Case Studies

  • On getting into real estate I was working at a drive-through bottle shop in 2006. The manager spoke to the staff in a way that did not create a team atmosphere and often was belittling. One night I had enough and quit on the spot. I walked down the street feeling great for 100 metres …

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  • On getting into real estate Until I was older my family was not really on the real estate path. But, after my parents divorce and a huge change in lifestyle, my father found himself investing and my mother found herself building a very successful career in property management. Throughout my youth I’d spent more than …

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  • On getting into real estate  Real Estate chose me. It was not the career path that I thought I would end up in, but my mother encouraged me to join the team after uni (I have a degree in Agricultural Business). The happiest moment in my career There were several happy moments in my career. …

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  • On getting into real estate  Prior to real estate, I spent the first decade of my career in the film industry, in lighting for film and TV. I had my own business, with trucks, vans, a warehouse and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. The GFC in 2009, coupled with massive technology changes …

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  • On getting into real estate I chose to get married – I fell in love at first sight, and with all cliches aside, I knew my wife would be my life partner from the moment we met. So if you ask me did I choose real estate, or did real estate choose me, then all …

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  • On getting into real estate After experience in retail, I was convinced by my best friend to join him in real estate. I loved the thrill of the chase, the ability to improvise and think outside the box. For some reason, it just works. The happiest moment in my career Starting my own Agency at …

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  • Before its acquisition by US powerhouse Douglas Elliman, California’s prestigious Teles Properties experienced 10x growth in just five years. Realising success leaves clues, Sharran Srivatsaa summarises a decade of learning into 37 actionable takeaways.

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  • The idea of outsourcing often conjures up images of large factories or warehouses with bad working conditions, but the Beepo offices in the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in the Philippines look much the same as any you would find elsewhere in the world. Split across two levels, with offices upstairs and a reception, canteen …

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  • Reliance Real Estate CEO Sunil Kumar chose to focus on respect and empowerment when he opened his first office in 2011. That philosophy has seen his agency ranked the eighth fastest growing business in Australia.

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  • Way back in 1984, at about the time Apple was launching its first Macintosh and Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was dominating the music charts, psychologist Dr Robert Cialdini penned a literary number entitled ‘Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion’. In it, he outlined six principles of why people feel compelled to say “yes”.  The book would go on …

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  • Recent experience in Toronto shows that, after the new foreign buyers tax was imposed, Chinese demand dropped like a bowling ball, but demand may have begun to recover. CEO of Juwai.com Carrie Law explains. Toronto is an interesting case study for Australians curious to know how foreign buyer taxes affect Chinese demand. This is especially …

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  • Coming from a small village in the south of England to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland with little more than a surfboard bag and some board shorts, it hasn’t taken Century 21 agent, Jamie Smith, very long to establish himself as a real estate identity in the Sunshine Coast region. Taking out the Rookie of the …

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  • A seminal project investigating the wellness and wellbeing of professionals working in real estate has documented what has long been suspected – many in the industry are stressed, time poor and lacking a work/life balance. However, the findings also reveal seven key areas to facilitate change. Initiated by real estate industry sales and mindset coach …

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  • With the release of new ABS 2016 Census data showing occupational details1, we now have a view of how the data depicts an average worker in the real estate industry. The debate is finally over. If you imagined the average person in real estate to be a man in his 20s working 40 hours a …

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