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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 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 New app offers reprieve for property industry

    New app offers reprieve for property industry

    Developers can now give prospective property buyers the experience normally given in face-to-face showings, with a Brisbane-based creative agency launching a new interactive app, overcoming challenges with COVID-19’s social distancing measures. ​icreate.agency – which specialises in property – fast-tracked their new interactive online program called the ‘iCreate Sales Track App’ to simulate the experience of visiting sales suite …

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  • Photo of Eview Group announces ninth national partnership for 2020

    Eview Group announces ninth national partnership for 2020

    With its ninth national partnership for 2020 confirmed in Darwin, Eview Group is fast becoming a formidable force amongst the real estate industry. In addition to extending its nation-wide reach into the Northern Territory, Eview Group will also further cement its already-established position within Queensland with a relaunch of an agency there. With the accumulation …

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  • Photo of Qld agent sets new bidding record on Openn Negotiation

    Qld agent sets new bidding record on Openn Negotiation

    A Queensland property has taken out the record for the greatest number of bids placed in an Openn Negotiation sale, with 67 total bids made in 11 days. The house located at 133 Turner Street, Scarborough, settled earlier this month for almost $200k above reserve. Brendan Homan from Innov8 Property, the agent at the helm …

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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 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 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 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 Listing of the week: Pretty in Pink

    Listing of the week: Pretty in Pink

    The impossibly pastel pink hued Main Beach Bungalow – modelled after the Beverly Hills Hotel – is on the market for the first time since it was redesigned two years ago. The resort style estate, hidden from view behind a pink fence and well established gardens, is located in the heart of the Glitter Strip at 46-48 Peak Ave, …

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  • Photo of Ray White ‘Event’ auctions a pointer to a buoyant 2020

    Ray White ‘Event’ auctions a pointer to a buoyant 2020

    Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s (RWSP) annual The Event auctions, held last weekend on the Gold Coast, have pointed to a robust Gold Coast market, according to RWSP CEO Andrew Bell. A total of 31 properties were sold by the end of Saturday’s auctions, close to $20 million, and a large number are still under…

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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 Top Cairns agent takes the plunge to Explore

    Top Cairns agent takes the plunge to Explore

    After many years of operating her own agency, leading local agent Nicole Bragg has literally taken a huge leap to bring her entire business under the recently-established Explore Property in Cairns. Known for her flair for marketing, Ms Bragg announced her arrival at her new agency by parachuting out of a plane with her team and …

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  • Photo of Coronis launches B2B property management service

    Coronis launches B2B property management service

    Coronis has expanded its property management offering with a new national B2B professional service, headed up by industry expert Salina Kachel. Property Management Director Jodi Ford said the new service offering was part of the company’s National Growth Strategy with an increased focus on partnerships with the likes of wealth creation houses, financial planners and …

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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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