo of Professionals expands into booming Riverstone

    Professionals expands into booming Riverstone

    The Professionals group has expanded its footprint in north-western Sydney after welcoming experienced real estate principal Stephen Trethowan to the agency network. Mr Trethowan, who had previously operated under the LJ Hooker banner, began trading as Professionals Homepoint Realty at Riverstone on 1 December. The seasoned real estate professional has been operating in the Riverstone …

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  • Photo of Century 21 adds an office in Hoxton Park NSW

    Century 21 adds an office in Hoxton Park NSW

    Century 21 has ended the year on a high, opening a new office in Hoxton Park, NSW. It comes only weeks after Camden, Gregory Hills and Harrington Park in NSW, and Woombye in Qld opened their doors under the C21 brand. Century 21 Partners, located in Hoxton Park NSW, is led by accomplished Principals Jamal …

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  • Photo of Sydney auction clearance spike positive for Gold Coast

    Sydney auction clearance spike positive for Gold Coast

    The emerging recovery of Sydney’s property market is good news for the Gold Coast as it heads into the peak selling season, according to Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell. With auction clearance rates in Sydney posting their best November results since 2016, Mr Bell said the Gold Coast is in line for its …

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  • Photo of Paul Denny takes reins at Raine & Horne Killarney Vale/Toowoon Bay

    Paul Denny takes reins at Raine & Horne Killarney Vale/Toowoon Bay

    Central Coast real estate specialist Paul Denny has taken over as owner of Raine & Horne Killarney Vale/Toowoon Bay just as the local property market begins to break records. Mr Denny started in the real estate industry in 1983, beginning his career as a property manager in Bankstown. In the ensuing years, he has owned …

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  • Photo of Top 10 Sydney suburbs to watch in 2020

    Top 10 Sydney suburbs to watch in 2020

    1. KensingtonJust a stone’s throw away from the CBD and Centennial Park, and with the University of New South Wales on its doorstep, Kensington ticks all the boxes for buyers looking to live near the city and Sydney’s eastern beaches. The long-awaited light rail network, set to open this week, will see interest in the …

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  • Photo of Sydney and Melbourne drive housing recovery

    Sydney and Melbourne drive housing recovery

    Australia’s two largest capital cities are leading a housing recovery, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia. REIA Real Estate Market Facts for the September quarter 2019 said the weighted average median price for houses for the eight capital cities increased to $743,776. REIA President Adrian Kelly said the increase was driven by the …

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  • Photo of Century 21 Armstrong-Smith wins Brightest and Best award for second year

    Century 21 Armstrong-Smith wins Brightest and Best award for second year

    Century 21 Armstrong-Smith in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has been named their local area’s Brightest and Best real estate for the second year in a row. Against a formidable field of competitors, the Bondi Junction team was awarded the accolade in recognition of delivering exemplary results for clients. The award followed on from their rebrand and …

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  • Photo of Santa Claus is coming to Newtown thanks to Raine & Horne

    Santa Claus is coming to Newtown thanks to Raine & Horne

    The Newtown community has a rare chance to meet Santa Claus this Saturday 7 December at Raine & Horne Newtown located on the famed King Street shopping strip. Raine & Horne Newtown Director Duncan Gordon said usually local families needed to find their way to the big shopping malls in Broadway, Marrickville and the CBD …

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  • Photo of Leading Illawarra agent Jeremy Hodder joins McGrath’s team

    Leading Illawarra agent Jeremy Hodder joins McGrath’s team

    Leading Illawarra agent Jeremy Hodder will join McGrath’s sales team in the company’s expansion in the Illawarra. Mr Hodder has been a real estate agent and auctioneer for 18 years – and his expertise are a valuable addition to the team, where he will also be a great mentor to emerging agents within the group. …

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  • Photo of Lack of family homes driving prices skyward

    Lack of family homes driving prices skyward

    An imbalance in supply of family homes to population growth is a major contributing factor to housing affordability challenges in Sydney and Melbourne. A 30 per cent reduction in dwelling commencements and dwelling approvals was predicted by RiskWise Property Research one year ago, with significant impact on both the broader economy and, particularly, GDP growth. RiskWise CEO …

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  • Photo of Rose Farina joins McGrath as it boosts its presence in Northbridge

    Rose Farina joins McGrath as it boosts its presence in Northbridge

    Prestige agent Rose Farina has joined McGrath, with the company acquiring her rent roll and business in Sydney’s Northbridge region of the Lower North Shore. CEO Geoff Lucas said attracting highly-respected agents is a strong indicator of continued influence of the McGrath brand. “Equally this expansion is consistent with our strategy to partner with high-calibre, …

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