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  • Photo of Six properties sell ahead of The Event as Gold Coast market gathers steam

    Six properties sell ahead of The Event as Gold Coast market gathers steam

    The Gold Coast’s flagship real estate auction, The Event, is off to a flying start with six properties finding buyers ahead of Saturday’s auction date. Australia’s largest in-house auction program, hosted annually by Ray White Surfers Paradise Group (RWSP), is living up to its title with an initial 103 properties listed on the 2020 program.…

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  • Photo of A new chapter for Brisbane’s Henry Wong Team

    A new chapter for Brisbane’s Henry Wong Team

    Brisbane’s Henry Wong Team is set to embark on an exciting new chapter after recently joining forces with Harcourts Beyond. Located on Brisbane’s Southside, the Henry Wong Team has established itself as a dominant real estate business, receiving multiple awards as a top RE/MAX agent and notching up numerous titles.  The group prides itself on…

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  • Photo of Market Buy reports record online sale

    Market Buy reports record online sale

    Market Buy has kicked off the year with a major win, achieving what they believe could be the highest online sale in “the history of Australian real estate”. Using the online offer management system, @Realty in Far North Queensland sold the massive 8000-acre land holding known as “Hazeldean” for $8.344 million on January 9. In…

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  • Photo of Real Estate industry unites to support victims of the bushfire crisis

    Real Estate industry unites to support victims of the bushfire crisis

    Within days of launch, almost 30 real estate industry brands have united behind the Beyond the Bricks campaign as part of an industry-wide response to the devastation caused by the bushfires. With a focus on a three-phase response that encompasses the pillars of 'relief, rebuild, restore', the group has already pledged more than $900,000 with…

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  • Photo of Knight Frank appoints new Head of Queensland

    Knight Frank appoints new Head of Queensland

    Knight Frank has appointed Shaun Witherow as its new Head of Queensland. Mr Witherow has been acting Head of Queensland since October, with the role becoming permanent from December 16 following a thorough internal and external recruitment process. He was previously Knight Frank Queensland’s Head of Asset Management Services (AMS) and has been with the…

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  • Photo of Ray White Centenary’s Little Ray of Giving in the outback

    Ray White Centenary’s Little Ray of Giving in the outback

    Ray White Centenary has donated $2000 to outback schools as part of the annual Ray White Group's ‘Little Ray of Giving’ campaign. The campaign is aimed at supporting the local community through donations, and over recent years has seen the Ray White Centenary office donate gifts for children facing a tough Christmas. This year they…

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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 Coronis donates 1000 gifts for disadvantaged children

    Coronis donates 1000 gifts for disadvantaged children

    Coronis has once again jumped on board to support The Smith Family's Toy and Book Appeal which aims to spread the joy of opening gifts on Christmas morning to children from disadvantaged families. Coronis' Property Management Director Jodi Ford said throughout the month of November they put a call out to all their clients and…

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  • Photo of REIQ announces Awards for Excellence finalists

    REIQ announces Awards for Excellence finalists

    The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has announced the finalists in its 2020 Awards for Excellence which recognise best practice in the real estate profession in the Sunshine State. REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said the competition is set to be fierce, with 106 finalists across varying individual, agency and external categories. "We are continually heartened…

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  • Photo of New real estate agency pays profit forward

    New real estate agency pays profit forward

    A new real estate agency launching in Brisbane is giving back to the community by putting its profits towards housing assistance for vulnerable and at-risk people. Launched by not-for-profit organisation Mangrove Housing, Mangrove Realty is directing its profits into projects which provide affordable housing for the 700-plus women over 65 who live on the streets of Brisbane, support victims of domestic…

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  • Photo of Ray White North Lakes and Mango Hill come together

    Ray White North Lakes and Mango Hill come together

    The teams at Ray White North Lakes and Mango Hill are now all under one roof, with a new office opening its doors on Discovery Drive at North Lakes on the back of the major growth. Principal Darren Suhle said the agency had grown exponentially over the past seven years, with he and wife Lisa…

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  • Photo of Josh Willatt joins Andy Hogarth and Billy Jaz at McGrath Palm Beach

    Josh Willatt joins Andy Hogarth and Billy Jaz at McGrath Palm Beach

    McGrath Gold Coast Group has announced that top local real estate agent Josh Willatt will join its Palm Beach operation. The news comes as existing McGrath agents Andy Hogarth and Billy Jaz, step into the role of joint franchise partners of McGrath Palm Beach in conjunction with Ian Mills. David Mills, Director and General Manager…

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  • Photo of New regulations to make short-term rentals more appealing to investors

    New regulations to make short-term rentals more appealing to investors

    A 25-year veteran of the real estate industry has predicted the short-term rental market may prove a more attractive option for property investors and urged real estate professionals to recognise its importance. Scott Mackey built a 400-strong rent roll at RE/MAX Precision in Bundaberg but sold it this year to further expand his short-term rental…

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  • Photo of Former REIQ BDM joins @realty

    Former REIQ BDM joins @realty

    Former Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Business Development Manager Karen Woodworth has joined national real estate network @realty. Ms Woodworth will assume the role of @realty Business Development Manager, helping to steer the company’s continued growth, following its recent expansion in to Tasmania and the Northern Territory. @realty director James Taylor said Ms Woodworth…

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  • Photo of Gold Coast paper names area’s top 10 agents

    Gold Coast paper names area’s top 10 agents

    LJ Hooker Mudgeeraba's Braden Lamb has been voted the Gold Coast's best real estate agent by Gold Coast Bulletin readers. Mr Lamb, who came out on top of the poll of 10 finalists, said his interest in real estate came from an early age as he watched his parents buy, renovate and sell properties, and…

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  • Photo of Ray White Toowong welcomes new leader

    Ray White Toowong welcomes new leader

    Ray White Toowong has a new Principal at the helm, with long-term local agent Kris Matthews taking the reins of the blue chip Brisbane office. Mr Matthews, who has been with Ray White his entire real estate career of eight years, noted he was excited by the prospect of taking this career step into business…

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  • Photo of The highlight reel from Street MBA Brisbane

    The highlight reel from Street MBA Brisbane

    Great weather, great food and great company: Street MBA headed to Brisbane in October and it was nothing short of amazing.  We visited some of the best in the business: Coronis, Image Property and Place, and the tour highlighted how three very different businesses share common goals and core beliefs.   Our largest tour yet made…

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  • Photo of Strategy is key, says winning auctioneer from The Block

    Strategy is key, says winning auctioneer from The Block

    When Queensland newlyweds Tess and Luke took out The Block auctions in August, it was largely thanks to experienced auctioneer David Wood. The hockingstuart auctioneer sold the property for an unprecedented $3.62 million – his third win on The Block which he puts down to his market knowledge, buyer profiling and auctioneering style. Mr Wood,…

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  • Photo of REIQ opposes Queensland rental reforms

    REIQ opposes Queensland rental reforms

    The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has strongly opposed the state's proposed new rental reform laws, claiming they are a "slap in the face to every day mum and dad property owners" and would "significantly damage" the Queensland rental market. The REIQ claimed stage one of the proposal, announced last Friday by Housing Minister Mick…

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  • Photo of Century 21 opens new Sunshine Coast office

    Century 21 opens new Sunshine Coast office

    Century 21 has celebrated the opening of its newest Queensland office, Century 21 Living Local in Woombye. Led by Principal Gary De Paoli, who has more than 15 years’ real estate experience, Century 21 Living Local will service clients in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland. Mr De Paolo's agency Riddell Real Estate has been…

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  • Photo of Stone Real Estate opens in Brisbane

    Stone Real Estate opens in Brisbane

    Stone Real Estate has made its first foray into the Queensland capital, with a North Brisbane agency joining the brand. Led by directors Tristan and Samantha Rowland, Stone Real Estate Aspley commenced trading on November 12. The move is as significant for the couple as it is for Stone Real Estate. Principal, Tristan Rowland, has…

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  • Photo of Brisbane property giants keep expanding

    Brisbane property giants keep expanding

    Powerhouse Brisbane inner city property specialists Haesley Cush, Matt Lancashire, Scott Darwon and Brandon Wortley are not content to rest on their laurels. Hot on the back of the news that the foursome recently began trading as Ray White Bulimba, the directors have since bought the Ray White East Brisbane sales business off industry icon…

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  • Photo of Matt O’Grady takes reins at Ray White Nambour

    Matt O’Grady takes reins at Ray White Nambour

    Well-known local agent Matt O'Grady has recently taken the reins at Ray White Nambour on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Mr O'Grady, who has worked in real estate sales from Noosa to Caloundra over the past 10 years, believed taking ownership of his own office was the obvious next step in his career. Mr O'Grady has bought…

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  • Photo of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate opens first Qld office

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate opens first Qld office

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has expanded to Queensland with the first office in the state opening in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. The unique lifestyle brand has experienced consistent growth and maintained strong interest from industry professionals since its launch earlier in the year. Flagship offices have been established in strategic locations along…

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  • Photo of REIQ launches professional mentoring program

    REIQ launches professional mentoring program

    The REIQ has launched its inaugural mentoring program designed to connect people and create passion within the real estate profession. The REIQ Mentoring Program aims to equip up-and-coming real estate professionals with the personal and professional attributes that will enable them to excel in their chosen field. The program will do this by connecting mentees…

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  • Photo of REIQ announces new board directors at AGM

    REIQ announces new board directors at AGM

    The REIQ has announced the re-election of Peter Brewer as both a Member Director and Chairman of the Board, following last week's annual general meeting, held at the REIQ's Cannon Hill offices. He was joined by property manager, Laura Valenti, who was elected to the board as its female member director, a dedicated position which…

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  • Photo of Ray White joint chairman selling his ‘character home with rural heart’

    Ray White joint chairman selling his ‘character home with rural heart’

    Ray White Group joint chairman, Paul White, is selling his beloved Clayfield 1930's-style home called Arlington, named after a western Darling Downs sheep station where he once worked as a young jackeroo. Mr White and his partner Lynne Porcsin have owned the four-bedroom, classic, single storey home on one of Brisbane's best streets for more than…

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  • Photo of Rugby royalty Stephen Moore lists his Brisbane home

    Rugby royalty Stephen Moore lists his Brisbane home

    FORMER Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has decided it's time to sell his near-new inner city contemporary home in Brisbane as the former international says his growing family needs a little more space to kick ball. Just back from Japan where he was cheering on the Wallabies in their Rugby World Cup campaign, the former player…

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  • Photo of Established agency makes the switch to open LJ Hooker Rockhampton

    Established agency makes the switch to open LJ Hooker Rockhampton

    LJ Hooker has welcomed a new team of real estate specialists to the Rockhampton region in Central Queensland. Rockhampton veterans Jade Carr and Brit Wheeler are leading the office’s transformation to LJ Hooker. The new LJ Hooker Rockhampton offers a full suite of real estate services including residential and commercial sales, business leases, property management…

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  • Photo of Brisbane Skytower’s ‘The Horizon Collection’ released to market

    Brisbane Skytower’s ‘The Horizon Collection’ released to market

    The most exclusive residences in Brisbane’s tallest tower have been launched to the market, with potential buyers now having the opportunity to view the homes for the first time. The Horizon Collection in the landmark 90-storey Brisbane Skytower in the heart of the CBD consists of 43 two and three-bedroom luxury residences and four penthouse…

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  • Photo of Cairns real estate ‘king’ sells RE/MAX business

    Cairns real estate ‘king’ sells RE/MAX business

    Tony Williamson, the man often referred to as 'Cairns' king of real estate' yesterday finalised the sale of his highly successful agency to brothers Ray and David Murphy. Ray Murphy, who joined Mr Williamson's RE/MAX Real Estate Services more than a decade ago, is Cairns' number one real estate agent.Since his start as an 18-year-old…

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  • Photo of Belle Property Samford under new leadership

    Belle Property Samford under new leadership

    Belle Property Samford is under new leadership with highly rewarded Leigh Hutton taking ownership of the South-East Queensland based business. Leigh, who has been working as a sales agent at Belle Property Samford since 2017, plans to build on the strong track record of the business, while finding new and innovative ways to service its…

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  • Photo of Top local agents open Ray White Pomona Hinterland

    Top local agents open Ray White Pomona Hinterland

    Successful operators, Phil and Sam Hargrave have opened the new Ray White Pomona Hinterland in the heart of their local market on the Sunshine Coast. With over 30 years of real estate experience between them, Phil and Sam are a welcome addition to the Ray White family. They have both formed strong relationships with their…

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  • Photo of NGU Real Estate goes platinum with launch of 10th office

    NGU Real Estate goes platinum with launch of 10th office

    NGU Real Estate is celebrating the launch of its 10th office within just four years of operation with the opening of NGU Real Estate Platinum in Brisbane’s booming western corridor. The new office, based in the heart of the family-friendly suburb of Jindalee, is headed up by Centenary Suburbs experts Chris Foenander and Helen Saba.…

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  • Photo of Husband and wife team take the reins at Raine & Horne North Lakes

    Husband and wife team take the reins at Raine & Horne North Lakes

    Experienced sales agents Tony and Nadine Wilkie are the new principals of Raine & Horne North Lakes, following an approach from former owner Gina Wells. Ms Wells, who commenced with Raine & Horne in 2002, will continue to lead the successful Burpengary and Morayfield offices. Mr Wilkie, who started in real estate in 2009 after…

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